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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    School exams come and go, there is only one Jay Bruce.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    My dad and I are thinking of making the four hour drive tomorrow to watch him. The only problem is dad has to work plus he coaches my brother's baseball team so he's going to try to work something out so we can make the trip. Man am I pumped right now!
    That's rough with the long drive since there's still no guarantees Bruce will be starting tomorrow. I'll be waiting until the lineups are up tomorrow before making the final decision to head down. He better be starting, but you never know what kind of Dustification the Reds will try to pass for not starting Bruce tomorrow.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Dusty may want to ease him into the lineup....after all, Corey Patterson's a stud.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Woo.

    Lets hope the second half of this story is a Patterson DFA
    More likely Valentin or Hatteberg I'd guess.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    can he pitch on Wednesday to rest the rotation?
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    Well, now I know what I'm doing tomorrow night.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Patterson CF
    Hairston SS
    Griffey RF
    Phillips 2B
    Dunn LF
    Encarnacion 3B
    Votto 1B
    Bruce -- ???
    Cueto P
    With Cueto on on the mound (or Harang or Arroyo):
    Hairston SS
    Dunn LF
    Bruce RF
    EdE 3B
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Patterson CF
    Any old stiff C

    With Volquez or other ground ball guys:
    Freel CF
    Dunn LF
    Bruce RF
    EdE 3B
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Janish SS
    Any old stiff C

    Flip flop Bruce and Phillips against a LHP. Bako is probably the best stiff of the moment to catch, but I'd be looking to upgrade by using some one's grandmother back there.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Dustification
    For a split second I ALMOST looked that word up... :
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    With Cueto on on the mound (or Harang or Arroyo):
    Hairston SS
    Dunn LF
    Bruce RF
    EdE 3B
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Patterson CF
    Any old stiff C

    With Volquez or other ground ball guys:
    Freel CF
    Dunn LF
    Bruce RF
    EdE 3B
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Janish SS
    Any old stiff C

    Flip flop Bruce and Phillips against a LHP. Bako is probably the best stiff of the moment to catch, but I'd be looking to upgrade by using some one's grandmother back there.
    So Junior gets the bench or the boot?
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Soooo....Who was right?

    Who called it yesterday?

    Oh yeah. The guy who's girlfriend's brother in law went to 31 flavors.

    Oh..and Chip....

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    So Junior gets the bench or the boot?
    Bench if he'll accept being a LHPH and DH in AL Parks. I'd peddle Hatte for peanuts to make room. Otherwise, send him to some place where he doesn't have to where a glove.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    So Junior gets the bench or the boot?
    Either one works for me

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    I put Griffey at 1st, Votto in right, and Bruce in center with Patterson selling peanuts in the stand.
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    Walk up ticket sales just increased tomorrow.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    So the mth suggested lineup has EE hitting cleanup. This subtle dig at Phillips is not exactly borne out by the statistics. EE has an OPS of .754. Phillips .882. People can spin this any way they want. They can use any stat line they want. Right now, EE is fortunate to be hitting sixth and Phillips is hitting like a powerhouse.

    Realistically --

    Hairston -- SS
    Bruce -- CF
    Griffey -- RF
    Phillips -- 2B
    Dunn -- LF
    EE -- 3B
    Votto -- 1B
    Bako -- C
    Pitcher

    and againt lefties --

    Same lineup except Ross catches and hits eighth.

    And sometimes against lefties Griffey should sit --

    Freel -- CF
    Janish -- SS
    Bruce -- CF
    Phillips -- 2b
    Dunn -- LF
    EE -- 3B
    Votto -- 1B
    Ross -- C

    With Bruce the Reds need to sign Dunn and add a righty power hitting outfielder (center or right) and a good catcher. And bring up the young arms as they develop. And then you have a team.
    Last edited by Kc61; 05-26-2008 at 06:50 PM.


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