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    is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Is the severe dropoff in offensive performance(compared to last year) a concern? Seeing as he plays the most important defensive position on the field is his defense a concern?

    OBP is down to .350 and OPS is .738 Those numbers are just adequate for a SS.

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    Aurilia .799
    EE .845
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    Jr .814
    Hatty .826
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    They aren't even adequate with his terrible defense. I think he has become to enamored with spreading the ball around the diamond. He rarely looks to drive anything.

    Just my two cents.
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Are the Reds on the horns of dilemma with Lopez?
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Trade him while he still has value
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    They aren't even adequate with his terrible defense. I think he has become to enamored with spreading the ball around the diamond. He rarely looks to drive anything.

    Just my two cents.
    Yes because Narron told him to do that. Just liek Narron told Dunn to expand the zone. Narron needs to stop trying to change people.
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Trade him while he still has value
    I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Felipe and/or Dunn traded for pitching.
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Won't be long till Narron tries to "improve" Phillips and Ross
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Felipe and/or Dunn traded for pitching.
    likely not much of a market to trade pricey position players for quality pitching during the season and I don't think you look to trade them for relief pitchers.

    It should be safe to assume both Lopez and Dunn will be Reds throughout the remainder of the 2006 season.

    BTW, the players who are experiencing a serious offensive dropoff from 2005 are Jr and Lopez.
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    For what it's worth, many of his outs the last week or so have been hard hits, right at 'em.

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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Lopez H% is 31 for the season, he has not been hit unlucky to this point.
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    They aren't even adequate with his terrible defense. I think he has become to enamored with spreading the ball around the diamond. He rarely looks to drive anything.

    Just my two cents.
    Absolutely. His "swing'' is now a ''slap".
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Yep, Narron was quoted in the paper as saying his objective with Lopez this year was to have him "make more contact" instead of hitting for power.
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

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    Yep, Narron was quoted in the paper as saying his objective with Lopez this year was to have him "make more contact" instead of hitting for power.
    Turn him into more of an old school SS in other words.

    Why players aren't just allowed to play to their strengths is baffling.

    I have to wonder what these guys would have done with the Big Red Machine, tell Morgan to stop walking and start expanding the zone? tell Rose he should stop slapping the ball and start pulling it for more power? tell Foster he K's too much?
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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Turn him into more of an old school SS in other words.

    Why players aren't just allowed to play to their strengths is baffling.
    the Cubs wave hello and Corey Patterson waves back at them.

    It all has to do with preconceived(and often wrong) ideas about what defines success in baseball.

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    Re: is the dropoff of Lopez a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    the Cubs wave hello and Corey Patterson waves back at them.

    It all has to do with preconceived(and often wrong) ideas about what defines success in baseball.

    There is more to the game than being scrappy.
    To be fair I think people overrate the value of managers and hitting coaches on individual players performance. It's obviously something we can't objectively track, but I doubt very much guys like Lopez or Dunn stray far from their own ideas.

    At this point I just think Felipe is pressing.
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