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  • Jonny Gomes- if we sign him

    33 32.67%
  • Chris Heisey

    23 22.77%
  • Drew Stubbs- with Heisey, Dickerson, or Willy T in CF

    3 2.97%
  • Willy Taveras- who dares to vote for the much-loathed one (in LF, with Stubbs or Heisey in CF)

    1 0.99%
  • Joey Votto- with Alonso at 1st

    1 0.99%
  • Yonder Alonso- supposedly he's been working there to

    1 0.99%
  • Juan Franciso

    5 4.95%
  • Todd Frazier

    4 3.96%
  • Laynce Nix

    0 0%
  • Wladmir Balentin

    7 6.93%
  • Chris Dickerson

    20 19.80%
  • Danny Dorn

    0 0%
  • Micah Owings- if he bats really well and pitches really bad in ST, I guess it could happen

    2 1.98%
  • Other- name him

    1 0.99%
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Thread: Starting LF

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    Starting LF

    I'm taking Gomes, with Francisco or Dickerson as a backup.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Gomes with Heisey and Dickerson as backups.

    If Gomes is not signed, then we will probably see:

    Heisey with Dickerson and Nix as backups.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Yeah, I forgot about Heisey. He does have a good shot at making the roster.

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    Re: Starting LF

    I'm thinking Heisey/Dorn. A hitter and a power hitter that destroys RH.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Jonny Gomes in a platoon situation.
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    Re: Starting LF

    Always been a fan of Dickerson. He had a really nice half-season last year, but so did Gomes, who I am also an avid fan of. A platoon to start the year might work well, then give whoever is performing better the share of the duties as the season goes on. Worked well with Jenkins and Werth for the Phillies in 08.

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    Re: Starting LF

    I think that everyone mentioned will get a shot at the job in an open competition. I think that the job will be shared between Francisco and Gomes.

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    Re: Starting LF

    41 votes, but only 6 posts. Come on, tell us why you voted how you did.

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    Re: Starting LF

    I voted Dickerson, but I didn't see the "If we sign him" next to Gomes.

    I would have preferred Dickerson and Gomes to split time in LF, though, so I don't prefer either "If we sign him". I prefer both.

    Cabera complicates things, though. Cabrera brings a bad bat into the #2 hole, removing Dickerson's effectiveness Offensively (his high OBP of .370). Drew Sutton would have been a better match for Gomes, as Sutton would get on base more than Cabrera or Janish, while Sutton's Defense at SS will be as good as Cabrera's at the age of 35.

    With two 35-year old's set to man the entire Right Side of the Infield, I no longer want Gomes in the Outfield further diminishing the Right Side of the Defense. Now I want Dickerson in Left Field so he can get to all of the balls that Cabrera and Rolen let get through because of their declining defense their 35-year-old bodies will provide.

    Maybe if we don't sign Gomes and Dickerson wins the Left Field job, Dickerson's .370 OBP from last season and 13 out of 16 stolen base success will get through to Dusty and force him to put Cabrera's bat in the bottom of the lineup.

    With Cabrera batting 2nd, it doesn't matter if we sign Gomes because people won't be on base often enough for his home runs to matter, just like last season, though Gomes had the benefit of batting behind Votto and knocked him in quite frequently.

    So, I guess, I'm sticking with Dickerson for the Defense, but I still want he and Gomes to split time in Left Field.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Yeah, maybe sometime I'll do a platoon-y sort of poll, though that just makes things more complicated.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    I voted Dickerson, but I didn't see the "If we sign him" next to Gomes.

    I would have preferred Dickerson and Gomes to split time in LF, though, so I don't prefer either "If we sign him". I prefer both.

    Cabera complicates things, though. Cabrera brings a bad bat into the #2 hole, removing Dickerson's effectiveness Offensively (his high OBP of .370). Drew Sutton would have been a better match for Gomes, as Sutton would get on base more than Cabrera or Janish, while Sutton's Defense at SS will be as good as Cabrera's at the age of 35.

    With two 35-year old's set to man the entire Right Side of the Infield, I no longer want Gomes in the Outfield further diminishing the Right Side of the Defense. Now I want Dickerson in Left Field so he can get to all of the balls that Cabrera and Rolen let get through because of their declining defense their 35-year-old bodies will provide.

    Maybe if we don't sign Gomes and Dickerson wins the Left Field job, Dickerson's .370 OBP from last season and 13 out of 16 stolen base success will get through to Dusty and force him to put Cabrera's bat in the bottom of the lineup.

    With Cabrera batting 2nd, it doesn't matter if we sign Gomes because people won't be on base often enough for his home runs to matter, just like last season, though Gomes had the benefit of batting behind Votto and knocked him in quite frequently.

    So, I guess, I'm sticking with Dickerson for the Defense, but I still want he and Gomes to split time in Left Field.
    Our right side of the infield Defense is going to be average at worst. Just because they guys are 35 doesn't mean the move like Dunn and Griffey. Rolen still makes the slow roller play better than anyone at 3rd base, and he makes a number of web gems. He put up a +5 UZR the past 2 season. Which is about the same number I expect O-cab to put up, which gives us an above average side of the infield. Say O-can disappoints and puts up a -5 which I see as the worst case scenario and we are average.

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    Re: Starting LF

    I voted for Heisey when it didnt look as the Reds were going to resign Gomes. IF Gomes comes back then that changes everything. If there is no Gomes I look for Heisey to have a solid spring and win the job then post something along the lines of .270/.340/.430.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Whoever hits the best in Spring Training. Frazier, Francisco, and Balentin all have the talent to win the job outright. And I'd really prefer if one of them did.

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    Re: Starting LF

    Too many ifs to consider Gomes the favorite. If they sign him and if he has a good spring then I think he will play if they face a lefty and sometimes against righties.

    I voted Chris Dickerson or possibly Stubbs if Tavares is still getting ABs in center. Obviously, I'd like to see one of the young guys go get this spot with their play in spring as much as anyone.

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    Re: Starting LF

    A huge fan of Heisey.. He gets my vote!

    Altough... I'm a big supporter of Gomes and would like to see what he can do(if we sign him).


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