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    Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Here's your chance to name the one Reds player you believe will step up and really make a name for himself with a break out season in 2010.

    Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey seem to be wise choices.

    I'm gonna go out on limb and pick Chris Dickerson. The only thing that worries me is Dusty giving Dickerson a fair chance.

    Who do you think it will be?

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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Votto and Stubbs. Votto will be top 10 in MVP and Stubbs could win ROY.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Homer Bailey. See Edinson Volquez of 2008 as an example.

    Micah Owings as a middle reliever. See Nick Masset 2009 as an example.

    No one on offense. Votto stands alone again.
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    Votto and Stubbs. Votto will be top 10 in MVP and Stubbs could win ROY.
    I hope does well enough for that consideration, but unfortunately he's not eligible. He had 180 AB's last season. Since he had more than 130 AB's, he's not longer eligible for the ROY award.
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    My vote goes to Homer. He might not be as dominant as the end of 2009, but he will be close and will establish himself as our first true ace in a long time by September.

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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    Votto and Stubbs. Votto will be top 10 in MVP and Stubbs could win ROY.
    I think Votto has already broken out. An .874 OPS in 2008 and a .981 OPS in 2009 would suggest he's a pretty competent player already.

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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Bruce makes sense and is the safer bet but since it's just a guess I'm going with Frazier-if he's given the opportunity
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    It's the easy/obvious answer, but I'm going with Bruce. I think he'll be a borderline all-star.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    I don't have any reason other than hope to back this up but I think Wlad might put it together. Otherwise, Bruce.
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    I'll say Cueto (big time, something like a 3.00 ERA, 17 wins), and Bruce will hit around 280ish with 33 HR.

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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Not superstar numbers, but my pick is Matt Maloney. Sub 4.00 ERA, 175 IP. If he really has developed a sinker, He's going to surprise a lot of people.
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    If Matt Maloney has a sub 4 ERA the Reds will win the division.
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    #1 Cueto
    #2 Stubbs
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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Bruce. The numbers say he's due to break out.

    I also think Chapman will force the club's hand before the season's very old and could break out in a big way.

    Homer looked very solid at the end of the year and should continue that trend. He's for real now.

    Votto has already broken out, imho, and will continue to produce.

    Look for breakout minor league seasons from Leake and Francisco that will put them in Cincy by the end of July.

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    Re: Who Has A Break Out Season 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I hope does well enough for that consideration, but unfortunately he's not eligible. He had 180 AB's last season. Since he had more than 130 AB's, he's not longer eligible for the ROY award.
    I don't know what made me think he didn't have that many AB's. Oh well. Here's hoping he has a breakout year anyway.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08


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