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Redlegs
03-21-2007, 11:18 PM
Excluding the Big Red Machine teams of '75 & '76.

My top five are probably:

5. Barry Larkin
4. Dave Parker
3. Sean Casey
2. Chris Sabo
1. Mario Soto

Soto's career is one of the sad stories in Reds history. He played on the worst Reds teams in my lifetime. It would have been fun to watch him on a playoff caliber team.

westofyou
03-21-2007, 11:29 PM
1. Barry Larkin
2. Eric Davis
3. George Foster
4. Pete Rose
5. Jose Rijo

coachw513
03-21-2007, 11:44 PM
1. Barry Larkin
2. Eric Davis
3. Ken Griffey Jr.
4. Jose Rijo
5. Pokey Reese

Shaknb8k
03-22-2007, 01:37 AM
5. Greg Vaughn
4. Deion Sanders
3. Chris Sabo
2. Aaron Boone
1. Ken Griffey Jr.

Others recieving votes are Eddie Taubensee, Alex Ochoa (no idea why but I just like the guy), Darnell Stenson, Ron Gant, Bret Boone, and Scott Sullivan.

I love things like this so why not throw in our bottom 5

5. Daunte Bichette
4. Brandon Larson
3. Josias Manzanillo
2. Danny Graves
and BY FAR...........1. Pokey Reese

ED44
03-22-2007, 01:39 AM
1. Eric Davis
2. Barry Larkin
3. Jose Rijo
4. Eddie Milner
5. Nick Esasky

redsupport
03-22-2007, 01:48 AM
5. Jesse Gonder
4. Gary green
3. Gene Green
2. Bob Schmidt
1. Bob Buchannon and Dan Doumoulin

Bigredfan#1
03-22-2007, 03:49 AM
1. Bench
2. E Davis
3. Concepcion
4. Perez
5. Larkin

Pithcers
1. Soto
2. Rijo
3. Seaver (always have liked him)
4, Gullet
5 .Billingham


Least Liked
1. Ron Gant ( Reds gave him an oppurtunity and he repaid them by leaving)
2. Hard cause I like almost all Reds

RedsBaron
03-22-2007, 05:36 AM
Redlegs original post starting this thread said to exclude members of the Big Red Machine teams of 1975 and 1976. That makes it a little easier for me. It would be even tougher had he specified excluding members of any team during the BRM era, which would roughly span 1969, when the term was first used, through 1978; after the firing of Sparky and the departure of Rose, the BRM era ended.
1. Paul O'Neill
2. Lee May
3. John Franco
4. Jose Rijo
5. Eric Davis

Riverfront
03-22-2007, 05:41 AM
1. Larkin
2. Hal Morris
3. Jose Rijo
4. Pokey
5. Randy Myers

RANDY IN INDY
03-22-2007, 07:48 AM
1. Frank Robinson
2. Vada Pinson
3. Buddy Bell
4. Lee May
5. Jim Maloney

HokieRed
03-22-2007, 07:52 AM
1.Frank Robinson
2.Vada Pinson
3.Eric Davis
4.Mario Soto
5.Jose Rijo

dabvu2498
03-22-2007, 08:18 AM
1. Pete Rose
1a. Barry Larkin
3. Tony Perez
4. Eric Davis
5. Jose Rijo

Excluding the BRM:
1. Larkin
2. Davis
3. Rijo
4. Chris Sabo
5. Sean Casey

IowaRed
03-22-2007, 08:27 AM
1-Sean Casey
2-Chris Sabo
3-Frank Robinson
4-Paul O'neill
5-Aaron/Bret Boone

nate
03-22-2007, 08:53 AM
1. Adam Dunn
2. Barry Larkin
3. Chris Sabo
4. Eric Davis
5. Ken Griffey Jr.

cumberlandreds
03-22-2007, 09:02 AM
1. Pete Rose
1a. Johnny Bench
3. Tony Perez
4. Eric Davis
5. Tom Seaver

torn rotator
03-22-2007, 09:20 AM
10. Reggie Sanders
9. Jim Maloney
8. Adam Dunn
7. Vada Pinson
6. Frank Robinson
5. Mario Soto
4. Eric Davis
3. Joe Nuxhall
2. Sean Casey
1. Barry Larkin

RichRed
03-22-2007, 09:28 AM
Since we're excluding the Big Red Machine era:

1. Eric Davis
2. Barry Larkin
3. Jim Brosnan (mostly for his writing)
4. Tom Seaver
5. Mario Soto

Highlifeman21
03-22-2007, 09:29 AM
1. Adam Dunn
2. Russell Branyan
3. Barry Larkin
4. Chris Denorfia
5. Eric Davis

bucksfan2
03-22-2007, 09:31 AM
Larkin

George Anderson
03-22-2007, 09:37 AM
BRM

1) Bench
2) Perez
3) Concepcion
4) Morgan
5) Rose


Non BRM

1) Davis
2) Rijo
3) Sabo
4) Dibble
5) Charlton

Charlton nailing Mike Sciosca in the home plate collision on ESPN's "Sunday Night's Game of the Week" was a classic and made him worthy of the list!!

nmculbreth
03-22-2007, 09:41 AM
1. Eric Davis
2. Barry Larkin
3. Sean Casey
4. Jose Rijo
5. Paul O'Neill

Falls City Beer
03-22-2007, 09:45 AM
Davis
Franco
Soto
Larkin
Dunn

PuffyPig
03-22-2007, 09:55 AM
It starts and ends with Jim Maloney for me.

