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mroby85
07-23-2007, 02:12 AM
i just thought this would be an interesting thread, to see who the #1 favorite, and least favorite are for people on here, and their reasons for it.

my favorite is brandon phillips, he plays great defense, and is a great hitter for a guy that plays 2nd. not to mention he is still young and on the rise. i also like his personality, he has some flash to him, and makes it fun to watch.

my least favorite would be todd coffey- (see last nights box score) lol.

Degenerate39
07-23-2007, 02:25 AM
Favorites:
Dunn
Griffey
Phillips

Least Favorites:
The whole bullpen outside of Weathers pretty much.

uoduck1017
07-23-2007, 02:49 AM
My favorite is Adam Dunn because he is just like a (very) big kid and he reminds me of Will Ferrell. So what if he is a little lackadasical, his banana phone call to Marty was hilarious. I have no least favorite player on the team.

AtomicDumpling
07-23-2007, 03:37 AM
Favorites:
#1 Adam Dunn -- underappreciated, scores runs, drives in runs
#2 Ken Griffey Jr. -- best player of my generation, good guy
#3 Aaron Harang -- when he is pitching I feel confident
#4 Brandon Phillips -- Cleveland reject comes to Cincy and excels for us. LOL
#5 Josh Hamilton -- represents hope for the future, great talent, compelling story


Least Favorites:
#25 Ryan Freel -- Popular even though he sucks, doesn't play smart, out-machine on the basepaths
#24 Alex Gonzalez -- "best SS I have ever seen" was a load of crap, out-machine at the plate
#23 David Ross -- worst hitter of any starter in the majors

The Cowboy
07-23-2007, 03:37 AM
Favorites would have to be Hamilton, Phillips, and Griff
Least favorites would be Chad "Why Is He Still In The Majors" Moeller and the bullpen besides the injured lefties, Weathers, and Buron

BearcatShane
07-23-2007, 03:54 AM
No favorites no least favorites. Just win.

wojo1025
07-23-2007, 08:33 AM
I am becoming more and more of a Scott Hatteberg fan. This guys just seems to give the team great at bat after great at bat. On a team full of guys that swing from their heels all the time, he seems more interested in working the pitched and making good solid contact. Keppinger, from what I've seen, also fits in this mold.

Reds Freak
07-23-2007, 11:08 AM
Aaron Harang is becoming one of my favorite Reds in a long time. Is there a more consistent preformer on this team? Every time he steps on the mound, you know the Reds have a good chance to win. I can't think of more than 5 pitchers in the National League that I would rather have on the mound on a given night than Aaron Harang. The most frustrating player and my "least favorite" player on the Reds is David Ross. He doesn't have a clue at the plate and besides his ability to throw out would be base stealers I think his defense is overrated.

JLB5
07-23-2007, 11:28 AM
Favorite Red: Adam Dunn. He hits long home runs and gets lots of walks. He puts up 40 HR, 100 Runs, 100 RBI almost every year. Sign him to a long term deal.

Least Favorite Red: Adam Dunn. He strikes out a record pace. He plays terrible defense. He doesn't hit well with RISP. He only hits homers when they don't matter. He's not a run producer. He looks like he's loafing most of the time. He should have a bumper sticker on his back that reads: "I'd Rather Be Fishing." Trade him now for a bag of used BP balls.

mound_patrol
07-23-2007, 11:29 AM
Favorites: Bruce

Dunn, Harang, Edwin

Least: Krivsky and his bullpen goons

CRedsLarkin11
07-23-2007, 11:40 AM
Favorites: Harang, Arroyo, Phillips, Griffey, Homer

Least Favorite: It was Milton, guess he's technically still a Red; now it's most of the bullpen and Moeller, Dunn is close but at least he still has good numbers on paper

jimbo
07-23-2007, 01:28 PM
Favorite Red: Junior. I think it's pretty amazing to see him doing what he's doing at his age and after the injuries he has suffered the past several seasons. Still has the sweetest swing in the league.

Least Favorite: I don't have a least favorite as I root for every player on the team.

Jerry Narron
07-23-2007, 03:06 PM
Favorite: Junior Griffey. It was a pleasure to manage him and what a great guy.

Least Favorite: Chad Moeller. I talked to Wayne numerous times about the three catcher situation and he would not listen.

Ludwig Reds Fan
07-23-2007, 03:49 PM
Favorites: Brandon Phillips, Ryan Freel - I will take their hustle, mistakes, and love for the game any day of the week.

Least Favorites:
-Ken Griffey Jr: I understand he is a hall of famer, and I understand he is having a great season, but I'm sick of watching him half-arse his way through it. Yes we know you are great Ken, and yes we know that you know you are great. We can tell you know how great you are by the way you stand at the plate and admire every fly ball you hit, HR or not. No such thing as a double for KGJ...unless its a ground rul double. All that hustling would cut down on his "fly ball admiring time." Can't have that, now can we? And Ken, we can tell you know how great you are by the way you jog out those ground balls. Wouldn't want to pull anything...smart. You probably won't beat out the throw to first, so why bother? Why risk the injury? Do you know how many guys get hurt legging it out to 1B? Happens every other at-bat, I tell ya.

