Latos should be pitching Game One of the playoffs.
If there’s one thing that has annoyed me and indeed many, if
not most, Reds fans about the Dusty Baker era, it has been his lack of
flexibility toward his roster.
We’ve seen it time and again with such notable examples as
the roles (and spots in the lineup) of guys like Corey Patterson, Willy Taveras
and currently Drew Stubbs remain unchanged despite their obvious detriment to
the team. He seemingly always refuses to ‘think outside the box,’ to change
things up until they become painfully obvious to everyone.
This really is not meant to be another bash Dusty column (get
However, it seems like Dusty and Reds management are in
danger of perhaps short-circuiting their playoff run before it ever begins. And
it’s all because once again, Dusty seems unwilling to break the mold he’s cast
for his roster.
It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but the Reds have