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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    So the suggested lineup has EE hitting cleanup. Fraid not.

    Realistically --

    Hairston -- SS
    Bruce -- CF
    Griffey -- RF
    Phillips (who happens to be hitting a ton) 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.
    I like the line-up and team better when Griffey sits. I agree that Flip Flopping Phillips and EE while Phillips is hot and EE is slumping is a good idea. Generally though, EE is better suited for cleaning up than Phillips. Phillips speed is of better use lower in the order where the bottom of the order guys won't likely be pitched around if he steals second and opens first base. Batting in the middle he doesn't need to steal to get in scoring position. At the bottom its necessary to have some one who can move themselves along the bases in front of the weaker hitters.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    that number should be put on the outfield wall with the other Reds greats.

    Right next to Brandon Larson's number.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Right next to Brandon Larson's number.
    Brandon Larson's number isn't on the wall, it's written in the third stall in section 218.
    This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    The second I saw this thread title I couldn't help but raise my arms in the arm. I hope this is the end of Patterson as a Red.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    This is the thread title I've been waiting to log on and see! There are a couple other moves still to go but this was the biggie.

    Good day today. No work, cookout, hit the pool, and Bruce gets the call.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    The second I saw this thread title I couldn't help but raise my arms in the arm. I hope this is the end of Patterson as a Red.
    I'm all for Patterson being let go if Dickerson, Cumberland or Strait is called up too. But Bruce needs to move Griffey aside.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    I approve of this move.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    I was out and I got a call from my dad. I'm stoked right now. I want to say that I hope it's one of the catchers and not Patterson, but I have no faith in Dusty using CPatt right.

    In any event, great news. Can't wait to see the kid play.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Bruce is not being brought up to sit on the bench.

    He will start in CF. Tomorrow.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25 View Post
    This is the thread title I've been waiting to log on and see! There are a couple other moves still to go but this was the biggie.

    Good day today. No work, cookout, hit the pool, and Bruce gets the call.
    The majority of us have been waiting for the thread title all year I'm sure. Man this is a heck of a way to wake up from a nap.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Fay seems to think Patterson is going to get the boot.

    Jay Bruce will be promoted to the Reds tomorrow. The corresponding roster move will be announced then. That's all I've got for now. I've got calls out to Bruce and Walt Jocketty. My guess is move will involve Corey Patterson.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    If he's in center, he's leading off. I have no problem with either.


    Bruce
    Phillips
    Dunn
    Eddie
    Votto
    Junior
    Bako
    Janish

    Keep it like that until Kepp gets back, or a trade happens, see what happens.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    If he's in center, he's leading off. I have no problem with either.


    Bruce
    Phillips
    Dunn
    Eddie
    Votto
    Junior
    Bako
    Janish

    Keep it like that until Kepp gets back, or a trade happens, see what happens.
    I just see Hairston at the top of the lineup.

    Bruce
    Hairston
    Griffey
    Phillips
    Dunn
    Edwin
    Votto
    Catcher

    is what Dusty will do.
    "The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldnít do it." - Brad Kullman

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Just as I thought. A lot of teeth-gnashing for nothing.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    I just peed a little.

    Not really.

    No, really.
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