Well, I guess Dusty has had enough of everybody questioning his lineups, so today he goes out and tries it himself. Good idea?
I think not.
According to Fay, Baker calls today's lineup "The Louisville." How many of the players in the lineup do you think appreciate that?
Taveras (least productive of all, or close)
Votto (uh, sure)
Gomes (hated being sent to Louisville, but soldiered on anyway)
Balentien (has proven himself at AAA and has hit well for the Reds)
Rosales (crushed the ball in Louisville, trying to establish himself)
Janish (has been up practically all year)
Hanigan (has been solid for the Reds all year)
To me, this is Baker in CYA mode, and I would not be surprised if comments like this do nothing but erode his players' trust in him.
He's wearing on me, too.