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    What to do when Ross comes back?

    Bako, seemingly a black hole at the plate, seems to call a pretty good ballgame. I like his defense behind the plate, and today he came through with the bat.

    What happens when Ross comes back? Valentin isn't great defensively, but he's a pretty good pinch hitter. Still, I loathe carrying three catchers.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    I'd cut Valentin.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    As I said in the game thread, Valentin's actual stats belie his reputation as a good pinch hitter. I would keep Hatteberg and jettison Valentin. Valentin really does nothing well.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    I'd cut Valentin too, but for some reason, it's hard envisioning the Reds doing that (even if that is what happens).

    I do like the way Bako calls a game though. I think his arm is a little suspect, but I'd say he's a better overall option than Javy at this point.

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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    I really like the way Bako frames a pitch. (And I agree that he calls a good game.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I'd cut Valentin too, but for some reason, it's hard envisioning the Reds doing that (even if that is what happens).

    I do like the way Bako calls a game though. I think his arm is a little suspect, but I'd say he's a better overall option than Javy at this point.
    That throw down to third looked pretty good the other night. Little better tag by EE, and they might have gotten the call.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB View Post
    That throw down to third looked pretty good the other night. Little better tag by EE, and they might have gotten the call.
    Don't get me wrong, his arm is better than Javy's. It's not a bad arm, just a little suspect I think.

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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Trade Freel or cut Hopper, move Javy to the bench/PH/emergency C-1B role, and go with a Ross/Bako platoon.

    When Gonzo comes back Castro goes, and you have the makings of a decent bench.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    I don't cut Norris Hopper. The times I've seen him play in person, I've been impressed with his mad skills. He is a fundamentally sound ballplayer. He's not a world beater, but he gets on base and from what I've seen can go and get a ball in the gap.

    He's also one of the nicest people, not just ballplayers, that I've ever met.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    They should dump Valentin, they probably will go with 3 catchers and Hopper will head down to AAA

    Of course it's a little early to be sold on Bako, even Castro had good games now and then.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    They just aren't going to cut Hopper. That's just not going to happen unless they call up another OF.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Are there any teams out there that could use a backup catcher? I was thinking Boston, but I doubt Valentin could catch Wakefield's knuckler.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Go with 11 pitchers. Possibly Todd Coffey to Louisville.
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Go with 11 pitchers. Possibly Todd Coffey to Louisville.
    Add 1 more guy to catch 1 less? What is the definition of insanity? :
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    Re: What to do when Ross comes back?

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Add 1 more guy to catch 1 less? What is the definition of insanity? :
    I go back to 11 pitchers simply on principle. My goal is to eventually get down to 10 pitchers, but baby steps...baby steps.
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