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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    How did I forget about Marty Cordova?
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    Bobby Crosby should be on this list

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    How can Eric Karros or Chris Sabo be considered "nothing special"?

    Just my two cents.
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    BTW... it is Todd Hollingsworth.
    "Is there a problem officers?"

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    BTW... it is Todd Hollingsworth.
    Is that how Grande pronounced it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Sabo came up late and his rookie tear was his best, but 3300 MLB ab's and 114 HR's and 900 hits is pretty tidy career, put it this way he's getting the big pension.

    And if anyone really wants to scratch what Reds players have juiced he's one of the guys I'd have to look at, based on his game, his quirky behavior and the time he played.
    Yep. I'll throw out another name that'll surely derail this thread:

    Barry Larkin, 1996.

    As for RoYs, here they are:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/roy_rol.shtml

    What strikes me is that the NL RoY had a very solid run 1981 - 1993. Jerome Walton in 1989 turned out to be a dud. Sabo's probably the 2nd weakest name in that stretch. Otherwise, all of the NL RoY winners from Valenzuela in 1981 to Piazza in 1993 all had very good to great careers.

    Don't think I've seen Pat Listach mentioned, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post

    Don't think I've seen Pat Listach mentioned, yet.
    I thought I mentioned him in the first post. Maybe not though.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Yep. I'll throw out another name that'll surely derail this thread:

    Barry Larkin, 1996.

    As for RoYs, here they are:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/roy_rol.shtml

    What strikes me is that the NL RoY had a very solid run 1981 - 1993. Jerome Walton in 1989 turned out to be a dud. Sabo's probably the 2nd weakest name in that stretch. Otherwise, all of the NL RoY winners from Valenzuela in 1981 to Piazza in 1993 all had very good to great careers.

    Don't think I've seen Pat Listach mentioned, yet.
    What does Barry Larkin in 1996 have to do with ROYs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    What does Barry Larkin in 1996 have to do with ROYs?
    He's throwing his name out as a possible Reds steroid user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Stan Bahnsen
    16 year career, 146 wins, 3,60 ERA, 2520 innings.

    That's sounds like a very good career.

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    I'm going Dontrelle Willis though I really wish he would get it together...can't help but like the guy... Geo Soto was a good one I hope...probably a good guy but he DOES play for the freakin' cubs.

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    If it wasn't for Ryan Howard Willy Taveras would be dominating this thread.

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    I'm confused.

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    Re: From Rookie of the Year to Nothing Special

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I'm confused.
    Taveras finished second to Ryan Howard in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2005.

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    Thanks OBM, aint that a kick in the pants?


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