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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

    Bruce and Stubbs are the two most productive OF the Reds have. Impossibly high bars set by hopes and dreams notwithstanding. They're good young players. They contribute positively. Best of all, they're under the Reds control for years to come and inexpensive.

    If Heisey played more instead of Gomes, the Reds would likely be a better team.
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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Bruce and Stubbs are the two most productive OF the Reds have. Impossibly high bars set by hopes and dreams notwithstanding. They're good young players. They contribute positively. Best of all, they're under the Reds control for years to come and inexpensive.

    If Heisey played more instead of Gomes, the Reds would likely be a better team.
    I agree, but when Marty blames Stubbs and Bruce a lot of fans will follow suite.

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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

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    When he first came, up Bruce split time in center with Patterson, as KGJ was in right. He plays fine there. However, if you want to replace Stubbs with Nix, Nix plays a fine CF too.

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    Stubbs plays an exceptional CF, GG quality.

    Nix plays an acceptable CF, likely below average but OK.

    Nix should not be replacing Stubbs in CF.

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    I don't know that much about the Phillies, but that won't stop me from making a comment I know Werth is a FA at the end of the year.

    Why in the world would the Phils want to trade Werth to one of their opponents (like the Reds). Sure, he's a pending FA, but they aren't likely to trade him unless they get something that could really help them this year (which would likely cripple the Reds' chances if they gave it up).. the Phils are going for it too.

    That's like a Phillie fan hoping the Reds trade Rhodes or Arroyo to their team, since they are near the end of their contracts.
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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

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    As I mentioned earlier, Drew Stubbs has a ton of strikeouts. He latter record his 103rd which is good for 7th in the NL (8 th in all of MLB). That is a ton for a non homerun hitting player. Stubbs is one of (if not THE) faster player on the Reds ball club. He’s young and has shown to be clutch this season. Most reds insiders see him as the feature of the outfield, so it is understandable why the men in charge may look the other way. But it is essential that Stubbs is able to put the bat on the ball if the Reds hope to continue to compete for the Central crown this season. With all the speed, agility and talent the guy has, putting the ball in play could easily result in hits for him. Something that his average could use (.237).
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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

    I do think Bruce can play center and was disappointed when they moved him to RF and then compounded it by signing Taveras. 2009 could have been so much better if they had pursued a corner OF instead of a CF -- I wanted Josh Willingham.

    That said, I still think LF is bigger problem than CF and would not be actively looking to replace Stubbs unless and until Gomes was already out.
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    or me?
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    or me?
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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

    oh yea, check the sig.

    and Stubbs has 104 strike outs, MLB.com was late in its reporting.
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    Re: Can Bruce play in center??

    Stubbs plays an exceptional CF, GG quality.

    Nix plays an acceptable CF, likely below average but OK.

    Nix should not be replacing Stubbs in CF.
    I'm not sure I think so either. I was just saying if you want Nix in the lineup instead of Stubbs, I'd probably rather have Nix in CF and Bruce in RF, than vice-versa.

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