Turn Off Ads?
Page 6 of 11 FirstFirst ... 2345678910 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 159

Thread: Introducing the New 2B of the Reds: Aaron Boone

  1. #76
    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    15,268
    Not quite the "stretch" that experiment was.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #77
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,391
    Ideally, I'd like to see the legs running the bases, the bodies ranging on the infield, the gloves gobbling up the grounders, and the arms throwing to the 1B target belonging to Boone, Larkin, and Lopez. I'd prefer the target at 1B to be the offensive power platoon of Larson and Branyon --I'll just pretend that Sean, not Russell, is on the DL. To me Casey, more than the OFers, is the team's real (one man) log jam.

  4. #78
    All dyslexics must untie!
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    SW Portland, OR
    Posts
    8,604
    When it comes to GOOD ideas, apparently I'm in "bad" company
    (JimBo, BoBoone, etc)

    I never really know how to feel, about that...
    Never overlook the obvious

  5. #79
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Ga
    Posts
    2,363

    Larson Boone and Casey.....

    2/09/07
    Last edited by Ga_Red; 02-09-2007 at 04:37 AM.

  6. #80
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    25,087
    You know, just looking at our team's configuration vis infield/outfield, one thing just struck me: Our infielders Lopez, Boone, and Larson all swing like outfielders and our two young superstar outfielders (read: our power sources) approach the plate like quintessential leadoff hitters. Thus, the talk of Kearns at leadoff and Dunn batting second. I mean, how screwed up is that! It's not that the suggestion that Kearns and Dunn bat first and second is screwed up, but that necessity seems to warrant that positioning. Instead we'll have more low OB nonsense from Larkin, Lopez, and Boone at the top of the order, a spurt of OB/power in the middle with Kearns and Dunn, and then tumbleweeds at the bottom of the order. Doesn't sound devastating to me.

    I don't include Casey in this because he's neither a slugger nor a high OBP guy.

  7. #81
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,284
    I don't include Casey in this because he's neither a slugger nor a high OBP guy.
    What do you feel is a high OP% guy?

    I have Casey at #49 since 1999 for guys with at least 1500 AB's out of 172 guys, putting him in the top 3rd.

  8. #82
    RaisorZone Raisor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Charlotte, Nc
    Posts
    15,229
    Originally posted by westofyou
    What do you feel is a high OP% guy?

    I have Casey at #49 since 1999 for guys with at least 1500 AB's out of 172 guys, putting him in the top 3rd.

    How many of those are 1B?

    How many of those 1B rank higher then Casey?

    PSR

  9. #83
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Williamsport, PA
    Posts
    12,421
    I can live with Boone at second and Larson at third. Just get us a damn frontline pitcher.:mad:

  10. #84
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,284
    Raisor


    Code:
    OBA                             OBA      AB     
    1    Jason Giambi               .452     2165   
    2    Todd Helton                .430     2298   
    3    Jim Thome                  .421     2057   
    4    Jeff Bagwell               .419     2323   
    5    Carlos Delgado             .416     2221   
    6    John Olerud                .406     2271   
    7    Mike Sweeney               .396     2223   
    8    Rafael Palmeiro            .389     1711   
    9    Ryan Klesko                .386     1976   
    10   Mark Grace                 .384     1877   
    11   Fred McGriff               .379     2131   
    12   Sean Casey                 .374     2032   
    13   J.T. Snow                  .363     1813   
    14   Mo Vaughn                  .358     1625   
    15   Paul Konerko               .356     2189   
    16   Derrek Lee                 .353     1837   
    17   Richie Sexson              .346     1860   
    18   Travis Lee                 .342     1646   
    19   Brian Daubach              .342     1727   
    20   Kevin Young                .336     1997   
    21   Tino Martinez              .334     2258   
    22   Lee Stevens                .333     1866   
    23   Eric Karros                .329     2124   
    

  11. #85
    Puffy's Daddy Red Leader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Centerville, OH
    Posts
    20,422
    Originally posted by westofyou
    Raisor


