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    Chris Dickerson

    Last 1+ years in Louisville:

    583 AB
    153 H
    18 2B
    13 3B (!)
    18 HR
    78 RBI
    87 BB
    195 K (ouch!)
    40/51 SB's
    .795 OPS

    Ok, what am I missing here? Other than the K's, he looks pretty solid.

    -Just turned 26. Check.
    -Already on the 40-man roster. Check.
    -Would make major league minimum. Check.
    -Way better than Norris Hopper, Corey Patterson and a healthy Ryan Freel. Check.
    -Better bat off the bench than Javy fricking Valentin. Check.
    -If promoted to the big club, it makes room for Cumberland to be promoted to AAA, setting off domino effect of past due OF promotions throughout the system. Check.

    Is this organization really this stupid?

    I think so.

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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Someone has decided that Dickerson doesn't have a future and he's stuck there as AAA fodder.

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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Someone has decided that Dickerson doesn't have a future and he's stuck there as AAA fodder.
    I'm hoping that "someone" is now employed by the Mets.

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    Dickerson had a very good June. If he keeps it going through July and the Reds continue to sag in the standings, the Reds would be well-advised to try him in CF for the last two months of the season.

    I don't expect him to be starting CF in the majors for any major stretch of time, but getting some steady exposure to the bigs over the last two months of the year would help in determining if he's a viable bench option for 2009. And if he goes all Shane Victorino on us, that would be a nice bonus.
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    I too would like to see him in Cincy before long. At worst I think he should take the role of Corey Patterson and be the 5th outfielder next season. He's a plus-plus defender in center field, can steal a base and is willing to take a walk. I always hoped he would develop into a poor mans Curtis Granderson but that never happened, but I'd still take a Shane Victorino like M2 said or just a solid 5th outfielder.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    I think Dickerson has an excellent chance to be an asset to the club as a reserve outfielder. Unfortunately, I do think Dickerson walks too much and strikes out too much for the toothpick and that may hold him back even further.
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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Dickerson with a .599 OPS against lefties. One day, maybe we'll see a Dickerson-Stubbs platoon.
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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    What's his OPS against righties?

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    What's his OPS against righties?
    High 860s I think.
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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
    What's his OPS against righties?
    .287/.380/.488 - .868.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Dickerson with a .599 OPS against lefties. One day, maybe we'll see a Dickerson-Stubbs platoon.
    Maybe, but the notion of Stubbs as platoon CF against LHPs just depresses me.
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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Dickerson with a .599 OPS against lefties. One day, maybe we'll see a Dickerson-Stubbs platoon.
    That would just make too much sense.

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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    See Clark, Brady.

    Some teams would rather go with the replacement level player they know over the possible AAAA fodder they don't. Good teams cycle through these sorts of guys, figuring out who can contribute at the major league level and who's mere organizational filler. In doing this, they increase the odds that one their guys becomes an actual contributor and are able to plan for the future more appropriately. Bad teams give that "known" player a permanent spot on the 25 man roster, if not a multi-year deal, and lock themselves in to the mediocrity they're currently getting -- with no upside.
    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: Chris Dickerson

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Maybe, but the notion of Stubbs as platoon CF against LHPs just depresses me.
    Same here.

    However, it could possibly work. Stubbs is hitting .318/.430/.424 - .855 OPS vs LHP. That would be pretty depressing though if that's all Stubbs ever develops into.
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    Re: Chris Dickerson

    Why not a Dickerson / Hopper platoon right now?

    Hopper vs. LHP....

    BA/OBP/SLG - .367 / .406 / .456
    OPS - .862


    Wouldn't mind having that combo at the top of the order.


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