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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by M2

    I remain smitten with Erick Aybar.

    Moreso than Brandon Wood? With the current roster, I agree Phillips at SS and Freel at 2B is the way to go, although given our manager I could live with Aurillia at 2B and Freel in RF for the rest of this year.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana
    Moreso than Brandon Wood?
    I doubt Wood's going to play much SS in the bigs. Aybar could win multiple Gold Gloves.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Phillips is getting comfortable and producing in 2006 for the first time in his career. He seems to have a pretty fragile psych. I wouldn't risk jerking him around to another position. Let's let him finish out the year at 2b. Maybe next year you move him to SS, although I'd prefer not to.

    Nearly every one of the Reds' many position shifting experiments has backfired. We're in the wild card race now, I'd prefer not to experiment and risk mucking up Phillips. Remember what happened when Aaron Boone shifted to 2b? He never got comfortable, and it effected his hitting and defense.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
    Wouldn't take the pitching staff long to not like that move.

    It's the only way to get all 3 bats in there at the same time, unless you put Rich at 2nd and move Phillips to SS now...

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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Phillips is getting comfortable and producing in 2006 for the first time in his career. He seems to have a pretty fragile psych. I wouldn't risk jerking him around to another position. Let's let him finish out the year at 2b. Maybe next year you move him to SS, although I'd prefer not to.

    Nearly every one of the Reds' many position shifting experiments has backfired. We're in the wild card race now, I'd prefer not to experiment and risk mucking up Phillips. Remember what happened when Aaron Boone shifted to 2b? He never got comfortable, and it effected his hitting and defense.
    Its not a position switch for Phillips. He is a SS, he came up as one in the minors and plays it well.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig
    SS :Phillips

    2nd :Freel

    This year and next.
    They don't seem to like Freel at 2nd, and it's all about "supposed defense" to Narron.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    The future is now! Royce Clayton shall never die!

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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    They don't seem to like Freel at 2nd, and it's all about "supposed defense" to Narron.
    Freel's a better OFer than an IFer. He can use his speed more effectively out there.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    I wish Janish was a better hitter. He has made only 6 errors all year at SS. Compare that to 18 errors for supposedly slick-fielding Andy Machado.

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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    They don't seem to like Freel at 2nd, and it's all about "supposed defense" to Narron.
    There's only so much scrappiness one infield can handle.

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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
    Phillips should get the shot next season.
    Yep. But I also read a rumor where TB's Lugo may be available.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    I want no part of Lugo.

    His defense is only going to get worse as he ages, as will his bat.

    Giving him a big contract wouldn't be prudent for the Reds.
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    There's only so much scrappiness one infield can handle.
    Real scrappy knows no limit
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Lugo? we already have a Castro
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    Re: Shortstop of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Freel's a better OFer than an IFer. He can use his speed more effectively out there.
    Yeah! In the OF, the wrecking machine can only take out Griffey.

    In the INF he'd take out both the SS and 3Bman!
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