    Code:
    OBA                             OBA      AB     
    1    Jason Giambi               .452     2165   
    2    Todd Helton                .430     2298   
    3    Jim Thome                  .421     2057   
    4    Jeff Bagwell               .419     2323   
    5    Carlos Delgado             .416     2221   
    6    John Olerud                .406     2271   
    7    Mike Sweeney               .396     2223   
    8    Rafael Palmeiro            .389     1711   
    9    Ryan Klesko                .386     1976   
    10   Mark Grace                 .384     1877   
    11   Fred McGriff               .379     2131   
    12   Sean Casey                 .374     2032   
    13   J.T. Snow                  .363     1813   
    14   Mo Vaughn                  .358     1625   
    15   Paul Konerko               .356     2189   
    16   Derrek Lee                 .353     1837   
    17   Richie Sexson              .346     1860   
    18   Travis Lee                 .342     1646   
    19   Brian Daubach              .342     1727   
    20   Kevin Young                .336     1997   
    21   Tino Martinez              .334     2258   
    22   Lee Stevens                .333     1866   
    23   Eric Karros                .329     2124   
    

    Just a step slower than McGriff, huh?
    'When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.'
    -Snoop on his retirement

    Your Mom is happy.

  12. #86
    RaisorZone Raisor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Charlotte, Nc
    Posts
    15,229
    Originally posted by westofyou
    Raisor


    Code:
    OBA                             OBA      AB     
    1    Jason Giambi               .452     2165   
    2    Todd Helton                .430     2298   
    3    Jim Thome                  .421     2057   
    4    Jeff Bagwell               .419     2323   
    5    Carlos Delgado             .416     2221   
    6    John Olerud                .406     2271   
    7    Mike Sweeney               .396     2223   
    8    Rafael Palmeiro            .389     1711   
    9    Ryan Klesko                .386     1976   
    10   Mark Grace                 .384     1877   
    11   Fred McGriff               .379     2131   
    12   Sean Casey                 .374     2032   (over the last 4 years)
    13   J.T. Snow                  .363     1813   (Casey-.363-over the last 3 years)
    14   Mo Vaughn                  .358     1625   
    15   Paul Konerko               .356     2189   
    16   Derrek Lee                 .353     1837   
    ----------------------------------------------------(Casey-.352-over the last 2 years)
    17   Richie Sexson              .346     1860   
    18   Travis Lee                 .342     1646   
    19   Brian Daubach              .342     1727   
    20   Kevin Young                .336     1997   
    21   Tino Martinez              .334     2258   (Casey-.334-2002)
    22   Lee Stevens                .333     1866   
    23   Eric Karros                .329     2124   
    

  13. #87
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,284
    Code:
     
    
                                       OBA                             OBA      AB     
                                       1    Jason Giambi               .452     2165   
                                       2    Todd Helton                .430     2298   
                                       3    Jim Thome                  .421     2057   
                                       4    Jeff Bagwell               .419     2323   
                                       5    Carlos Delgado             .416     2221   
                                       6    John Olerud                .406     2271   
                                       7    Mike Sweeney               .396     2223   
                                       8    Rafael Palmeiro            .389     1711   
                                       9    Ryan Klesko                .386     1976   
                                       10   Mark Grace                 .384     1877   
                                       11   Fred McGriff               .379     2131   
                                       12   Sean Casey                 .374     2032   
                       (over the last 4 years)Position Average .364
                                       13   J.T. Snow                  .363     1813   
                          (Casey-.363-over the last 3 years)Position Average .359
                                       14   Mo Vaughn                  .358     1625   
                                       15   Paul Konerko               .356     2189   
                                       16   Derrek Lee                 .353     1837   
                                       --------------------------------------------
    
                          (Casey-.352-over the last 2 years)Position Average .354
                                       17   Richie Sexson              .346     1860   
                                       18   Travis Lee                 .342     1646   
                                       19   Brian Daubach              .342     1727   
                                       20   Kevin Young                .336     1997   
                                       21   Tino Martinez              .334     2258   
                             (Casey-.334-2002)Position Average .356
                                       22   Lee Stevens                .333     1866   
                                       23   Eric Karros                .329     2124   
    
    Last edited by westofyou; 01-07-2003 at 08:00 PM.

