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malcontent
01-03-2011, 04:42 PM
That would make my off-season. I think this guy could make a real difference.

From ORG...

http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbbuzz/reds_showing_interest_in_free_agent_lewis/3897568

757690
01-03-2011, 04:46 PM
He'd make a nice platoon partner for Gomes. He can leadoff those games, has a high OBP against RHP and a little speed. Hope it's true.

Hondo
01-03-2011, 04:47 PM
He'd make a nice platoon partner for Gomes. He can leadoff those games, has a high OBP against RHP and a little speed. Hope it's true.

Would rather have Lewis than Pods but this is far from a Great off season addition... Great Bench acquisition...

But he will probably be the Opening day Left Fielder since Greinke will be the Brewers Opening Day Starter...

brm7675
01-03-2011, 05:09 PM
I think I just gagged in my mouth....:(

Brisco
01-03-2011, 05:39 PM
I think I just gagged in my mouth....:(

ummmm... Where else could one gag? :cool:

Alpha Zero
01-03-2011, 06:03 PM
This would be a solid move. Lewis and Stubbs could hit 1-2 against RHP, and Phillips and Stubbs could hit 1-2 against LHP. I think this would be a great, inexpensive stopgap assuming Lewis would accept a platoon role.

brm7675
01-03-2011, 06:40 PM
This would be a solid move. Lewis and Stubbs could hit 1-2 against RHP, and Phillips and Stubbs could hit 1-2 against LHP. I think this would be a great, inexpensive stopgap assuming Lewis would accept a platoon role.

where in his history does it show he can hit? Also where would he play?

Hondo
01-03-2011, 06:48 PM
where in his history does it show he can hit? Also where would he play?

I don't want any part of him being a Starter, bench yes... Guy can hit from the left side and has Doubles Pop and can swipe a bag, but personally I would rather Gomes and Heisey getting Left Field again over letting Lewis get starts but Dusty will Start Lewis because he will be like a Corey Patterson situation with Baker...

Jack Burton
01-03-2011, 06:50 PM
How is this guy better than what we currently have?

mroby85
01-03-2011, 06:56 PM
That would make my off-season. I think this guy could make a real difference.

From ORG...

http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbbuzz/reds_showing_interest_in_free_agent_lewis/3897568



I wish you were on the list of people I had to buy for, for Christmas, lol.

Hondo
01-03-2011, 07:01 PM
How is this guy better than what we currently have?

X infiniti

Quatitos
01-03-2011, 07:11 PM
where in his history does it show he can hit? Also where would he play?

Career lefty/righty splits

I Split PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
vs RHP as LHB 1216 1080 302 72 17 23 102 47 14 117 264 .280 .354 .442 .796
vs LHP as LHB 312 279 68 12 4 1 15 4 4 27 83 .244 .324 .326 .650


Nothing amazing, but a solid addition for a 5th outfielder. He has the majority of his playing time at left field so I would imagine he would be platooned with Gomes. I don't think Lewis would take too much time away from Heisey since Heisey is the main backup for both Bruce and Stubbs and got about 77% of his playing time in CF and RF last season.

Alpha Zero
01-03-2011, 07:46 PM
where in his history does it show he can hit? Also where would he play?

Lewis' .354 career OBP against RHP isn't too shabby. I'll take that over what the Reds have gotten from the lead off spot over the past few years. As long as Lewis is platooned in LF, he's a pretty good fit.

brm7675
01-03-2011, 07:47 PM
I don't want any part of him being a Starter, bench yes... Guy can hit from the left side and has Doubles Pop and can swipe a bag, but personally I would rather Gomes and Heisey getting Left Field again over letting Lewis get starts but Dusty will Start Lewis because he will be like a Corey Patterson situation with Baker...

BRM7675 has just passed out due to he can't believe he agrees with the above statement

Redsnake
01-03-2011, 08:06 PM
Great a guy closer to a .699 OPS than .799.
That's what we the Reds need, a weak hitting LF platoon player.

I hate to agree with brm7675, but give me Heisey over him 7 times a week.

