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dunner13
01-07-2007, 05:32 PM
Hes looking for a job, coming back from an injury. Could be a cheap pickup with some upside. He could take over center with griffey moving to right. Erstads always been a pretty good hitter and fielder, if healthy I think he could help us.

OnBaseMachine
01-07-2007, 05:34 PM
Two words: Hell no.

BoydsOfSummer
01-07-2007, 05:36 PM
I'm not sure he's even adequate as a CF anymore, offensively or defensively.

Tom Servo
01-07-2007, 05:40 PM
I was thinking about making a post about him the other day. He's probably one of the guy's that could appease Griffey to move out of CF but he might not be much of a better option.

RedsManRick
01-07-2007, 05:42 PM
We have two internal options, Freel and Denorfia who are better than Darin Erstad.

pahster
01-07-2007, 05:58 PM
Erstad has had three good offensive years, the last one occurring in 2000. He has been exceptionally awful in 7 of his 11 years and somewhat adequate in the last (although I'd say adequate by CF standards; unfortunately he primarily played 1B that year (2004)).

Bigredfan#1
01-07-2007, 06:01 PM
From everything I have read he is no longer a viable centerfielder and for that matter first base. That would be a disaster for the Reds. Better off with Freel than Erstad!

KronoRed
01-07-2007, 06:01 PM
This guy stinks and he's old...no thanks.

redsfanmia
01-07-2007, 06:12 PM
He might bring a fire to the clubhouse though, wouldnt it be nice to have a team that atleast looks like they care if they win or lose?

camisadelgolf
01-07-2007, 06:32 PM
I think he'd be a good pickup if the Reds didn't already have Hatteberg.

Highlifeman21
01-07-2007, 06:33 PM
This guy stinks and he's old...no thanks.

Which means he's perfect for our team.

Chip R
01-07-2007, 06:36 PM
He might bring a fire to the clubhouse though, wouldnt it be nice to have a team that atleast looks like they care if they win or lose?


Then hire him as a coach.

dunner13
01-07-2007, 06:45 PM
For a minor league deal or a league minimum major maybe with some incentives I would be interested.

redsfanmia
01-07-2007, 07:16 PM
Then hire him as a coach.

Works for me.

gm
01-07-2007, 08:00 PM
DE and Conine could be bookends

Heath
01-07-2007, 08:01 PM
This guy stinks and he's old...no thanks.
Too bad he doesn't pitch.

westofyou
01-07-2007, 08:10 PM
Darrin Erstad?

If the Reds get him, I AM chewing off my arm and getting the hell out of here.




YEAR TEAM AGE AVG OBA SLG OPS
2001 Angels 27 .258 .360 .331 .691
2002 Angels 28 .283 .389 .313 .702
2003 Angels 29 .252 .333 .309 .642
2004 Angels 30 .295 .400 .346 .746
2005 Angels 31 .273 .371 .325 .696
2006 Angels 32 .221 .326 .279 .605

Falls City Beer
01-07-2007, 08:30 PM
Wayne Krivsky is genetically predisposed to admiring a player like Erstad.

Heath
01-07-2007, 08:51 PM
Darrin Erstad?

If the Reds get him, I AM chewing off my arm and getting the hell out of here.




YEAR TEAM AGE AVG OBA SLG OPS
2001 Angels 27 .258 .360 .331 .691
2002 Angels 28 .283 .389 .313 .702
2003 Angels 29 .252 .333 .309 .642
2004 Angels 30 .295 .400 .346 .746
2005 Angels 31 .273 .371 .325 .696
2006 Angels 32 .221 .326 .279 .605


This guy didn't even have a prime.

Betterread
01-07-2007, 09:18 PM
Wayne Krivsky is genetically predisposed to admiring a player like Erstad.
I admire Erstad, too. If you met him, I bet you would, as well. He is easygoing, friendly and very community oriented. He is on the downside of his career, because of injuries, but he will always be admirable for the role he played for a WS winning team, as he should be.

Falls City Beer
01-07-2007, 09:20 PM
I admire Erstad, too. If you met him, I bet you would, as well.

Why? Does he save kittens from burning buildings?

Blimpie
01-07-2007, 09:24 PM
This guy didn't even have a prime.:laugh:

deltachi8
01-07-2007, 09:25 PM
He might bring a fire to the clubhouse though, wouldnt it be nice to have a team that atleast looks like they care if they win or lose?

I'd prefer a team that actually wins over one that looks like they care if they do.

Betterread
01-07-2007, 09:26 PM
Why? Does he save kittens from burning buildings?

He organized rescue crews, and personally built flood walls for the Red River flood in 1997. He not only raised money, gave money, but he went there himself.

Falls City Beer
01-07-2007, 09:41 PM
He organized rescue crews, and personally built flood walls for the Red River flood in 1997. He not only raised money, gave money, but he went there himself.

Good. But I was speaking about baseball skill.

Highlifeman21
01-07-2007, 09:46 PM
I admire Erstad, too. If you met him, I bet you would, as well. He is easygoing, friendly and very community oriented. He is on the downside of his career, because of injuries, but he will always be admirable for the role he played for a WS winning team, as he should be.

And he's also probably the best NCAA Punter to ever win a World Series ring.

If he doesn't work out with the Reds, maybe he can make the practice squad for the Bengals.

GridironGrace
01-08-2007, 08:02 AM
I like erstad.

Had him on my MVP Baseball reds for a few seasons :) I played him at 1B.. which is a posistion he can also play.. so i see we could use him.. but chances are WK wont sign him

redsfanmia
01-08-2007, 08:37 AM
I'd prefer a team that actually wins over one that looks like they care if they do.

I would like one that wins and one that cares if they win, I know thats asking alot from professionals.

Jpup
01-08-2007, 08:50 AM
Darrin Erstad?

If the Reds get him, I AM chewing off my arm and getting the hell out of here.




YEAR TEAM AGE AVG OBA SLG OPS
2001 Angels 27 .258 .360 .331 .691
2002 Angels 28 .283 .389 .313 .702
2003 Angels 29 .252 .333 .309 .642
2004 Angels 30 .295 .400 .346 .746
2005 Angels 31 .273 .371 .325 .696
2006 Angels 32 .221 .326 .279 .605


He has shown an ability to get on base in the past, that's the only upside that I see. I woudn't do anything, but maybe give him an invite to spring training.

flyer85
01-08-2007, 12:05 PM
we already seem to have the market cornered on guys with no stick.

IslandRed
01-08-2007, 12:24 PM
He's been way overpaid, to be sure. I never understood why the Angels moved him out of center field, where he was pretty good, to a position where his bat wasn't even adequate. I guess there must have been some sort of health issue. Otherwise, it's one of the more inexplicable things a team has chosen to do in recent years.

If he could still play a good CF and hadn't just seen his OBP crater, he wouldn't be a bad bench option. But as a first baseman he has no value at all as far as I'm concerned.

redsupport
01-09-2007, 01:51 AM
Erstad is a robotic out machine he either flies to right or grounds to second. The Reds would do better with the corpse of Deron Johnson

redsupport
01-09-2007, 01:53 AM
by the way not only does he not save kittens from burning buildings, he actually lights fires and then throws kittens into the buildings