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  • Stay with an internal option (some combo of Gonzalez/Keppinger/Janish/Valaika)

    9 25.00%
  • Sign a free agent (Furcal, Crosby...)

    1 2.78%
  • Trade for a young player (Escobar, Hardy, Izturis, Aybar...)

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Thread: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

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    What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    This is a recurrent topic in this forum that I thought deserved a poll. I've tried to lay out the options that appear to be the most salient at this point. As always, feel free to explain how you voted and why in the thread below.
    Last edited by RedEye; 12-19-2008 at 11:24 AM.
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    Re: What should the Reds SS plan be for 2009?

    I would like us to get an external young guy, but I think the cost will be prohibitive.

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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Bring Juan Castro back, of course.
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Bring Juan Castro back, of course.



    My preference would be for Walt to trade for a young SS but I can't see it happening.

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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Sign an outfielder with a big bat and go "in house" with a defensive emphasis at short.
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    We can fill the LF & right handed CF needs in the free agent market.

    Then use our trade chips to fix the SS position.
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Bring Juan Castro back, of course.
    But the stache at SS. Heck he is so agile he can play the entire left side of the infield by himself!

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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Move Phillips to SS. Groom Valaika for 2B.
    Stop! Heisey time!

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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Reds View Post
    Move Phillips to SS. Groom Valaika for 2B.
    And put... Aaron Miles at 2B???
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    But the stache at SS. Heck he is so agile he can play the entire left side of the infield by himself!

    That would be teh awesome!
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    Sign an outfielder with a big bat and go "in house" with a defensive emphasis at short.
    I picked the first option, but it's qualified. I've said through this off season that the SS position is the last priority. With Gonzalez remaining a question mark, it's very possible that we'll need to address it before the start of the season, but for now, I think we need the right handed bat, perhaps a platoon for center, before we need the SS question answered. I agree with others who mentioned that filling it via trade may come at too high a price and therefore, I think that's why this question is lowest in priority.
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Trade for a young player--though I also wonder if moving Phillips would be an easier solution.

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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Elvis Andrus.
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Staying in house strikes me as a case of willfully ignoring calamity. The veteran options are injured and inadequate, there is no long-term answer in the system (Janish can't cut it at the plate, Valaika lacks the defense). The Reds need to find someone from outside the organization and there's no point in putting it off. It has to be done and no amount of procrastination will change that.
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    Re: What should the SS plan be for 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Bring Juan Castro back, of course.


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