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Eric_the_Red
04-10-2009, 03:08 PM
Inspired by the tunabomber....

post your dream/favorite Reds lineup comprised of players that were on the Reds during your lifetime.

Here is my lineup of my favorites from my favorite team (born in '78):

1. Joe Morgan - 2B
2. Chris Sabo - 3B
3. Barry Larkin - SS
4. Eric Davis - CF
5. Johnny Bench - C
6. Reggie Sanders - RF
7. Sean Casey - 1B
8. Dmitri Young - LF
9. Jose Rijo - SP

My lineup could be all out of whack, as I don't remember exactly where each guy batted. And, again, these are my favorites at each position, not really who I think are the best.

bgwilly31
04-10-2009, 03:18 PM
From my expierence with the reds.

1.deion sanders CF (haha our leadoff spot has been that weak lately)
2.BP---2b
3. Josh hamilton LF
4. Jay bruce RF
5. Joey Votto 1B
6. Barry larkin SS
7. aaron boone 3B
8. JOhnny bench C>>??? we havent had a "dream cather in my time"
9. Aaron Harang P

schmidty622
04-10-2009, 03:38 PM
1. Adam Dunn
2. Adam Dunn
3. Adam Dunn
4. Adam Dunn
5. Adam Dunn
6. Adam Dunn
7. Adam Dunn
8. Adam Dunn
9. Adam Dunn

:cool:

Seriously though -

1. Eric Davis - CF
2. Barry Larkin - SS
3. Ken Griffey Jr. - RF (Non Injured - Non old)
4. Adam Dunn - LF
5. Joey Votto - 1B
6. Brandon Phillips - 2B
7. Chris Sabo - 3B
8. Eddy Taubensee(sp) - C
9. Aaron Harang - SP

FlightRick
04-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Moved to Dayton in 2nd grade, so going from that point onward, here's the mid-80s-to-now roster I'd go with (all players presumed to be at their "Reds' Peak," i.e. I'm taking them based on their best performances in Reds uniforms):

POSITION PLAYERS
C Benito Santiago/Eddie Taubensee (R/L platoon, or a DEF/OFF platoon, whichever you prefer)
1B Sean Casey
2B Brandon Phillips
3B Chris Sabo
SS Barry Larkin
LF Adam Dunn
CF Eric Davis
RF Ken Griffey Jr.

BENCH
OF Paul O'Neill (4th OF/DH/"Bench Presence")
1B/OF Dmitri Young (Switch-hitter, great PH option)
IF Pokey Reese (late inning defensive specialist/pinch runner)
UTIL Pete Rose (yes, post-Expos "Reds Peak" Pete; why? just because, dammit; Pete and O'Neill in the same dugout would be fun, too)
C Santiago/Taubensee (as discussed above)

STARTING PITCHING
SP Jose Rijo (R)
SP Aaron Harang (R)
SP Tom Browning (L)
SP Bronson Arroyo (R)
SP Pete Harnish (R, scrappy SP who anchored the Reds' staff during some lean years, and whom I thus remember fondly)

BULLPEN
CL Jeff Shaw (R)
RP Nasty Boy #1 (Norm Charleton, L; also a spot/emergency starter)
RP Nasty Boy #2 (Rob Dibble, R)
RP Nasty Boy #3 (Randy Myers, L)
RP John Franco (L)
RP Jeff Brantley (R)
LONG Scott Sullivan (R, was on some of those staffs with Harnish and also defined hard-nosed "scrappiness," perennial 100 IP out of the pen, my kind of guy)

MANAGER: Davey Johnson
ON THE RADIO: Marty and Joe
IN MY HAND: Miller High Life

jmac
04-10-2009, 05:14 PM
Pete Rose 3b
Eric Davis..cf
Dave Parker....rf
George Foster....lf
Johnny Bench....c
Nick Esasky....1b
Dave Concepcion...ss
Oester...2nd


I am picking Oester because I dont remember Morgan's days with the Reds as much. I rmember just enough of Rose.
Foster was always my fav Red and I loved to watch Parker hit.
Same with Esasky as far as power threat.
ED was something special.

