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Thread: Time for Griffey to play 1B

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    Time for Griffey to play 1B

    I just think it's that time in his career to make the move. It's tough to do it now that the season has started and they won't, but I think he needs to start working on it and maybe get into some blowout game at 1B to get ready for next season.

    I love Griffey and hope he stays a Red, but he hurt himself shagging flyballs. We don't have a true 1B anyways and Freel could stay in CF. Play Aurilia at 2B and here's your line up.

    Freel
    Lopez
    Griffey
    Dunn
    Kearns
    EE
    Aurlia
    Valentine/LaRue

    Can we just say wow! That's a great line up.

    I am going on this idea as I have been told he was a good infielder. Now, if he sucks then no, but I would think he would be athletic enough. He's a lefty and if I recall he said one time he was a better infielder. Well, I don't know about that, but I personally think it time. Any thoughts!
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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    He would have done the same thing as a first baseman. He still would have been out there catching batting practice balls.

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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    No.

    Griffey to left Dunn to 1st. IMO, Junior would be a GREAT defensive left fielder. If he gets to it, it is money in the bank he is going to catch it. Only problem for him is range.
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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    Who knows. I know he can get hurt in practice, etc. I have always said this same argument, but I think now he needs to save those legs and lessen the opportunities to get hurt.

    Reds44. LF gets a lot of action too! I'm not sure Dunn will even play 1b. It's been weird that he hasn't even had a start there. I've never seen griff play the IF, but if he is as good as I've heard in the past I think it's time.
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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    Well, a move is likely going to happen sooner or later - but there is no way he'd ever move to a different position midseason after playing his whole career in CF.

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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    Quote Originally Posted by kheidg-
    Well, a move is likely going to happen sooner or later - but there is no way he'd ever move to a different position midseason after playing his whole career in CF.

    I agree with you! They also love Hateberg and now Aurilia getting some time. I just think it's time for 1st or at least LF, but then I'm not sure what you do with the rest of the team assuming Dunn won't go to 1B. I guess AK can play CF, but then move Dunn to RF. OUCH.
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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    No spot on the field will keep him any healthier, we should put him in a spot that his D won't be so bad, LF.
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    Re: Time for Griffey to play 1B

    Yeah, we've talked about it on RedsZone for a while. The Reds' medical staff and KGJ himself seem to think that the stretching required for a first baseman would be harder on his legs than the sprinting and stopping in the OF.

    I can't say I agree with that thinking, but they're the doctors.
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