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    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan View Post
    There's got to be a reason Aquino isn't being used that way. They must be seeing some continued flaw in his development. They're probably watching him chase breaking balls out of the zone still. teams will know how to get him out in the big leagues.
    I agree with the idea, but its over-analysis. Aquino came up and hit. These other guys may seem better in theory, but they simply aren't. Aquino is a better choice as a corner OF than Jankowski defensively. He's almost as fast. He has the upside to provide a spark that carries the team. He did it last year. He had more success in one month than all these other guys have had in their entire careers. Maybe its time to stop judging these guys by their method and start looking at results.

    I don't see what there is to lose. The risk he won't hit? The guys they have can't hit. What's the difference?
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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyjoe View Post
    Matt Davidson batting 3rd, really?
    hitting .286 with an 1.110 OPS....is there a better option?
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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    I think Ervin is getting his last shot shot here. Winker is hitting lefties better than he is, Davidson has replaced him as best RH DH/PH, and when Senzel come back we will have 3 guys to play CF (Senzel, Shogo or Payton).

    He needs big game.
    Ervin's lack of options are why he's still here. It's the only reason I can see.
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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Bell's lineups often puzzle me the same way that Dusty's did. Kyle Farmer won't ever win an MVP, but he's a solid player who's come up with some big hits for this team at times. I'd trust him over probably half of the other guys in the lineup right now. Why bury him in the 9th spot and give more at-bats to Curt Casali? IMO, the current catching duo for the Reds should never hit higher than 9th. Oh well, hopefully some of the slumping guys come to life starting tonight so the team can get some kind of momentum going.

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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Ervin's lack of options are why he's still here. It's the only reason I can see.
    that and he's a former first-round pick. they tend to get a lot of rope. if ervin had been a 10th rounder, doubt he would be in MLB right now.

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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

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    David Bell said Mark Payton will receive some starts in LF. With Winker at DH, that fills VanMeter's ABs vs. RHP. #Reds

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    noticed a lot of criticism of casali lately. doesn't he have 3 home runs on the season, in very few at-bats? he's actually better than i would expect for a usual backup catcher. it's just our starting catcher isn't good.

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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Aquino isnít even on the taxi squad. The Reds obviously donít think heís ready to help. Iíd like to see him, but they clearly donít see him in the picture right now.

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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitri View Post
    It'd be nice if one of the beat reporters actually did their job and asked the Reds why Aquino is not on the team and in the middle of the lineup in a game like today. And Tyler Stephenson for that matter, though they are more likely to barf out verbal gymnastics about how much they like their veteran catching duo in relation to him.
    Iím starting to wonder if itís a service time thing? Otherwise I really do not understand at all.
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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    I think Ervin is getting his last shot shot here. Winker is hitting lefties better than he is, Davidson has replaced him as best RH DH/PH, and when Senzel come back we will have 3 guys to play CF (Senzel, Shogo or Payton).

    He needs big game.
    Does Jankowski have options? I think heíd go down before Ervin

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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan View Post
    Does Jankowski have options? I think he’d go down before Ervin
    Jankowski doesn't have options either. The Reds are obsessed with hanging on to these fringe, at best, interchangeable parts instead of playing the better player. It shows.
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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Jankowski doesn't have options either. The Reds are obsessed with hanging on to these fringe, at best, interchangeable parts instead of playing the better player. It shows.
    He needs to be DFA'd. Lorenzen can pinch run if need be and also play CF. Heck Lorenzen hits better than him too.

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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    He needs to be DFA'd. Lorenzen can pinch run if need be and also play CF. Heck Lorenzen hits better than him too.
    Completely agree. Been saying it for a while. If Lorenzen isn't available because they need him to pitch, Castillo or Gray can PR as well. Pitchers run all the time. They can do it.
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    Re: Reds @ St. Louis 8-22-20

    Except Jankowski is a lefty and his role is speed guy and defense. We'll see. But looks like Ervin to me.

    I believe Jankowski has an option.
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