Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 155

Thread: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

  1. #16
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,841

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    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.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Trent has changed the lineup....Harang in, Belisle out.

  4. #18
    High five! nate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    6,976

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Oh, and the guys who people pay to see, which includes Dunn and Hamilton, I would say...shouldn't sit AT HOME, barring extenuating circumstances
    Is Dunn being 0-10 with 5 K's vs. Willis consider to be extenuating?
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

  5. #19
    Let's ride BRM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Colorado's eastern plains
    Posts
    11,232

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    I updated the original post with the correct lineups.

    I agree with flyer, Ellison is worthless at the plate.

  6. #20
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,841

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I updated the original post with the correct lineups.

    I agree with flyer, Ellison is worthless at the plate.
    Well of course. Nobody is going to argue Ellison's worth.

    The off days are about Hamilton and Dunn. It has nothing to do about finding work for Ellison.

  7. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, aka, the most prosperous city in the world.
    Posts
    10,560

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post

    Hopper is starting to look pretty good to me.

    .
    I told you you needed your eyes checked.

    You must have your "beer" goggles on.

    I'm wondering if there is some reason why Gonzalez can't play unless in an emergency. He's been back 2 days and hasn't seen the light of the field.

    It would seem obvious to put Keppinger in LF, and Gonzalez at SS.

    I'm assuming Gonzalez is not really available.

  8. #22
    Let's ride BRM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Colorado's eastern plains
    Posts
    11,232

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    It would seem obvious to put Keppinger in LF, and Gonzalez at SS.

    I'm assuming Gonzalez is not really available.
    I would prefer that over any lineup with Jason Ellison in it. Like you said though, Gonzalez must not be ready to start yet.

  9. #23
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,841

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    I told you you needed your eyes checked.

    Only by comparison to Ellison. Put Otis Nixon next to Ellison, and even he looks like a viable option.

  10. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, aka, the most prosperous city in the world.
    Posts
    10,560

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Only by comparison to Ellison. Put Otis Nixon next to Ellison, and even he looks like a viable option.
    Otis Nixon was a regular for most of his 16 years in the majors.

    He was a very good fielding CF, though I seem to remember a weak arm.

    His lifetime OBA was .343, and in his 6 peak years he was about.360OBA with about 55 steals and 15 CS.

    I'd suggest that Nixon was, nothwithstanding his .657 lifetime OPS, a viable major league player.

    As a leadoff hitter, OBA was way more important than SL%, and he filled a premium postion quite well defensively. He also stole quite a few bases.

    He's certainly head and shoulders above Hopper.

  11. #25
    Playoffs Cyclone792's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    6,267

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Otis Nixon was a regular for most of his 16 years in the majors.
    That type of career length is exceptionally impressive for a guy who always looked like he was about 70-years-old.
    Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012

    Put an end to the Lost Decade.

  12. #26
    ShadezNation ramp101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Gotham City
    Posts
    2,718

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Marlins lineup

    Ramirez
    Uggla
    Cabrera
    Jacobs
    Willingham
    Hermida
    Treanor
    De Aza
    Willis
    woo woo woo, you know it

  13. #27
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    24,899

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    That type of career length is exceptionally impressive for a guy who always looked like he was about 70-years-old.
    His chin was terrifying.

  14. #28
    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cincy West
    Posts
    4,957

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    That type of career length is exceptionally impressive for a guy who always looked like he was about 70-years-old.
    Does a guy named "Otis" ever have a chance to look young?


  15. #29
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,841

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Otis Nixon was a regular for most of his 16 years in the majors.

    He was a very good fielding CF, though I seem to remember a weak arm.

    His lifetime OBA was .343, and in his 6 peak years he was about.360OBA with about 55 steals and 15 CS.

    I'd suggest that Nixon was, nothwithstanding his .657 lifetime OPS, a viable major league player.

    As a leadoff hitter, OBA was way more important than SL%, and he filled a premium postion quite well defensively. He also stole quite a few bases.

    He's certainly head and shoulders above Hopper.

    Uhhh....

    I meant Otis Nixon Today. As in, throw the new criminal drunk version of Otis Nixon out there and he could compete with Ellison. That was the joke.
    Last edited by Patrick Bateman; 08-24-2007 at 06:44 PM.

  16. #30
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: 8/24/07 - Reds vs. Marlins - Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Does a guy named "Otis" ever have a chance to look young?

    Probably as an infant


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25