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    Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    I know there have been a lot of posts on EE this year but I want to specifically address his defense. IMO EE isn't going to be adequate defensively at 3B. He isn't improving at all over the last couple of years.
    I think it is time for the Reds front office to face facts and move him off 3B.

    I think that he belongs at 1B or in the outfield.
    His throws are the issue at 3B so I think he would be fine at 1B.
    Whether he can play the OF I don't know but I suspect he could at least play LF.
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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    since there isn't an open position in either place the answer is no.
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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Leave him at 3B. He'll be fine.
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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    I imagine his range and arm strength would play well in LF...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    since there isn't an open position in either place the answer is no.
    Somebody has to play the OF next year. Dunn ain't re-signed yet...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    If Dunn is not a Red next year and we don't trade for one, I think EE in LF, Keppinger at 3B, and Gonzalez at SS is a very real possibility. But I don't think a move is necessary. Let him continue to work it out.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If Dunn is not a Red next year and we don't trade for one, I think EE in LF, Keppinger at 3B, and Gonzalez at SS is a very real possibility. But I don't think a move is necessary. Let him continue to work it out.
    Agreed. If Dunn is gone then maybe EE moves to LF, but I hope that Dunn won't be gone.
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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I imagine his range and arm strength would play well in LF...
    but his bat wouldn't
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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If Dunn is not a Red next year and we don't trade for one, I think EE in LF, Keppinger at 3B, and Gonzalez at SS is a very real possibility. But I don't think a move is necessary. Let him continue to work it out.
    1. I think Kep doesn't have the range to be an everyday major league SS. His natural position is 2B or 3B.

    2. Gonzo is a major league average defensive SS.

    3. So Keppinger at 3B and Gonzalez at SS works for me. EE can play LF, EE can play 1B with Votto in LF or EE can be traded. I think that we likely need EE's RH bat to balance out ( along with Phillips ) Bruce and Votto's LH bats.
    In this scenario for 2009 both Dunn and Jr are gone!

    4. I disagree with you on the 'let him work it out' part. I don't think he ever will work it out.
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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    but his bat wouldn't
    Right on. EE's bat is decent for third base but unless he really cranks it up he'd be one of the least productive LFers in the game. Maybe the pressure would be off defensively though and his bat would get better.

    Add Kepp, good hitter but not a power bat at third and you then have 2 guys in power positions who aren't prototypical.

    That's fine by me -you just have to replace that power somewhere else. Where? Bruce will be an upgrade over Junior defensively but I'll be tickled if he just matches Junior's bat. Votto will be a good hitter but more the .300/25 HR/402B kind of guy than a true power bomber. I'll bet my bank acount BP doesn't see 30 HR again. SS and C sure aren't going to be sluggers with AGon and Ross/Bako or whoever.

    EE in left, Bruce in CF and a power hitting RFer in a trade might be the ticket, though.

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    since there isn't an open position in either place the answer is no.

    This is such an obvious, easy answer to a question that has no other possible answer.

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Why not, after this season, move him to second and shift Phillips to short? Keppinger keeps 3rd occupied until Frazier or one of the other prospects claims it.

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    I don't think the Reds have any desire at all to move BP to SS.

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Why not, after this season, move him to second and shift Phillips to short?
    I don't think so.

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    Re: Time to move EE to 1B or OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    This is such an obvious, easy answer to a question that has no other possible answer.
    No it isn't obvious. IMO the Reds need to realize EE isn't going to get it done at 3B therefore come up with a PLAN for what to do with him. In the short term he'll stay at 3B but if the longer term plan is to resign Dunn and keep EE at 3B then that is a mistake.
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