Donder
04-10-2009, 05:40 PM
Born in '81, but I'm going to stick to players I actually remember watching.

1. Barry Larkin SS
2. Eric Davis CF
3. Ken Griffey Jr. RF
4. Kevin Mitchell LF
5. Joey Votto 1B
6. Chris Sabo 3B
7. Bret Boone 2B
8. Benito Santiago C
9. Tom Browning P

Captain Hook
04-10-2009, 05:44 PM
1b Adam Dunn
2b Brett Boone
SS Larkin
3B Pete Rose
C Taubensee
LF Greg Vaughn
CF Eric Davis
RF Josh Hamilton
SP Jose Rijo

Post 1984 when I was 10 and can't remember too much before that.

Nosirrah
04-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Born in 1973.

I'd take my chances with this lineup against almost any other "best of" team during my lifetime...

Starting Lineup:
2B Joe Morgan
3B Pete Rose
SS Barry Larkin
LF Adam Dunn
C Johnny Bench
RF Josh Hamilton
CF Eric Davis
1B Tony Perez

Bench:
1B Sean Casey
OF George Foster
OF Ken Griffey, Jr
SS Davey Concepcion
C Benito Santiago
2B Brandon Phillips

Rotation:
Jose Rijo
Mario Soto
Tom Browning
Tom Seaver
Danny Jackson from 1988
(Jack Armstrong from the 1st half of 1990)

Pen:
Scott Williamson
Scott Sullivan
Jeff Brantley
Jeff Shaw
Rob Dibble
John Franco

Ghosts of 1990
04-10-2009, 06:12 PM
I don't like doing these because it seems everyone has the same answers. For instance, no one would put Bip Roberts in there over Joe Morgan. Except me of course :)

Kingspoint
04-10-2009, 06:34 PM
CF-Eric Davis
SS-Barry Larkin
2B-Joe Morgan
LF-Frank Robinson
C-Johnny Bench
1B-Tony Perez
3B-Pete Rose
RF-Ken Griffey, Jr. or Sr.

improbus
04-10-2009, 07:54 PM
I'm going to give you my lineup, only with a twist. I'm taking the guys with the best names (and I'm not counting nicknames)

1B Nick Esasky (or Brooks Kieschnick)
2B Rick Wrona (or Danny Richar)
SS Freddie Benavides (or William Bergolla)
3B Wayne Krenchicki (or EE)
LF Max Venable (or Tony Tarasco)
CF Cesar Cedeno (or Rolando Roomes or Quinton McCracken)
RF Buck Coats (or Steve Gibralter or Ron Roenicke)
C Dann Bilardello (or Sal Butera)

Some real classics there...

BlastFurnace
04-10-2009, 08:04 PM
I'm going to give you my lineup, only with a twist. I'm taking the guys with the best names (and I'm not counting nicknames)

1B Nick Esasky (or Brooks Kieschnick)
2B Rick Wrona (or Danny Richar)
SS Freddie Benavides (or William Bergolla)
3B Wayne Krenchicki (or EE)
LF Max Venable (or Tony Tarasco)
CF Cesar Cedeno (or Rolando Roomes or Quinton McCracken)
RF Buck Coats (or Steve Gibralter or Ron Roenicke)
C Dann Bilardello (or Sal Butera)

Some real classics there...

What...no place for Paul Householder?

BlastFurnace
04-10-2009, 08:13 PM
Moved to Centerville in 1977...but followed the Reds since 1975.

3B: Rose
SS: Larkin
2B: Morgan
C: Bench
CF: Davis
LF: Foster
RF: Griffey Jr.
1B: Perez

P: Seaver
P: Soto
P: Harang
P: Rijo
P: Browning

LHRP: Myers
RHRP: Dibble

MGR: Anderson

Chris Sabowned
04-10-2009, 08:43 PM
Here's my 25 man roster. I was born in 87 so I made the team from about 1993 on. I added the stipulation to my roster that the player had to have more than one year on the Reds; sorry Josh Hamilton and Greg Vaughn. Also I did not put Volquez, Votto, or Bruce on as they have played only one full season.


