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    The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    So the Reds have problems. Nothing new there.

    Everyone feel free to pick the first one to fix.

    My selection is to settle the leadoff spot in the lineup by sticking Adam Dunn there. I hear he's a frequent visitor to the land of Onbasylvania. Patterson can drop to the #7 slot.
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    The easiest solution is to stop batting your three leading OPS'ers 6-7-8.
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    So the Reds have problems. Nothing new there.

    Everyone feel free to pick the first one to fix.

    My selection is to settle the leadoff spot in the lineup by sticking Adam Dunn there. I hear he's a frequent visitor to the land of Onbasylvania. Patterson can drop to the #7 slot.
    I'm gonna piggyback off your suggestion, sorta.

    Given that Adam Dunn is now our leadoff hitter, I'm making a symbiotic move.

    1. Take away every fielding glove Adam Dunn owns except his firstbaseman's mitt.

    2. Trade Joey Votto and whatever else it takes for a true SP to compliment Aaron Harang.

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Have John Cueto be your 5th starter. He's the youngest and his body hasn't filled out...he needs to be skipped once in a while even if he is going well. When breaking in pitchers our motto needs to be "what would Boston do?".

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Call up Bruce to play CF. Patterson becomes a reserve/late inning defensive replacement ( with Bruce moving to RF ).
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Trade Griff or Adam immediately. One move, many problems solved.
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Put Ryan Freel in CF and hit him leadoff until his bat cools down.
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Leadoff has been covered, so I'll take the #3-4 spots in the lineup. #3 should be EE, and 4 Votto. Now I'd prefer Kepp at #1, and Dunn at #2, but I'm only fixing #3 & 4.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    1A. Hired Jocketty to get the deals done.

    2009 Position Players
    1. Keppinger 3B
    2. Orlando Hudson 2B gold glove FA signing for 2009,
    3. Encarcion 1B - better fielding 1B, reduced throwing errors
    4. Votto LF - better mobility, better defense
    5. Bruce CF - rookie of the year called up May 2008
    6. Kemp RF - Trading Arroyo, Bray, Coffee, Lehr - for Kemp June 2008
    7. Phillips SS - Prep/evaluate at ss during 2008
    8. Bako/Ross

    Solutions Implemented:
    Solved the infield defense, Hudson, Phillips, Keppinger, Encarcion
    Solved outfield defense with Bruce, Kemp, Votto
    Solved the imbalance of left handed hitters
    Improved teams chances against LH pitching.
    Madeup the lost offensive production of Dunn/Griffey salary dump with Bruce, Votto, Kemp
    Gonazlez replaces Castro role bench backup 3B, SS, Freel utility player
    Patterson, Valentin, Hatteberg, Hopper, Hairston - contracts are up non tendered,
    Took temptation out of Dusty's hands.
    Cheaper, faster, more power, more balanced offense, younger, better defense
    Improved pitching by improving the defense and increasing run support
    Saved investors money making them happy, encouraging them to spend more freely in the future.
    Saved most of the minor league prospects in tact

    2009 Starters
    Harang
    Volquez
    Cueto
    Bailey Post all-star break callup 2008
    Thompson

    Hired Steel - consultant to run RS vs RA analysis on the 2009 Position players in the event that modifications are needed.
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Promote Jay Bruce.

    I was definitely in the camp for starting him off in AAA and was glad at the CPat signing (still am actually as he is still a very solid bench player to have). He took starting in Louisville with a great attitude and has produced handsomely, proving that his numbers towards the end of last season were not a fluke. I feel confident the kid is ready now.

    However, I think more than anything, this team needs a spark. Some excitement. I think Jay Bruce not only provides that, but also provides a lot of other things: a big bat, speed, defense, sense of humor etc. I would let him play in CF.

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    I'll bet I'm the only one with this plan.

    Trade Hatte for whatever, make Griffey the LHPH and spot OFer who gets 250 ABs. Put Jay Bruce in RF and move to the next era. Watch the positive effect on run prevention and the staff as a whole. It will be bigger than you think.

    Trade some mid-level minor leaguers (Maloney, Valaika, Viola, Francisco, etc.) for some rotation or bullpen help.

    Leave Bailey in AAA all year no matter what.

    Keppinger SS
    Dunn LF
    Bruce RF
    EdE 3B
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Patterson/Freel CF
    Catcher.
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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    I'd choose to fix the mentality of the FO and face reality. This team is better off planning 2 years down the road rather than trying to win now.

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I'd choose to fix the mentality of the FO and face reality. This team is better off planning 2 years down the road rather than trying to win now.
    If I had to wager, I think even a very quick worker like Jocketty realizes that. This team is not in the shape most folks would have you believe. It's still in very rough shape, and it appears the Arroyo/Harang might go by the wayside in the process.

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    If I had to wager, I think even a very quick worker like Jocketty realizes that. This team is not in the shape most folks would have you believe. It's still in very rough shape, and it appears the Arroyo/Harang might go by the wayside in the process.
    Yeah, but Bob seems like he is one of the driving forces behind the delusion.

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    Re: The best way to fix things? One at a time.

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I'd choose to fix the mentality of the FO and face reality. This team is better off planning 2 years down the road rather than trying to win now.
    The more tickets Jocketty sells now, the more money he'll have to spend.

    That was a key component of the plan in St. Louis. Trouble is, he's fresh out of Mark McGwires to trade for.
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