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    Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Not a big surprise, but those were his words just now on SportsTalk. Dickerson against righties, Gomes against lefties.

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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Frankly, I'm surprised -- pleasantly so. That said, the defensive difference between the two should be hilarious.
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Frankly, I'm surprised -- pleasantly so. That said, the defensive difference between the two should be hilarious.
    Could you imagine the firestorm if they "replace" Dunn's production?
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Could you imagine the firestorm if they "replace" Dunn's production?
    They won't, but it would be worth talking about. On second thought....

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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    if that truly comes to fruition I'll be happy with Dickerson getting a shot at most of the playing time just to see if he is for real. Dude looks like Bernie Williams rounding the bases and that works for me...

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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Could you imagine the firestorm if they "replace" Dunn's production?
    Gomes is worse than Dunn defensively, worse than Dunn offensively.

    Dickerson is light years better than Dunn defensively, light years worse than Dunn offensively.

    I'd say the chances of those two combining to "replace" Dunn's production is slim to none, and slim left town...

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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Gomes is worse than Dunn defensively, worse than Dunn offensively.

    Dickerson is light years better than Dunn defensively, light years worse than Dunn offensively.

    I'd say the chances of those two combining to "replace" Dunn's production is slim to none, and slim left town...
    Yeah... but they will be way up there in scrapiness...
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    If the Reds aren't going to add anybody else, this is the best we can hope for. It's better than putting Hairston out there.
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    My only hope is that Dickerson plays so well that it somehow dislodges Willy Taveras from the starting lineup.

    I'm not sure how that'll happen, but it isn't going to stop me from hoping for it.
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Add me to the pleasantly surprised list. It's what I would have hoped for once they acquired Gomes and it became clear no other moves would be made, nice to have them be upfront about it.

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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Why is it that people think that we have to "replace" Dunn's production in LF? It's up to the TEAM to replace his production. And between the improvement of Votto, Bruce, etc and the defensive improvement in multiple positions...I don't see much of a problem in replacing his production. At least coming close to it. Thinking that it's up to Dickerson/Gomes to equal Dunn is beyond idiotic. And furthermore, why would we want to replace his production...his production got us no closer to the playoffs than we are now. It's time to look at things in a different way IMO. I like what we've done so far, and I like our chances in the near future (a closer future than many here think).
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Gomes is worse than Dunn defensively, worse than Dunn offensively.

    Dickerson is light years better than Dunn defensively, light years worse than Dunn offensively.

    I'd say the chances of those two combining to "replace" Dunn's production is slim to none, and slim left town...
    I think that might be the point of platooning them.
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    My only hope is that Dickerson plays so well that it somehow dislodges Willy Taveras from the starting lineup.

    I'm not sure how that'll happen, but it isn't going to stop me from hoping for it.
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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Why is it that people think that we have to "replace" Dunn's production in LF? It's up to the TEAM to replace his production. And between the improvement of Votto, Bruce, etc and the defensive improvement in multiple positions...I don't see much of a problem in replacing his production. At least coming close to it. Thinking that it's up to Dickerson/Gomes to equal Dunn is beyond idiotic. And furthermore, why would we want to replace his production...his production got us no closer to the playoffs than we are now. It's time to look at things in a different way IMO. I like what we've done so far, and I like our chances in the near future (a closer future than many here think).
    Care to elaborate?

    Multiple positions?

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    Re: Dusty says to expect a platoon of Dickerson/Gomes in LF

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I think that might be the point of platooning them.
    So 2 people can't equal 1?

    ... b/c that's how I see that equation shaping up for 2009...


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