Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
Just disagree there. He wanted Patterson's defense.
Totally agree. I understood your explanation about the bunt, but I still would have given the situation. Corey Patterson has 100 more chances of beating out a bunt than getting a hit off a left handed pitcher. And less chance of a DP. But...

Coming from this boards biggest critic of managers over the years (that would be me), I think Dusty's doing OK so far. Sure, giving him Corey Patterson is like giving beer to an alcoholic, and that should be stopped, but overall, I'm seeing quality managed games compared to Bob Boone, Dave Miley, and Jerry Narron. If I have anything to be thankful for, it's that those three guys aren't anywhere near the Reds. That was nightmare time.