Vottomatic
01-03-2011, 08:08 PM
Corey Patterson..........Willy Tavares............Fred Lewis..............the ongoing saga continues...........

mattfeet
01-03-2011, 08:16 PM
Corey Patterson..........Willy Tavares............Fred Lewis.............Jeremy Hermida.....the ongoing saga continues...........

fixed ;)

UPRedsFan
01-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Would you rather have Gomes flailing at strike 3 breaking balls against right handed pitchers all year? Or would you rather see Fransisco trying to chase down fly balls in left field?

We need someone who can hit right handed pitching and play decent defense in left field. Need Lewis or Pods as a 5th outfielder to play that role. I'll happily take a .350 OBP with speed in that role.

DocRed
01-04-2011, 12:56 PM
Let's face it guys Walt will not be able to get anyone better than guys like Lewis and Hermida with the salary handcuffs he has been placed in.

Old NDN
01-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Let's face it guys Walt will not be able to get anyone better than guys like Lewis and Hermida with the salary handcuffs he has been placed in.

True. But don't the Reds have a supposed surplus of pitching and some minor league talent (according to most RZ believers) to combine into some sort of trade package, to obtain something more useful than a Hermida or Lewis?

Hondo
01-04-2011, 03:19 PM
True. But don't the Reds have a supposed surplus of pitching and some minor league talent (according to most RZ believers) to combine into some sort of trade package, to obtain something more useful than a Hermida or Lewis?

There is honestly No reason for Lewis now that Hermida is signed...

The team needs to get a Starting SS

brm7675
01-04-2011, 03:20 PM
Would you rather have Gomes flailing at strike 3 breaking balls against right handed pitchers all year? Or would you rather see Fransisco trying to chase down fly balls in left field?

We need someone who can hit right handed pitching and play decent defense in left field. Need Lewis or Pods as a 5th outfielder to play that role. I'll happily take a .350 OBP with speed in that role.

His name....

CHRIS HEISEY...:thumbup:

brm7675
01-04-2011, 03:21 PM
There is honestly No reason for Lewis now that Hermida is signed...

The team needs to get a Starting SS

They do...his name...

(drum roll please...)

PAUL JANISH...

issued resolved...:thumbup:

Hondo
01-04-2011, 03:22 PM
They do...his name...

(drum roll please...)

PAUL JANISH...

issued resolved...:thumbup:

Are you having an affair with Janish?

brm7675
01-04-2011, 03:25 PM
Are you having an affair with Janish?

no, i just see that he is our best option at that position given the issues we have at 3rd and feel that whatever he lacks at the plate will be more then covered up by his great glove in the field.

BAKER12
01-07-2011, 01:19 AM
Pods wife is hotter, Lewis is a better baseball player.

Pony Boy
01-07-2011, 08:32 AM
Aren't Hermida and Heisey better options than Lewis?

Captain13
01-07-2011, 09:01 AM
Aren't Hermida and Heisey better options than Lewis?

I agree, and the proverbial "back of baseball card" statistics tell me that Lewis is NOT an upgrade over Jonny Gomes. I am glad Walt is our GM. If left to the collective braintrust of the SD, we would be bankrupt and terrible (see Baltimore Orioles of the last 20 years).

brm7675
01-07-2011, 10:52 AM
There is honestly No reason for Lewis now that Hermida is signed...

The team needs to get a Starting SS

they just got Edgar...come on what more do you want?

bounty37h
01-07-2011, 11:08 AM
Are you having an affair with Janish?

If they are, you may be able to see them from your room with Greinke ;)

Hondo
01-07-2011, 12:32 PM
If they are, you may be able to see them from your room with Greinke ;)

Nicely played.

wlf WV
01-07-2011, 12:55 PM
The worst case scenario is that these"vet' signings will impede the show casing and progress of our trading chips values.My main cocern with signings.If a guy gets hot enough in minors he will come up and get a shot(see Bailey) .I also don't see little value in the signings,except for insurance,which I hope they are. But make no mistake,most were signed with a promise of playing time ,including Lewis rumor.