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    Juan Rivera

    Should the Reds sign Juan Rivera?
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    That is impossible to answer without knowing if the other, better, more preferable moves are still a possibility or not.

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    Re: Juan Rivera

    I was just responding to the fact that there was already a Willy Taveras poll...
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    I'd be OK with Juan Rivera on a low-money, 1 year deal as a bench player / 4th outfielder. Since that isn't the role the Reds appear to be looking to give him, I'm a very emphatic "No."
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    It depends on the deal. If it's less than $4 million per year, I'd say yes.
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    It depends on the deal. If it's less than $4 million per year, I'd say yes.
    Agreed. If it gets more than that, I am not as sure about it.

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    Re: Juan Rivera

    I'd prefer Dye, but Rivera's OK.
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    It depends on the deal. If it's less than $4 million per year, I'd say yes.
    Agree.

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    Re: Juan Rivera

    As a 4th OFer, no problem. As THE guy in LF, problem.

    I'm voting "no" for now. If the Reds sign/trade for someone else, I might change my mind.
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    If he's "THE BIG" outfield move of the off-season I would be very discouraged.

    I wouldn't mind him in the role Raisor stated above (as a 4th OFer).
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    As a 4th OFer, no problem. As THE guy in LF, problem.

    I'm voting "no" for now. If the Reds sign/trade for someone else, I might change my mind.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Re: Juan Rivera

    I will say yes. I think we have no realistic chance in 2009 and then quite a lot better chance beginning in 2010. Thus I'm hoping WJ does no long term damage this offseason, and so far he has not. Rivera would fit in with this, but so would Ty Wigginton at 17.5 for 3. That would be a comparative question maybe the board would like to think about: to do 2 years, say, of Rivera for 8 or go for Wigginton.

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    Re: Juan Rivera

    I know he's four years older, but he has very similar career numbers as Edwin Encarnacion in roughly the same number of plate appearances.

    Rivera----.284/.331/.468/.799 (1900 PA's)
    EE-------.266/.346/.455/.801 (1835 PA's)

    Rivera:
    101 2B
    2 3B
    72 HR
    123 BB
    222 K

    Encarnacion:
    103 2B
    3 3B
    66 HR
    161 BB
    326 K

    The main difference being that Edwin can take a walk a little better, but Rivera strikes out less with a little more power.

    I compare the two only because there has been discussion about moving EE to LF. One could argue that EE is only 26 (and 4 years younger) so his numbers are likely to get better, but Rivera has been injured the past two seasons and his numbers have suffered because of that. Anyway, taking those things into consideration, they appear pretty even offensively.
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    This is interesting. I didn't expect it to be this close (thought most would vote against him).
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    Re: Juan Rivera

    Looks like the "Yes" votes might be pulling away a bit.
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