Re: If Corey Patterson is the OD starting centerfielder-It will be a crying shame!
Originally Posted by NDReds9
It does not matter one single bit.
Dusty - F'ckn - Baker made up his mind that Corey F. Patterson would be the Reds' CF the day he was signed.
WHAT CAN PATTERSON DO THAT HOPPER CAN'T?
Steal 40 bases? What else?
Hit from the left side of the plate ?
Hit a HR every now and then (more than once a season)?
Have a SLG higher than his OBP?
Look, I'm no fan of Patterson - based on his previous history - but I'm DEFINITELY not more of a fan of Hopper because of it. In fact, it might make me hate him more than I already did, because he'll likely be the RH complement to Patterson.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009