1. Barry Larkin - SS
2. Brandon Phillips - 2B
3. Ken Griffey Jr. - CF
4. Sean Casey - 1B
5. Adam Dunn - LF
6. Reggie Sanders- RF
7. Chris Sabo - 3B
8. Eddie Taubensee - C

Bench:
Hal Morris - 1B
Bret Boone - 2B
Ron Gant. - OF
Deion Sanders - OF
Jason LaRue - C

Rotation:
Jose Rijo
Aaron Harang
Bronson Arroyo
Pete Schourek
Paul Wilson

Bullpen:
CL - Jeff Brantley
SU - Jeff Shaw
MR - Scott Williamson
MR - Scott Sullivan
MR - Jared Burton
MR - David Weathers
MR - Gabe White

Captain Hook
04-10-2009, 09:21 PM
[QUOTE=Chris Sabowned;1833332] I added the stipulation to my roster that the player had to have more than one year on the Reds; sorry Josh Hamilton and Greg Vaughn.

Thought about this with my dream team but.

In the case of Vaughn I just felt that the 1 year he was with the team was a great season.It was for all of us the last truly great season that the Reds have had and I for one still have vivid memories from that year.Vaughn was without a doubt the leader of that team and also put up some really good numbers.

In the case of Hamilton he also had a good year.More than anything though he was by far the best story in baseball that year.Not to mention he could end up being arguably the most talented Reds player to play CF ever.Hamilton could go on to be a Hall of Famer and I think that the Reds will always be remembered as the team that gave him his chance.Not to mention it also was the only other year that the Reds made a playoff push in recent memory other then the year Vaughn was with the team.

Redlegs212
04-10-2009, 09:35 PM
Born in '92 so im a youngin..

C - Jason LaRue (best C i can think of)
1B - Sean Casey
2B - Pokey Reese
SS - Barry Larkin
3B - Edwin Encarnacion (love him or hate him, i love him)
LF - Eric Davis
CF - Mike Cameron
RF - Ken Griffey Jr
SP - Aaron Harang
CP - Danny Graves

Reese
Larkin
Casey
Griffey
Encarnacion
Davis
Cameron
Larue
Harang

:ede:

DavidMemphis
04-10-2009, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the shout-out and the thread Eric the Red! Ya know, as soon as i hit 'post' i realized that it absolutely nothing to do with the thread. Ah well, im just a rook here. . . i'll learn the ropes. Been a fan since the late 70's. . . so here ya go (and again, thanx for the thread Eric the Red):

3B - Pete Rose (as a player, an all-time fave)
2B - Joe Morgan
CF - Ken Griffey, Jr
LF - Eric Davis
1B - Tony Perez
C - Johnny Bench
RF - George Foster
SS - Barry Larkin
P - Tom Seaver

It was very hard not to include Josh Hamilton on this list as, when he arrived here (and what followed), he was my absolute favorite player on the team - hated, HATED to see him go. But, if Volquez turns out to be as special as he seems, it's worth it (not to mention Josh's time here was simply too short to be considered for such a team). Second stringers bench would consist of:

OF - Josh Hamilton
OF - Paul O'Neill
OF - Jay Bruce
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Brandon Phillips
SS - Dave Concepcion
3B - Chris Sabo
C - Joe Oliver

Pitchers: The ol' lefthander; Jose Rijo; Mario Soto; Tom Browning; the Nasty Boys

gedred69
04-10-2009, 11:37 PM
Okay, I'm obviously older than the rest on this thread, but here goes....
C-Bench
1B-Perez
2B-Morgan
SS- Torn between Concepcion and Larkin
3B-Gotta' put Pete somewhere
LF-Frank Robinson
CF-Vada Pinson
RF-Hmmm, Griffey Sr., or maybe Wally Post(God he hit some HRs that made it to orbit)

SP-Mario Soto (he was incredible even on the absolute worst teams in the Reds History. or Maloney (mega-heat).
Set-up-Charlton.
Closer-Brosnan, Eastwick, or Brantley.

