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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

    Since wer're being realistic, I see both Dye and Taveras in the Reds outfield next season.

    Taveras---If the Reds were willing to pay Patterson 3 to 4 million for one year's service, what makes you think they won't do the same for Taveras? Taveras will be a one year stopgap in center till Drew Stubbs is ready.

    Dye---I think the White Sox want another prospect along with Homer Bailey for Dye. The question is what Uncle Walt is willing to give up to the liking of Kenny Williams? Dye would be another stopgap and there is no longterm commitment in money.

    So come Opening Day, I could see an outfield of Bruce, Taveras and Dye.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    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?
    I tried to limit the poll to names that have either been recently rumored in talks with the Reds (Dye, Hermida, Baldelli, Burrell, Rivera, Taveras, Bradley, Wigginton) or at least said to be on the market for the right price (Young). I haven't seen any of either for Rios. Anyway, he's also a strong possibility for poll answer #10 - other.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Looks like Rocco and Hermida so far, with Young a close third. Yes, RedsZone seems to like upside--and the excitement of the unknown over the solidity of the known.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Felix? :
    Sorry, I get names confused sometimes.. Hermida
    I actually looked up the right guy though.

    I just wonder though. Similiar profile to Wily T. Two years younger, but in his 3 full seasons, had only one good OBP season.

    Is it because more of his OBP is walk driven? Is that why people like him so much? Do people have more hope someone can raise their batting average as opposed to their walk rate? Or do people think the 2 years younger gives him more hope? I am just wondering why he is so attractive, especially since he's a corner OF.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Adam Dunn.

    Alex Rios.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8 View Post
    Adam Dunn.

    Alex Rios.
    Again, neither have been remotely close to rumored to the Reds, which is why they weren't included. I do like them, but I just don't see either happening.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Looks like Rocco and Hermida so far, with Young a close third. Yes, RedsZone seems to like upside--and the excitement of the unknown over the solidity of the known.
    The problem is that the only thing known about "the known" is that they probably aren't enough.

    I rather not go into the season knowing 100% that the team will suck. At least the younger, upside guys will provide upside and potentially bring value down the road.

    The team needs more than a Wiggington to provide the needed punch for the lineup.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I'd rather not go into the season knowing 100% that the team will suck.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Sorry, I get names confused sometimes.. Hermida
    I actually looked up the right guy though.

    I just wonder though. Similiar profile to Wily T. Two years younger, but in his 3 full seasons, had only one good OBP season.

    Is it because more of his OBP is walk driven? Is that why people like him so much? Do people have more hope someone can raise their batting average as opposed to their walk rate? Or do people think the 2 years younger gives him more hope? I am just wondering why he is so attractive, especially since he's a corner OF.
    Hermida has a .100 advantage in slugging, .027 advantage in IsoD and a 31 point OPS+ advantage all while being younger than Willy Taveras.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    I wonder what would happen if Walt actually signed Baldelli and traded for Hermida. Would this site explode?
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I wonder what would happen if Walt actually signed Baldelli and traded for Hermida. Would this site explode?
    I could live with that.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Went with Baldelli and Young. Roll the dice. But roll it toward youth with upside.
    Likewise. For some strange reason I really like the idea of a Baldelli/Dickerson platoon in CF. Young gives you options, especially once Alonso is ready to take over at 1B.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I wonder what would happen if Walt actually signed Baldelli and traded for Hermida. Would this site explode?
    Someone would mention that they should have targeted Dunn and a 5,000 post, 50-page "argument" against the Anti-Dunnites would ensue.

    Somewhere, somehow, someone might mention the two moves that were actually completed by Cincinnati.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Hermida has a .100 advantage in slugging, .027 advantage in IsoD and a 31 point OPS+ advantage all while being younger than Willy Taveras.
    The increased power is a fair advantage. However, will Hermida hit well enough for a corner OF? That is my concern. Bruce only OPS about 770 last season. I hope that improves, but putting two young, potentially offensively challenged corner OF in the lineup next year isn't going to help the anemic offense.

    At SS, CF, C it's easier to accept an OBP challenged guy.

    But thanks for explaining your reasoning. I appreciate the feedback, as I was puzzled why Heredia was such an overwhleming favorite.
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    Re: Choose two outfielders for the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I wonder what would happen if Walt actually signed Baldelli and traded for Hermida. Would this site explode?
    Walt would be hated on Redszone for not giving folks a legitimate reason to be angry at him.



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