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    Where to play Keppinger

    When Gonzo comes back, what to do about Keppinger?

    Guy is the best OBP man on the team, is constantly on base. Plays solid defense.

    Against lefties, he'll likely play some first base since the Reds need a righty bat there.

    But against righties, I don't want Keppinger sitting on the bench.

    What to do?

    P.S. -- Can he catch?

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    I like pedro's idea. Kepp plays 1B against lefties and SS against righties.

    vs LHP:
    Kepp 1B
    Gonzo SS

    vs RHP:
    Votto 1B
    Kepp SS

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    You get Keppinger in the lineup any way possible. He is the best pure hitter the reds have had in a long time. He is the kind of guy who isn't going to hit many home runs but isn't going to strike out much and will put the ball in play.

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I like pedro's idea. Kepp plays 1B against lefties and SS against righties.

    vs LHP:
    Kepp 1B
    Gonzo SS

    vs RHP:
    Votto 1B
    Kepp SS
    Talk about wasted $$$.

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Talk about wasted $$$.
    What would you do?

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Talk about wasted $$$.
    could you just stop it with the $$ money for once?

    You act like AG is making 20 million a year.

    If you don't have anything more interesting to talk about then please, please, please just save the 1's and 0's.
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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I like pedro's idea. Kepp plays 1B against lefties and SS against righties.

    vs LHP:
    Kepp 1B
    Gonzo SS

    vs RHP:
    Votto 1B
    Kepp SS

    That sounds great to me.

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I like pedro's idea. Kepp plays 1B against lefties and SS against righties.

    vs LHP:
    Kepp 1B
    Gonzo SS
    vs. LHP:

    Kepp 3b
    EdE 1b

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    vs. LHP:

    Kepp 3b
    EdE 1b
    That's an interesting thought too.
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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I like pedro's idea. Kepp plays 1B against lefties and SS against righties.

    vs LHP:
    Kepp 1B
    Gonzo SS

    vs RHP:
    Votto 1B
    Kepp SS
    That's the one I am yearning for.

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Talk about wasted $$$.
    It's not your $, and the $'s already been budgeted, so it's not costing the organization $ from other areas for this year.

    There's no robbing from Peter to pay Paul with this organization. Since Bob the Lettuce Man took over, we've seen more $ thrown around than the entire Lindner era combined.

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    vs. LHP:

    Kepp 3b
    EdE 1b
    I could definitely go for that. Has EE played 1B before?

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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    I'm not touching EE at 3rd. Kepp's range and instincts are nowhere close to Edwin's at the hot corner, plus I think the strain of moving him from his natural possession would destroy the forward momentum that he has managed to generate.

    Kepp. MUST be in the line-up on a daily basis.
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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I could definitely go for that. Has EE played 1B before?
    2 games at Louisville and 2 games with the big club.

    Baseball cube confirmed what I remembered about his time in Dayton also... he used to play a little SS.
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    Re: Where to play Keppinger

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    What would you do?
    Besides not offer him that contract? I would put the best team on the field regardless of salary.


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