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    Bright Future in Reds Country

    We saw a glimpse of the future last night and the future is bright. Homer Bailey, Aaron Harang, Josh Hamilton, & Brandon Phillips gives me reasons to look forward to what Reds baseball will be down the road.
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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    I agree. However, there are still a lot of holes that need filling.
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    Yeah, hopefully those holes are filled by Bruce, Votto, Cuerto and Stubbs.

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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    We saw a glimpse of the future last night and the future is bright. Homer Bailey, Aaron Harang, Josh Hamilton, & Brandon Phillips gives me reasons to look forward to what Reds baseball will be down the road.
    Why would the Reds be any different, they have those four guys now. Will they significantly improve in the future? I think Bailey will get better, probably a lot better. I think Hamilton will only improve marginally. I think Harang and Phillips are about as good as they get.

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    Harang and Phillips are as good as they are going to get...ok I'll go along with that but how much better do you want them to be? Also agree that Homer is going to get much better. I don't understand why you think Hamilton isn't going to get much better. The guy has been out of baseball, comes back and is contending for rookie of the year. Had he been playing all along I would agree, but given his situation there has to be alot of room for improvement. This group looks like a pretty good foundation to build on. yes there are some holes to be filled but you also can't have superstars at every position...least not on the Reds budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    Why would the Reds be any different, they have those four guys now. Will they significantly improve in the future? I think Bailey will get better, probably a lot better. I think Hamilton will only improve marginally. I think Harang and Phillips are about as good as they get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triples View Post
    Harang and Phillips are as good as they are going to get...ok I'll go along with that but how much better do you want them to be? Also agree that Homer is going to get much better. I don't understand why you think Hamilton isn't going to get much better. The guy has been out of baseball, comes back and is contending for rookie of the year. Had he been playing all along I would agree, but given his situation there has to be alot of room for improvement. This group looks like a pretty good foundation to build on. yes there are some holes to be filled but you also can't have superstars at every position...least not on the Reds budget.
    Again, I'm not saying Harang and Phillips aren't good. My point is we suck with them on the team now, so we have to add to them to be better. Hamilton only has a year or two before most major leaguers have peaked (ages 27-29) and then physical skills start eroding. I hope the Reds get 4-5 solid years from him, but he's a case study himself, I doubt if anyone with his physical skill set has put his body through what he did, and then tried to come back and have a successful career. It'll be an interesting watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    I think Hamilton will only improve marginally.
    If he keeps his life on track, I think you're way wrong on this one. Let's both hope you are.
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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    The future does look bright. There are the current players and some fantastic position players in the minors (Bruce, Votto, Valaika - who a lot of people aren't talking about), but it always comes down to pitching, or more specifically the bullpen. I think the Reds have got some young guys that can really form a solid bullpen. Salmon, McBeth, Coultangus and Burton are all rookies, and as expected have struggled from time to time. But they've shown they have some good stuff and when they get some more experience the rest of this year and in winter ball, they should only get better. And not to mention Bray should be returning soon from injury, which should only help.

    Plus, there are a few relievers in Chattanooga tearing things up...

    Calvin Medlock (age 24) has a 2.74 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 11.15 K/9, an absurd 11.4 K/BB ratio, and only 3 HR given up in 46 IP.

    Richie Gardner (age 24) has a 1.82 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 8.74 K/9, 4.1 K/BB ratio, and just 1 HR given up in 34 IP.

    Carlos Guevara (age 25) has a 2.97 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 12 K/9, 3.4 K/BB ratio, and 3 HR given up in 33.1 IP.

    Of course, most likely all 3 won't have an impact at the ML level, but if just 1 pans out into a good quality reliever, it'll add onto an already good young cast of pitchers in the 'pen.

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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    Redlegs, we wont have this positive outlook, optimistic posting over here!!! Doom and gloom dagnabit! C'mon, lets rip who we have, not look to the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bounty37h View Post
    Redlegs, we wont have this positive outlook, optimistic posting over here!!! Doom and gloom dagnabit! C'mon, lets rip who we have, not look to the future!
    That's not what I meant at all. I just think this team lacks talent in a severe way. Those four are a good start, but how long before this team can fill it's holes, and will those four still be around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    That's not what I meant at all. I just think this team lacks talent in a severe way. Those four are a good start, but how long before this team can fill it's holes, and will those four still be around?
    Oh, I know, I wasnt pickin on anyone with this, it was in response to the original post, making fun of the majority of threads around here lately. I agree with all on this thread, the future certainly has potential to be bright, esp if we hold those 4 , and can plug a few more in here and there, its theb brightest we have seen in a while, esp out of our system. Lets hope it is, and soon!!!!!

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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    Phillips, EE, Hamilton, and Bailey are all getting their first taste of MLB. They're young. Even Harang and Arroyo should be approaching their "best" years.

    A few more pieces of the puzzle and this team has something.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    Phillips, EE, Hamilton, and Bailey are all getting their first taste of MLB. They're young. Even Harang and Arroyo should be approaching their "best" years.

    A few more pieces of the puzzle and this team has something.
    Like a bullpen?

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    Re: Bright Future in Reds Country

    Apparantly Hamilton is worse than Castro, so take him off the list.(Since Narron just pinch hit Castro for Hamilton in the 9th, I'm sure Narron knows what he's doing.)


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