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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Roberto Petagine and DT Cromer...oops, wrong Red's chat
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    I think you have to distinguish between overrated before they came to the Reds and overrated after they left.

    Once you have to set up the scale based on 1. number of posters overrating player, and 2. Actual performance of player since being dealt.

    High on list #1: Denorfia, Broussard, Kearns, Lopez
    High on list #2(High being lesser performance): Lizard, Broussard, Lopez

    My number one player is Lopez followed closely by Broussard.
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Roberto Petagine and DT Cromer...oops, wrong Red's chat

    And maybe Larson?
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    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Chris Denorfia, and it's really not even close.

    I don't think you can say redszone over Lopez when you consider he made an All-Star Game.
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    lotta Coffey drinkers out there

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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Reggie Taylor

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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    I'll also throw out Jacobo Sequea.

    When he was thrown in with Ryan for Juan Guzman, boy were there some worked up folks.

    But that's going back a couple of message boards.

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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Chris Denorfia, and it's really not even close.

    I don't think you can say redszone over Lopez when you consider he made an All-Star Game.
    A lot of players make an All-Star game then drop off. One All-Star nomination doesn't make you a good player, it may even prove you were overrated by fans or other coaches.
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Redszone as a whole? Chris Denorfia, and as reds44 said, it's not even close.

    Personally? I really bought into Brandon Claussen.
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Reggie Taylor
    I was trying to remember his name, man he was really overrated. Tracey Jones had him penciled into the Reds starting lineup for years to come.
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    I remember there was a lot of speculation a couple of days just before "the trade" went down - if I am not mistaken, there were a lot of rumors that Kearns and Lopez would be dealt for Willis and Cabrera. I think one scenario even had Tejado coming over for those two, with perhaps the lost of a couple of fringe prospects at most.
    The fact that any of us (including myself) even thought it was a remote possibility shows how overrated those two were.

    I remember many being irate when Denorfia got traded to Oakland last year - despite the fact he was already going to miss the entire year. He does not seem to be dominating the AL so far, but it is early.

    Wasn't there some thought that Ryan Wagner was going to be the "think of the future"?

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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Ryan Wagner was the going to be the next great closer....

    Now his arm has fallen off

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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    lotta Coffey drinkers out there
    I think that Coffey is a guy that a lot of people were rooting for, plus his brother was posting on the site. He had great numbers in AAA and IIRC he started off really well in his ML debut (until they tried him at closer).

    I don't think he ever approached Denorfia-level affection.
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    Re: Most overrated former Red by RZ'ers?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Felipe Lopez, hands down, even more so that Kearns.
    Right players, but wrong order. Kearns gets the most inordinate amount of love here because hails from an hour south on I-75 and he preferred to play for the Reds.
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