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  • Shin Soo-Choo (re-signed with Hamilton in CF)

    35 51.47%
  • Ryan Ludwick (fully recovered from injury)

    28 41.18%
  • Donald Lutz (minor league breakout in 2013)

    4 5.88%
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Thread: Who Plays LF in 2014?

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crumbley View Post
    82 wins, too.
    I won't disagree with that either. I'm hoping for the best with Hamilton, but you just never know.
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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I think Choo will sign with a big market team. Maybe the Yankees. Hope I'm wrong.

    I'm expecting Ludwick in left next year. I think Hamilton will be on the big club, not sure he will be the starting CFer right out of the box. He will be soon.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Man, a lot of people think the Reds have a shot at bringing Choo back. I just can't see it. It will be Ludwick, fully healed or not (clearly he will be "healthy" but whether he is back to a normal expectation is another story).

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Man, a lot of people think the Reds have a shot at bringing Choo back. I just can't see it. It will be Ludwick, fully healed or not (clearly he will be "healthy" but whether he is back to a normal expectation is another story).
    The only way I see Choo coming back is if they either win, or get very close to winning, the World Series. RCast is just deliriously spending money to keep the team together at all cost. Billy Hamilton needs to be really, really good. I have faith he will be.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I love Choo, but whichever team signs his next deal will be taking on a huge risk - investing 40 -60MM in a guy on a the wrong side of 30. We could see his speed and defensive skills declining fairly quickly. Better to take the draft pick and be happy with having him play for the Reds at what could very well be his peak year. I'd rather see them just stick with Ludwick/Heisey/Lutz/Paul with Hamilton in CF and use the big money to extend Latos.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Anyone, but Heisey.
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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I am hoping Jocketty comes thru with some of his "sign'em to extension" magic like he pulled off in St Louis in regards to Choo.
    If Mez continues to improve, he may be ready in 14 to take over a more crucial hitting role on this team (middle order type) which would help offset a Ludwick shed.
    Then we would have Choo-Hamilton-Mez as fixtures with the Votto's/Bruce's etc.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I think some of us are underestimating the effect the Reds' clubhouse may have on Choo. After the walk-off today, Choo ran back to BP and hugged him for a LONG time celebrating the win. He already seems to fit in very well with the ball club, which is awesome to see. It really seems that Jocketty has not only constructed a talented team on the field, but potentially even a more talented team off the field. Im not saying Choo is going to take a 50% discount to stay with the team but rather we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the potential of the Reds re-signing him past 2013.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Would love too Choo come back --

    wow -- I bet I'm not the only one -- but this is not the Yankees' pot of gold so I just can't see it happening.
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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Nobody. Hamilton is fast enough to cover both center and left. The batting order might present a problem though. :O)

    Seriously, don't count out Heisey in this equation. We're expecting Hamilton to be ready...he very well might not be. Ludwick, Heisey, Bruce is something we may need to prepare for.
    If Hamilton isn't ready, the Reds will get a CF for one year just like they did with Choo. Absolutely no way they choose to start a season with Heisey as a starter.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I'd do everything humanly possible to sign Choo.

    He's Walt's Jim Edmonds for this franchise.
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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeet View Post
    I think some of us are underestimating the effect the Reds' clubhouse may have on Choo. After the walk-off today, Choo ran back to BP and hugged him for a LONG time celebrating the win. He already seems to fit in very well with the ball club, which is awesome to see. It really seems that Jocketty has not only constructed a talented team on the field, but potentially even a more talented team off the field. Im not saying Choo is going to take a 50% discount to stay with the team but rather we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the potential of the Reds re-signing him past 2013.

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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I'd love to see the team re-sign Choo, but I think I'd rather see them lock up Latos and Homer for the next five years. A Ludwick-Heisey-Bruce outfield (as the worst-case scenario if Hamilton tanks) could still be quite serviceable -- especially if Mesoraco and Frazier continue to develop and the pitching staff dominates as it has been recently.
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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    I would rather sign Homer ,but I don't foresee him or Choo in a Reds uniform next year.So I say Ludwick,with Paul in the mix.
    Last edited by wlf WV; 04-20-2013 at 11:22 PM.
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    Re: Who Plays LF in 2014?

    Quote Originally Posted by wlf WV View Post
    I would rather sign Homer ,but I don't foresee him or Choo in a Reds uniform next year.So I say Ludwick,with Paul in the mix.
    For the record, Bailey isn't a free agent until 2015. Are you suggesting he will get traded?
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