He's the only player I could ever truly say was my favorite player.

It stated with getting his baseball card (and the Topps all star coins) in 1965, and I became a Reds fan because of it.

HalMorrisRules
03-22-2007, 10:59 AM
1. Hal Morris (He rules)
2. Eric Davis
3. Nick Esasky
4. Mario Soto
5. Rob Dibble

TheBurn
03-22-2007, 11:11 AM
My top 5 (no particular order)

Concepcion
O'Neill
Soto
Rijo
Junior

vaticanplum
03-22-2007, 02:24 PM
Davis, Davis, Davis.

We never really had closure to our relationship (Babe, I'm just going to California to work for a while...I think I'm going to retire now...no, look, here I am! I told you I'd come back to you!...gonna take a few more business trips now but we can still see each other...oh look I have a fatal illness...no, I beat it! I am Superman!!!), so it's been hard for me to truly move on emotionally. I loved others since too, of course, a lot, but if they get too close to Eric Davis's pedastal he shoves them right off. He is man enough that he takes up the whole damn thing.

So I could list five favorites, but in reality, it's Davis, then everyone else.

Spitball
03-22-2007, 03:23 PM
Quickly, off the top of my aging head: Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, Deron Johnson, Jim O'Toole, Jim Maloney, Joey Jay, Bob Purkey, Tommy Harper, Ted Abernathy, Johnny Bench, Bernie Carbo, Gary Nolan, Don Gullett, Tom Seaver, Mario Soto, Jose Rijo, Barry Larkin, Junior, Bronson Arroyo, Aaron Harang...and I know I missed a couple.

Strikes Out Looking
03-22-2007, 03:33 PM
1. Johnny Bench
2. Joe Morgan
3. Eric Davis
4. Barry Larkin
5. Mario Soto

westofyou
03-22-2007, 04:23 PM
So I could list five favorites, but in reality, it's Davis, then everyone else.I own one item that has an autograph, it's an ED Baseball Card.

And I own a ton of baseball crap.

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2007, 06:51 PM
Not old to have watched Morgan, Bench, Rose or else they would be in my top five.

My top five looks like this:

1. Adam Dunn
2. Barry Larkin
3. Ken Griffey Jr.
4. Eric Davis
5. Scott Williamson/Eddie Taubensee

redsupport
03-22-2007, 07:37 PM
Bottom 5

Jay Ward
Mike Grace
Len Boehmer
Terry Lee
Tim Belk

M2
03-22-2007, 07:57 PM
All-time, BRM included:

1. Barry Larkin - the yardstick against which I will measure all ballplayers for the rest of my life
2. Eric Davis - the guy who single-handedly brought me back to baseball
3. Johnny Bench - my first favorite player
4. Mario Soto - at one point during my lifetime I could say the Reds had the best pitcher alive and mean it
5. Rob Dibble - straight out of the Gashouse Gorillas

Betterread
03-22-2007, 08:59 PM
1. Eric Davis
2. Joe Morgan
3. Reggie Sanders
4. Jose Rijo
5. Mario Soto

bomarl1969
03-22-2007, 09:07 PM
1. Pete Rose
2. Barry Larkin
3. Jose Rijo
4. Adam Dunn
5. Deion Sanders

justincredible
03-22-2007, 10:03 PM
1. Barry Larkin
2. Adam Dunn
3. Ken Griffey Jr
4. Aaron Harang
5. Eric Davis

VR
03-22-2007, 10:24 PM
Stars

1. George Foster
2. Eric Davis
3. Tom Seaver
4. Mario Soto
5. John Bench

Underachievers/ fringe

1. Paul Householder
2. Nick Esasky
3. Frank Pastore
4. Gary Redus
5. Dave Collins

edabbs44
03-22-2007, 10:58 PM
Johnny Bench
Kal Daniels
Eric Davis
Rob Dibble
Sean Casey

Degenerate39
03-22-2007, 11:24 PM
1. Ken Griffey Jr.
2. Barry Larkin
3. Eric Davis
4. Adam Dunn
5. Aaron Harang

