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Redsfan320
11-21-2010, 01:36 PM
That were all on the same team at the same time. Just curious. What's yours?

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camisadelgolf
11-21-2010, 01:40 PM
In recent memory, Michael Saunders, Franklin Gutierrez, and Ichiro come to mind.

RedsManRick
11-21-2010, 01:59 PM
The Mariners one came to mind for me as well. The Twins and Braves both had some really good OFs around 2000 and the Mets have had some recently. The Rays OF in 2009 was pretty ridiculous too

GADawg
11-21-2010, 02:33 PM
when I was growing up the trio of Andre Dawson, Ellis Valentine, and Warren Cromartie had the potential to be the best OF of all-time...didn't exactly work out but they weren't bad

RedsManRick
11-21-2010, 02:39 PM
To your inferred point, Rf, if the Reds played Heisey everyday in left, that would be the best defensive OF in baseball.

traderumor
11-21-2010, 03:23 PM
To you inferred point, Rf, if the Reds played Heisey everyday in left, that would be the best defensive OF in baseball.Nah, heck, the RFer isn't even GG material ;)

Scrap Irony
11-22-2010, 11:59 AM
To your inferred point, Rf, if the Reds played Heisey everyday in left, that would be the best defensive OF in baseball.

Better than the Mariners?

klw
11-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Did the Reds ever run out?
7 Dunn
8 Wily Mo
9 Jr

George Anderson
11-22-2010, 12:56 PM
The Red Sox Outfield in the mid 70's of Dwight Evans, Fred Lynn and Yaz was pretty good.

camisadelgolf
11-22-2010, 01:25 PM
Did the Reds ever run out?
7 Dunn
8 Wily Mo
9 Jr
Yeah, twice, I believe. Once by Dave Miley, and once by Jerry Narron. Both games were wins.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN200506090.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN200506220.shtml

George Anderson
11-22-2010, 02:00 PM
Duffy Lewis ..Tris Speaker..Harry Hooper

westofyou
11-22-2010, 02:09 PM
1984 Padres was pretty good

Gywnn
McReynolds
Carmelo Martinez

Dan
11-22-2010, 02:20 PM
1984 Padres was pretty good

Gywnn
McReynolds
Carmelo Martinez

How about the 87-88 Mets with:

Strawberry
Dykstra
McReynolds

Jpup
11-22-2010, 06:40 PM
My guess is that it included Mays.

mth123
11-22-2010, 07:39 PM
My guess is that it included Mays.

Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays and Ken Henderson was pretty good but Mays was aging by then.

How about Reggie Sanders, Andruw Jones and Brian Jordan?

I might go with Rickey Henderson, Dwayne Murphy and Tony Armas.

Hap
11-22-2010, 08:48 PM
The 2003 Seattle Mariners (http://http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/2003.shtml) had Randy Winn, Mike Cameron, and Ichiro.

dabvu2498
11-22-2010, 09:01 PM
Vince Coleman-Willie McGee-Andy VanSlyke was pretty soild.

westofyou
11-22-2010, 10:31 PM
Vince Coleman-Willie McGee-Andy VanSlyke was pretty soild.

Notch below, VanSlyke, Bonds & Bonilla perhaps?

There's always a stiff in the trio, McBride, Matthews... Luzinski.

Teams are always looking for the 3rd, like the Expos in the early 80's

Dawson, Valentine, Cromarti

Dawson, Valentine, Leflore

Dawson, Valentine, Wallach

westofyou
11-22-2010, 10:32 PM
I might go with Rickey Henderson, Dwayne Murphy and Tony Armas.

I lived in the Bay Area then, for 2 years they were something else.

Big Klu
11-22-2010, 11:19 PM
A couple of OF's I would like to add to the discussion:

1983 Blue Jays: Barry Bonnell, Lloyd Moseby, and Jesse Barfield

Our very own 1990 Reds: Billy Hatcher, Eric Davis, and Paul O'Neill

mth123
11-23-2010, 01:44 AM
A couple of OF's I would like to add to the discussion:

1983 Blue Jays: Barry Bonnell, Lloyd Moseby, and Jesse Barfield

Our very own 1990 Reds: Billy Hatcher, Eric Davis, and Paul O'Neill

1990 Reds has to be up there. As for the Jay's, 1995

Joe Carter, Devon White, Shawn Green.

blumj
11-23-2010, 09:29 AM
Notch below, VanSlyke, Bonds & Bonilla perhaps?

There's always a stiff in the trio, McBride, Matthews... Luzinski.

Teams are always looking for the 3rd, like the Expos in the early 80's

Dawson, Valentine, Cromarti

Dawson, Valentine, Leflore

Dawson, Valentine, Wallach
My guess is, if we could actually determine the true best defensive OF of all time, it was probably 3 guys we never heard of, because they didn't stick over all being stiffs at the plate.

westofyou
11-23-2010, 09:47 AM
My guess is, if we could actually determine the true best defensive OF of all time, it was probably 3 guys we never heard of, because they didn't stick over all being stiffs like at the plate.

There's a good chance they played for a manager like McKetchnie in a pasture like Crosley, in the late 30's The Reds had Harry Craft, Wally Berger and Ival Goodman, one was older and an ex CF (Berger) another was all glove (Craft) and Goodman was in his prime and had a good glove as well.

klw
11-23-2010, 10:07 AM
Did Houston have any teams in the Cedeno era that would be worthy or the late 70's Pirates when Parker could still move and had that gun and the Omar Moreno stole all those bases- how was Al Oliver as a LF?