Bruce needs a wake up call, this guy has been a huge dissapointment this year. 2012 he was supposed to shine and we need that in the worst way. I'm not sure how you fix him but something drastic has to be done. He is starting to remind me of Dunng. He just doesn't seem to have the fire, no hustle, etc...
Did you see X Paul play LF in a recent game? Guy's LOST. Mediocre bat. Inept Fielder. No HR pop.No base-stealing threat. All he has is that he's a LH hitter.
Chris Heisey can run circles around XP in OF. Hits as well, or better--with more power. Hustles and is SB threat.
Bruce needs to be platooned alright. But with Heisey. Let Heisey play 2 of 3 series games;Jay 1 of 3 series games.
I still think this was a LaRussa prank. He selected Jay for All Star game. Let him play. So Jay thinks "I Really Am an All Star"! La Russa did that to mess with Bruce's head--and hurt the Reds in 2012.It apparently worked!
If you Must play X Paul, teach him to substitute for Joey at 1st base. He's a LH guy. Should be able to do it. It's one of the easiest field positions there is. X Paul can rest Joey once per week. And Dusty will still be happy:he has a LH hitter in the line-up(Joey or Xavier) every day.
This Dusty obsession with LH hitters is a form of mental ineptitude--or worse. Dusty seems to thinka LH hitter is More Important than (1) a Reds win, and (2) a guy who can field & run, and (3)a guy who can do more than hit singles(XPaul). XPaul is a PH--nothing more!
"Pete was the only player to play all 162 games, no one else even played 150."=================
Careful. You'll confuse the people who hate the 2012 Reds.
"What you change the avator for?"===============
My new one is an actual image of our brave young President's academic records, or at least what we have of them. What's interesting about it?
I'm not judging. I'm just telling you what HE has said in his official records.