Red in Chicago
03-22-2007, 11:32 PM
Larkin
Davis
Sabo
Soto
Seaver

mth123
03-22-2007, 11:37 PM
With BRM

1. Tony Perez
2. Pete Rose
3. Ken Griffey Sr
4. Dave Concepcion
5. Pedro Borbon

No BRM

1. Aaron Harang
2. Barry Larkin
3. Lee May
4. Jeff Shaw
5. Scott Sullivan

Sean_CaseyRules
03-23-2007, 12:26 AM
1.Sean Casey
2. Aaron Boone
3. Paul Wilson
4. Ken Griffey Jr.
5. Barry Larkin
6. Dimitri Young
7. Adam Dunn
8. Eric Davis
9. Jose Rijo
10. Chris Sabo

ED44
03-23-2007, 12:59 AM
By Position:

3B-Sabo
SS-Larkin
2B-Brandon Phillips (toughest position to decide on)not old enough for Morgan
1B-Nick Esasky
OF-Eric Davis
OF-Eddie Milner
OF-Glenn Braggs
Utility Man-Bip Roberts
SP-Jose Rijo
BP-Nasty Boys

jmac
03-23-2007, 08:26 AM
1= George Foster
2= Eric Davis
3=Mario Soto
4= Nick Esasky
5= Nasty Boys

halmorris
03-27-2007, 12:25 AM
1- Hal Morris
2-Eddie Taubensee
3-Nasty Boys
4-Ryan Freel
5-Nasty Boys

Always Red
03-27-2007, 08:17 AM
Robinson (not Ron "The True Creature", but the other guy ;) ), Concepcion, Rose, Larkin, Pinson, Maloney, Soto, Davis.

I think Joey Votto is getting ready to be my next favorite! hopefully sometime after the ASB...

redsmetz
03-27-2007, 08:24 AM
No particular order

Tom Seaver
Eric Davis
Edd Roush
Joe Morgan
Frank Robinson
Big Klu

Wallyposter
03-27-2007, 08:30 AM
1. Frank Robinson
2. Vada Pinson
3. Jim Maloney
4. Mario Soto
5. Wally Post

RFS62
03-27-2007, 08:37 AM
Non BRM favorites

Frank Robinson
Eric Davis
Barry Larkin
Jose Rijo
Jim Maloney

Stopping it at 5 and excluding the BRM makes this impossible. My list is more like Spitball's without those restrictions.

BuckWoody
03-27-2007, 08:38 AM
In no particular order:

Mario Soto
Ted Kluszewski
Edd Roush
Ernie Lombardi
Eric Davis
Junior
Chris Sabo

TheWalls
03-27-2007, 08:45 AM
For pure belly laughs (like until your muscles ache):

C- Bo Diaz (Dann Bilardello close second)
IF - Lenny Harris (play the Marty tape, nuff said)
2B - Ron Oester (undisputed king of the major league pop up)
OF - Wily Mo Pena (the ultimate sweet and sour, how can anything that good and that bad exist in the same body?)
SP - Tom Browning (in the rooftops at Wrigley)

Not the most talented souls generally, but I have laughed my head off at their expense most of my life.

Always Red
03-27-2007, 09:15 AM
For pure belly laughs (like until your muscles ache):

C- Bo Diaz (Dann Bilardello close second)
IF - Lenny Harris (play the Marty tape, nuff said)
2B - Ron Oester (undisputed king of the major league pop up)
OF - Wily Mo Pena (the ultimate sweet and sour, how can anything that good and that bad exist in the same body?)
SP - Tom Browning (in the rooftops at Wrigley)

Not the most talented souls generally, but I have laughed my head off at their expense most of my life.

good list; I'd add to that the memories of Lou Piniella ripping 1st base off it's support and winging it across the infield, Paul O'Neill fumbling with a pop-fly, and then finally drop-kicking it in frustration, and my all time favorite laugh as a Reds fan, Pedro Borbon, actually taking a bite out of a Mets hat (WillieMays??) after the Harrelson-Rose brawl in 1973. Borbon put his hat back on after the melee, found out it was a Mets hat, and promptly took a bite out of it. :beerme:

off-topic, but good memories!

MississippiRed
03-27-2007, 01:44 PM
Eric Davis, Barry Larkin, Dave Parker, Mario Soto, Tom Browning, Jose Rijo.

Since they have been mentioned in several replies, how about Johnny Bench and Mario Soto together in the Reds dugout yesterday? (I didn't see it until last night when I got home and watched the game on Tivo.) I know Soto was around, but Bench surprised me. He looks like he could still catch as long as it wasn't a day game after a night game. Bench is my all-time favorite Red by far.

EddieMilner
03-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Players I've Seen non BRM
1. Eddie Milner - lived 2 houses down from me and would throw BP to us as kids.
2. Billy Hatcher - and only because of 4 games during the 1990 season
3. Rob Dibble
4. Barry Larkin
5. Jose Rijo

top five (haven't seen them all - but words speak kindly)
1. Klu
2. Bench
3. Robinson
4. Rose
5. Foster