Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: Gonzalez healthy

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ona,WV
    Posts
    114

    Gonzalez healthy

    John Fay just reported that Dr. Tim said he would be ready for 100% participation from day one of ST. Pretty good news.

  2. #2
    Member Z-Fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    571

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Wow! That seems hard to believe.
    WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,585

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    Wow! That seems hard to believe.
    Agree.

    I'll believe it when I see it. I don't care if it's Fay or Kremchick or Dusty or Jockety.

    Until he plays 4 or 5 games in a row without needing to be pulled from the game, he's still unhealthy enough to be counted on.

    Though, it is good news.

    Don't forget how unimpressive he was before the injury, too.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    3,189

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    The real test will come when he resumes day to day baseball activities. Its good to hear that Gonzo will be ready. Makes LF more interesting and not in a good way.
    Quote Originally Posted by moewan View Post
    Barmaid to patron "Sir you are slurring, I am going to have to cut you off"

    Patron to barmaid "I'm not slurring, I'm speaking in cursive"


  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,585

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Makes LF more interesting and not in a good way.
    I like what it does to left field. It pushes Hairston and Keppinger into Center and Left and pushes Gomes off of the team. It potentially gives Taveras fewer at-bats as Hairston needs more playing time and could take some games in Center if Dusty wants to leave Dickerson and/or Keppinger in Left.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    3,189

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    I like what it does to left field. It pushes Hairston and Keppinger into Center and Left and pushes Gomes off of the team. It potentially gives Taveras fewer at-bats as Hairston needs more playing time and could take some games in Center if Dusty wants to leave Dickerson and/or Keppinger in Left.
    And pushes the one unknown (Dickerson) into an even more limited role and Im sure "respect" will be a keyword. God help Tavares and Hairston if Duhhhsty plays them in CF and LF and they dont put up 2007 WT and 2008 Jerry Hairston numbers, if Dickerson puts up even a decent season.
    Quote Originally Posted by moewan View Post
    Barmaid to patron "Sir you are slurring, I am going to have to cut you off"

    Patron to barmaid "I'm not slurring, I'm speaking in cursive"


  7. #7
    Socratic Gadfly TheNext44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    4,228

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    And pushes the one unknown (Dickerson) into an even more limited role and Im sure "respect" will be a keyword. God help Tavares and Hairston if Duhhhsty plays them in CF and LF and they dont put up 2007 WT and 2008 Jerry Hairston numbers, if Dickerson puts up even a decent season.
    For what it's worth, in an interview with Fay, Baker did say that Dickerson was the favorite to play LF right now, but he still has to win it.

    --On left field: ď(Dickersonís) one of them. If we started right now, it would probably be a platoon situation with him and a right-handed bat Ė whether itís (Jonny) Gomes or Jerry (Hairston). I told Dickerson: Donít let everybody give away your potential job. You got to fight for your job. Itís been a long, tough road to get to the big leagues. Iím not going to give away his job. But Iím not necessarily going to give him a job either.
    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...cincinnati.com

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Prospect, KY
    Posts
    534

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Glad to hear that. A productive and healthy AGon would really help. It's sucked to see him battle with injuries and his son's health in his first two years in Cincinnati.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,253

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    That improves our left side defense and adds 15 HRs. It frees up Keppinger for backup and pinch hitting, giving us a stronger bench. If EE has learned to throw accurately and Dickerson gets the majority of starts in LF, there should be a substantial improvement in defense. Someone stop me before I get my hopes up again.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    273

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    I'm really excited to hear this. I really like A Gon. It just seems like I haven't seen him play in forever, hopefully he still has another year left in that body. Unfortunately it wouldn't take much to outperform Hairston/Keppinger especially defensively

  11. #11
    Socratic Gadfly TheNext44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    4,228

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    If this is true, even if Gonzo is only back to his 2007 defense, that should be at least 15 runs better than they were last year. It also would be a huge boost to the pitching staff. That black hole on the left side of the infield was killing them last year. It is much easier to pitch when you don't think you have to strike everyone out.

  12. #12
    Member Emin3mShady07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Lake Orion, MI
    Posts
    454

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Yeah, and then maybe Kepp could play 3rd base against lefties with EE in LF and dickerson in CF in like a 4 way platoon manuever.
    Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick. ~Thomas Boswell

    Having a life is overrated.

  13. #13
    Member Captain Hook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    columbus,ohio
    Posts
    2,224

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    This story can be found on the Reds mlb web site.

    I think that last years team had five spots that killed them.1 catcher 2 short stop 3 right field 4 center field and the 5th spot in the rotation.All were terrible.There is now good reason to believe that all of these positions will be improved in 09 with the Gonzalez news.Left field will be down but over all should be a improved team.I still don't think we have contender but we're getting closer.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Posts
    376

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    This is good news - at least for now. My fear is that if Gonzalez is healthy, Hairston will end up the everyday left fielder because he's a vet. I may well end up disappointed in how it works out, but I'd really like to see what Dickerson can do if given regular playing time. I think he really may be a late bloomer who won't be as good as he was last year, but just might be a legit starter (sure, it'd be better if he was in center where he belongs, but you take what you can get sometimes).

    Anyway, the possibility that Gonzalez may be able to play and provide average (or close to it) defense at SS makes spring training and the start of the season all the more interesting.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Dayton, Oh
    Posts
    60

    Re: Gonzalez healthy

    Quote Originally Posted by Emin3mShady07 View Post
    Yeah, and then maybe Kepp could play 3rd base against lefties with EE in LF and dickerson in CF in like a 4 way platoon manuever.
    Everybody really needs to let this EE playing LF thing go... the team has made no indication that this is under any type of consideration for any reason; moreover, they have continued to assert the exact oposite- that this absolutely won't happen(they even went as far as to imply that a major reason that Wigginton was not an option to be brought in was that they didn't feel he could play adequate LF everyday, without hardly even addressing the alternative of him playing 3B with EE in the OF).

    Between the supposed payroll budget being met, paired with Bob C's optomism and the failure to address the LF issues- I have a feeling that management(at every level) is holding out hope that Alonso will hit so well in ST(OPS 1.000 or more for example) that they could try Votto in LF during March with hopes that Yonder forces his way onto the April roster as the everyday 1B.

    I'd say the chances of Votto getting a large number of OF starts this year is much higher than EE.

    Needless to say, a line-up with Dickerson in center, Votto in left, Alonso at first, and Bruce in right, would absolutely murder righties right now(and just imagine when they all meet their potential).


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25