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Thread: Can Chris Dickerson make the Reds?

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    Re: Can Chris Dickerson make the Reds?

    The sunk cost works against Dickerson in this case. If Patterson is even marginally better, then you play him and keep Dickerson down.

    Whether he's worth the $3 million doesn't matter. He's going to get it regardless.

    Now whether he's better or not is debateable.
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    Re: Can Chris Dickerson make the Reds?

    Not sure on this. I wouldn't mind Dickerson in place of Patterson, but IMO Dickerson pretty much would be extatic if he could become what Corey Patterson already is. In 2003, 2004 and 2006 Patterson put up seasons at the MLB level that probably would be considered superior statistically than anything that Dickerson has done even in the minors.

    Its up for debate whether Patterson can reach those modest levels again, but doesn't having already accomplished that in the Major Leagues give him a leg up on Dickerson as far as chances to succeed go? Its not like Patterson is old or injured. There is more reason IMO to think he could replicate those numbers than there is for Dickerson.

    IMO, the primary problem with Patterson is Dusty's continued insistence to bat him first and force him into a role that he can't fill. Let him play defense with some moderate power and generally low bottom of the order expectations at the plate and stop trying to turn him into Ricky Henderson. He's basically a LH Alex Gonzalez with the ability to steal bases. He's a 4th or 5th OF on a team with a good OF. I can certainly see the arguments to start him in CF between Dunn and Bruce in Cincy.
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