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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Griffey is more powerful than Krivsky or Narron. If he wants to play center, he'll play center.

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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Until they have a better option (outside the organization), he's in center.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    This is 100% pure tea leaf reading.

    But I think the recient spate of articles where Jr proclaims that he will be in CF may backfire on him. Narron would prob bend to Jr's demands, but no so sure about Krivsky.

    But I think the person Jr should be warry of upsetting is BC. I have absoutley nothing to base this on other than a gut fealing, but he doesn't strike me as the type of person who likes issues played out in the press. And with a player of Jr's caliber, BC would get involved in a heartbeat, IMO.

    Like I said, it's total shot in the dark, but if Jr overplays his hand it might hurt his case more than help.
    The problem with this is, it is a managerial decision, not a GM decision and it will be treated as such.

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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Until they have a better option (outside the organization), he's in center.
    You said that already. :

    I hope so much that Junior is not in center, that I have actually come to believe he won't be.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Yeah, I guess I did say that, didn't I?

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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    He will be in center. But if God answers prayers, it will be for the Chicago Cubs.

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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Could the Reds live with Junior in CF if Freel and Deno are playing the corners? Would all the range in RF and LF help offset the severe lack of it in CF? Just curious.
    The Dunner needs somewhere to kick it, and we all know he is not picking up for lack o range.

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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I voted yes, begrudingly. I really hope not, but I just don't have faith that they'll force the move.
    Ditto.

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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    I'd take it a step further... Jr. shouldn't even be in the outfield and we should be asking whether or not he is done....

    I fear this upcoming season because I have always been a fan of Jr and I don't want to watch him fall off the cliff... factoring in his defense from center last year, he probably was replacement level in '06. Why should we expect a resurgence with his bat in '07?

    I'd stick him at first and try to minimize the wear and tear on his body.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Inertia demands that Jr. remain in CF.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Ditto.
    Double ditto.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    if it's gonna take "someone from outside the organization" to displace Junior. I am willing to authorize a trade for Curtis Granderson.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Since he broke his throwing hand I would and since he needs to be there any way I want him in Right field. But I'm willing to bet good money that he's in Centerfield this season.
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Here are couple of options:

    1.)Trade Jr to an American League team (where presumably, if he didn't have the wear and tear on his body playing D he could DH for another couple of years) for a good young pitching prosepect or a front line starter. With his departure put Freel in center (he was a one man highlight film in 06) Denoforia in right/left and Dunn in Right/left.

    2.) Keep Jr and put him in left, Freel in center and Denorfia in right. Unload Dunn for a good young pitcher (I would also say "or a front line starter but I wonder what WK could get for all those Ks and a batting average lower than Dunns weight.).
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    Re: Will Griffey start 2007 in Centerfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triples View Post
    Here are couple of options:

    1.)Trade Jr to an American League team (where presumably, if he didn't have the wear and tear on his body playing D he could DH for another couple of years) for a good young pitching prosepect or a front line starter.
    At this point, all the Reds would get in return is a marginal player and the Reds would have to pick up a significant portion of Jr's remaining contract. In essence, you'd eat alot to save what you could. He's about as untradeable now as anybody.

    Quote Originally Posted by Triples View Post
    2.) Keep Jr and put him in left, Freel in center and Denorfia in right. Unload Dunn for a good young pitcher (I would also say "or a front line starter but I wonder what WK could get for all those Ks and a batting average lower than Dunns weight.).
    While I agree with the sentiment that Dunn's trade value is at an all time low, it's still magnitudes higher than Griffey's at this point.
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