Here’s a game thread to discuss tonight’s game, but here’s a topic to get started:
Dave Miley needs to be fired immediately.
He is completely incompetent, and at this point, I don’t think I’d mind seeing Bob Boone re-hired. Okay, I’m not that desperate, but…
“I came to the park early, all happy and smiling after a day off, ready to take some extra hitting,” Griffey said. “Dunn said, ‘Why are you so happy? You’re not in the lineup and neither am I.’ ”
Griffey visited Miley’s office to lobby for his spot, but Miley wouldn’t budge. Dunn didn’t try.
“I had a day off Thursday and don’t need (another one), but I can’t say anything because I suck,” he said.
I agree with JD’s conclusion:
We’ve lost Adam Dunn. Completely and utterly, one of the 10 best players in the game today, and there’s no chance he’s going to want to be a Red any longer than he has to be. What a waste.
Dan O’Brien and Dave Miley must go immediately, or there is no chance the Reds will be able to re-sign Adam Dunn to a long-term contract.
Let’s not fool around here: signing Adam Dunn to a long contract is the single thing this team needs to do more than any other. It’s the one move that will go furthest toward pushing the Reds to a competitive state.
You can tell from Dunn’s comments recently that he does not like the Reds organization, so why would he stay here any longer than he can? And who can blame him; he’s been jerked around more than any other superstar in the game.
Would anyone else with an OPS and HR numbers like Dunn’s have been benched in Colorado?
Sean Casey was in the lineup, though, wasn’t he? It’s clear that the Reds prefer nice guys to great players.
I’m sick and tired of this nonsense. This team is so mismanaged, it is absurd.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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