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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

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    How in the world would he help? He would blow out the bullpen arms with his style of usage. He was a players manager as well.

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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    Johnny Bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    How in the world would he help? He would blow out the bullpen arms with his style of usage. He was a players manager as well.
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    Jose Rijo?

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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    If we're being honest, we'd replace everyone of our current starting eight with a former Reds great, with the exception of Joey Votto, who isn't exactly on fire himself lately. The current team has a lot of talent, but I don't see any certain HOF-caliber talent.
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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    I think Bench would be the biggest upgrade (our catchers doesn´t contribute offensively)

    second would be Larkin I think.. someone who can hit in the #2 spot and an upgrade over cozart

    3rd would be someone for lf/cf or 3rd base

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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    Hard not to go with the 1970 Johnny Bench. Awesome defense and huge RH power.

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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Hard not to go with the 1970 Johnny Bench. Awesome defense and huge RH power.
    Plus he was one of the greatest catchers of all time. Catcher is the position where it is most difficult to find a combination of great defense and offense. I imagine he'd be an even bigger plus because he could DH during interleague games when he needs a rest.
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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    I would go:

    1) Johnny Bench at C
    2) George Foster in LF

    I loved Larkin, but I don't think Cozart is too much of a liability as long as he's hitting in the 8th spot in the order.
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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    1982-83 Mario Soto. Of course, half the people on here would say he has to go to the pen because he only throws 2 pitches.

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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    Replace our entire left side:
    Pete at 3b
    Larkin at SS
    Foster in LF

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    1970 Tony Perez. Those #'s would look nice at 3B.
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