Re: Reds All-Time Outfield
Only three is pretty tough.
Using very simple logic.
1. All-Time Hit Leader with Top 5 listings on a ton of all time Record Books.
2. Hall of Fame RF who had most (not all) of his best years with the Reds and has over 500 Career HR.
3. Old-Time Red who was regarded as the greatest red of all prior to the 70's who had the lions share if his HOF career in a Reds uniform.
Others are tempting but just don't have the credentials as a Red that those three guys do.
Vada Pinson would be my 4th choice followed by George Foster.
Eric Davis had too short a career as a top player. Dave Parker didn't play enough years with the Reds. Ken Griffey Jr hasn't been anything resembling an all-time player during his Cincinnati stint.
An interesting one is Ival Goodman. He was a 5 tool player before anyone had heard of such a thing. Unfortunately just as his power game was emerging, an injury derailed his career. In 1938 he was leading the league in HR at the All Star break. During the All Star game he collided with the bricks in Wrigley Field, permanently injuring his shoulder and hampering his power stroke. He was mostly a singles hitter after that and faded too quickly. One has to wonder what current medicine might have been able to do for him.
Adam Dunn has a chance to put a lot of numbers on the board before he's done. If he keeps going even at 2006 levels, it would be hard to keep his eventual HR, Run and RBI numbers off the team no matter how many times he K's or what his defense may be.
The rest don't measure up.
Its Rose LF, Roush CF, Robinson RF.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 03-16-2007 at 12:32 PM.