03/25/2005

Shortstop

The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay has a blurb on the Reds Opening Day shortstop.

Rich Aurilia has been starting pretty much every game at shortstop.

But Reds manager Dave Miley isn’t ready to officially award him the starting job over Felipe Lopez.

“There’s nothing to read into it,” Miley said. “They’ve both had good springs. No matter who wins the job, the other is going to get a lot of playing time.”

Aurilia went into Thursday’s game hitting .289 with a home run and six RBI. Lopez went in at .325 with no homers and three RBI.

Fay says:

Still, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Aurilia will be the Opening Day shortstop.

My question is…why?

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. For all the criticism I’ve dolled out to Larkin in recent years, how is Larkin at the league minimum any worse than this sorry group? The Reds seem to have a serious problem developing anything but outfieldes.

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About Bill Lack

I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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2005 Reds, Reds - General