I would have put up a game thread for today’s game, but I’m so frustrated at the fact that Adam Dunn is hitting seventh in today’s lineup that I couldn’t bear to do it.

Dunn is in the top ten in EqA, yet he’s hitting seventh for the stinking Cincinnati Reds.

They are going to run this guy out of town, and I’m absolutely disgusted.

Jerry Narron is as incompetent as Dave Miley. The Reds need to find a full-time manager soon and get rid of this guy.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. Stupid Dunn, he keeps hitting solo shots….wait, he keeps leading off innings.

    Randa is our RBI man, he should bat fifth, I don’t know what you’re talking about Chad.

    This is pure idiocy, are they seeing a different game from the rest of us.

  2. They’re the professionals, they know what they’re doing…we need to remember that.

    Baseball…rocket science of the new millenium

  3. Where do you think Dunn should hit in the order? Based on his splits, he’s really good with a runner on first. Maybe second? My only problem with that is its best to have your fastest players high in the order, if they can hit there. Not that Dunn is slow, he’s just not as quick as say FeLo or Edwin Encarnacion.

    My lineup after Randa is traded might be like this, (I’d also trade Casey):

    1. Freel 2B
    2. Dunn 1B
    3. Kearns RF
    4. Griffey CF
    5. Pena LF
    6. Lopez SS
    7. Encarnacion 3B
    8. LaRue C

    That gives them good lefty/righty balance and sets the offense up nicely, I think. Of course, it depends on Kearns returning to his old self.

    I’ve been critical of this team and encouraged trading Dunn, Kearns, and Casey for pitching, but despite their record, I don’t think this team is far away from being a winner. It has a good core of young relief pitchers, two good, young starting pitchers, and an offense that hammers the ball. The only question is: Will they get more pitching through their farm system or trades?

    On Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays I want the team to be traded.

    On Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays I think they can solve it with their farm system.

    And on Friday, I try not to think about it.

    Wouldn’t it be something if Phil Dumatrait made it into the starting rotation and pitched effectively? That would mean that the three best pitchers in the rotation came from the trades of ’03.

  4. Here’s my optimal lineup:

    Lopez SS
    Casey 1B
    Dunn LF
    Griffey CF
    Pena RF
    Randa 3B
    Freel 2B
    LaRue C
    Anyone but Eric Milton P

    Actually, I’d prefer Dunn at 1B, Kearns in the OF, and Casey traded for some pitching. Let’s take baby steps, first.

  5. As a Cubs fan, I implore Reds management to run Dunn out of town, specifically to the North Side of Chicago.

  6. Based on OPS alone, Dunn should not be batting 6th in the lineup.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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2005 Reds, Reds - General