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    Re: Reds to offer Baker a contract

    I am not really surprised they would bring back Jacoby. He is only an extension of what Dusty wants in a hitting philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    I am not really surprised they would bring back Jacoby. He is only an extension of what Dusty wants in a hitting philosophy.
    I can't think of a hitter that's progressed in his hitting acumen on this team since Jacoby arrived.
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    I can't think of a hitter that's progressed in his hitting acumen on this team since Jacoby arrived.
    I'm not a Jacoby fan, but I don't think that's an entirely fair statement. He's been given a lot of guys with very poor track records that nobody could help. Frazier surprised this year, Ludwick turned his career around, Voto went from a good hitter to arguably the best in the NL, Bruce continues to progress. If we're going to blame him for a lot of the failures, he also deserves some credit.

    I would like to see a change, but I want to see a change in philosophy more than anything. It's a broader problem than just Jacoby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I'm not a Jacoby fan, but I don't think that's an entirely fair statement. He's been given a lot of guys with very poor track records that nobody could help. Frazier surprised this year, Ludwick turned his career around, Voto went from a good hitter to arguably the best in the NL, Bruce continues to progress. If we're going to blame him for a lot of the failures, he also deserves some credit.

    I would like to see a change, but I want to see a change in philosophy more than anything. It's a broader problem than just Jacoby.
    I don't know if he would want to do it because he has a pretty good gig at MLB but "The Mayor" Sean Casey could rake! Lifetime .300 hitter. I would love his enthusiasm and positive attitude on the beach. He had a great work ethic, and would work day and night with the hitters if ask too. He would have instant respect and credibility as a hitting coach.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    I don't know if he would want to do it because he has a pretty good gig at MLB but "The Mayor" Sean Casey could rake! Lifetime .300 hitter. I would love his enthusiasm and positive attitude on the beach. He had a great work ethic, and would work day and night with the hitters if ask too. He would have instant respect and credibility as a hitting coach.
    I could get on board with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I could get on board with that.
    He batted left handed, I think he could turn Bruce into a MVP candidate.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Reds to offer Baker a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    I don't know if he would want to do it because he has a pretty good gig at MLB but "The Mayor" Sean Casey could rake! Lifetime .300 hitter. I would love his enthusiasm and positive attitude on the beach. He had a great work ethic, and would work day and night with the hitters if ask too. He would have instant respect and credibility as a hitting coach.
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    Re: Reds to offer Baker a contract

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    I don't know if he would want to do it because he has a pretty good gig at MLB but "The Mayor" Sean Casey could rake! Lifetime .300 hitter. I would love his enthusiasm and positive attitude on the beach. He had a great work ethic, and would work day and night with the hitters if ask too. He would have instant respect and credibility as a hitting coach.
    This would be a complete bust. Look at another team in our division that hired an ex-star of theirs to be hitting coach even though he had very little experience with it....Cardinals and Mark McGwire
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    This would be a complete bust. Look at another team in our division that hired an ex-star of theirs to be hitting coach even though he had very little experience with it....Cardinals and Mark McGwire
    I don't know if I follow your logic. The Cards have brought along youngsters David Freese and Alan Craig with McGwire as hitting coach.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Someone with Sean Casey's hitting style should never be teaching hitting, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Someone with Sean Casey's hitting style should never be teaching hitting, IMO.
    Yep and golly gee he'd have a hard time climbing up a guys butt and well gee, he'd think everyone would come around eventually

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    #Reds extend Dusty's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014. Press conference at 3:00 at GABP.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Gosh damnit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Yep and golly gee he'd have a hard time climbing up a guys butt and well gee, he'd think everyone would come around eventually
    If not a nice hug would make it all better.

    Oh I should stop, he is a nice guy and signs autographs afterall.
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    Re: Reds to offer Baker a contract

    It is being reported Baker's contract is extended for 2 years.

    3:00 press conference at GABP.
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