The Official 2020 Cincinnati Reds Thread

BlackHawk

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Unless you’re a Dodgers fan, I’m not sure how you couldn’t be rooting for the Rays. Outside of Blake Snell, they really don’t have any stars, but they’re a fun a team to watch.
I don't care who wins, but as an NL fan, I'll probably pull for the Dodgers.

I'm just glad the Astros aren't in the World Series.
 

Omar

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If Tampa wins, they have the third lowest payroll in the MLB at $28 mil, they will have beaten the #1,2, and 4 teams in terms of payroll. Maybe I'm old fashioned or naive, but I think that's a good thing for baseball.
How can you not like watching them take down these Goliath like teams? Gerrit Cole makes more than their entire starting line up. I know it’s corny, but they’re just a bunch of kids having fun and it’s enjoyable to watch.

 

wolves82

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If Tampa wins, they have the third lowest payroll in the MLB at $28 mil, they will have beaten the #1,2, and 4 teams in terms of payroll. Maybe I'm old fashioned or naive, but I think that's a good thing for baseball.
Yappi only has a "like" button and that does not adequately express my love of this post. The Rays and the A's are the shining beacons of how to do it on a budget.

That Arozerena kid can hit!! Of course, we were all saying that about Aquino last year. I'm guessing the Rays are smarter and will actually let Arozerena play every day next year.
 

14Red

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And then the Rays let them off the hook in game 6 by not being ready to play. Glasnow was awful in the first, and they dug a hole too deep to get out of.
 

Omar

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The Rays Manager with the worst move in WS History. He should be fired for this, in fact they shouldn’t even let him the clubhouse. Make his a** find away back to Tampa from Dallas.
 

wolves82

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And then the Rays let them off the hook in game 6 by not being ready to play. Glasnow was awful in the first, and they dug a hole too deep to get out of.
That was game 5, obviously. "not ready to play" is a football thing. Glasnow was simply not sharp, it was not a matter of being fired up or ready to play. It's just baseball, some days the pitcher doesn't have their best stuff or control.
 

wolves82

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The Rays Manager with the worst move in WS History. He should be fired for this, in fact they shouldn’t even let him the clubhouse. Make his a** find away back to Tampa from Dallas.
Kevin Cash reminds me of Ding-a-ling Bell. Claims to be an analytics guy, but if 'by the book' translates to 'yank your ace, who is dominating, after 73 pitches so that he doesn't go through the lineup a thrid time", then it is time to burn that book. Flat out stupid.

I believe in numbers and analytics for the most part, but it needs to be balanced with baseball common sense. If your best pitcher is dominating and not tired, let him keep going. Jeeez. It's not hard.
 

14Red

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Kevin Cash reminds me of Ding-a-ling Bell. Claims to be an analytics guy, but if 'by the book' translates to 'yank your ace, who is dominating, after 73 pitches so that he doesn't go through the lineup a thrid time", then it is time to burn that book. Flat out stupid.

I believe in numbers and analytics for the most part, but it needs to be balanced with baseball common sense. If your best pitcher is dominating and not tired, let him keep going. Jeeez. It's not hard.
Yes, an absolute head scratcher and everyone jumped on him immediately last night. That's hard to live with, who knows if the Rays ever get back to this point again. So what gives? The Reds kind of have this same situation with some of their pitchers. Castillo and Gray are routinely pulled out of games with 80 pitches in the 5th/ 6th innings. Bauer isn't because he simply wouldn't hand the ball over. Is Snell too young and under control that he can't buck the manager?
Now there's nothing to say that if Cash leaves Snell in he doesn't give up a couple more hits a possibly a homer. But at what point do you say, I'll lose with my best?
 

Omar

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Why even hire a Manager if you’re just going to do everything based on Analytics? The whole point is that the mgr possesses some type of intuition that tells him what he’s seeing bucks the trends in the analytics. Analytics tell us Snell struggles the 3rd time through the order, so in a normal start that move makes sense. However, this wasn’t a normal start, it was an outlier. The failure to recognize this lost TB the game.
 

eastside_purple

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Why even hire a Manager if you’re just going to do everything based on Analytics? The whole point is that the mgr possesses some type of intuition that tells him what he’s seeing bucks the trends in the analytics. Analytics tell us Snell struggles the 3rd time through the order, so in a normal start that move makes sense. However, this wasn’t a normal start, it was an outlier. The failure to recognize this lost TB the game.
If the analytics tell you to pull him before the 3rd time through the lineup every start, then the analytics aren’t very good. They need to know when certain measurables tell you when he can go longer— velocity, location, pitch count, etc. It shouldn’t be intuition, it’s a matter of applied logic based on the data.
 
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