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    What Do You Do If You Are Pete Mackanin?

    Well, you just got handed the reigns to the worst team in baseball. What do you do to "shake things up?"

    I would immediately implement a consistent everyday lineup of:

    Hamilton
    Edwin
    Griff
    Dunn
    Phillips
    Hattenine
    Gozo
    Ross

    I would move Coffey to the setup role, nobody else has gotten it done and at least he has experience and a short memory.

    Not much else you can do until the team starts making major moves.

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    Re: What Do You Do If You Are Pete Mackanin?

    It's funny to read that a consistent lineup would shake things up - but you're right!

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    Re: What Do You Do If You Are Pete Mackanin?

    I'd flip Hatteberg and Hamilton in you're lineup, but other then that it looks great.

    When Hatteberg is traded in Votto comes up.
    Hamilton
    Edwin
    Griffey
    Dunn
    Phillips
    Votto
    Gonzalez
    Ross
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: What Do You Do If You Are Pete Mackanin?

    Narron's lineups over the past couple of weeks were very consistent and it didn't seem to help (I went back to 6/23). Other than a game or two where Conine was in the lineup, it was:

    Hatteburg (Hopper)
    Phillips
    Griffey
    Dunn
    EE
    Hamilton
    Gonzalez
    Ross (or other catcher)

    Honestly, I'd just tell the players that I want to win and win now. What's done is done and the only thing they can affect is the future. If they don't want to be the worst team in baseball, then start acting like it. Just challenge them to show what they're made of.

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    Re: What Do You Do If You Are Pete Mackanin?

    Quote Originally Posted by durl View Post
    Narron's lineups over the past couple of weeks were very consistent and it didn't seem to help (I went back to 6/23).
    Great point, durl. I've long thought lineup construction is overrated (as long as the pitcher isn't batting cleanup) and has much more to do with whom it's constructed with.

    At any rate, it doesn't really matter much as any lead the Reds get is subject to being given right back to the other team in the very next inning. Same story, different year for the 2000 era Reds.

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    Re: What Do You Do If You Are Pete Mackanin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    At any rate, it doesn't really matter much as any lead the Reds get is subject to being given right back to the other team in the very next inning. Same story, different year for the 2000 era Reds.
    I'm with you there.

    I'd be curious to see a stat showing the runs allowed in the next half-inning after the Reds score. Maybe it's not that different from other teams but it sure seems like they're always giving up runs right away.


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