Roush's socks
04-11-2009, 01:45 AM
Since 1971-

1B- Tony Perez
2B- Joe Morgan
SS- Barry larkin
3B- Pete Rose
LF- George Foster
CF- Eric Davis
RF- Dave Parker
C- Johnny Bench

P- Tom Seaver
RF- "Nasty Boys"

Bench- Dave Concepcion, Ken Griffey Sr.

That would be a monstrous lineup all 8 of the position players were really tough outs. Every one of them was a clutch hitter.

mroby85
04-13-2009, 03:09 PM
1-SS-Barry Larkin
2-2B-Brandon Phillips
3-CF- Ken Griffey Jr
4-RF-Josh Hamilton
5-1B-Joey Votto
6-LF-Greg Vaughn
7-3B-Aaron Boone
8-C-none really noteworthy, guess i'd go with Santiago or Hernandez.

Kingspoint
04-13-2009, 03:14 PM
Okay, I'm obviously older than the rest on this thread, but here goes....
C-Bench
1B-Perez
2B-Morgan
SS- Torn between Concepcion and Larkin
3B-Gotta' put Pete somewhere
LF-Frank Robinson
CF-Vada Pinson
RF-Hmmm, Griffey Sr., or maybe Wally Post(God he hit some HRs that made it to orbit)

SP-Mario Soto (he was incredible even on the absolute worst teams in the Reds History. or Maloney (mega-heat).
Set-up-Charlton.
Closer-Brosnan, Eastwick, or Brantley.

No Eric Davis? He played Center better than Pinson. Put Pinson in RF.

will5979
04-13-2009, 07:09 PM
Born in 79, Rose went on to the Phillies and I don't want the 84-86 Rose on my team!

C Johnny Bench
1B Dave Parker
2B Joe Morgan
SS Barry Larkin
3B Chris Sabo
LF Adam Dunn
CF Eric Davis
RF Paul O'Neill

Manager-Davey Johnson

SP-Jose Rijo
RP-Randy Myers

Kingspoint
04-13-2009, 07:16 PM
Born in '92 so im a youngin..

C - Jason LaRue (best C i can think of)
1B - Sean Casey
2B - Pokey Reese
SS - Barry Larkin
3B - Edwin Encarnacion (love him or hate him, i love him)
LF - Eric Davis
CF - Mike Cameron
RF - Ken Griffey Jr
SP - Aaron Harang
CP - Danny Graves

Reese
Larkin
Casey
Griffey
Encarnacion
Davis
Cameron
Larue
Harang

:ede:


Redlegs212, Welcome, and the next 8 years are for you.

stripedwarrior
04-13-2009, 08:08 PM
Born in 70, became truly aware of the Reds in 75/76, from what I remember.

3B - Rose....................SP1 - Soto
SS - Larkin..................SP2 - Seaver
2B - Morgan.................SP3 - Rijo
CF - Davis...................SP4 - Harang
1B - Perez...................SP5 - Volquez
C - Bench
LF - Foster
RF - O'Neill

Bench:
Concepcion
Hatcher - might need someone to bat .750 in the WS
Griffey, Sr.
Griffey, Jr. - would start in RF if not for injuries
Hannigan - I think he has potential, otherwise, it's one of Diaz/LaRue/Taubansee
Knight - only as a player.

Bullpen:
Scott Sullivan
John Franco
Jeff Shaw
Pedro Borbon
Norm Charlton
Rawly Eastwick

Don't know if I need that many in the bullpen. Could potentially go with 4 or 5. In which case Sullivan is the first to go then Shaw.
Players to then add to the bench would be Oester and Casey

JBChance
04-14-2009, 12:22 AM
Born in 70, became truly aware of the Reds in 75/76, from what I remember.

3B - Rose....................SP1 - Soto
SS - Larkin..................SP2 - Seaver
2B - Morgan.................SP3 - Rijo
CF - Davis...................SP4 - Harang
1B - Perez...................SP5 - Volquez
C - Bench
LF - Foster
RF - O'Neill

Bench:
Concepcion
Hatcher - might need someone to bat .750 in the WS
Griffey, Sr.
Griffey, Jr. - would start in RF if not for injuries
Hannigan - I think he has potential, otherwise, it's one of Diaz/LaRue/Taubansee
Knight - only as a player.

