I am not a fan of Dusty Baker’s approach to field management of the Reds. But I admit that I feel for the guy to a point. I saw him on the news last night and he was almost incoherent trying to talk about the loss of Dunn and Griffey. Dusty had the look of a deer in the headlights. He appeared to have no or very little input on these moves (arguable for sure) and he now is face with playing out the season with no VP, no power hitter, his best pitcher on the fritz, a bunch of never-weres, rooks and saddled with players who on a real team would not even be bench players.
Some of his comments:
It will be tough to replace his offense. It's even tougher to replace the man," Baker said. "I really liked Adam in the short period of time I was here.
About Dunn’s offense:
When asked how he was going to replace Dunn’s offense Dusty was quoted in the Inquisistor:
Whew," Baker said. "You don't. …Who knows
About Dunn and Griffey:
Things haven't been the same since Griff left," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "Anytime you lose a player or add a player, it changes the personality of the team. It changes the dynamic of the team. And when you lose two major players, it really changes the dynamics and personality of the team." (quote from today's(?) Inquisistor)
On top of this his owner (no slave retorts, please) is still prattling about being competitive and having a winning club next year. Dustyevski may be the scapegoat yet.He, of course, was a poor fit to begin with and should have never been brought here.I'm beginning to think that Castellini is in so far over his head that he may never be able to right this ship.Meanwhile Unca Jocko and Billy Boy. could be taking Big Bob down a long losing road.