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    Custodial Engineer Bob Sheed's Avatar
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    Dusty Proofing" the lineup??!!

    I have seen references to this in multiple places. This morning from the Enquirer, most recently.

    Basically, from what I gather, it means the Reds Front Office needs to build the roster in such a way that there can be nothing for Dusty to "mess up?"

    For example, we can't sign any speedy low OBP guys, because Dusty would bat them 1 or 2 all season. Or we have to make sure we have a definite closer, so Dusty doesn't flip-flop Chapman back to the closer role? Or we can't sign any old guys because Dusty will start them regardless of performance due to "seniority?"

    So let me get this straight... The Reds have to go out of their way to keep their manager from messing up the lineup? Is that insane, or is this more common around MLB than I think it is?
    Last edited by Bob Sheed; 11-28-2012 at 10:40 AM.
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