This was all too much for me to read in one sitting, but I will do it later!
I did, however, look at your thoughts regarding my favorites ("old" and new):
- LaRue/Corky - agree; I think they will be a really good tandem
- Casey - sorry; I still love him. He may not be the best but I don't think he hurts the team on the field. I also think he adds tons to the clubhouse, community, and fans.
- Dunn - oh yeah (he'll kick it in soon, of that I have no doubt); my current favorite.
- Kearns - hope the injuries are flukes and now history because he's an all-star when healthy.
- Jimenez - great hitter; haven't really noticed that his glove is "poor". I think he and the Reds are a good fit.
- Branyan - would rather see him at third (perhaps the instructional league would be a nice fit during the off season?).
- Freel - absolutely love this guy! Saw him for the first time in person today. Way gutsy; plays all out; and can he ever get to a ball in the outfield! This guy is flat out fast. I'd like to see him play every day, somewhere.
- Griffey - contrary to most, I hope he's still with us and has a stellar year. The minute he's traded (if that's even possible), he'll have a breakout year. I can just feel it.
- Larkin - if he does retire, I at least hope they have a special day for him. He doesn't deserve to go out without a bang of some kind. He's earned his due when retirement day comes and he shouldn't just slip out the door unnoticed during the off season.
- Graves - IMHO, Danny won't be a starter next year. I'm not sure where he fits in but I like him.
- Reitsma - still prefer him as a starter.
I also really like Castro, Olmedo, Pina, Wagner, Harang, and hopefully, Claussen.
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn