arent you thrilled you get to see the walking crippled third baseman and the major league leading feeble strikeout king, you win your a genius
Alonso and Stubbs will be traded in the offseason. That is my strong prediction.
2B Phillips (Contract year, will go all out and put up good numbers like 2011)
3B Rolen/Francisco (platoon, RH/LH)
SS Cozart.......but I also think they might explore someone else because of Cozart's inj.
C Hanigan/Mez (platoon)
Reds add starting pitching, namely James Shields. That is my prediction.
I wish they had the money to sign CJ Wilson. I think he'd be a huge addition to the starting rotation. Trade for Shields. Sign Wilson as a free agent (nearly impossible with wealthier bidders) and then deal some of the young starting pitching.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Dusty has platooned our catchers for 2 years now. He also platooned LF for quite a while along with SS for a brief period. Even though SS was such a disaster at that point it was just randomly running Renteria or Janish out to suck.
He doesn't like platoons, but if Rolen is healthy we don't have any alternatives at 3rd. Everyone knows Rolen can't hold up for 162 playing the majority of the games.
Also, Walt has already said that Cozart is our starting SS for 2012. It's not a position we're looking to fill. It's Cozart's job until he sucks so bad that he has to lose it or he gets injured. Hopefully neither happen.
Last edited by Stray; 09-29-2011 at 07:18 PM.
brms opening day roster
C Don Pavletich He once hit a homerun
1B Mike Lum Baker likes him
2B kelly Paris Baker wont platoon so Paris must play
SS Rafael Santo Domingo He once had a hit in Little League so why would you not give him a chance to play
3B Craig Worthington BRM does not want to give Francisco a chance
CF Stubbs the greatest
Platoons are for wimps and people that like to do things like win ballgames. Real ballplayers play every single game no matter what and that is how they get their numbers. Playing every day is huge, is big-time. You have to be dealing to play every day. Dude, I ain't got no time for platoons.
Nobody is saying he isn't a question mark. I think we all agree there. What I'm saying is that he's our starting SS next year, for better or for worse. Just like Janish going into this year. Now things can change with an injury or if he's bad, but right now that's our plan.Cozart is a HUGE question mark. We have no idea if he will even be able to play come ST and if so what kind of condition he will be in. Walt will bring in a "vet" to cover and Dusty will give Cozart some playing time if he can but I don't see him being the everyday SS unless he really lights it up, remember Dusty loves that veteran creaminess, especially at SS.
And yeah we will look to bring in a veteran or more than likely try and resign Renteria. Regardless of what you think of Dusty and veterans, that doesn't mean we're bringing in a guy to start. Just like Renteria wasn't signed to take Janish's job.
I don't think this is necessarily all that true of a statement. Renteria started the second game of the season. How many starters, in this case Janish, need a breather after one game? Of the season's first 24 games, Renteria started 7 at short. Once again, how many other starters got 7 games off in the first 24?And yeah we will look to bring in a veteran or more than likely try and resign Renteria. Regardless of what you think of Dusty and veterans, that doesn't mean we're bringing in a guy to start. Just like Renteria wasn't signed to take Janish's job.
I don't think Renteria signs with Cincinnati unless he is given assurances that he is going to get plenty of chances to play. His contract had a base amount and then bonuses for certain numbers of ABs. Do you sign such a contract unless you feel there is a reasonable chance that you are going to get those ABs?
Did Janish put a chokehold on short? Of course not. But how secure is a player going to be when one out of every 3 games, roughly, he is back on the pine? 7 games off in the first 24 is about the quickest hook I have ever seen.
Last edited by texasdave; 09-29-2011 at 10:21 PM.
did you like brm;s mock lineup??