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    Time to fess up

    What Reds players or decisions of the last 20 years have you been completely wrong about? Who did you think was destined for stardom but completely crapped the bed? Who did you think should have been sent out to pasture, yet ended up eclipsing all possible expectations?

    I'll start:

    I liked the Corey Patterson signing last year (duck, cover)
    I was looking forward to Brandon Claussen anchoring the staff for the next decade.
    I was also quite upset when Jeff Treadway was traded to Atlanta.

    I'll have a few more later...anyone else care to share?
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Time to fess up

    I was pumped over the Dante Bichette signing.

    Jose Acevedo was sure to become a staff ace once he learned to stop giving up homer's.

    Danny Graves as a starter, good idea!

    Jimmy Anderson was going to be the missing link this team needed due to his great spring training performance.

    But hey, give me a break, I was a teenager for most of these

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    I thought Ken Griffey Jr. would lead the team to the promise land.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    I thought Tomko was going to be legit.

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    Ruben Mateo. He had good minor league stats and he played CF at a time when the team needed a CFer.

    Jon Nunnally. I still contend he cold've had a more substantial major league career.

    Lots of pitchers, but they don't really count cause most of a crap shot anyway based on injury. I think we do know a lot more than we used to about pitching prospects, but it's still a very difficult thing to predict.

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    I thought Dave Miley was going to be a good manager. I used to follow the Reds on usenet and there was a guy there who was really big on him with some excellent inside information.

    Oh well.
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: Time to fess up

    I thought Danny Graves was on the Derek Lowe track.
    I thought Sean Casey was the next Mike Sweeney.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Time to fess up

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I thought Danny Graves was on the Derek Lowe track.
    I thought Sean Casey was the next Mike Sweeney.
    Weren't their careers roughly contemporaneous?
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    I thought Pokey Reese would be the Reds 2B for a decade or more.

    I was glad he was the hold up in the Griffey deal.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Time to fess up

    I thought Gary Redus had triple crown potential!

    I liked the earlier mentions of Jon Nunnally and Jose Acevedo...whatever happened to Acevedo?

    I'm also gonna go on record as saying that while Willy Taveras would have to turn into Willie Mays do get any credit 'round here that he's gonna be alot better than anyone is expecting...and for a few years(not really going out on a limb I guess considering the expectations).

    Oh, and I wasn't sure about giving up on Kurt Stilwell either....feels good to cleanse the soul

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Weren't their careers roughly contemporaneous?
    You're right, perhaps I misphrased it. I thought he'd be another Sweeney, but he never showed the power I thought he would outside of 2 or 3 seasons.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Time to fess up

    I thought Willie Greene would be a stud at 3B.

    I also thought Wade Rowdon would be as well [I was in like 7th grade at the time].

    I believed Tim Pugh and John Roper were gonna be excellent.

    I hated the Kurt Stillwell trade.

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    Re: Time to fess up

    I thought that D.T. Cromer was a future Hall of Famer.

    Ok, that one's a joke. But seriously, what in the world ever happened to that guy? Talk about the dark days of Reds baseball, good grief.

    Oh, and I remember being excited about Lance Davis and his potential.

    No idea how I ever graduated from high school.
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    Re: Time to fess up

    I was excited when they traded Paul O'Neill for Roberto Kelly.

    Ouch.

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    Re: Time to fess up

    Greg Swindell and John Smiley I expected big things from.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
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    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98


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