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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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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Hermida/Rivera although I wouldn't be opposed to a Baldelli/Dickerson platoon if the medical reports looked favorably upon Baldelli. I also like M2's Young/Hermida possibility if I thought Delmon could lose the attitude that seems to plague his reputation.

    Taveras is at best a bench option IMO. Bradley's inability to stay on a NL field scare me (health). Dye, Wigginton and Burrell I could live with under the right circumstances, I don't want any LF for more than 2 years and preferably only 1. Wiggy is a decent 3B option but for the contract he wants I don't think he's a fit, his defense down at 3B is decent but I seem to recall his arm being only adequate.
    Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 12-18-2008 at 06:57 PM.
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    Baldelli & Wiggington

    I like Wigginton's flexibility if some of the Reds minor league guys arrive sooner than expected.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I went with Bradley and Young. Lots of talent and the possibility for a lot of entertainment!

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Not really undestanding the love for a guy that can't stay on the field for nine innings. (Baldelli)

    If you read the other thread on Rocco it's pretty clear that he wasn't misdiagnosed, they simply expanded the diagnosis and they still haven't figured out a cure. This isn't the AL, we don't have the DH and a player has to both hit and field.

    As I said in the other thread, it would sure suck if ya' woke up on Opening Day to the reality that both your SS and your CF are going to be useless the rest of the year.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Hermida, Wiggington and Baldelli. You get some solid batting, flexibility and a little defense. Dickerson and Baldelli (and even Bruce) can split time in CF, Wiggington can play OF or 3B and Hermida can roam LF. No matter what, you get better offense and a much deeper bench.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Hermida, Wiggington and Baldelli.
    I'd actually be pretty damn skippy if the Reds acquired just one of them, let alone all 3 of them.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    I'd actually be pretty damn skippy if the Reds acquired just one of them, let alone all 3 of them.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I want Manny and Milty! Cincinnati is ready for that dynamic duo, I'm telling you!

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I'm trying to be realistic here. In my dream world, the Reds would get an elite CF that could hit and field, and a LF that could play defense and hit cleanup.

    Not going to happen realistically. I picked Young for his offensive upside and Tavaras because unless I am mistaken, he's the only CF on the list. I'd prefer an "other" CF but I am too lazy to figure out a scenerio now.

    I'm really surpised at all the love that Heredia is getting, considering he is coming off an 323 OBP season. That's almost as bad a Tavaras, and isn't Heredia a corner OF? Heredia is only two years younger than Tavaras also.
    I figured Heredia would get very few votes.

    Edit: I guess Baldalli is a CF too, but I am weary of his health too. I don't think he's a good fit for the NL.
    Last edited by REDREAD; 12-19-2008 at 12:00 AM.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Delmon Young and Rocco Baldelli.

    Baldelli would be a perfect platoon partner for Dickerson. Young has the most upside of any of the options. Also, where's Alex Rios?
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Why is Abreu not on the list? I choose him and Bradley or just leave Dickerson in center and get just one of them.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I'm trying to be realistic here. In my dream world, the Reds would get an elite CF that could hit and field, and a LF that could play defense and hit cleanup.

    Not going to happen realistically. I picked Young for his offensive upside and Tavaras because unless I am mistaken, he's the only CF on the list. I'd prefer an "other" CF but I am too lazy to figure out a scenerio now.

    I'm really surpised at all the love that Heredia is getting, considering he is coming off an 323 OBP season. That's almost as bad a Tavaras, and isn't Heredia a corner OF? Heredia is only two years younger than Tavaras also.
    I figured Heredia would get very few votes.

    Edit: I guess Baldalli is a CF too, but I am weary of his health too. I don't think he's a good fit for the NL.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Looks like Taveras is the Ron Paul of this primary.
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I'm gonna try and be realistic with my picks:

    First, like others have stated, I want Hermida for LF. He's got lots of upside and projects well. I think he'd be ok defensively in LF.

    Second, I voted "other" for Gabe Kapler. He's a good defender, and crushes lefties. He'd make a great platoon partner for Chris Dickerson...
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