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    SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Jon Heyman:

    The Reds need to begin a hunt for outfielders after Jay Bruce fractured his wrist just before the break. Even before Bruce went down, they were looking.
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    They need to.. but they will most likely wait till the deadline to see where they are.. it's easier that way.. who wants to be 5 games back when we could be 7-9 games back before making or eventually not making a move...
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Heyman gives us no new info/insight with that blurb.

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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    What a revelation. Next week's Heyman blog: Reds need shortstop.
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
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    Not the funniest post, but for some reason it made me laugh. Seriously, my sister, who doesn't know a baseball from a stick, knows the Reds need outfielders.
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    I thought this organization was crawling with OF, 3B, 2B and 1B?

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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I thought this organization was crawling with OF, 3B, 2B and 1B?

    They are. Unfortunately they are all named Todd Frazier.
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I thought this organization was crawling with OF, 3B, 2B and 1B?
    Baker has multi-talented Hairston. Why look elsewhere? He's the complete package. :
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I thought this organization was crawling with OF, 3B, 2B and 1B?
    The Reds have no depth in the minors. That's just the way it is, no matter who likes to contend otherwise. You can say it all day long, but the proof is in the pudding. They have no one that is ready to play for the Reds on an everyday basis that is currently in the minor leagues. If they call up Stubbs he will sit the bench or be terribly unproductive.
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    The Reds have no depth in the minors. That's just the way it is, no matter who likes to contend otherwise. You can say it all day long, but the proof is in the pudding. They have no one that is ready to play for the Reds on an everyday basis that is currently in the minor leagues. If they call up Stubbs he will sit the bench or be terribly unproductive.
    Of course that's your opinion and I disagree with it. Chris Heisey is pretty close to being major league ready. Todd Frazier is inching closer. Josh Roenicke and Carlos Fisher have pitched well out of the pen. Homer Bailey has looked very good in his last two starts. The farm is in good shape, IMO.
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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Of course that's your opinion and I disagree with it. Chris Heisey is pretty close to being major league ready. Todd Frazier is inching closer. Josh Roenicke and Carlos Fisher have pitched well out of the pen. Homer Bailey has looked very good in his last two starts. The farm is in good shape, IMO.
    Fisher, Roenicke and Homer are all in the majors right now.

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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    The Reds have no depth in the minors. That's just the way it is, no matter who likes to contend otherwise. You can say it all day long, but the proof is in the pudding. They have no one that is ready to play for the Reds on an everyday basis that is currently in the minor leagues. If they call up Stubbs he will sit the bench or be terribly unproductive.
    I'm not sure that this reasoning is evidence of lack of depth in the organization. While the Reds do not have folks languishing in the minors, blocked by someone else, they do have at least three hitters that might hit the bigs between now and 2010 in Stubbs, Heisey and Frazier. I am of a mind that Stubbs or Heisey could come up and improve the lineup right now. Alonso may be in that mix in 2010 as well as they seem to be fast tracking him. We have already seen relievers like Fisher and Roenicke come up and do a good job, and Bailey could soon be counted if he has truly turned the corner.

    I'm not sure that your definition of "depth in the minors" as "no one that is ready to play for the Reds on an everyday basis that is currently in the minor leagues" is an appropriate measure of "depth in the minors."

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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Fisher, Roenicke and Homer are all in the majors right now.
    That's my point. The farm has already churned out a few players who are currently helping the major league team and more help could be on the way in Chris Heisey.

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    Re: SI: Reds Need To Be In The Hunt For OF'ers

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    That's my point. The farm has already churned out a few players who are currently helping the major league team and more help could be on the way in Chris Heisey.
    Yeah, but he wasn't taking a shot at the farm in recent times. He said that there isn't anyone currently in the minors that is ready to play in the bigs on an everyday basis.


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