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

    Hall of Famer Bid McPhee. Simply because I would love to see someone play defense without a glove.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Hall of Famer Bid McPhee. Simply because I would love to see someone play defense without a glove.
    The Reds could sign Chip to do that.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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

    Mr. Bench, Mr. Frank Robinson, Mr. Larkin, Mr. Kluszewski (Klu would make Votto look like Wilson Valdez, and I like Votto, but Klu hit for average and power and K'd less times than he walked, around 35-40 per SEASON).......we need more than 1.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    Hands down, I'd take the 1977 version of George Foster. Those 52 HR's and 149 RBI's and that 1.013 OPS would look good right now.
    This.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Hall of Famer Bid McPhee. Simply because I would love to see someone play defense without a glove.
    I haven't seen that but it HAS to be better than someone playing defense without sliding.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Mr. Bench, Mr. Frank Robinson, Mr. Larkin, Mr. Kluszewski (Klu would make Votto look like Wilson Valdez, and I like Votto, but Klu hit for average and power and K'd less times than he walked, around 35-40 per SEASON).......we need more than 1.

    votto .317/.418/.549/.966 - ops+155
    klu .298/.353/.498/.850 - ops+123

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    votto .317/.418/.549/.966 - ops+155
    klu .298/.353/.498/.850 - ops+123
    Granted, I am looking how Votto has been recently...he is hitting a quiet .320 with few RBI's for a #3 hitter.
    Understandable considering how the rest of the offense has been.
    I am just amazed that Klu K'd so few times for being a power hitter.

    The game has definitely changed, and not necessarily for the better.
    Every team is carrying players today that would have never made the majors
    30 or 40 years ago.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    Either Bench or Foster
    Bench OPS+ 1972 166. Foster OPS+ 1977 165. Bench plays catcher where Ryan and Devin are sucking wind. Foster plays LF where Paul and Robinson have been useful/passable.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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

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    Relax, it was a joke.
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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    Scott Sullivan, Danny Graves and Scott Williamson crica 1999 with a Stan Belinda and Jeff Shaw circa 1996 thrown in. You would only ned these 5 in your bullpen with a 5 man starting staff. Old school relievers throwing 90-100 innings.... bench help for a putrid bench. Bring in Andy Kosco circa 1973 and Mike Lum circa 1978 and there is you bench help. Championship.

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

    There is no other answer besides 1977-78 era George Foster in LF IMO, although I'd gladly take a 1994 Kevin Mitchell or 1995 Ron Gant.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    1970 Tony Perez. Those #'s would look nice at 3B.
    Tony had a monster year in 1970, and Joe Poz thinks he had a better offensive year than Johnny:

    What's interesting is that in 1970, Tony Perez had a decidedly better offensive year than Bench -- higher average, much higher on-base percentage, slightly higher slugging percentage. But Bench, of course, was a miraculous defensive catcher. Miraculous was really the word they used then. Nobody had seen a catcher quite like him -- with that arm and that athleticism and all of it.
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    Re: Which former Reds great would you bring back to help this 2013 team?

    Could Joe Morgan play short?
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Could Joe Morgan play short?
    No.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS


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