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    Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    RF Ryan Freel
    SS Brandon Phillips
    CF Jay Bruce
    1B Joey Votto
    LF Adam Dunn
    3B Edwin Encarnacion
    2B Brendan Harris
    C David Ross
    P Homer Bailey/Aaron Harang

    That's pretty impressive!

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    From what I understand Jay Bruce is more of a left Fielder. They would probably stick freel in center. By that time he will be 33 years old....
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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    I doubt Freel will be with the Reds in three years. I'd like to see him stick around but I think the Reds will move on without him in a year or two.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    If we're making fearless predictions, I don't see Freel, Harris, or Ross being here.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    If we're making fearless predictions, I don't see Freel, Harris, or Ross being here.
    I was thinking that as well. Harris for sure. Of the three, I'd say Ross has the best chance to still be here although I'm not sure what Krivsky thinks of his defense.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    I'm kind of hoping we might make a free agent acquisition or two to shake up that lineup a little bit.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    2B and Catcher will be some veteran free agent acquisition. My lineup looks like this:

    CF Freel
    SS Phillips
    LF Dunn
    3B Encarnacion
    1B Votto
    RF Bruce
    2B Free Agent Veteran (Luis Castillo?)
    C Free Agent Veteran
    P Bailey/Harang
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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    If Freel is still in one piece and still productive he'll be around especially since he won't ever be a big contract guy. Plus he's exactly the type of player Cincinnati traditionally loves and that even the average fan wants to watch wreak havoc on a day in day out basis.

    I'd be more worried about Dunn -- that's his FA season after the Reds pickup his 2008 option year. Somebody will for sure give him a 5 yr/90M contract and I doubt it's the home team unless the Reds have become a midmarket revenue generator at the gate.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    1B - Doug Mientkiewicz
    2b - Luis Rivas
    3b - corey kosie
    ss - Brandon Phillips
    c - Joe Mauer
    LF - Shannon Stewart
    CF - Jay Bruce
    RF - Jacque Jones

    P - Radke, Lohse, Carlos Silva, Bailey, Harang

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    I do not think Freel ages.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    Quote Originally Posted by Keystone12
    I do not think Freel ages.
    You're thinking of Denorfia. Fine wine asks him for advice on how to age gracefully.
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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    Quote Originally Posted by jfar23
    1B - David Ortiz
    2b - Luis Rivas
    3b - corey kosie
    ss - Brandon Phillips
    c - Joe Mauer
    LF - Shannon Stewart
    CF - Jay Bruce
    RF - Jacque Jones

    P - Radke, Lohse, Carlos Silva, Bailey, Harang

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    No lineup in the next 6 years (at least) will have Edwin batting 6th. He will either be batting 3rd or 4th.

    I really doubt Votto will be better then Edwin. I don't think Bruce will be either, but he has a chance.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    Do you guys really think Dunn will be here in 3 years? Will Castellini want to fork out the dough to keep him, or will Dunn go off to Houston? I believe he only signed a contract for this year and next.

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    Re: Lineup opening day 3 years from now

    Look what Krivsky has done in a few months! That lineup is basically all internal. I don't think that will be true 3 years from now. Krivsky definitely gets the importance of developing youth, but there will still be major changes between now and 2009. He wants a WS and won't stand pat on this team.

    IMO, Freel will not play CF in '09 if ever and Votto will be traded for pitching.


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