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    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
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    Re: Dusty ready to get to work

    I like this quote from Dusty (about his bench coach).

    What I like about Chris is he's not going to be a yes man. I don't really like yes men around me too much. I have trouble agreeing with myself sometimes. I want someone who's going to give me an honest answer. A guy's opinion here and there can help
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    Re: Dusty ready to get to work

    Same Article was in the Dayton Daily News today.

    Except that McCoy offers this little gem -

    "I loved how he (Speier) played — hustled, smart, always into the game," Baker said
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    Re: Dusty ready to get to work

    I also wonder if Justin Speier will be coming to Cincinnati.
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    Re: Dusty ready to get to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post


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    Re: Dusty ready to get to work

    You know, hustle and playing the game right aren't some kind of curse words. In fact, the best coaches are usually those kind of players - because they HAD to overcompensate they learned more tricks that help. I'm knocking my brain to think of how many reallygood coaches were great players and there are darn few. When it trumps talent on the playing field on a daily basis - as in Hopper over Hamilton then its stupid but its not an indictment of "hustle or scrappiness". It's an indictment of lack of intelligence.

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    Re: Dusty ready to get to work

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    You know, hustle and playing the game right aren't some kind of curse words. In fact, the best coaches are usually those kind of players - because they HAD to overcompensate they learned more tricks that help. I'm knocking my brain to think of how many reallygood coaches were great players and there are darn few. When it trumps talent on the playing field on a daily basis - as in Hopper over Hamilton then its stupid but its not an indictment of "hustle or scrappiness". It's an indictment of lack of intelligence.
    Fair point RLJ. However, I don't think you'll find too many references to hustle or scrappiness outside of the context of a discussion of a player whose talent is otherwise lacking. In most cases, if there's some other noteworthy qualities of said players, those are mentioned. Things like hustle tend to be brought up in their absence.

    Unfortunately, for some managers, they fail to appreciate the run production difference between the two. I'd love for all my players to hustle. But it's never a substitute for actual ability and production.


    I'll take a lazy Manny Ramirez over a hustling, scrappy Ryan Freel 8 days a week. I'm sure Dusty would too. Unfortunately, the choice usually isn't quite that obvious. I'm quite fearful of a continuing failure of this organization to see the forest for the trees in this regard. It's been happening with Dunn for years.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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