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    Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Inspired by the tunabomber....

    post your dream/favorite Reds lineup comprised of players that were on the Reds during your lifetime.

    Here is my lineup of my favorites from my favorite team (born in '78):

    1. Joe Morgan - 2B
    2. Chris Sabo - 3B
    3. Barry Larkin - SS
    4. Eric Davis - CF
    5. Johnny Bench - C
    6. Reggie Sanders - RF
    7. Sean Casey - 1B
    8. Dmitri Young - LF
    9. Jose Rijo - SP

    My lineup could be all out of whack, as I don't remember exactly where each guy batted. And, again, these are my favorites at each position, not really who I think are the best.

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    From my expierence with the reds.

    1.deion sanders CF (haha our leadoff spot has been that weak lately)
    2.BP---2b
    3. Josh hamilton LF
    4. Jay bruce RF
    5. Joey Votto 1B
    6. Barry larkin SS
    7. aaron boone 3B
    8. JOhnny bench C>>??? we havent had a "dream cather in my time"
    9. Aaron Harang P

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    1. Adam Dunn
    2. Adam Dunn
    3. Adam Dunn
    4. Adam Dunn
    5. Adam Dunn
    6. Adam Dunn
    7. Adam Dunn
    8. Adam Dunn
    9. Adam Dunn



    Seriously though -

    1. Eric Davis - CF
    2. Barry Larkin - SS
    3. Ken Griffey Jr. - RF (Non Injured - Non old)
    4. Adam Dunn - LF
    5. Joey Votto - 1B
    6. Brandon Phillips - 2B
    7. Chris Sabo - 3B
    8. Eddy Taubensee(sp) - C
    9. Aaron Harang - SP
    @#$% my @#$%^*&

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Moved to Dayton in 2nd grade, so going from that point onward, here's the mid-80s-to-now roster I'd go with (all players presumed to be at their "Reds' Peak," i.e. I'm taking them based on their best performances in Reds uniforms):

    POSITION PLAYERS
    C Benito Santiago/Eddie Taubensee (R/L platoon, or a DEF/OFF platoon, whichever you prefer)
    1B Sean Casey
    2B Brandon Phillips
    3B Chris Sabo
    SS Barry Larkin
    LF Adam Dunn
    CF Eric Davis
    RF Ken Griffey Jr.

    BENCH
    OF Paul O'Neill (4th OF/DH/"Bench Presence")
    1B/OF Dmitri Young (Switch-hitter, great PH option)
    IF Pokey Reese (late inning defensive specialist/pinch runner)
    UTIL Pete Rose (yes, post-Expos "Reds Peak" Pete; why? just because, dammit; Pete and O'Neill in the same dugout would be fun, too)
    C Santiago/Taubensee (as discussed above)

    STARTING PITCHING
    SP Jose Rijo (R)
    SP Aaron Harang (R)
    SP Tom Browning (L)
    SP Bronson Arroyo (R)
    SP Pete Harnish (R, scrappy SP who anchored the Reds' staff during some lean years, and whom I thus remember fondly)

    BULLPEN
    CL Jeff Shaw (R)
    RP Nasty Boy #1 (Norm Charleton, L; also a spot/emergency starter)
    RP Nasty Boy #2 (Rob Dibble, R)
    RP Nasty Boy #3 (Randy Myers, L)
    RP John Franco (L)
    RP Jeff Brantley (R)
    LONG Scott Sullivan (R, was on some of those staffs with Harnish and also defined hard-nosed "scrappiness," perennial 100 IP out of the pen, my kind of guy)

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    Last edited by FlightRick; 04-10-2009 at 05:04 PM. Reason: Add justification for having Pete on roster

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Pete Rose 3b
    Eric Davis..cf
    Dave Parker....rf
    George Foster....lf
    Johnny Bench....c
    Nick Esasky....1b
    Dave Concepcion...ss
    Oester...2nd


    I am picking Oester because I dont remember Morgan's days with the Reds as much. I rmember just enough of Rose.
    Foster was always my fav Red and I loved to watch Parker hit.
    Same with Esasky as far as power threat.
    ED was something special.

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Born in '81, but I'm going to stick to players I actually remember watching.

    1. Barry Larkin SS
    2. Eric Davis CF
    3. Ken Griffey Jr. RF
    4. Kevin Mitchell LF
    5. Joey Votto 1B
    6. Chris Sabo 3B
    7. Bret Boone 2B
    8. Benito Santiago C
    9. Tom Browning P

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    1b Adam Dunn
    2b Brett Boone
    SS Larkin
    3B Pete Rose
    C Taubensee
    LF Greg Vaughn
    CF Eric Davis
    RF Josh Hamilton
    SP Jose Rijo

    Post 1984 when I was 10 and can't remember too much before that.

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Born in 1973.

    I'd take my chances with this lineup against almost any other "best of" team during my lifetime...

