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    Predict 2010 Team

    So this is going to sound a lot like the current team but since I expect very little to be done this off season I can't imagine things looking too much different.My big predictions is that somehow we will not have Taveras next year and BP will be moved to SS.

    Starters
    1.CF Dickerson
    2.2B DeRosa
    3.1B Votto
    4.SS Phillips
    5.3B Rolen
    6.RF Bruce
    7.LF Nix
    8.C Hanigan

    Bench
    Gomes
    Stubbs
    Hernandez
    Janish
    Francisco

    Rotation
    Harang
    Cueto
    Aaroyo
    Bailey
    Mulder


    Relievers
    Cordero
    Rhoades
    Burton
    Fisher
    DRH
    Bray
    Owens

    Key additions being mark Mulder and DeRosa.Walt won't be able to help himself.We knew well before signing Tavaras and trading for Rolen that Walt wanted them and the same can be said for DeRosa and Mulder.This team can win enough to contend but it will take better luck then we have had this year.
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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    Thought I'd add that I think the Reds buy out Hernandez's contract and then sign him to a smaller contract.He seems to like Cinci so I'd guess we might be able to get him a little cheaper then other teams considering we are giving him a million when we buy him out also.

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    I don't see the Reds having Stubbs and Francisco up with the big team just to have them rot on the bench

    Francisco needs at least 1 more season in the minors to hone his craft and Stubbs is too good for that

    I also don't that Nix will back with the team because if given the choice between the 2 players the Reds should keep Jonny Gomes because Gomes is a much better player than Nix and has a much better track record as well.

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    Starters
    CF Taveras
    RF Bruce
    LF Something very similar to what terrible plan we had in 2009.
    1B Votto
    2B Phillips
    SS Paul Janish on the strength of him hitting .230. I mean if they stuck with Gonzo being terrible it seems obvious they are perfectly fine with running Janish out there.
    3B Rolen
    C Hanigan/Kendall

    Bench and some form of LF platoon
    Stubbs
    Dickerson
    Balentien
    Rosales
    Sutton
    Dorn
    Starting pitching
    Harang
    Arroyo
    Cueto
    Bailey
    Owings

    Relievers
    Cordero
    Fisher
    Lincoln
    Masset
    DRH
    Rhoades
    Viola/Bray

    I didnt really look into where 40 man roster spots and things of that nature fit in but I could see something very very similar to this.

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    C- Hanigan
    1B- Votto
    2B- Phillips
    SS- B. Crosby (not that i want him just seems like a Walt move to me)
    3B- Rolen
    LF- DeRosa
    CF- Taveras (Walts mistake so he will stick with him)
    RF- Bruce

    Bench
    Janish
    Tatum
    Dickerson
    Gomes
    Sutton

    Rotation
    Harang
    Arroyo
    Cueto
    Bailey
    FA maybe Mulder or someone like him

    BP
    Cordero
    Masset
    Rhodes
    D Ray Herra
    Owings
    Fischer
    Burton

    There you go your 2010 Cincinnati Reds

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    I think the Reds will surprise everybody and sign Felipe Lopez (I know he's not a great defensive SS, but you have Janish for the late innings) and Jason Bay. This will significantly improve the offense...especially if Jay Bruce shows some marked improvement (something that I think will happen).

    Lopez SS
    Dickerson CF
    Votto 1B
    Bay LF
    Rolen 3B
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    Hannigan C

    I like that line-up pretty well. It would be nice to add another starting pitcher too.

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    I hope your right Roby that would be a good team.

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    I would love it if they traded for Bay. I was saying last year that I hoped they'd finally make a move for the future and trade for him at the end of last year and then lock him up.
    Sto Pro Veritate

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    I agree guys. It can't be "wait until next year" too many more times before some serious damage is done to this once-proud franchise. People are getting pretty antsy and i hope the front office realizes it. The reds are close enough that a couple of good additions would put them over the top. Then the money will come in...and not until!

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    to bad they wont let scott rolen be the hitting coach/player or manager/player

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    Note this is not what I would do but what I expect based on last years Free Agency.

    We will sign a couple borderline guys but nothing earth shaking to really change the course of the franchise...

    Lineup:
    Willy Tavares CF (as long as Duhhhsty's here)
    Orlando Cabrera SS (2 yrs 9 milish) To show "were going for it"
    Joey Votto 1b (back to no one on and 2 out to begin
    Brandon Philips 2b
    Scott Rolen 3b
    Jay Bruce RF
    Laynce Nix OR Jonny Gomes/Chris Dickerson LF
    Ramon Hernandez (not the option but like 4 mil for 1 year and claim were "saving money") and Ryan Hannigan CA

    Bench:
    Dickerson/Gomes or Nix
    Janish
    Hernandez/Hanigan
    Drew Sutton (UTI)

    Rotation:
    1 Aaron Harang
    2 Bronson Arroyo
    3 Johnny Cueto
    4 Homer Bailey
    5 Mark Mulder (makes way to much sense as a Walt/Cast move)

    Bullpen: Burton and Bray I think are either non tendered or traded after the season.
    CL: Francisco Cordero
    SU: Arthur Rhodes
    SU: Nick Massett
    MR: Mike Lincoln
    MR: Daniel Ray Herrera
    MR: Justin Lehr
    MR: Carlos Fisher
    Long Man: Micah Owings

    While Louisville competes for another league title Reds FO is left scratching its head about why the team can't compete as Rolen goes on the DL at least once in 09 and there no real depth anywhere. Or Dick Pole continues to let Homer and Johnny meander in mediocrity and do nothing.
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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    I'll predict the batting order:

    CF
    SS
    1B
    2B
    3B
    RF
    LF
    C
    P

    Dusty will make that lineup whoever's on the team.

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    1. CF Drew Stubbs
    2. 2B Brandon Phillips
    3. 1B Joey Votto
    4. 3B Scott Rolen
    5. RF Jay Bruce
    6. SS JJ Hardy (Trade Travis Wood and Micah Owings)
    7. LF Todd Frazier
    8. C Ryan Hanigan

    Pitching
    1. Aaron Harang
    2. Bronson Arroyo
    3. Rich Harden
    4. Johny Cueto
    5. Homer Bailey
    Last edited by RedLakerFan24; 08-28-2009 at 06:55 PM.

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    Re: Predict 2010 Team

    Phillips, Votto, Rolen, and Bruce are the only definites, with Hernandez a most likely. With the exception of Pitching, everything else is anybody's guess. Looking at the short picture, when Rolen has been in the line-up, I wouldn't be surprised if the Reds tried to pick up one more proven MLB hitter already under contract somewhere. It will cost some of everyones' favorite prospects for sure, but that's where this teams bargaining chips are. (Although it would be nice to be on the reverse side once of a O'Neill for Kelly trade)


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