benjapage wrote: the payroll excuse is thin: oakland athletics is all i have to say about that.
benjapage wrote: Miley is brilliant. he knows how to win, and to do so with limited talent. i anticipate a strong second half from my redlegs, and agree that it would be wise to ship boone for pitching prospects.b
I sure hope Miley is brilliant. The Red's have a ton of talent. The problem is that Bowden loaded up on OF's and the market is Flooded with "Avg Joe OF".
Move Boone/Dunn for Pitching. That should get them two or three arms.
Casey @ 1B
Jimenez @ 2B
Lopez @ SS
Larson @ 3B
Guillen, Kearns, (any one of what? .. 50 other's in the last spot.)
You can blame Bowden for being impatient over his 10 years and making some questionable decsions but the Ken Griffey thing is what blew up in face. Not really his fault. If Griffey was even 75% of the player he signed, today would be very different for him.
As for Boone. he is an idiot. Why? His "Magic 8 Ball" quit dispensing bubble gum long before he came to Cin. Can I list his Credits ..
Worst defense in baseball
Worst Strikeout rate (offense)
190-238 as Cincy Manager.
4 man rotation switch in the middle of the season.
Worst Player development (in history?) I mean Ryan Dempster and Danny Graves used to know how to pitch right?
And of course my favorite Adam underdeveloped Dunn. Now Adam has started to hit a little lately, but don't get your panties in a bundle. It won't last. At least we know he won't be batting leadoff anymore. Bye Bye Boob (Boone)