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Ahhhorsepoo
07-12-2007, 10:54 PM
With Joey now playing Left field.. is this a fix for when we finally con someone into taking dunn, and using Votto in the outfield if we keep hatteberg and conine? That is the only logic I see coming out of it..

Degenerate39
07-12-2007, 11:02 PM
I doubt it

Ahhhorsepoo
07-12-2007, 11:03 PM
Which part??

Degenerate39
07-12-2007, 11:05 PM
Votto playing left field for the Reds. I'm sure they'll keep him at first base 95% of the time when he's called up.

mole44
07-12-2007, 11:10 PM
Something is wrong with the universe if we are trying to find someone to TAKE Dunn. If, Votto is up here, he is at 1B because Hatte and or Conine are gone.

reds44
07-12-2007, 11:14 PM
Huh? Did I miss something? Since when has Votto been moved to LF?

Ahhhorsepoo
07-12-2007, 11:18 PM
I had heard that a few times, first being from a buddy 2 days ago.. they even mentioned it during the game tonight on TV..

AmarilloRed
07-13-2007, 01:58 AM
He has played some left field in AAA- I have heard from some posters he is even worse than Dunn in LF. Of course, he is inexperienced at the position, and may improve with time.

nate
07-13-2007, 08:06 AM
He's played a handful of games out there to get a little experience. There was a recent interview where he talked about how it was going. He said that he's getting used to seeing the ball off the bat and taking good paths.

Orenda
07-13-2007, 10:15 AM
Hatteberg is good. But in my opinion, he's not good enough to block Votto at 1b. Votto being able to play in LF every once in a while is useful but asking a top prospect to learn another position shortly before his promotion to the show, is? I dont believe the Braves have yet to ask Saltamachia to switch, although if he stays he will have to. Don't think it is a very good idea to make a rookie play a foreign position in his first call-up.

rotnoid
07-13-2007, 02:05 PM
He's played a handful of games out there to get a little experience. There was a recent interview where he talked about how it was going. He said that he's getting used to seeing the ball off the bat and taking good paths.


I think the main reason he's been out there is due to injury. The Bats have had big trouble keeping OF's healthy this year. At one point in time anybody with an OF glove will probably be given a chance. See the promotion of Bruce as evidence they need bodies.

nate
07-13-2007, 02:10 PM
I think the main reason he's been out there is due to injury. The Bats have had big trouble keeping OF's healthy this year. At one point in time anybody with an OF glove will probably be given a chance. See the promotion of Bruce as evidence they need bodies.

I think that's part of it too. Haven't they been running old Andy Machado out there?

TC81190
07-14-2007, 02:56 AM
Hatteberg is good. But in my opinion, he's not good enough to block Votto at 1b. Votto being able to play in LF every once in a while is useful but asking a top prospect to learn another position shortly before his promotion to the show, is? I dont believe the Braves have yet to ask Saltamachia to switch, although if he stays he will have to. Don't think it is a very good idea to make a rookie play a foreign position in his first call-up.

Also, I don't Salty is worth as much if he's not behind the dish. Then to me he just kinda reminds me of an early Matt Holliday or an Adam LaRoche on a good year. Good players mind you, but not the major all star he'd be if he were still catching.

Orenda
07-14-2007, 11:11 AM
Also, I don't Salty is worth as much if he's not behind the dish. Then to me he just kinda reminds me of an early Matt Holliday or an Adam LaRoche on a good year. Good players mind you, but not the major all star he'd be if he were still catching.

I agree , and with McCann already in place it screams trade.

Cicero
07-15-2007, 03:37 PM
With Joey now playing Left field.. is this a fix for when we finally con someone into taking dunn, and using Votto in the outfield if we keep hatteberg and conine? That is the only logic I see coming out of it..


The idea that we would have to con someone into taking Dunn is ridiculous. If the price were right there are any number of GM's that would love to have that kind of OBP in their lineup.

11BarryLarkin11
07-15-2007, 05:33 PM
The idea that we would have to con someone into taking Dunn is ridiculous. If the price were right there are any number of GM's that would love to have that kind of OBP in their lineup.

Dunn has sacrificed his on base skills this year in an effort to improve his batting average by being more aggressive and making more contact. Accordingly, his OBP isn't what it used to be.

It currently sits at .358, which ranks him 74th amongst qualified hitters in MLB. It also only ranks him 4th on the Reds, behind Hatty (.403), Jr. (.388), and Hamilton (.371).

Cicero
07-15-2007, 09:43 PM
Dunn has sacrificed his on base skills this year in an effort to improve his batting average by being more aggressive and making more contact. Accordingly, his OBP isn't what it used to be.

It currently sits at .358, which ranks him 74th amongst qualified hitters in MLB. It also only ranks him 4th on the Reds, behind Hatty (.403), Jr. (.388), and Hamilton (.371).

Excellent point. I will take OBP over average or homeruns or lack of strikeouts any time.

bounty37h
07-16-2007, 12:54 PM
The idea that we would have to con someone into taking Dunn is ridiculous. If the price were right there are any number of GM's that would love to have that kind of OBP in their lineup.

I think the "if the price was right" comment was why it was stated having to con someone for Dunn.

KySteveH
07-16-2007, 10:46 PM
I think that's part of it too. Haven't they been running old Andy Machado out there?

Machado, Keppinger, and Mike Edwards have all been in the OF some this year. That's not to mnetion Jeff Bannon, who has been playing out of position in RF all year.