  14. #88
    Puffy's Daddy Red Leader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Centerville, OH
    Posts
    20,422
    Originally posted by westofyou
    Code:
     
    
                                       OBA                             OBA      AB     
                                       1    Jason Giambi               .452     2165   
                                       2    Todd Helton                .430     2298   
                                       3    Jim Thome                  .421     2057   
                                       4    Jeff Bagwell               .419     2323   
                                       5    Carlos Delgado             .416     2221   
                                       6    John Olerud                .406     2271   
                                       7    Mike Sweeney               .396     2223   
                                       8    Rafael Palmeiro            .389     1711   
                                       9    Ryan Klesko                .386     1976   
                                       10   Mark Grace                 .384     1877   
                                       11   Fred McGriff               .379     2131   
                                       12   Sean Casey                 .374     2032   
    (over the last 4 years)Position Average .364
                                       13   J.T. Snow                  .363     1813   
    (Casey-.363-over the last 3 years)Position Average .359
                                       14   Mo Vaughn                  .358     1625   
                                       15   Paul Konerko               .356     2189   
                                       16   Derrek Lee                 .353     1837   
                                       --------------------------------------------
    
    (Casey-.352-over the last 2 years)Position Average .354
                                       17   Richie Sexson              .346     1860   
                                       18   Travis Lee                 .342     1646   
                                       19   Brian Daubach              .342     1727   
                                       20   Kevin Young                .336     1997   
                                       21   Tino Martinez              .334     2258   
    (Casey-.334-2002)Position Average .356
                                       22   Lee Stevens                .333     1866   
                                       23   Eric Karros                .329     2124   
    

    So, what are you saying? :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

    just kidding.

    What's this have to do with Boone moving to 2B?
    'When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.'
    -Snoop on his retirement

    Your Mom is happy.

  15. #89
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,284
    What's this have to do with Boone moving to 2B?
    Nothing I guess, other than he'll be able to shout encouragments to Sean to improve his OBA fom a shorter distance.

    If Boone plays at 2nd all year he'd rank in the middle with last years stats

    Code:
    OPS                             OPS      SLG      OBA      OPS    
    1    Jeff Kent                  .933     .565     .368     .933   
    2    Mark Bellhorn              .886     .512     .374     .886   
    3    Alfonso Soriano            .880     .547     .332     .880   
    4    Jose Vidro                 .868     .490     .378     .868   
    5    Junior Spivey              .865     .476     .389     .865   
    6    Ray Durham                 .836     .446     .390     .836   
    7    Bret Boone                 .801     .462     .339     .801   
    8    Adam Kennedy               .795     .449     .345     .795   
    9    Todd Walker                .785     .431     .353     .785   
    10   Craig Biggio               .734     .404     .330     .734   
    11   Luis Castillo              .726     .361     .364     .726   
    12   Roberto Alomar             .708     .376     .331     .708   
    13   Eric Young                 .707     .369     .338     .707   
    14   Marlon Anderson            .696     .380     .315     .696   
    15   Michael Young              .690     .382     .308     .690   
    16   Fernando Vina              .670     .338     .333     .670   
    17   Mark Grudzielanek          .665     .364     .301     .665   
    18   Brent Abernathy            .599     .311     .288     .599   
       

  16. #90
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    14,295
    Possible lineup.

    Larkin SS
    Casey 1B
    Kearns RF
    Griffey CF
    Boone 2B
    Dunn LF
    Larson 3B
    Larue C
    Pitcher

    Casey hits second because he strikes out less than Boone or Dunn. Kearns, Griffey, Boone, Dunn avoids consecutive lefties. Would worry about Dunn 6th but Larson is decent protection if he is hitting okay. Would consider flip flop of Casey and Dunn to provide a bit more speed at the top.

    Probably can't happen since Griffey is not 3rd.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25