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Thread: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

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    Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    I'm thinking he doesn't.

    He's terrifyingly outclassed by major league hitters. While I'm no huge fan of tossing a lot of starts at Elizardo Ramirez or Tom Shearn or Kirk Saarloos, they're at least viable disaster options. You can start them and have some hope you can get out of the game without surrendering double digits and without demolishing your bullpen along the way too.

    Dumatrait needs to go away, at least for the rest of the season.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    No.

    I would be truly shocked if they ran him out there again this season.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Phil Dumatrait has failed miserably in my opinion.

    Dumatrarait is just filler for a Minor League roster.

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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Dumatrait needs to help Ricky Stone hand drywall

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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    I don't see much hope for him. Since he's never pitched out of the pen, and he doesn't seem to have any above-average pitch, there may not even be a backup plan for the guy. If the Reds have a bunch of young players they want to add to the 40-man, I wouldn't be surprised if he's a free agent this winter.

    I wouldn't mind if they keep running him out there this month, though. Angling for draft position, you know.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    He's the worst starting pitcher I've ever seen make more than 1 start.

    He's Eric Milton plus Brian Reith.

    His crapulance as a pitcher is expanding faster than the universe.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    I think he is the sine qua non. The ne plus ultra. Non-pareil. Unassailable. Divine. Transcendental.

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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I think he is the sine qua non. The ne plus ultra. Non-pareil. Unassailable. Divine. Transcendental.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    He's not gonna make it. Bye, Phil. Hope you have a nice career in AAA.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    He's not gonna make it. Bye, Phil. Hope you have a nice career in AAA.
    Or with another NL Central team!
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle

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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Say no to Phil, but who takes his place? Saarloos? Gosling? They were stretching Salmon out in AAA, maybe they should try to get 5 from him every 5th day.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Reminds me of the kid a few years ago. Something Austin?
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    Well, he's wasting his time right now, and you can be fairly certain that he could be outrighted now, and no one will take claim him and he'll make it through Rule 5.

    So, you should..... and then give him specific things to work on during Instructional League and Winter Ball.
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    Re: Does Phil Dumatrait ever need to pitch for the Reds again?

    I'm not calling anyone out here, just remembering how easy it is to throw these guys on the scrap heap when we're done with them and then start demanding the next bum ...


    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...ight=dumatrait


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