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KoryMac5
03-27-2006, 02:24 PM
I know never to get excited about spring numbers but this guy is raking off everyone this year. He has played 43 games at first with only two errors. I might like the possibility of him starting over Hatteberg.

flyer85
03-27-2006, 02:36 PM
go look at his career numbers and that should cure the problem.

RedsManRick
03-27-2006, 02:38 PM
Not that I think he's the solution, but his numbers certainly aren't any worse than Hatteberg. I have no idea about his defense though and he's no spring chicken.

flyer85
03-27-2006, 02:49 PM
he has never had more than 198 ABs in any season. He has a low/middling walk rate and has played only 43 games at first in his career. I don't think there is any consideration at all to making him an everyday player at any position.

upsman
03-27-2006, 11:22 PM
i dont say much here because most people on here either know more about baseball or think they do,but come on brian buchanen(*spelling) has raked in ST there is no one on the proposed bench that could out do him,he deserves a roster spot and i for one think he should merit a look at the forth oufield spot ahead of mr. freel, that has so much punch, and definetley mccracken,but thats right mr.freel is the man,,,lol,,,R. Freel CIN OF 19 18 .143 56 9 8 4 0 0 1 12 4 11 6 1 1 0 .250 .214 0.464 4,thatrs freakin taylor #'s,the guy shouldn't be on the roster period a waste of space

flyer85
03-27-2006, 11:24 PM
that's a long sentence

Patrick Bateman
03-27-2006, 11:34 PM
i dont say much here because most people on here either know more about baseball or think they do,but come on brian buchanen(*spelling) has raked in ST there is no one on the proposed bench that could out do him,he deserves a roster spot and i for one think he should merit a look at the forth oufield spot ahead of mr. freel, that has so much punch, and definetley mccracken,but thats right mr.freel is the man,,,lol,,,R. Freel CIN OF 19 18 .143 56 9 8 4 0 0 1 12 4 11 6 1 1 0 .250 .214 0.464 4,thatrs freakin taylor #'s,the guy shouldn't be on the roster period a waste of space

There is no evidence that you could ever dig up to convince anyone in the world that Buchanan is a better player than Freel. Freel is a much different player. For one thing he should be the starting 2nd baseman, secondly he has actually has success the last 2 years in the major leagues.

Buchanan is a very limited player that only has a chance because of his stick. He is a putrid fielder. There is no sane reason to suggest he should have any role over Freel.

However, I don't see any reason not to give Buchanan a fair crack at a bench spot. He has some decent power so he may not be the worst guy to have around, and with his great spring maybe he could be quite useful. Still, i wouldn't go out of my way to find an important gig for him.

TOBTTReds
03-28-2006, 12:29 AM
i dont say much here because most people on here either know more about baseball or think they do,but come on brian buchanen(*spelling) has raked in ST there is no one on the proposed bench that could out do him,he deserves a roster spot and i for one think he should merit a look at the forth oufield spot ahead of mr. freel, that has so much punch, and definetley mccracken,but thats right mr.freel is the man,,,lol,,,R. Freel CIN OF 19 18 .143 56 9 8 4 0 0 1 12 4 11 6 1 1 0 .250 .214 0.464 4,thatrs freakin taylor #'s,the guy shouldn't be on the roster period a waste of space

So you say who cares that Buchanon rakes in ST, then you say Freel's ST numbers warrant him being released? Take your Freel bashing elsewhere, this is two threads you have tainted with weak/no arguments about Freel.

GoReds2006
03-28-2006, 12:34 AM
Buchanan is not going to be released. He'll either be with the reds or AAA. Why? Well, Krivsky signed him in the first place, and why sign someone if you're going to release them no matter what? Buchanan has had one of the best ST's in recent history, which likely surpassed any of Krivsky's wildest dreams.

BrooklynRedz
03-28-2006, 12:39 AM
i dont say much here because most people on here either know more about baseball or think they do,but come on brian buchanen(*spelling) has raked in ST there is no one on the proposed bench that could out do him,he deserves a roster spot and i for one think he should merit a look at the forth oufield spot ahead of mr. freel, that has so much punch, and definetley mccracken,but thats right mr.freel is the man,,,lol,,,R. Freel CIN OF 19 18 .143 56 9 8 4 0 0 1 12 4 11 6 1 1 0 .250 .214 0.464 4,thatrs freakin taylor #'s,the guy shouldn't be on the roster period a waste of space

Oh man, it's like prose. Seriously, not a fan of his ideas about the baseball...but his sentence structure :thumbup:

Keep 'em coming!

GoReds2006
03-28-2006, 04:25 AM
No one in the history of the world has ever hit over .600 with over 40 at bats in spring training.

It just doesn't happen.

That being said, I'd stick this fatty in the minors and see if he hits over .333, then if he does, bring said fatty up to the show.

lollipopcurve
03-28-2006, 07:21 AM
B. Brian Buchanan's 4-4 on 4 pitches to raise his average over .600 is beyond spring training legendary. It is more than March myth. Gape, and demand a spot for him on the 25-man, on which he would be more than a mere man.

flyer85
03-28-2006, 08:28 AM
If he is hitting .600 now, a deep slump is just around the corner.

savafan
03-28-2006, 12:04 PM
He is definately making his case for making the team out of spring training. I think Buchanan will be taken over Cruz.

NewEraReds
03-28-2006, 12:09 PM
i dont say much here because most people on here either know more about baseball or think they do,but come on brian buchanen(*spelling) has raked in ST there is no one on the proposed bench that could out do him,he deserves a roster spot and i for one think he should merit a look at the forth oufield spot ahead of mr. freel, that has so much punch, and definetley mccracken,but thats right mr.freel is the man,,,lol,,,R. Freel CIN OF 19 18 .143 56 9 8 4 0 0 1 12 4 11 6 1 1 0 .250 .214 0.464 4,thatrs freakin taylor #'s,the guy shouldn't be on the roster period a waste of space
you dont determine roster on st NUMBERS. you have to know talent, see what they are good and bad at, etc etc. numbers in st mean NOTHING

NewEraReds
03-28-2006, 12:09 PM
No one in the history of the world has ever hit over .600 with over 40 at bats in spring training.

It just doesn't happen.

That being said, I'd stick this fatty in the minors and see if he hits over .333, then if he does, bring said fatty up to the show.
agree. let him do it in aaa for a little bit.