"Ken Griffey Jr...still the sweetest swing in baseball, and still the most obnoxious post-swing in baseball."

- Adam Dunn: Somebody get this guy to the American League, or get him his golf clubs. I understand he walks a lot and of course hits a lot of HRs. But pick an intangible, ANY intangible. Dunn doesn't have it. Oh, and he is awful in the clutch. He belongs in the number 6 spot, DHing for the Royals or whoever. Less expectations for Adam, and bigger paycheck, AND more time for golf! Everybody wins! And by everybody, I mean of course Adam Dunn's golf game.


...oh, and before anyone says how great KGJ and Dunn are... I'm pretty sure we can lose 100 games with or without the "dynamic duo."
If it were me, and many here are glad it is not I am sure, I would unload them both for a salary dump and a box of Kleenex's to get through the rest of this season. Then pick up a few vets that actually give a darn.

TC81190
07-23-2007, 04:17 PM
Favorites: Brandon Phillips, Ryan Freel - I will take their hustle, mistakes, and love for the game any day of the week.

Least Favorites:
-Ken Griffey Jr: I understand he is a hall of famer, and I understand he is having a great season, but I'm sick of watching him half-arse his way through it. Yes we know you are great Ken, and yes we know that you know you are great. We can tell you know how great you are by the way you stand at the plate and admire every fly ball you hit, HR or not. No such thing as a double for KGJ...unless its a ground rul double. All that hustling would cut down on his "fly ball admiring time." Can't have that, now can we? And Ken, we can tell you know how great you are by the way you jog out those ground balls. Wouldn't want to pull anything...smart. You probably won't beat out the throw to first, so why bother? Why risk the injury? Do you know how many guys get hurt legging it out to 1B? Happens every other at-bat, I tell ya.

"Ken Griffey Jr...still the sweetest swing in baseball, and still the most obnoxious post-swing in baseball."

- Adam Dunn: Somebody get this guy to the American League, or get him his golf clubs. I understand he walks a lot and of course hits a lot of HRs. But pick an intangible, ANY intangible. Dunn doesn't have it. Oh, and he is awful in the clutch. He belongs in the number 6 spot, DHing for the Royals or whoever. Less expectations for Adam, and bigger paycheck, AND more time for golf! Everybody wins! And by everybody, I mean of course Adam Dunn's golf game.


...oh, and before anyone says how great KGJ and Dunn are... I'm pretty sure we can lose 100 games with or without the "dynamic duo."
If it were me, and many here are glad it is not I am sure, I would unload them both for a salary dump and a box of Kleenex's to get through the rest of this season. Then pick up a few vets that actually give a darn.


That's how you win, guts and guile, screw talent! http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/19.gif

Ludwig Reds Fan
07-23-2007, 04:27 PM
That's how you win, guts and guile, screw talent! http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/19.gif

Actually, I would argue that a little of both are required from EVERY individual, no matter how "great."

jimbo
07-23-2007, 04:36 PM
Favorites: Brandon Phillips, Ryan Freel - I will take their hustle, mistakes, and love for the game any day of the week.

Least Favorites:
-Ken Griffey Jr: I understand he is a hall of famer, and I understand he is having a great season, but I'm sick of watching him half-arse his way through it. Yes we know you are great Ken, and yes we know that you know you are great. We can tell you know how great you are by the way you stand at the plate and admire every fly ball you hit, HR or not. No such thing as a double for KGJ...unless its a ground rul double. All that hustling would cut down on his "fly ball admiring time." Can't have that, now can we? And Ken, we can tell you know how great you are by the way you jog out those ground balls. Wouldn't want to pull anything...smart. You probably won't beat out the throw to first, so why bother? Why risk the injury? Do you know how many guys get hurt legging it out to 1B? Happens every other at-bat, I tell ya.

"Ken Griffey Jr...still the sweetest swing in baseball, and still the most obnoxious post-swing in baseball."

- Adam Dunn: Somebody get this guy to the American League, or get him his golf clubs. I understand he walks a lot and of course hits a lot of HRs. But pick an intangible, ANY intangible. Dunn doesn't have it. Oh, and he is awful in the clutch. He belongs in the number 6 spot, DHing for the Royals or whoever. Less expectations for Adam, and bigger paycheck, AND more time for golf! Everybody wins! And by everybody, I mean of course Adam Dunn's golf game.


...oh, and before anyone says how great KGJ and Dunn are... I'm pretty sure we can lose 100 games with or without the "dynamic duo."
If it were me, and many here are glad it is not I am sure, I would unload them both for a salary dump and a box of Kleenex's to get through the rest of this season. Then pick up a few vets that actually give a darn.

