Meanwhile, in AAA:
67 K/20 BB
Ladies and Gentlemen...your nightly whipping boy thread!
We're happy with what we have.
Dontrelle Willis has also been "actually really bad at baseball" for the last four years, so he isn't quite the poster child for a frustrated fan looking for an answer. In fact, his recent MLB stats make Volquez a clearly better pitcher between the two (and Volquez hasn't exactly been stellar this year).
At the 87 game mark, this team is going to be below .500. Not sure I get the resistance to making changes. Even as one of the doubters of this team's ability to win the division as is, I never imagined they'd be below .500 this late in the season.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I have to agree with this.
There needs to be a message sent out: The Reds expect to win this year. If you don't perform, you will be replaced, and we will find someone who will do it.
I am fed up with Dusty's legendary loyalty to whoever holds the position. It is time to shake this team up, and make some serious perfromance based decisions. Otherwise, we are tolerating Mendoza line performances and losing.
ďA healthy Reds team is a strong Reds team"
Janish is fifth among all MLB shortstops in UZR/150 right now. I thought we were beyond using "errors" as the judge of defensive performance, but apparently not.
That said... his offense is woeful and it's giving back any strides he makes as a defensive player. So not suggesting he remain the starter. But if we're going to criticize, I think we should stick to the part of his game meriting the critique.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Out of genuine curiosity: What exactly is it about the current makeup of this team that causes you to feel that criticism and frustration is unwarranted?
I too wish to watch the Reds with some sense of optimism in regards to the 2011 season.
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