I hae zero problem with off days. They are a neccessity. However, I'd rather seperate them instead of doing it at one time.
That way Hopper can get both starts as a replacement instead of Ellison who I really don't want to watch play baseball. Hopper is starting to look pretty good to me.
Anyways, I'm guessing Dontrelle Willis is the reason Mackanin is doing otherwise, so that when Dunn and Hamilton do play it's against righties. So it comes down to how badly you want Hamilton and Dunn and/or Hamilton getting the best match-ups.
As bad as this line-up is, it probably does make sense since some days off were coming. Griffey generally seems to handle lefties a little better than the others, so he doesn't need the match-ups as much. It's not like the Reds have 1 quality bench option that you really need to get plenty of at-bats over Ellison like I was suggesting.