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    Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    Over on Lance McAlister's blog he's trying to put together a Reds All-Star team of the last 25 years. That's an interesting idea and I'm interested in seeing what Redszone's version would look like. I need a few minutes to think about this before I put my team together.

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C ---
    1B Casey
    2B Phillips
    SS Larkin
    3B Sabo
    LF Dunn
    CF Davis
    CF Griffey (depsite his decline he had some good years here)
    RF Reggie Sanders

    SP Rijo
    SP Harang
    SP Browning
    Thats it. We haven't been blessed with many good starters over the last 25 years. Tough to find guys with 3 years with ERA+s over 100.

    RP Dibble
    RP Franco
    RP Charlton
    RP Scott Sullivan (workhorse)
    RP Weathers
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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C Joe Oliver
    1b Sean Casey
    2b Brandon Phillips
    SS Barry Larkin
    3b Chris Sabo
    LF Adam Dunn
    CF Eric Davis
    RF Paul O'Neill

    SP Tom Browning
    SP Danny Jackson
    SP Jose Rijo
    SP Aaron Harang
    SP Eric Milton..........

    Just seeing if you were paying attention

    RP Rob Dibble
    RP Danny Graves
    RP Norm Charlton
    RP Randy Myers
    RP John Franco
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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    OF Adam Dunn - .900 OPS, 270 homers, one All-Star appearance.

    OF Eric Davis - .877 OPS, Gold Glove defense, two All-Star games, 203 HR, 270 stolen bases, unbelievable athlete.

    OF Ken Griffey Jr. - .876 OPS, hit HR #400, #500, and #600 as a Red. Three All-Star appearances with Reds. 210 HR overall with the Reds.

    OF Reggie Sanders - .829 OPS, 125 homers, 158 steals, one All-Star appearance. Very underrated player, IMO.

    3B Chris Sabo - .775 OPS, 111+ OPS with Reds, won a World Series, three All-Star appearances, won Rookie of the Year.

    SS Barry Larkin - by far the easiest selection so far. Spent all 19 seasons of his career in Cincinnati. Won a World Series, three Gold Gloves, a MVP, first 30/30 shortstop, 12 All-Star appearances.

    2B Brandon Phillips - .782 OPS with Reds, one Gold Glove with potentially more to come, 30/30 season.

    1B Sean Casey - I strongly considered Joey Votto here but I went with Casey because he played eight years with the Reds while Votto is only in his second full season. Casey posted an .834 OPS, hit 118 homers, made the All-Star team three times, and gave out plenty of hugs.

    C Eddie Taubensee - Taubensee is one of my favorite Reds of all-time. Not only is he one of the nicest people I've met, he could hit too. In seven seasons with the Reds, Taubensee hit .286/.343/.460 - .803 OPS, including an .876 OPS in the 1999 season.

    Bench:

    C Jason LaRue (barely over Joe Oliver)
    3B Buddy Bell
    OF Dave Parker
    OF Paul O'Neill
    2B Bret Boone

    Starting pitchers:

    Jose Rijo - 97 wins, 2.83 ERA, 1478 innings, 1251 strikeouts, 138 ERA+

    Aaron Harang - Very underrated. 68 wins, 4.18 ERA, 1183 innings, 998 strikeouts, 107 ERA+

    Tom Browning - 123 wins, 3.92 ERA, 1911 innings, 997 strikeouts, 98 ERA+

    Pete Harnisch - another favorite of mine. 39 wins, 3.89 ERA, 117 ERA+ in four seasons with the Reds.

    Mario Soto - heck, why not. He was still very good in 1984 and 1985.

    Relievers:

    Rob Dibble
    Randy Myers
    Scott Sullivan
    Scott Williamson
    John Franco
    Norm Charlton
    Jeff Shaw
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 07-14-2009 at 04:14 PM.

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C Joe Oliver
    1b Sean Casey
    2b Brett Boone
    SS Barry Larkin
    3B Buddy Bell
    LF Ken Griffey Jr
    CF Eric Davis
    RF Dave Parker

    Bench Eddie Taubensee
    Bench Brandon Phillips
    Bench Adam Dunn
    Bench Greg Vaughn
    Bench Chris Sabo
    Bench Paul O'Neill
    Bench Reggie Sanders

    SP Mario Soto
    SP Jose Rijo
    SP Danny Jackson
    SP Tom Browning
    SP Aaron Harang

    RP John Franco
    RP Randy Myers
    RP Rob Dibble
    RP Norm Charlton
    RP Danny Graves
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    Fame is man given: be thankful.
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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    Does the criteria here weigh more toward single season greatness (like an All-Star game selection) or toward career greatness (like a HOF consideration)? Some guys, like Randy Myers or Greg Vaughn, didn't offer a lot over a career, but turned in some stellar single season performances.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C: Eddie Taubensee
    1b: Hal Morris
    2b: Bret Boone
    SS: Barry Larkin
    3B: Chris Sabo
    LF: Adam Dunn
    CF: Eric Davis
    RF: Kevin Mitchell