Bullpen:
Scott Sullivan
John Franco
Jeff Shaw
Pedro Borbon
Norm Charlton
Rawly Eastwick

Don't know if I need that many in the bullpen. Could potentially go with 4 or 5. In which case Sullivan is the first to go then Shaw.
Players to then add to the bench would be Oester and Casey

Born in '70, like you, my picks would be similar except:

- Dave Parker instead of O'Neil
- Put O'Neil on the bench over Griffey Jr.
- Taubensee over Hannigan. If it was a dream, I wouldn't have a second catcher. But I guess you would need one.
- Sabo over Knight (always had a soft spot for Spuds)
- How can you not have Dibble over Franco?
- Browning 4th in the rotation over Volquez. Edinson has a lot more pitching to do until I put him on a list like this.

stripedwarrior
04-14-2009, 08:43 AM
Born in '70, like you, my picks would be similar except:

- Dave Parker instead of O'Neil
- Put O'Neil on the bench over Griffey Jr.
- Taubensee over Hannigan. If it was a dream, I wouldn't have a second catcher. But I guess you would need one.
- Sabo over Knight (always had a soft spot for Spuds)
- How can you not have Dibble over Franco?
- Browning 4th in the rotation over Volquez. Edinson has a lot more pitching to do until I put him on a list like this.

Concerning:
Parker/O'Neil/Jr. - Jr. did have a couple good years. Parker was OK, but might have been better with a better team around him. I always liked O'Neil, and nearly cried out loud when they traded him.

I always thought Sabo was overhyped. Call it the Pete Rose factor. Freel fell into this as well. Don't get me wrong, Freel isn't on Sabo's level. I actually liked him, and was a fan of his. Just think Knight is only remembered as a manager/coach.

Went with Franco because of his stats, and he is LHP.

I see Browning as a good pitcher. Great rookie season, then he was largely a .500 pitcher. Based on the body of work that I have seen, Volquez may very well belong in this group. Now time will tell if last year was a fluke, but I think he can be very good.

flash
04-14-2009, 06:22 PM
Born in 57
RF Robinson
CF Pinson
RF Foster
3B Rose
SS Larkin
2B Morgan
1B Perez
C Bench

OF Reserve Davis
IF Reserve Concepcion
C Reserve Edwards
RH Bat May
LH Bat Griffey JR. or SR

Rotation
RH Maloney
LH Gullet
RH Nolan
LH Browning
RH Billingham

Long Relief
RH Harang
LH Nuxhall

Relievers
Carroll
Charlton
Dibble
Myers
Hume

Manager Anderson
Coaches
Hutchinson
Big KLU
Sheppard
McNamara

gedred69
04-14-2009, 08:11 PM
No Eric Davis? He played Center better than Pinson. Put Pinson in RF.

Went for longevity, durability, BA. Plenty of power on my team to knock him in. Pinson played day in day out for 15+ seasons, several 200+ Hit seasons. Crashed those old concrete walls got up and kept playing. Davis would be a good second choice.

Bumstead
04-15-2009, 10:03 AM
Nice Thread. Here is my lineup. Maybe not the best players but certainly my favorites when they played:

3B Pete Rose
SS Barry Larkin
CF Eric "The Red" Davis (I actually tried to convince my wife to name our son Eric The Red, or Eric Davis; she didn't think it was a good idea for some reason)
LF George Foster
RF Ken Griffey Jr.
1B Danny Driessen
C Joe Oliver
2B Ron Oester
P Mario Soto

This leaves out some guys, but I really liked these players. My 4 favorite players of all-time are on this list (Eric Davis, Pete Rose, George Foster and Junior). Nice post, it was nice thinking back and remembering all the former Reds' players.

Bum

leakbrewergator
04-15-2009, 10:57 AM
I'm younger (Born in '84), so my list will omit some of the legends. But here's mine anyway.

C-Joe Oliver
1B-Sean Casey
2B-Pokey Reese
3B-Chris Sabo
SS-Barry Larkin
OF-Ken Griffey, Jr.
OF-Eric Davis
OF-Paul O'Neill
SP-Jose Rijo