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    Re: Reds' magic number

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    A lot of people--myself included--were critical of having Lewis as a leadoff hitter, but this was back in the day when you 'needed' a speedy player at the top of your order (remember the Dave-Wells-for-Curtis-Goodwin trade? ).

    Barry Larkin was vocal about not wanting to bat first, and both Reggie Sanders and Ron Gant were middle-of-the-order hitters. Thomas Howard and Jerome Walton weren't slow, but they weren't 30+ SB threats like Lewis.

    It may not have made much sense to keep putting Lewis out there, but it would've been fairly unconventional to use someone else on the roster.
    like taking your cleanup hitter from the last two years and batting him 1st or 2nd the next year.

    I will give Dusty credit for be willing to change things up lineup wise, when Stubbs wasn't getting it done at leadoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    remember the Dave-Wells-for-Curtis-Goodwin trade?
    That wasn't a trade. That was a salary dump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfs View Post
    That wasn't a trade. That was a salary dump.
    Plus it was a "get this guy out of town" move. Wells had become Marge's least favorite player for many of the things he had said. He wanted out, and they wanted him out. People were surprised they were able to get a breathing person for him, considering how badly the Reds wanted to get rid of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Yessir. The magic number never goes up, only stays the same or goes down.
    That's why it's magic.
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    19!



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    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    That's why it's magic.
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    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

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    Re: Reds' magic number

    He didn't play in the postseason due to injury, but he had a great September that helped the Reds clinch the division:

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    The last #19 to make the playoffs for the Reds:

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    Klu is now on deck.

    Sabo is in the hole.
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    I love a stat that can improve while the team is still losing! Hopefully if this team backs into the playoffs, they'll get the same results as 1990.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I love a stat that can improve while the team is still losing! Hopefully if this team backs into the playoffs, they'll get the same results as 1990.
    Yes, that would be good.

    Let's all hope they aren't taking any playoff advice from the most recent Cincinnati postseason team to back in.... the '09 Bengals.
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