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ChatterRed
04-23-2008, 09:54 PM
People need to realize that Patterson was signed as a result of Dusty's recommendation. Not really Krivsky's fault.

Hondo
04-23-2008, 09:57 PM
Why is it that he cost 3 Million when he was just sitting around? I thought he was signed to a ml contract or just invited to spring training?

OSUredsFAN
04-23-2008, 10:55 PM
Why is it that he cost 3 Million when he was just sitting around? I thought he was signed to a ml contract or just invited to spring training?

I had no idea that it was a $3M contract too. i don't understand that.

757690
04-23-2008, 11:02 PM
His agent is Scott Boras. All of his players are overpaid. That is why they hire him, and why so many of his clients sign late. No one wants to deal with him.

Moose Milligan
04-23-2008, 11:24 PM
After watching Patterson in Baltimore for the last two years, I can tell you guys will be frustrated with him. No, he's not going to live up to his top prospect billing that he had when he was with the Cubs.

But for what he is, he's a good player and he's fun to watch. He was actually one of my favorites over the past couple of seasons. A little bit of pop and a lot of speed...he can drop a bunt and beat it out, he did it several times. He's a good to great base stealer and provides good defense in centerfield. Some O's fans will contest that he took bad routes to balls, but I think thats a pretty hard thing to judge from watching in the seats or watching at home.

Yeah, he's probably not worth 3 million...but sad to say, thats fairly cheap for a player these days....I'm sure you wouldn't have to look hard to find players who are doing less and earning more.

He's one of the fastest guys around and will be a good 8-9 hitter for your team when the lineup turns over.

Two of my favorite Patterson photos from last year:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/212/512994872_8450cadb91.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/198/513028303_935963c814.jpg

IIRC, he beat that one out easily. :)

Jack Burton
04-23-2008, 11:34 PM
He would make a good pinch runner.

WildcatFan
04-24-2008, 12:19 AM
He would make a good pinch runner.
looks to be the only way he's going to get on base

Handofdeath
04-24-2008, 01:16 AM
It is true that to this point for the Reds his AVG and OBP leave a lot to be desired but you can't ignore the fact that he has played a good CF. In addition, it must be pointed out that he has more RBI's than Dunn, Phillips, Carlos Beltran, and Ryan Howard. He's doing that by having a SLG of .524 and that ain't bad.

AmarilloRed
04-24-2008, 01:16 AM
I had no idea that it was a $3M contract too. i don't understand that.

It's a 1 year contract; don't worry too much.

Slyder
04-25-2008, 11:39 AM
It is true that to this point for the Reds his AVG and OBP leave a lot to be desired but you can't ignore the fact that he has played a good CF. In addition, it must be pointed out that he has more RBI's than Dunn, Phillips, Carlos Beltran, and Ryan Howard. He's doing that by having a SLG of .524 and that ain't bad.

Then move him down to 6th or 7th in the lineup wehre Dunn and Phillips might actually have people on base when they come up to drive in.

eastkyred
04-25-2008, 12:09 PM
Then move him down to 6th or 7th in the lineup wehre Dunn and Phillips might actually have people on base when they come up to drive in.

I'm definately not a Patterson fan, and he should be hitting 8th if he's going to be in the lineup, but Dunn and Phillips couldn't drive in Tony Gwynn right now.

UK Reds Fan
04-25-2008, 12:31 PM
Patterson had no competition to warrant 3 million. Defensive CF is fine and all, but would Freel perform any different at the plate? Has better past at the plate and is better at OBP.

I just don't understand at all the desire to pay Patterson for what...a bit better defense?

Red in Atl
04-25-2008, 12:59 PM
People need to realize that Patterson was signed as a result of Dusty's recommendation. Not really Krivsky's fault.

Most likely true, but Dusty didn't force Wayne to sign him for 3 million. I think the criticism on this signing is due to the fact that they could have signed him for less.

Slyder
04-25-2008, 02:46 PM
Patterson had no competition to warrant 3 million. Defensive CF is fine and all, but would Freel perform any different at the plate? Has better past at the plate and is better at OBP.

I just don't understand at all the desire to pay Patterson for what...a bit better defense?

Thank Dusty. Im sure he had a hand in it.

CWRed
04-25-2008, 02:55 PM
Very simple. CP was a decent pickup. 9 days a week when he plays he should bat 7th or 8th. Never, ever, never, never, ever leadoff or 2nd.

Dusty Baker=sadness

mlbfan30
04-25-2008, 04:35 PM
Did you know Baker has had the CF leadoff every game this season whether it was Hopper/Freel/Patterson/Haiston.

Freel/Hopper have started together 3 times. Hopper in CF 2x, Freel 1x

But the CF bats leadoff every game no matter what.

CWRed
04-25-2008, 08:58 PM
Because it's Dusty's law. Has been for years. Idiotic.