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Thread: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    I pick Griffey due to fact he will more than likely not be pleased thus traded and in the long term that is best for him and the new way the Red's are being reconstructed.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    I pick Griffey due to fact he will more than likely not be pleased thus traded and in the long term that is best for him and the new way the Red's are being reconstructed.
    Griffey is untradeable.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Griffey at 1B would stay healthier a lot longer than Griffey in RF, IMO.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Griffey's next move will be outside the organization. And as much as I like the guy, for the sake of this team/organization, I hope it's after next season and they don't pick up the option for '09 for 4 mil.

    And while I'm not against a Dunn move at some point in the future, where does Votto play since he has only played 1B?
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    If they can't get a decent return for Freel in a trade, I say play Griffey at 1B for the rest of this year, and see if you can move Freel in the offseason. If you can, Grif goes back to RF. Either way, Hamilton should be the starting CF from now on. Votto will be the starting 1B next season, so that leaves Grif and Freel as the final two pieces of the puzzle. I wouldn't move Dunn because he (hopefully) a long term future with the team (along with Hamilton and Votto). Griffey and Freel on the other hand, do not.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Griffey is untradeable.
    Sure he is, if we pay 98% of the contract
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    I voted Dunn to first for now. However, i am not completely sold on Hamilton as of yet, but hope I will be.

    If Hamilton can continue to play well into July and the team is in contention, I would like the team to see what it can get for Freel or Votto to make a real run.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    If you don't have Joey Votto, sure move Dunn to 1B. That said, you do have Joey Votto and he's not playing anywhere but 1B.

    At some point this season, Votto comes up and takes Hats spot in the 1B platoon, taking over full time 2008. Hamilton can take Freel's spot in CF full time if he proves capable. Having Freel as a supersub again would be a positive move for everybody.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Frankly, I like the 1st base platoon. The only way I'd sit them and their considerable veteran presence is if a first base prospect (Joey Votto) knocks the door down. All I hear right now is a really faint knocking off in the distance somewhere...I may have even imagined it.

    As far as the OF goes, I like the fact that Dunner has worked to improve his D, Griffey is a plus defender in right, and I'd keep Roy Hobbs in center until he shows signs of being overmatched. (like, never.) I have never been convinced that Freel is an every day player. I think he's actually a better player if he's forced to take days off. IMHO, he's perfectly suited to the supersub role and can get more than enough playing time at 2B, 3B, LF, CF, RF. Maybe he should try some bullpen catching just in case...

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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    Griffey is a plus defender in right
    I disagree with this part of your statement. Griffey is no longer a plus defender period if by plus defender you're suggesting he's above average defensively relative to the league.

    At this point, I'm skeptical that he'd even be a plus DH.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Can you imagine Dunn at 1B?? Hard grounders and hard one-hoppers would eat him alive. Griffey would be worn out from running in to field all the balls that got thru Dunn's legs. The Reds would lead the NL in unearned runs allowed.

    Griff at 1B? I can see him doing a better job than Dunn, but not by a big margin.

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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It wasn't a question/statement.....I was being snarky/sarcastic.....



    My real point was that Griffey should've been at first two years ago, Dunn has already turned the job down and Narron can only pick on the little kids...
    Last time I checked, a player can't "turn down" where he plays on the field.
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base?

    Quote Originally Posted by TC81190 View Post
    Last time I checked, a player can't "turn down" where he plays on the field.
    Then why isn't Dunn playing first?
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    Re: Should Griffey or Dunn be moved to first base? (TWO CHOICES IN POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    Frankly, I like the 1st base platoon. The only way I'd sit them and their considerable veteran presence is if a first base prospect (Joey Votto) knocks the door down. All I hear right now is a really faint knocking off in the distance somewhere...I may have even imagined it.
    I dont think you imagined the knock but you were correct...it is in the distance somewhere.


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