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ruREaDy2
06-05-2011, 05:00 PM
I've put together a collection of the best Reds players from the previous decade in my latest blog post....below is the link. If you've got a minute check it out and tell me what you think! Do you think it's spot on or did I leave someone off?

http://theredlegsreview.blogspot.com/2011/06/reds-all-decade-team-2000s.html

Vottomatic
06-05-2011, 06:04 PM
My comments have nothing to do with your reporting. Good job.

But that just shows me how pathetic the Reds were for that decade. Seriously.

texasdave
06-05-2011, 06:07 PM
Good job on the list. You didn't have much to work with. :beerme:

BluegrassRedleg
06-05-2011, 06:18 PM
Paul Wilson and Elmer Dessens... tells you everything you need to know about the Reds in that decade. :(

ruREaDy2
06-05-2011, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, I really do appreciate it.

Yea, y'all are right on the money about not having much to work with....especially with the pitching staff. I didn't really realize how woeful some of our pitchers were during the 2000's.

I will say that we were blessed with some decent offensive players during the decade. Hopefully when we look back on the 10's one day we'll have more quality players to choose from (namely, the pitchers). :thumbup:

bshall2105
06-05-2011, 08:13 PM
Where is Jose Acevedo!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Lockdwn11
06-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Mine would look a little different.

C Ramon Hernandez
1b Joey Votto
2b Brandon Phillips
SS Barry Larkin
3b Scott Rolen
RF Jay Bruce
CF Josh Hamilton
LF Adam Dunn
Bench
Ken Griffey Jr
Sean Casey
Aaron Boone
Dmitri Young
Pokey Reese

Starters
Bronson Arroyo
Aaron Harang
Ryan Demster
Johnny Cueto
Paul Wilson

Bullpen
Francisco Cordero
David Weathers
Bill Bray
Scott Williamson
Dennys Reyes
Nick Masset
Danny Graves

ruREaDy2
06-06-2011, 08:56 AM
Where is Jose Acevedo!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Acevedo was 16-21 with a 5.59 ERA in four seasons with the Reds ('01-'04). He was one I considered until I got to looking more closely at his numbers. ;)

will5979
06-06-2011, 09:00 AM
Sean Casey over Joey Votto 07-09?

Dude Sean Casey was a slow fat, over-happy, annoying player with inflated stats that never hit in the clutch (except 1999). He was a 1 year wonder.

ruREaDy2
06-06-2011, 09:08 AM
Lockdown11,

Can't argue with that list, a lot of solid players on there. However, keep in mind that Hamilton only played one season with the Reds ('07) and during that season appeared in just 90 games. He did post a .292 average with 19 longballs and 47 RBI's though.

I even considered Ryan Dempster who's recent success with the Cubs overshadowed his lackluster stats while he was in Cincy. In two years with the Redlegs ('02-'03) he posted an 8-12 record with a whopping 6.39 ERA in 35 starts.

Lastly, with respect to Ramon Hernandez I absolutely love the guy. He's clutch, he's solid both offensively and defensively, and he provides great leadership. With that said Ramon only played one year with Cincinnati in the decade ('09) where he saw action in 81 ball games posting a modest .258 average with 5 dingers and 37 runs driven in.

And Griffey Jr. on the bench? :confused: I know the guy didn't live up to his potential here in Cincy, but he did post some rather impressive numbers during his tenure here.

Again, thanks for the feedback though! It's fun talking about Reds history with you guys.

ruREaDy2
06-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Sean Casey over Joey Votto 07-09?

Dude Sean Casey was a slow fat, over-happy, annoying player with inflated stats that never hit in the clutch (except 1999). He was a 1 year wonder.

If you go by purely who's the better player, than yes Votto gets the nod. But since I had to objectively choose the list in someway I thought productivity and length of service to the team would be good measurements to go by.

will5979
06-06-2011, 10:14 AM
This would be mine...

1B 2009 Joey Votto 25 HRs 84 RBIs
2B 2007 Brandon Phillips 30 HRs 94 RBIs
3B 2003 Aaron Boone 24 HRs 96 RBIs
SS 2005 Felipe Lopez 23 HRs 85 RBIs
LF 2004 Adam Dunn 46 HRs 102 RBIs
CF 2000 KGJ 40 HRs 118 RBIs
RF 2000 Dmitri Young 18 HRs 88 RBIs
C 2006 David Ross 21 HRs 52 RBIs

Bench

Barry Larkin 2000
Jason LaRue 2005
Sean Casey 2004
Jay Bruce 2008
Austin Kearns 2006
Scott Rolen 2009

Pitching

2008 Edison Volquez 17-6
2007 Aaron Harang 16-6
2002 Jimmy Haynes 15-10
2006 Bronson Arroyo 14-11
2009 Johnny Cueto 11-11

Bullpen

2000 Danny Graves 10-5 30-Saves
2001 Scott Sullivan 7-1
2007 David Weathers 2-6 33-Saves
2009 Francisco Cordero 2-6 39-Saves
2009 Arthur Rhodes 1-1
2009 Nick Masset 5-1

bshall2105
06-06-2011, 05:03 PM
Acevedo was 16-21 with a 5.59 ERA in four seasons with the Reds ('01-'04). He was one I considered until I got to looking more closely at his numbers. ;)

I was joking, he's probably my least favorite player of the decade.

bounty37h
06-06-2011, 05:15 PM
I was joking, he's probably my least favorite player of the decade.

You know, that would almost be more fun/appropriate for this time period, your most disliked Reds team of 00-09...

ruREaDy2
06-06-2011, 06:21 PM
I was joking, he's probably my least favorite player of the decade.

Oh ok I gotcha. :thumbup: