Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
Denorfia or Larson
Me personally: Austin Kearns. I still believe he'll be a good OF, but just isn't going to approach the level I thought he would.
I also was a huge Josh Hall fan. Really thought the Reds had found something there that no one was paying attention to. Might have been useful if his health didn't betray him time and time again.
The Board in general: yeah, Denorfia is probably tops, but I remember a few years back a certain Jose Acevedo being heralded as a coming ace. One game thread in particular where the ACE in Acevedo was emphasized. Probably was a small, devoted group, but that one always stuck in my head.
"It's still a long way to the top if we want to rock'n'roll, but at least they dumped the tuba player."
I gotta believe it's Broussard.
2006 Redzone mock Draftee's- 1(st) Daniel Bard(redsox), 1(st sup)( Jordan Walden (Angels), 2(nd) rd.- Zach Britton(Orioles), 3(rd) Blair Erickson(Cardinals), 3(rd) Tim Norton( Yankees),(cuz its a Tim Hortons thing
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
If there had been an RZ in the 70's it would have been Dave Revering.
Reds Fan Since 1971
I think the Denorfia backlash is a little out of hand.
The prevailing opinion at the time was that Denorfia was a good bet to be a league average center fielder with the bat, cheap, and more than adequate defensively. I wish the Reds had taken the opportunity to play him to find out if he could handle a full season.
Currently he is hitting 283/365/326/691. I'd take that 365 OBP% in the leadoff slot, his defense in CF, and his $400K salary. (Provided the Reds had given him the opportunity to prove he could handle it.)
My vote for most misunderstood player because he's both the most overrated and the most underrated Red depending upon which camp you're conversing with..............
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
That whole Chris Denorfia/Chuck Norris thing was getting kind of weird after all.
10. Rose Jr.
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...