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  • Milton Bradley

    18 22.50%
  • Rocco Baldelli

    43 53.75%
  • Pat Burrell

    8 10.00%
  • Juan Rivera

    11 13.75%
  • Willy Taveras

    4 5.00%
  • Ty Wigginton

    4 5.00%
  • Jeremy Hermida

    26 32.50%
  • Delmon Young

    23 28.75%
  • Jermaine Dye

    14 17.50%
  • Other (please explain)

    8 10.00%
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Thread: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

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    Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Assuming the Reds need two OF for 2009, which ones do you acquire? Obviously, there are a lot of contingencies involved here (salary, trade availability, free agent signings, etc.) so feel free to explain your answer on the thread below.
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    Re: Choose some outfielders for the Reds

    Other: Dunn

    others chosen: Baldelli, Burrell, Bradley

    Edit: I DON'T READ GOOD. lol

    In order of preference:
    1) Dunn
    2) Burrell
    3) Bradley/Baldelli (tie)
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I voted for Dye and Baldelli

    - for some reason I'm in love w/ Baldelli/Dickerson platoon in CF - that would make for an excellent platoon, IMO.

    - I chose Dye because I want that "sure thing" RBI guy in b/w Bruce & Votto... I think I'd also accept Bradley here, but not to a contract longer than 2 years..

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Baldelli bursts out to an early lead...
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I picked Young and Hermida because I'm more interested in upside (and I have little to no confidence Baldelli is physically up to playing a full season). Obviously that would push Jay Bruce to CF. I'd be fine with just one of Young/Hermida and a CF too (David DeJesus remains a guy in whom I'd have interest).
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Went with Baldelli and Young. Roll the dice. But roll it toward youth with upside.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I picked Young and Hermida because I'm more interested in upside (and I have little to no confidence Baldelli is physically up to playing a full season). Obviously that would push Jay Bruce to CF. I'd be fine with just one of Young/Hermida and a CF too (David DeJesus remains a guy in whom I'd have interest).
    voted the same way without reading the thread first.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Burrell and Young...Burrell if they are trying to form a winning ballclub now, Young with the nod to upside and youth.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I voted for Burrell and Tavares, I chose Burrell because he gives us that middle of the order power bat from the right side that we need and he fits in perfect between Bruce and Votto. I also chose Tavares because he could platoon with Dickerson in CF and he gives us the speed on the basepaths to generate runs, and he should be ready for a rebound year.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Looks like Taveras is the Ron Paul of this primary.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I went with Baldelli and Burrell. Pat is the right-handed bat we need. As for Baldelli, I just think we need more insurance in CF, and I'm still against a platoon there.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by hippie07 View Post
    I voted for Dye and Baldelli

    - for some reason I'm in love w/ Baldelli/Dickerson platoon in CF - that would make for an excellent platoon, IMO.

    - I chose Dye because I want that "sure thing" RBI guy in b/w Bruce & Votto... I think I'd also accept Bradley here, but not to a contract longer than 2 years..
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Milton Bradley and Baldelli... I would enjoy a line-up of Baldelli, Phillips, Votto, Bradley, Bruce, Encarnacion, Hernandez, Gonzo/Kepp... Dickerson could spell Baldelli some also.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by schroomytunes View Post
    I also chose Tavares because he could platoon with Dickerson in CF and he gives us the speed on the basepaths to generate runs, and he should be ready for a rebound year.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Assuming Bruce is forced to play CF due to my choices, I'd stick Bradley in LF and Burrell in RF.

    We'd steal the thunder from the Astros with their Killer Bs with 3 of our own in the OF.


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