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Thread: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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    2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Could not resist this thread title.

    I'm thinking the Reds are not going to add another bat this off season. Certainly not an impact bat. IMO that means next years OF is likely Bruce, Dickerson (no way they let WT start after this abysmal year) and Wlad/Gomes. I think Nix is probably let go, and Gomes COULD be as well. I think three members of the IF are set, and I won't speculate on the 4th.

    I think the Reds FO thinks they may have lightning in a bottle with Wlad.

    The thing is, they thought the same thing about WT.

    So pick the scenarios that most likely fit this Reds FO.
    Last edited by TRF; 08-13-2009 at 05:45 PM.
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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    No way WT is a starter next year? Is Dusty still going to be managing?

    I agree Wlad has a pretty good shot at being the LF starter. Bruce is a lock for RF. I can see a platoon of Taveras and Dickerson in CF, at least to start the year. I think they will keep Gomes and Taveras/Dickerson as reserve outfielders and Nix will be let go.

    Hopefully JJ Hardy is the newcomer on the infield. I have no idea what happens at Catcher.

    I voted "no impact bat, standing pat" by the way.
    Last edited by BRM; 08-13-2009 at 05:49 PM.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Does JJ Hardy count as an impact bat?
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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Either status quo, or dumpster dive.

    They added the impact bat already.

    His name? Scott Rolen.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Does JJ Hardy count as an impact bat?
    Not IMO.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Willy Taveras will be the Centerfielder on Opening Day 2010.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Added a impact bat in Rolen? Deleted an impact bat in EE...net effect = $3-$5M more dollars spent and no more offense and 2 less arms...impact is negative (I admit the better defense but still negative impact). sorry.

    Hopefully, the Reds can trade for a young SS (ie: Brignac or Hardy (if he can be re-signed longer term)) and find some bullpen help. I'm not sure how trading Harang and Arroyo would make this team better. Who would pitch those innings? The Reds will not sign Lackey or Holiday...so, what's left? I imagine they will look for cheap fixes and wait for Yonder & Co. to develop.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Edwin Encarnacion is an impact bat?
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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Edwin Encarnacion is an impact bat?
    As much as Rolen is, yes.
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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    FWIW, I think Highlifeman was being facetious.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    I don't buy the notion that the only reason Willy plays is because Dusty is the manager. Dusty more than likely realizes as much as anyone that Willy sucks. But his GM gave him a 2 year deal worth 3 million per before the year, so his hands are kind of tied don't ya think? He doesn't have a choice but to play him.

    With that being said, should he be batting him first or second in the lineup? That's a resounding no.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I don't buy the notion that the only reason Willy plays is because Dusty is the manager. Dusty more than likely realizes as much as anyone that Willy sucks. But his GM gave him a 2 year deal worth 3 million per before the year, so his hands are kind of tied don't ya think? He doesn't have a choice but to play him.
    I disagree. I don't think Dusty takes playing time orders from Walt. I truly think it's all his decision. Walt has even stated this before.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Not IMO.
    I think he's an impact player.... as in above average regular. He's a solid 6-7 type of hitter (not terribly different from Phillips). He'll knock in some runs, isn't allergic to 1st base, and plays real defense.

    Adding him, and solving the OF jumble, and things could turn around fairly quickly.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I don't buy the notion that the only reason Willy plays is because Dusty is the manager. Dusty more than likely realizes as much as anyone that Willy sucks. But his GM gave him a 2 year deal worth 3 million per before the year, so his hands are kind of tied don't ya think? He doesn't have a choice but to play him.

    With that being said, should he be batting him first or second in the lineup? That's a resounding no.
    Completely disagree. Have you heard Dusty criticize him once all year? How many times has Dusty publicly chastized Dickerson? I can think of two right off the top of my head (the backup play in Philliy, and the baserunning the other night).

    Dusty sees what he wants to see. He likes what WT does. If he didn't, he wouldn't still be playing him.

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    Re: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    I think he's an impact player.... as in above average regular. He's a solid 6-7 type of hitter (not terribly different from Phillips). He'll knock in some runs, isn't allergic to 1st base, and plays real defense.

    Adding him, and solving the OF jumble, and things could turn around fairly quickly.
    Agreed. He'd be a nice upgrade for SS. When I think impact bat though, I think power-hitting run producer. Typically corner guys.


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