1. Ron says:

    His OPS is totally OBA driven … not because he is hitting. Home runs, and OBA is all you get with Dunn. Almost no clutch hitting, below average defense, averages 180 strikeouts per year. At 13 Million a year, he should be putting numbers somewhere near Pujols. If he were a superb defender, I could live with his offense … but he just dont rate that much money for the production you get. And trust me, he isnt going to take a paycut to return next year.

  2. Y-City Jim says:

    Thompson has pitched three innings so far tonight giving up two hits, one run, and striking out two.

  3. al says:

    in general i’m with you Bill, but I think it’s easy to earn bum status pretty quick when you make 13 mil. If keppinger gets off to a slow start, it’s a different thing, teams have to hold different players to different standards. If you pay Dunn 13 mil for a .900 OPS, then what he’s doing is pretty bad.

    Anyway, he’ll come around.

    Is it possible to get phillips out of the 4 spot, this is just lame.

    Assuming he’s done, another near gem for volquez. I love watching him pitch.

  4. Ron says:

    That is a big problem for this team Al … we dont have a #4 hitter. Phillips is way too aggreassive and tries to do way too much when he is in the 4 hole. he is better suited to the 6 hole.

  5. rob says:

    Listening to the Braves radio via MLB.com. I don’t want to hear Marty whining about the Reds’ lack of hitting.

  6. Y-City Jim says:

    Opportunity knocks.

  7. Y-City Jim says:

    I wish the Reds had someone batting .417

  8. Jimmy James says:

    Great, Patterson is leading off the ninth. Good job, Dusty.

  9. al says:

    he may not be a “leadoff” hitter, but i wish jay bruce was up now.

  10. Y-City Jim says:

    Dusty, buddy or no buddy, how can you keep playing Patterson. He stinks.

  11. Y-City Jim says:

    Maybe the entire Reds offense should get the flu that Hudson had.

  12. Y-City Jim says:

    Hit pretty good to right? What are you drinking, GG?

  13. al says:

    credit where credit’s due, hudson looked great tonight. it’s just hard to believe that he was really that good when this is pretty much what the reds do every night.

    rough loss for volquez, he literally made one mistake.

    Hey, how’d you like to come pitch for the reds Mr. Freeagent? We have a teeny-tiny little park where any marginal fly ball will probably be 8 rows deep, AND as a bonus, if you give up any runs you lose. Pretty sweet deal, no?

  14. Earl says:

    I’ve been giving Dusty the benefit of the doubt so far, but he really needs to start playing Freel as the regular in center and play Votto every day.

    Patterson looks the same he did in Chicago, a guy with plenty of tools but just does not have what it takes to finish the deal at the plate. I can see why a team might want to give Patterson a shot, as the guy obviously has talent (and hard to believe is not yet 30), but there are just some holes in his hitting that are never going to get fixed. At best, he is a guy worth keeping around on the bench, as he can field and run.

    Patterson guy is not a major league starting centerfielder/lead off hitter, that is for sure.

  15. will jh says:

    its nights like tonight, and frankly years like this, that make me question why i put myself through the torture that is being a reds fan….

  16. Matt B. says:

    Jocketty better start making some kind of moves to jump start this pathetic offense.

  17. kykid says:

    Tim Hudson was not pasted in any rehab start, you’re probably thinking of Mark Mulder. Different guys, different teams. — Hudson is actually still good.

    Also, you’re dreaming if you think the Reds can get Jeff Clement for Griffey.

    Finally, $13 million may be a lot for the Reds, but in the market where Aaron Rowand got $12MM, I think you should be happy with a .900 OPS for that money.

  18. John says:

    Man, this team is hard to watch. I really expected more this year, not more of the same.

  19. Joe says:

    Same old, same old. Now we have decent pitching and no hitting. Until this team is broken up with a big trade or two and Bruce and Bailey are brought up, nothing is going to change. Easy to see +10 games out by end of May; season over.

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