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    Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Maybe they can bring someone up who will tell Dusty to stop trying to push his starters the extra inning, letting 2 guys get on base, not getting anyone out, and still have go to the pen anyways.

    Been burned so many times this year by that.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    At this point, doing something is better than doing nothing.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    At this point, doing something is better than doing nothing.
    Kinda like when they signed Willy Taveras and Corey Patterson?
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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Maybe they can bring someone up who will tell Dusty to stop trying to push his starters the extra inning, letting 2 guys get on base, not getting anyone out, and still have go to the pen anyways.

    Been burned so many times this year by that.
    Sooo? you trust this bullpen to go 4 or so innings?
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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Quote Originally Posted by ian_madden View Post
    Sooo? you trust this bullpen to go 4 or so innings?
    I trust a fresh arm from our bullpen to have a scoreless inning more than I do have them come in an not allow an inherited run to score after a pitcher with 100+ pitches lets the 1st couple he faces get on, yes.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Right now, I trust our starters to get more people out, regardless of number of pitches, than our bullpen. I don't see this message board calling out the starting pitch, like it needs help. We are calling out the bullpen, they are not doing their job.

    I'll tell you what Dusty is thinking. "If I can get 1 more inning out of my starter, we might be able to hand the game over to 1 guy (any guy) in the 7th then Rhodes, then Coco. But if the starter can't get that extra inning, Dusty is now using 4 guys to cover 2 innings because we have a bunch of specialist that can't get their guys out.

    Fresh arms aren't always the best route. If some one is "grooving", let them "groove". With our defense, we are always just a ground ball away from a double play.
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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Ive watched a handful of times hes sent the pitcher out for another inning and the pitcher couldnt finish the inning. We then bring in our relief and they give up a hit scoring 2 runs.

    I would much rather let a struggling pen start off with a fresh inning instead of taking a struggling pen and tell them they have to strand guys. Thats what Im saying.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    I think Dusty continues to put some of our bullpen batting tees out there to send a message to Walt & Bob, by showing them how disastrous it is. He wants them to make a trade for some bullpen help.
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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I think Dusty continues to put some of our bullpen batting tees out there to send a message to Walt & Bob, by showing them how disastrous it is. He wants them to make a trade for some bullpen help.
    That is a good way for Dusty to lose his job. I believe that Dusty is an okay manager but he does have some weaknesses. One of those just happens to be bullpen management. I love what he did with the line up to get our bats going, he usually does a good job in that area. But things like pitching Arthur Rhodes with a 6 run lead shows that he's just clueless and not trying to send a message to the front office.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    I agree that it would be easier for a bullpen to start an inning fresh than to get out of a bad situation such as 2 men on. But that is hind sight and hind sight is always 20 20. I say if the starter is throwing fairly well, let him try for 1 more inning. I don't blame Dusty for this. This isn't the good bullpen we had last year, or the great bullpen Bob Boone had a few years ago, (Do you remember that bullpen, made a bad manger look great.) This bullpen has to make you second guess yourself all the time.
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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    One more time from Fayblog: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/

    The rumor on Twitter last night that the Reds were calling up right-hander Jordan Smith is apparently true.

    It’s pretty shocking given his Double-A numbers: 1-3, 5.08 ERA, .318 opponent average. Haven’t heard what the other move is. I’ll post as soon as I know.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Finally someone in Cincy got off their butts and did some work. Cincy media is so god awful when it comes to the Reds.

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Who gets sent down? Del Rosario? Or does Masset go on the DL with a severely bruised ego?

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    Re: Off ORG: Reds call up reliever Jordan Smith from Double AA

    Probably Del Rosario


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