I can't help but read posts like this and just laugh. :rolleyes:

kaldaniels
07-23-2007, 04:38 PM
Favorite: Harang - goes about his business like a professional. A gem.

Least: EE - I guess I'm just disapointed more than anything. (Really I don't dislike/despise any Cincinnati Red, so with a gun to my head, its EE.)

Special Mention - Jr. - Not the right player/contract for Cincy. I get on him for lollygagging it sometimes...BUT...his sacrifice/desire to come home to the Queen City will never be forgotten.

eastkyred
07-23-2007, 04:57 PM
favorites: J. Hamilton, B. Phillips, A. Harang

Least: Dunn - no contest. Not saying he's the worst, I just can't stand to watch his big fat, sloppy, out-of-shape, lackadaisical butt strikeout and flop around in the outfield.

I(heart)Freel
07-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Favorite: Scott Hatteberg.

The following exchange happens in my house nightly.

Me: That Scott Hatteberg. He just gets on base like it's his job.
My wife, from the other room: It is!


Least: Coffey.

The sprint must be retired until he starts dominating again. Until then, he looks stupid.

George Anderson
07-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Least: Coffey.

The sprint must be retired until he starts dominating again. Until then, he looks stupid.

Kinda like Brad Lesley and Mark Fidrych looked once their star fell to earth. If ya cant get the batters out, then your antics on the mound kinda look kinda silly!!!

Chi-Town Red
07-23-2007, 05:08 PM
FAVORITES
1) Adam Dunn..I like the way he plays...really, not matter if he K's
2) Griffey...the best all around player i have ever seen
3) Brandon Phillips..the kid gives it his all, and is emerging as a superstar
LEAST FAVORITES
1) David Ross....a one year wonder,now i know why the Dodgers let him go
2) Mike Stanton...i hate his delivery...why is he still pitching
3) Kyle Loshe...which one shows up..no hitter or 10 ER

redsfanmia
07-23-2007, 07:10 PM
Favorites
Bronson
Phillips
Ross

Least favorites
Dunn.... the guy just drives me nuts
Freel.... aggressive to a fault

steig
07-23-2007, 07:22 PM
Favorites :
Griffey - I know a lot of people have issues with him here but I'm just drawn the the possibility of seeing something great happen at any time with him
Hamiltion - so much talent
Phillips - great talent, but I want to see him put together another good season to prove his value.

Least favorites:
Freel - kills the Reds on offense, hustle only helps so much.
Coffey - might as well put up a batting tee for the other team

Chi-Town Red
07-23-2007, 07:27 PM
forgot Coffey....yea he's on my unfav list

BLEEDS
07-23-2007, 07:32 PM
Fav - got to be Junior. I actually like seeing him play in Cincinnati, even if he is just a former shell of himself. His shell is better than anyone else on the team.

Least - anybody in our current Pen not named Weathers. Castro. How this guy is ilking a cool MIL as a "Late Inning Defensive Replacement" is BEYOND HUMAN REASONING. I say he's got naked pictures of Wayne K with a goat from back in Minnesota, it's the only thing that makes sense. We can't afford the Luxury of a ****ty hitting SS to come in late in games - when our PEN is Blowing saves left and right.

PEACE

-BLEEDS

improbus
07-23-2007, 08:12 PM
Barry Larkin...oh wait, he's not here anymore. Okay.......Sean Casey....gone you say? What about Dmitri? A National?

Sorry guys. We've got no personality, no heart, and no guts. All we've got is Dunn and Junior's nonchalance, EE's looks asleep half the time, Freel's crazy (in an "I'm gonna get another DUI" way), Harang is great, but I've got empty cardboard boxes with more personality, Conine looks like he's gonna kill somebody, Hatteberg is fairly stoic, etc...

I guess I could nominate Phillips, at least he rounds the bases in style after hitting a home run, but that's about it. Or maybe Arroyo and his hair and leg kick, but he's sometimes seems more interested in his band. Overall, this is not a real lovable team.

But if forced to pick a favorite, give me Valentin. I love the swing, the fat guy look, and the terrible mustache (it's like the cheesy ball-player triple crown). He's like the closest thing to El Guapo.

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FlyingPig
07-23-2007, 08:40 PM
Most Favorite..all the hitters (except Ross)

Least Favorite..all the pitchers (except Harang)

redsupport
07-23-2007, 09:16 PM
favorite Arturo de Frietas
least favorite Cliff Cook

UC_Ken
07-23-2007, 10:48 PM
Favorite: Griffey, Harang
Least: Castro, Javy

He got it!
07-23-2007, 11:50 PM
My favorite Reds are...

Hopper (what can I say - I'm a sucker for the bunt base hit)
Phillips (had to- he is absolutely carrying my fantasy team)
Homer B. (I love pitchers who just throw gas and challenge hitters)

I can't stand E.Encarnacion. I never understood this sites fascination with EE. He seems like just another B.Larson to me. Personally I would like to see a lot of J.Keppinger the rest of this year.