    Bench:
    Oliver
    Phillips
    Griffey Jr.
    O'Neill
    Casey
    Sanders

    SP:
    Jose Rijo
    Tom Browning
    Danny Jackson
    Mario Soto
    Aaron Harang

    RP:
    Rob Dibble
    Norm Charlton
    Randy Myers
    John Franco
    Jeff Shaw

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Does the criteria here weigh more toward single season greatness (like an All-Star game selection) or toward career greatness (like a HOF consideration)? Some guys, like Randy Myers or Greg Vaughn, didn't offer a lot over a career, but turned in some stellar single season performances.
    It doesn't really matter. You can put it together the way you want.

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    Dave Parker's MVP-caliber season in 1985, along with a very good 1986 season and decent years in '84 and '87, make him my right fielder.

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C Taubensee
    1B Votto - Not a huge Casey fan. If Votto hadn't gone on the DL earlier this season his numbers would have been outstanding.
    2B Phillips - Boone was a consideration but Phillips may be the best 2b not named Utley.
    SS Larkin - Who else?
    3B Sabo - Really the only long term Red that made an impact at 3b.
    RF Sanders - Toss up between him and O'Niel. Was unstoppable until pitchers found out he couldn't hit a curve
    CF Jr. - Cammeron had a good season as a Red but Jr. had a decent Red career.
    RF Dunn - Its scary what could have happened if he continued to play to his first half of his only All Stat selection.

    P Rijo - Injuries derailed his career. Was a favorite.
    P Harang - Very steady pitcher who gets little hype.
    P Browning - Good pitcher for the Reds
    P Danny Jackson - Don't remember much of his time as a Red but I do remember him being good in 90

    RP Dibble
    RP Charlton
    RP Graves
    RP Williamson
    RP Myers
    RP Franco
    RP Cordero
    RP Sullivan

    Its scary to look back and see how many good relief pitchers the Reds had.

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C Taubensee
    1B Votto
    2B Phillips
    SS Larkin
    3B Sabo
    LF Dunn
    CF Davis
    RF O'Neill

    Bench:
    Casey
    Morris
    Oliver
    Griffey, Jr.
    Aaron Boone

    P Rijo
    P Browning
    P Soto
    P Harang--just dependable and gets the job done more often than not.
    P Jackson

    Pen:
    Dibble
    Charlton
    Graves
    Cordero
    Sullivan
    Myers
    Shaw

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    It doesn't really matter. You can put it together the way you want.
    My post was in reference to the original blog topic. Of course, you are right, it doesn't really matter.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    starters
    c 1999 Eddie Taubensee
    1b 2008 Joey Votto - fans cry for a recount after Votto edges out "the mayor"
    2b 1992 Bip Roberts - if only Dusty had a fast guy like Bip to put at the top of the lineup
    ss 1996 Barry Larkin- just pick a year
    3b 1991 Chris Sabo- the reds haven't had much at 3b
    LF 2004 Adam Dunn - The numbers edge out popularity as I choose Dunn over personal favorites Greg Vaughn, Kevin Mitchell, and Ron Gant
    CF 1987 Eric Davis - too young to remember him in his prime but would have liked to have seen him before the injuries.
    RF 1995 Reggie Sanders - as long as its not the postseason and he needs to make contact with a pitch
    P- 1993 Jose Rijo

    the bench
    c 1995 Benito Santiago
    1b 1999 Sean Casey
    2b 2007 Brandon Phillips
    ss 2005 Felipe Lopez
    utility infielder 2006 Rich Aurillia
    OF 2000 Ken Griffey Jr.
    OF 1999 Greg Vaughn

    the arms
    1988 Danny Jackson
    1988 Tom Browning
    1995 Pete Schourek
    2006 Aaron Harang
    2009 Coco Cordero
    1999 Scott Williamson
    1990 Rob Dibble
    1997 Jeff Shaw
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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    CP Danny Jackson - Don't remember much of his time as a Red but I do remember him being good in 90

    I think it was 1988 when he had his career year.

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    Re: Reds All-Star team of the last 25-years?

    C - LaRue
    1B Casey
    2B Pokey Reese
    3B Chris Sabo
    SS Larkin
    LF Dunn
    CF Davis
    RF Reggie Sanders (1995 post season be damned)

    Bench
    Joe Oliver
    Brandon Phillips (BP is the consensus starter, but Pokey's defense was other worldly.)
    Paul O'Neil
    Ryan Freel (supersub)
    Hal Morris
    Dmitri Young
    SP Jose Rijo
    SP Aaron Harang
    SP Edinson Volquez
    SP Pete Harnisch
    SP Tom Browning

    RP Scott Williamson
    RP Rob Dibble
    RP Jeff Shaw
    RP Jeff Brantley
    RP Danny Graves
    RP Randy Myers
    Suck it up cupcake.


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