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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    I thought John Denny, one year removed from the Cy Young award, would get the '86 team over the hump.
    He certainly brought them over the hump in the bench-clearing brawl department when he kicked and punched the crap out of Kevin Mitchell.

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    anyway back to the topic........

    Instead of players I will nominate the entire 2003 season as the all-time greatest letdown. It was over-hyped for several years that the Reds were "rebuilding toward 2003", from whence they will be competitive.
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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Gookie Dawkins

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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    How about Rolando ROOOOOOOMES?
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Gookie Dawkins!! How could I forget Larkin's successor?

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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Dan Driessen....not that he wasn't a good player, but he was suppose to adequately replace the Big Dog.
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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Gookie Dawkins
    Excellent selection. JimBo refused to trade him for Jr. and dealt away Mike Cameron.
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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosley68 View Post
    Dan Driessen....not that he wasn't a good player, but he was suppose to adequately replace the Big Dog.
    Very good pick.

    Yes he had a solid career but definitely didnt adequately replace the Big Dog.
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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Excellent selection. JimBo refused to trade him for Jr. and dealt away Mike Cameron.
    And let's not forget The Poofy Haired One's fascination with the future double play chain of Gookie to Pokey to Casey....

    Those 3 were supposed to replace Tinkers to Evers to Chance, or something like that...

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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Here is two that were traded for each other.

    Drew Henson (He did it in two sports but made MILLION in the process)

    Willy-Mo Pena-I never thought he would be an all-star but thought he would run in 35+ fastballs a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Excellent selection. JimBo refused to trade him for Jr. and dealt away Mike Cameron.

    Instead of Dawkins, Antonio Perez went.

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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Definitely Larson makes the list.

    Don't forget about Rob Bell.. Trumpted as a future 20 game winner.

    Claussen was definitely overhyped too.

    Hector Carausco was hyped quite a bit too.

    Also, remember the spring training (I think 99) when Bowden claimed Bere was throwing 96 MPH. That guy was the master of hype

    I think Maj was way overhyped as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Instead of Dawkins, Antonio Perez went.
    IIRC, Dawkins was being floated as the potential principal in the trade, not the "in addition" guy, which was Perez's role.
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    Three pages and no Jack "Tuna Boat" Armstrong?
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    Re: Greatest Hype Greatest Letdown All Time Reds Team

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    IIRC, Dawkins was being floated as the potential principal in the trade, not the "in addition" guy, which was Perez's role.
    It was a long time ago, but I remember (perhaps incorrectly) that the Reds had a deal where Dimitri would go to Seattle and then Allen dragged his feet. When Bowden came back with Allen's ok, Seattle insisted on Cameron. Maybe part of the deal was also suffling minor leaguers too, I don't remember that much detail.
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