Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Sheesh. I hate giving the center field job to a 32 year old with a career .696 OPS. IMO Chris Dickerson should be called up to see how he handles major league pitching. Hairston should not be counted on to sustain his current success. He's not the solution in CF. Call up Dickerson and let him have the job.
I don't know. Dickerson is not exactly setting the world on fire in Louisville. He's sort of like Adam Dunn without the power. He's struck out well over 100 times in three seasons in the minors. He has a good OBP, but not a good RBI man (his high was 48 in Chatanooga in 2006). I don't see him as a regular player in the near future. The Reds need to get a genuine centerfielder through free agency or else it's going to be like it always has been. Freel until he cools off, then Hairston and finally Hopper. That woud be a tragedy.