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dougdirt
02-27-2007, 01:23 PM
I was checking out the depth chart on Reds.com, that was updated today, and saw this for CF.
Ken Griffey Jr
Bubba Crosby
Chris Denorfia
Ryan Freel (note that Freel is slated to start in RF which is probably why he is here)

Seriously, do the Reds think more highly of Bubba Crosby and his lifetime .255 On Base Percentage (yes, .255 on base percentage) than Chris Denorfia?

In Right Field the chart goes like this
Ryan Freel
Jeff Conine
Bubba Crosby
Chris Denorfia
Norris Hopper
Josh Hamilton

Seriously.... I just dont get it and its starting to make my head hurt before any of the games are even played.

KronoRed
02-27-2007, 01:30 PM
They prefer vets over young players, stats are secondary.

Red Leader
02-27-2007, 01:32 PM
They prefer vets over young players, stats are secondary.

Hey, wait a minute. Bubba Crosby played for the Yankees, a team that consistently won. He has a lot to add to this team. Moreso than Chris Denorfia, who has little MLB experience.

- Marty

;)

edabbs44
02-27-2007, 01:46 PM
Bubba Crosby is the prototype scrappy veteran.

pedro
02-27-2007, 01:48 PM
That's just somebody at mlb.com's POV. Bubba Crosby is AAA filler (even with this crappy bench)

blumj
02-27-2007, 01:50 PM
That's just somebody at mlb.com's POV.
Right, the teams don't give them a depth chart, they just guess at it.

dougdirt
02-27-2007, 01:51 PM
I pray you are correct about that.

Kc61
02-27-2007, 01:52 PM
All this talk about Conine as the fourth outfielder. I thought Conine was brought in primarily as a righty platoon at first base.

Red Leader
02-27-2007, 01:53 PM
All this talk about Conine as the fourth outfielder. I thought Conine was brought in primarily as a righty platoon at first base.

No, that'll be Chad Moeller's role. :laugh:

:bang: :bang: :bang:

KronoRed
02-27-2007, 01:55 PM
All this talk about Conine as the fourth outfielder. I thought Conine was brought in primarily as a righty platoon at first base.

Narron says he can play ALL of spots ;)

Danny Serafini
02-27-2007, 02:12 PM
The mlb.com depth charts are always funky, I wouldn't put much stock in them.

TheWalls
02-27-2007, 02:14 PM
No, that'll be Chad Moeller's role. :laugh:

:bang: :bang: :bang:

Moeller's role better be working with the young pitchers ... in Louisville!

blumj
02-27-2007, 02:30 PM
I pray you are correct about that.
I can't promise you that it's wrong, just that the mere fact of it being on reds.com as opposed to espn.com or any other site, doesn't mean it's necessarily accurate or official in some way. Those mlb.com team sites can be just as bad with those kinds of things as anyone else.

11larkin11
02-27-2007, 02:57 PM
LF-Dunn/Denorfia/Hamilton/Freel/Conine
CF-Denorfia/Freel/Hamilton
RF-Griffey/Hamilton/Denorfia/Freel/Conine
3B-Encarnacion/Castro/Freel
SS-Gonzalez/Castro
2B-Phillips/Castro/Freel
1B-Hatteberg/Conine
C-Ross/Valentin

That right there is 13 players, leaving 12 open for pitchers. If we would really go 11 pitchers like they have hinted, I would like Keppinger or Bellhorn as an extra IF, as the only extra we have now is Castro and Freel if he isn't in the OF.

BRM
02-27-2007, 03:00 PM
That's just somebody at mlb.com's POV. Bubba Crosby is AAA filler (even with this crappy bench)

I suspect you're right. Although I'm not convinced it's all that far from being reality.

HumnHilghtFreel
02-27-2007, 09:10 PM
They prefer vets over young players, stats are secondary.

Can we really call Deno a young player anymore though? He's entering into what should be the prime of his career. I guess he is young in terms of experience though.

KronoRed
02-28-2007, 12:58 AM
In comparison to the starters he's a baby :lol:

Wheelhouse
02-28-2007, 11:06 AM
Crosby has a ML contract I believe...

dougdirt
02-28-2007, 11:16 AM
wheelhouse, if thats true, which i believe it is, its one of the more ridiculous things Ive seen.

pedro
02-28-2007, 01:14 PM
On November 10, 2006, the Cincinnati Reds signed Crosby for the 2007 season. Crosby agreed to a 1-year contract that pays $400,000 while he is in the majors, and $75,000 in the minors [2]. By signing him to a Major League deal, Cincinnati protected Crosby on its 40-man roster. But he's not assured a 25-man roster spot for Opening Day 2007, and is in spring training competing for a job as a reserve outfielder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubba_Crosby#Reds_.282007-present.29

Eric_Davis
02-28-2007, 08:08 PM
If the REDS front office can't see that Bubba Crosby is wasting valuable Spring Training at-bats from other players, then I hope Crosby breaks his leg soon and makes the decision for them.

mth123
02-28-2007, 08:13 PM
If the REDS front office can't see that Bubba Crosby is wasting valuable Spring Training at-bats from other players, then I hope Crosby breaks his leg soon and makes the decision for them.

Nice.

And you got on me for calling a player "junk" a while back.