View Full Version : OT: WHAT IF?

06-23-2010, 10:20 PM
Every season I always have a thought. What if I could bring back any Reds player's season and put him on this current team who would I bring back? Often I try to pick a position that would fill a role desperately needed. I was wondering who you all would want to have and what season? For example I would take '95 Barry Larkin to play SS and leadoff. Or possibly a '99 Scott Sullivan or Danny Graves that would benefit out pen.

who would you take?

06-23-2010, 10:28 PM
I'd take Josh Hamilton and put him in center.

06-23-2010, 10:28 PM
Tom Seaver 1978 pitching
Ted Klu 1954 for the line up

Bill Slawski
06-24-2010, 01:41 AM
I could see the 1972 Johnny Bench batting fourth, with Votto, Phillips, and Bruce ahead of him in the lineup, and Rolen providing some protection behind him.

06-24-2010, 03:11 AM
1990 Jose Rijo.

06-24-2010, 04:17 AM
Ted Klezuski and Harvey Keane.

06-24-2010, 04:30 AM
1982 Mario Soto
1975 Joe Morgan (switch Phillips to short)

Manager - Sparky Anderson

06-24-2010, 06:54 AM
The Nasty Boys.

06-24-2010, 07:41 AM
Johnny Vander Meer.................for 2 games in June, 1938.

06-24-2010, 07:48 AM
I like this and here is whom I replace...

Johnny Bench-C 1972

Randy Myers-Closer 1990

Caveman Techie
06-24-2010, 07:58 AM
Johnny Vander Meer.................for 2 games in June, 1938.


06-24-2010, 08:42 AM
Vada Pinson any year

Biff Pocoroba
06-24-2010, 08:44 AM
Pete Rose - 1973 - won the batting title with a .338 average. How much better would our offense be if we could get 230 hits out of the lead-off spot? As far as position, I guess you'd pencil him in at 2B and move Phillips to short.

Trace's Daddy
06-24-2010, 09:17 AM
1990 Nasty Boys

06-24-2010, 10:15 AM
1962 Bob Purkey.

06-24-2010, 02:14 PM
I'm only going by what I have seen, and I'm too young to have seen the best reds teams. But the single best offensive season I've seen by a Reds player was Kevin Mitchell in 1994. I just remember his home runs hit so damn hard that they would bounce off the facade below the green seats and rocket back toward the infield.

I can't imagine the numbers Mitchell from 1994 would put up in GABP. I could see a:

.350 average, .450 OBP, .720 sluggling line as a real possibility though. No joke.

He put up a .680 slugging pct. in 94 at Riverfront. With a .420 OBP for a 1.110 OPS.

06-24-2010, 02:25 PM
I would take josh hamilton THIS season.

No question about it.

Roush's socks
06-24-2010, 11:32 PM
I would put the 1969 Pete Rose in LF with his .428 OBP (in a pitcher's era) batting leadoff. Rose wanted to win so bad, he would do anything.
At pitcher probably 1978 Tom Seaver.