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    Anything Going to Happen Today?

    Off-day...I know a trade is unlikely...but will we see any call-ups/send-downs? Any meaningful updates on Votto/EE? Or will we just continue to march out this Mudville 9 less a Mighty Casey?
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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    I miss Casey...

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    I'm just hoping Jay Bruce doesn't get sent down. And obviously I'm hoping that Votto or Edwin's return is anounced but I think that is wishful thinking.
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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    I think we will see a bunch of nothing. This team has talent to win, some of its injured, some of its doing god knows what, and the rest of it is slumping.

    There are obvious problems, mainly CF and SS, but they cant trade for upgrades because their isnt much out there, and they wont trade for upgrades because they think the guys they got are just "in a slump"

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    It's funny how the Reds have needed good pitching for years and years, and now that they have it, they forgot about the offense.

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    I think they are trying to keep status quo as long as they are less than 5 games out. Unfortunately, I think they will regret not moving forward to put some more wins up early in the season in such as mediocre division thus far. Almost like settling for field goals instead of touchdown early in a football game.
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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    I think we will see a bunch of nothing. This team has talent to win, some of its injured, some of its doing god knows what, and the rest of it is slumping.

    There are obvious problems, mainly CF and SS, but they cant trade for upgrades because their isnt much out there, and they wont trade for upgrades because they think the guys they got are just "in a slump"
    AGon is actually batting .252 since May 1st after his horrid start, that is about the kinda average I am guessing management expected from him when they signed him. The Problem is he is not drawing any walks, but I would guess that is almost as much AGon as it is who we have in our lineup right now.

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    AGon is actually batting .252 since May 1st after his horrid start, that is about the kinda average I am guessing management expected from him when they signed him. The Problem is he is not drawing any walks, but I would guess that is almost as much AGon as it is who we have in our lineup right now.
    Well its not like Agon is that good of a career hitter anyways. Hes only drawn 228 walks in 4500+ PA.

    Its just I think they think he is a better than he really is with the bat. I think a .240/.280/.330 line is about as much as we should/expect from him.
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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    They're going to sit on their hands until it's too late like they always do, then become sellers. Same as it ever was...
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    I'm not sure it would be something terrible for Jay to sent down. It happens to most players in their early years. He needs some success. Grinding day after day, trying to force something to happen just isn't getting it done.

    Sometimes I wonder if his first couple weeks in the bigs last year is still stuck in his head somehow. He made it look too easy, and he really hasn't hit well since. It's really hard to watch him attempt to hit right now. And yes he does make some hard outs. But an out is an out. I don't see Puhols crying about his "hard hit outs", which is about all of the outs he makes.

    Then again, it's embarrassing to watch any of them hit right now. I actually had to turn the game off yesterday after that pathetic 3rd innning.

    It just amazed me how these guys can be so good one week, and so horrific the next. I mean the extremes are just unbelievable.

    Maybe Jay and Joey need to both go back to Triple AAA for a reality check. Spend a couple of weeks riding buses and eating fast food. Jay just might find his stroke real quick, and maybe Votto will realize that being a MLB player isn't as stressful as he thought.

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    There are obvious problems, mainly CF and SS...
    Gonzo is tied with Nix for 3rd on the Reds in hits (10) for the month of June. Plus, how many baserunners does Gonzo prevent with his glove? If SS is a problem for the Reds, I'd take that problem any day.

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    With regards to moves on this off day, there are two sides of me:

    One side says something NEEDS to be done. Coming off of the bad offensive showings in Washington and Kansas City, new blood must be brought in to try to jumpstart the offense. Send one pitcher down (Burton or Fisher?) and bring up either Sutton or Stubbs. If a 40-man roster spot is needed, put Bill Bray on the 60-day DL.

    While this alternative may make the casual fan happy, is it really going to help? Is Sutton or Stubbs really going to make a dramitic difference? Looking back, Rosales was going to save the offense about a month ago after OPSing 1.233 at Louisville (now at 0.611 with the Reds). Will Drew Sutton, who is OPSing 0.907, be able to jumpstart this offense? I don't really think so.

    Unfortunately in this situation, I'm not sure the Reds can win. If they make a move, the player will (most likely) not be ready to be THE guy that saves the Reds offense. If they don't make a move, then the fanbase is outraged.

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    Re: Anything Going to Happen Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyGears76 View Post
    Gonzo is tied with Nix for 3rd on the Reds in hits (10) for the month of June. Plus, how many baserunners does Gonzo prevent with his glove? If SS is a problem for the Reds, I'd take that problem any day.
    I dont look at half a month when I come to my conclusions. Plus its not like his OPS is through the roof so far in June. Its at .558.
    Last edited by GIDP; 06-15-2009 at 01:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Well its not like Agon is that good of a career hitter anyways. Hes only drawn 228 walks in 4500+ PA.

    Its just I think they think he is a better than he really is with the bat. I think a .240/.280/.330 line is about as much as we should/expect from him.
    That is about right, I would just expect for a little bit more pop out of him maybe to a tune of .380 slugging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDSEER View Post
    With regards to moves on this off day, there are two sides of me:

    One side says something NEEDS to be done. Coming off of the bad offensive showings in Washington and Kansas City, new blood must be brought in to try to jumpstart the offense. Send one pitcher down (Burton or Fisher?) and bring up either Sutton or Stubbs. If a 40-man roster spot is needed, put Bill Bray on the 60-day DL.

    While this alternative may make the casual fan happy, is it really going to help? Is Sutton or Stubbs really going to make a dramitic difference? Looking back, Rosales was going to save the offense about a month ago after OPSing 1.233 at Louisville (now at 0.611 with the Reds). Will Drew Sutton, who is OPSing 0.907, be able to jumpstart this offense? I don't really think so.

    Unfortunately in this situation, I'm not sure the Reds can win. If they make a move, the player will (most likely) not be ready to be THE guy that saves the Reds offense. If they don't make a move, then the fanbase is outraged.

    Being Walt sure can't be that easy.
    If you think back, when Rosales first got called up he provided a spark to the offense a bit, and then he quickly regressed. I could see Sutton providing a bit of a spark for a week or two and then regressing like Rosales, which at this point I am fine with we just can't leave him up here for too long like Rosales.


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