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    Knee Jerk Reactions to 1st Round Picks from around the league

    MLB Trade Rumors did an amusing poll - a quick knee jerk reaction of their readership of what each group of fans thought about their teams respective 1st round pick.

    Quite the amusing disparity between the fan bases

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/0...-draft-kn.html

    1. Tim Beckham, Rays - 80% said yes.
    2. Pedro Alvarez, Pirates - 89%.
    3. Eric Hosmer, Royals - 63%.
    4. Brian Matusz, Orioles - 80%.
    5. Buster Posey, Giants - 68%.
    6. Kyle Skipworth, Marlins - 54%.
    7. Yonder Alonso, Reds - 33%.
    8. Gordon Beckham, White Sox - 79%.
    9. Aaron Crow, Nationals - 82%.
    10. Jason Castro, Astros - 14%.
    11. Justin Smoak, Rangers - 90%.
    12. Jemile Weeks, A's - 41%.
    13. Brett Wallace, Cardinals - 65%.
    14. Aaron Hicks, Twins - 79%.
    15. Ethan Martin, Dodgers - 62%.
    16. Brett Lawrie, Brewers - 62%.
    17. David Cooper, Blue Jays - 26%.
    18. Ike Davis, Mets - 55%.
    19. Andrew Cashner, Cubs - 57%.
    20. Josh Fields, Mariners - 65%.
    21. Ryan Perry, Tigers - 53%.
    22. Reese Havens, Mets - 33%.
    23. Allan Dykstra, Padres - 28%.
    24. Anthony Hewitt, Phillies - 32%.
    25. Christian Friedrich, Rockies - 89%.
    26. Daniel Schlereth, D'Backs - 65%.
    27. Carlos Gutierrez, Twins - 21%.
    28. Gerrit Cole, Yankees - 82%.
    29. Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians - 17%.
    30. Casey Kelly, Red Sox - 74%.

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    Whoah. Almost 1/3 of Giants fans don't approve of the Buster Posey pick? Now that's ridiculous.

    The Alonso pick is still growing on me. I do think he's the top Reds prospect the moment he signs.
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    The Jason Castro response made me LOL.

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    Aside from the A's fans not being enamored with Weeks (not real sure why), I can see why the fans voted the way they did on almost every other pick. It's not usually about who you got, but who you passed on. The Astros fans though probably was a little of both, or in this case a lot of both.
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    Is this poll proof that Reds fans are just knowledgeable or that Red's fans are among the most negative fans in baseball? I know what I think, but I am curious as to what everyone else thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfm View Post
    Is this poll proof that Reds fans are just knowledgeable or that Red's fans are among the most negative fans in baseball? I know what I think, but I am curious as to what everyone else thinks.
    The Reds can't pitch.

    The Reds keep drafting hitters.

    It isn't surprising to me that 67% of their fanbase is saying "Buckley, we have a problem."
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    Is this poll proof that Reds fans are just knowledgeable or that Red's fans are among the most negative fans in baseball? I know what I think, but I am curious as to what everyone else thinks.
    Among the most negative -- easily.
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    prob because some people still think it would be a good idea to take an arm that will blow up within the next 3 years.

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    Re: Knee Jerk Reactions to 1st Round Picks from around the league

    Quote Originally Posted by kfm View Post
    Is this poll proof that Reds fans are just knowledgeable or that Red's fans are among the most negative fans in baseball? I know what I think, but I am curious as to what everyone else thinks.
    Since its not a poll of Reds fans specifically, but rather 4000 readers of this guys blog ... I don't think its proof of jack squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Among the most negative -- easily.
    amazing what 7 consecutive losing seasons will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    The Reds can't pitch.

    The Reds keep drafting hitters.

    It isn't surprising to me that 67% of their fanbase is saying "Buckley, we have a problem."
    Doesn't mean the fan base has it right though. The only guy even close to being around where the Reds were picking that was a pitcher was Aaron Crow and the Reds didn't like his mechanics at all. I would love to see these types of polls that gave explanations of why teams took A instead of B and see how that changed how the fans felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Doesn't mean the fan base has it right though. The only guy even close to being around where the Reds were picking that was a pitcher was Aaron Crow and the Reds didn't like his mechanics at all. I would love to see these types of polls that gave explanations of why teams took A instead of B and see how that changed how the fans felt.
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    amazing what 7 consecutive losing seasons will do.
    How was Griffey treated in his first years here? Reds had won in 95 and 99, Griffey chose to come play here.......and once he started getting hurt, lots of fans turned on him.

    Cincinnati's a town with a great baseball history, but its days of being a great baseball town are a thing of the past, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    amazing what 7 consecutive losing seasons will do.

    And three post-season appearances in 32 years.

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    And three post-season appearances in 32 years.
    Cutting history off at 76? How about 7 postseason appearances in 38 years, going back to 1970....

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