Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Sr.
Dunn, Robinson, Pinson
That's my story, and I'm stickin to it.
If you think Foster was a better OFer for the Reds than Griffey, you are entitled to your opinion.
Christy Mathewson pitched for the Reds? I didn't know that.
His last game in MLB, against 3 Finger Brown, in what was likely his last game as well. The advertising was akin to when the Reds called up Stephan Larkin and Pete Rose Jr.Christy Mathewson pitched for the Reds? I didn't know that.
I went with Davis, Robinson, and Roush. That OF would be amazing defensively, and have power, average, and speed. Thinking basically guys at their prime. Hard to pass on Foster -- he'd be the 4th without question.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Here's a little info on Roush from the Hall of Fame
Edd Roush batted .323 over 18 years while impressing fans with his acrobatic catches in center field. He hit over .300 11 consecutive times and won batting crowns in 1917 and 1919, while also leading the Reds to a World Championship the latter season. A swift line-drive hitter who seldom struck out, his career totals included 182 triples and 30 inside-the-park home runs. The willful Roush was an annual spring holdout, once even sitting out the entire 1930 season in a salary dispute.
"Eddie used to take care of the whole outfield, not just center field. He was far and away the best outfielder I ever saw."
— teammate Heinie Groh
Did You Know... that Edd Roush, who used a massive, 46-ounce Louisville Slugger, claimed that he never broke a bat in his big league career?
What about Pete Rose? Well, I think Pete Rose is one of those players where you could look at him at 3rd, 2nd, and 1st as well. As a Red, he pretty much moved around to play wherever the Reds had a need. I think on an all-time Reds team, you'd have to look at how he matches up with the top players at each of the positions he played and insert him at the position that seems to be weakest as far as all-time Reds go. Given the fact that Barry Larkin and Johnny Bench have C and SS covered, you don't have to worry about the weakest position being one that Rose did not play (not counting P). With Morgan at 2nd, I'd probably have to see how Rose matches up with Groh at 3rd and Perez at 1st. In any case, as far as all-time teams go, the Reds would have a pretty formidable line-up.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
Last edited by Redlegs; 03-17-2007 at 06:04 PM.
Mathewson was traded to the Reds on June 20, 1916, along with Edd Roush and Bill McKecknie. He took the mound once for the franchise, a complete game 10-8 win against the Cubs. Then he became the team's manager for a the next two seasons until he tired of Hal Chase throwing ballgames and decided to enlist to go fight in WWI. During training he inhaled mustard gas, which would lead to his untimely death at age 45.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Really....which 19% of you didnt vote Frank Robinson as one of the Reds top 3 outfielders? Identify yourselves.
The question about judging came up early, so I added this caveat:
The outfielders should be judged only for their time as a Red.