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    Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    How many times has it ever helped the Reds win a game? My guess is zero times.

    I guess Dunn's recent propensity for game winning hits was getting a little tiresome to Dusty. Not saying they win the game if Dunn is still in there but their chance is certainly going to be greater if he is.


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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    I agree. Mostly because it usually is Freel who replaces him, and he is not an improvement defensively. Dusty needs to learn that with a 7 man bullpen, and a 5 man bench, position players are more valuable, so there is rarely a need for a double switch.

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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    You are preaching to the choir, my brother from another mother...

    The Reds have had the worst stretch of major league managers in the history of the Game.

    If "Trader Jack" is not in a nursing home by now, I'd say hire him. If he's in a nursing home, buy some jello and depend under-garments and still hire him.
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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    There are a few reasons why removing Dunn in these situations is stupid:

    1. The game won't necessarily be decided one way or another before Dunn's spot is up again. (We've seen this numerous times this season.)
    2. Dunn is an average defender whereas Griffey is the worst RF in MLB.
    3. Freel is not a good LF.
    4. Dusty will never do the inverse when Patterson is at the plate in a big situation by pinch hitting for him, when the chances of a switch having an effect are much greater.
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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Removing Dunn in the late innings is a completely asinine decision.

    If anyone is going to be removed for defensive purposes, it should be Griffey.

    Dusty is a moron.

    Fire Dusty.

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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    There are a few reasons why removing Dunn in these situations is stupid:

    1. The game won't necessarily be decided one way or another before Dunn's spot is up again. (We've seen this numerous times this season.)
    2. Dunn is an average defender whereas Griffey is the worst RF in MLB.
    3. Freel is not a good LF.
    4. Dusty will never do the inverse when Patterson is at the plate in a big situation by pinch hitting for him, when the chances of a switch having an effect are much greater.
    Agreed on all points. I've also adopted your signature.

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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce4HOF View Post
    Removing Dunn in the late innings is a completely asinine decision.

    If anyone is going to be removed for defensive purposes, it should be Griffey.

    Dusty is a moron.

    Fire Dusty.
    Might I suggest that you add a fancy signature?
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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce4HOF View Post
    Removing Dunn in the late innings is a completely asinine decision.

    If anyone is going to be removed for defensive purposes, it should be Griffey.

    Dusty is a moron.

    Fire Dusty.
    Lets make it a movement
    FIRE DUSTY BAKER

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce4HOF View Post
    very nice
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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    I agree we definately could of used dunn's bat in the 10 innings he missed due to being double switched out of the ball game. Dunn fielding has improved as of late.

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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Dunn should have been in that game at least until the 14th inning IMO. The game could have ending way earlier had Dunn still been in the game.
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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Until the Nasty Boys take over in the BP, we need to leave Dunn in till final out.

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    Re: Can we please quit removing Dunn in late innings?

    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    How many times has it ever helped the Reds win a game? My guess is zero times.

    I guess Dunn's recent propensity for game winning hits was getting a little tiresome to Dusty. Not saying they win the game if Dunn is still in there but their chance is certainly going to be greater if he is.

    I agree. You take the power out of you line up. He has been much better in the field. Why take him out? FIRE DUSTY.



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