Griffey, Davis need help for All-Time 9
Sluggers facing stiff competition to crack Reds outfield
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
09/16/09 12:15 AM ET
CINCINNATI -- It's an opportunity to fill out the ultimate Reds lineup card.
Eric Davis in an outfield with Frank Robinson and Pete Rose? It's possible.
More than 2.6 million votes have been cast since the Sept. 9, 2009, debut of the "All-Time 9s," a platform for fans to debate the greatest single-season performances for all 30 Major League franchises.
Running through Sept. 23, the voting marks the start of the MLB.com/Lineup Card campaign, a gathering place for the posting and never-ending discussion of the greatest past and present lineups.
Here's a look at how the Reds' closest races are shaping up:
Although specific vote totals were not revealed by MLB.com, Davis and Ken Griffey Jr. are currently on the outside looking in for the starting outfield. They have work to do to crack the George Foster, Rose and Robinson trio.
At second base, current Reds cleanup hitter Brandon Phillips is running a distant second to Hall of Famer Joe Morgan. At shortstop, Barry Larkin has a comfortable lead over Davey Concepcion.
And for starting pitcher, which accounts for only hitting statistics, Don Newcombe is leading Red Lucas and Bucky Walters. Newcombe has the lead by 2,500 votes.