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    Kenny Lofton

    Does he have enough left in the tank to be considered for a one year deal for cf? I honestly haven't seen him play enough the past couple of years to have an opinion.

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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Jay Bruce.
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    Jay Bruce.
    Wouldn't it be nice to have a backup plan?

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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Wouldn't it be nice to have a backup plan?
    The Reds traded him to Texas.

    Backup plan B is Norris Hopper and Ryan Freel.
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    I didn't think Lofton was playing Cf anymore
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    I didn't think Lofton was playing Cf anymore
    I'm pretty sure he played CF for the Rangers last year before he was traded.
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    He was great in the playoffs for the Indians, but I'd much rather see Bruce play. And even if not Bruce, Hopper or Freel would do fine until Bruce was ready to go full time, I don't see much need for Kenny Lofton at this stage in his career.

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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    you get Lofton and you make the playoffs. You will not win the series, but you could take your chances.
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Lofton's made a nice little career for hisself:
    Code:
    Age	AB	H	2B	3B	HR	BB	SB	CS	AVG	OBP	SLG
    24	74	15	1	0	0	5	2	1	203	253	216
    25	576	164	15	8	5	6	66	12	285	362	365
    26	569	185	28	8	1	81	70	14	325	408	408
    27	459	160	32	9	12	52	60	12	349	412	536
    28	481	149	22	13	7	40	54	15	310	362	453
    29	662	210	35	4	14	61	75	17	317	372	446
    30	493	164	20	6	5	64	27	20	333	409	428
    31	600	169	31	6	12	87	54	10	282	371	413
    32	465	140	28	6	7	79	25	6	301	405	432
    33	543	151	23	5	15	79	30	7	278	369	422
    34	517	135	21	4	14	47	16	8	261	322	398
    35	532	139	30	9	11	72	29	11	263	351	412
    36	547	162	32	8	12	46	30	9	291	350	450
    37	276	76	10	7	3	31	7	3	275	346	395
    38	367	123	15	5	2	32	22	3	335	392	420
    39	469	141	15	12	3	45	32	5	301	360	403
    40	490	144	24	6	7	56	23	7	295	361	400
    Total	8120	2428	383	116	130	945	622	160	299	372	423
    if the Reds decide that Bruce is not ready yet, and i personalyl don't think he is, Lofton wouldn't be a bad stop gap. he doesn't have the speed he used to have, though he's still above average, but more importantly he knows how to use it. though i think the biggest benefit of Lofton as a Red would be working with Hopper and explaining that just because you can manke contact with a ball doesn't mean you should swing at it.

    i like Lofton for one year and less than a million.
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Lofton has been one of my favorite players to watch over the years, so I'm biased in saying that I wouldn't mind having him on the team.

    IMO, he'd solve our leadoff man situation, as he still gets on base at a pretty good clip and can still swipe a few bags. If needed they could use a L/R platoon of he and Hopper and then open up the negotiations with other teams for Freel.

    Edit: and this is all of course up until Jay Bruce arrives, at which point, I'm not sure where he'd go.
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    For those that care about team chemistry, stay away from Lofton. Now, it's possible he's mellowed with age, but when he was with the Braves he was a world class obnoxious twit.
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    But...he's a winner
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    Re: Kenny Lofton

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    For those that care about team chemistry, stay away from Lofton. Now, it's possible he's mellowed with age, but when he was with the Braves he was a world class obnoxious twit.
    Really the only I've ever heard Bobby Cox say anything bad about.
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