    Starting Lineup:
    2B Joe Morgan
    3B Pete Rose
    SS Barry Larkin
    LF Adam Dunn
    C Johnny Bench
    RF Josh Hamilton
    CF Eric Davis
    1B Tony Perez

    Bench:
    1B Sean Casey
    OF George Foster
    OF Ken Griffey, Jr
    SS Davey Concepcion
    C Benito Santiago
    2B Brandon Phillips

    Rotation:
    Jose Rijo
    Mario Soto
    Tom Browning
    Tom Seaver
    Danny Jackson from 1988
    (Jack Armstrong from the 1st half of 1990)

    Pen:
    Scott Williamson
    Scott Sullivan
    Jeff Brantley
    Jeff Shaw
    Rob Dibble
    John Franco
    Last edited by Nosirrah; 04-10-2009 at 08:42 PM. Reason: How could I forget Seaver?

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    I don't like doing these because it seems everyone has the same answers. For instance, no one would put Bip Roberts in there over Joe Morgan. Except me of course
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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    CF-Eric Davis
    SS-Barry Larkin
    2B-Joe Morgan
    LF-Frank Robinson
    C-Johnny Bench
    1B-Tony Perez
    3B-Pete Rose
    RF-Ken Griffey, Jr. or Sr.

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    I'm going to give you my lineup, only with a twist. I'm taking the guys with the best names (and I'm not counting nicknames)

    1B Nick Esasky (or Brooks Kieschnick)
    2B Rick Wrona (or Danny Richar)
    SS Freddie Benavides (or William Bergolla)
    3B Wayne Krenchicki (or EE)
    LF Max Venable (or Tony Tarasco)
    CF Cesar Cedeno (or Rolando Roomes or Quinton McCracken)
    RF Buck Coats (or Steve Gibralter or Ron Roenicke)
    C Dann Bilardello (or Sal Butera)

    Some real classics there...
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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    I'm going to give you my lineup, only with a twist. I'm taking the guys with the best names (and I'm not counting nicknames)

    1B Nick Esasky (or Brooks Kieschnick)
    2B Rick Wrona (or Danny Richar)
    SS Freddie Benavides (or William Bergolla)
    3B Wayne Krenchicki (or EE)
    LF Max Venable (or Tony Tarasco)
    CF Cesar Cedeno (or Rolando Roomes or Quinton McCracken)
    RF Buck Coats (or Steve Gibralter or Ron Roenicke)
    C Dann Bilardello (or Sal Butera)

    Some real classics there...
    What...no place for Paul Householder?

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Moved to Centerville in 1977...but followed the Reds since 1975.

    3B: Rose
    SS: Larkin
    2B: Morgan
    C: Bench
    CF: Davis
    LF: Foster
    RF: Griffey Jr.
    1B: Perez

    P: Seaver
    P: Soto
    P: Harang
    P: Rijo
    P: Browning

    LHRP: Myers
    RHRP: Dibble

    MGR: Anderson
    Last edited by BlastFurnace; 04-10-2009 at 08:22 PM.

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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    Here's my 25 man roster. I was born in 87 so I made the team from about 1993 on. I added the stipulation to my roster that the player had to have more than one year on the Reds; sorry Josh Hamilton and Greg Vaughn. Also I did not put Volquez, Votto, or Bruce on as they have played only one full season.


    1. Barry Larkin - SS
    2. Brandon Phillips - 2B
    3. Ken Griffey Jr. - CF
    4. Sean Casey - 1B
    5. Adam Dunn - LF
    6. Reggie Sanders- RF
    7. Chris Sabo - 3B
    8. Eddie Taubensee - C

    Bench:
    Hal Morris - 1B
    Bret Boone - 2B
    Ron Gant. - OF
    Deion Sanders - OF
    Jason LaRue - C

    Rotation:
    Jose Rijo
    Aaron Harang
    Bronson Arroyo
    Pete Schourek
    Paul Wilson

    Bullpen:
    CL - Jeff Brantley
    SU - Jeff Shaw
    MR - Scott Williamson
    MR - Scott Sullivan
    MR - Jared Burton
    MR - David Weathers
    MR - Gabe White
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    Re: Dream Reds lineup from your lifetime

    [QUOTE=Chris Sabowned;1833332] I added the stipulation to my roster that the player had to have more than one year on the Reds; sorry Josh Hamilton and Greg Vaughn.

    Thought about this with my dream team but.

    In the case of Vaughn I just felt that the 1 year he was with the team was a great season.It was for all of us the last truly great season that the Reds have had and I for one still have vivid memories from that year.Vaughn was without a doubt the leader of that team and also put up some really good numbers.

    In the case of Hamilton he also had a good year.More than anything though he was by far the best story in baseball that year.Not to mention he could end up being arguably the most talented Reds player to play CF ever.Hamilton could go on to be a Hall of Famer and I think that the Reds will always be remembered as the team that gave him his chance.Not to mention it also was the only other year that the Reds made a playoff push in recent memory other then the year Vaughn was with the team.


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