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Thread: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Volquez pitched a gem last night against the Brewers. 7 IP 3 hits 0 runs.

    Let's hope he's this good when he faces the Cardinal's.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    MLB hitting coaches don't develop guys. By the time they get their hands on these guys, they are generally developed. The guys we expected to hit, have. The guys we expected not to, haven't. I can' see that going on the hitting coach one way or the other. Do you see him as failing to do something? If so, what.
    Maybe I'm being unfair but I do blame the hitting coach for a team that as a whole does not generally have "good at bats"...that is swinging at bad pitches, letting good pitches go by and generally not seeing enough pitches per AB. I've given him a pass on this for awhile but he's been here long enough. I'd sure like to see a guy like Hal McKrae, Merv Rettenmund or Mike Easler come in here

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Maybe I'm being unfair but I do blame the hitting coach for a team that as a whole does not generally have "good at bats"...that is swinging at bad pitches, letting good pitches go by and generally not seeing enough pitches per AB. I've given him a pass on this for awhile but he's been here long enough. I'd sure like to see a guy like Hal McKrae, Merv Rettenmund or Mike Easler come in here
    The hitting coach can't teach a guy how to see a breaking ball instead of a fastball. That is something that the player has to be able to figure out.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    He's a modern day Ned Williamson?
    Did he have a distinct split like EdE with parallel allegations of cheating?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Patterson was Krivsky.
    Don't let facts get in the way of bashing somebody.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    EE just hit #9.
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    EE just hit #9.
    Good for Edwin.. I rooting for him.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Josh Hamilton LF
    Joey Votto 1B
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Jay Bruce RF
    Zack Cozart SS
    Drew Stubbs CF
    Devin Mesoraco C

    Quite the lineup.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Josh Hamilton LF
    Joey Votto 1B
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Jay Bruce RF
    Zack Cozart SS
    Drew Stubbs CF
    Devin Mesoraco C

    Quite the lineup.
    If you look back a couple of pages I discussed EdE playing third base in a game I attended last week in Baltimore. I sat less than 50 ft from him. The dude CANNOT play 3B. He is terrible. He makes routine plays look scary.
    Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
    I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    If you look back a couple of pages I discussed EdE playing third base in a game I attended last week in Baltimore. I sat less than 50 ft from him. The dude CANNOT play 3B. He is terrible. He makes routine plays look scary.
    Haha I know that.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Josh Hamilton LF
    Joey Votto 1B
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Jay Bruce RF
    Zack Cozart SS
    Drew Stubbs CF
    Devin Mesoraco C

    Quite the lineup.
    If you're going to put EE at 3B, might as well have this lineup.

    Phillips 2B
    Alonso SS
    Votto 1B
    EE 3B
    Hamilton LF
    Dunn C
    Bruce RF
    Stubbs CF

    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If you're going to put EE at 3B, might as well have this lineup.

    Phillips 2B
    Alonso SS
    Votto1B
    EE 3B
    Hamilton LF
    Dunn C
    Bruce RF
    Stubbs CF

    Nah what you want is:

    Phillips 2B
    Alonso CF
    Votto C
    EE 3B
    Hamilton LF
    Dunn 1b
    Bruce RF
    Wily MO SS (originally signed as a ss or 3b IIRC)

    Wow what a lefty heavy lineup. Would shatter K records too- not that that matters.
    Last edited by klw; 05-02-2012 at 03:37 PM.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Nah what you want is:

    Phillips 2B
    Alonso CF
    Votto C
    EE 3B
    Hamilton LF
    Dunn 1b
    Bruce RF
    Wily MO SS (originally signed as a ss or 3b IIRC)

    Wow what a lefty heavy lineup. Would shatter K records too- not that that matters.
    blashphemy

    1b Dunn
    2b cozart
    ss Phillips
    3b Rolen
    lf Votto
    cf Hamilton
    rf Bruce
    c mesigan

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Brandon Larson is always available to play 3rd.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    That's fine. But we are talking about a guy with a 21/4 HR and 59/17 RBI home/road split over the last 7 months while there are recent allegations of the team cheating at their home park.

    To me, it seems fishy.
    I had no idea what you were talking about so I went and searched the internet and found the ESPN mag article talking about the sign stealing allegations. Somehow I missed this last season.

    I'm not a conspriacy theory kind of guy, but it is weird.
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