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  • Jonny Gomes in a similar role

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  • Chris Heisey

    9 8.65%
  • Strict Platoon using existing players within organization

    3 2.88%
  • Acquire Legitimate high OBP leadoff hitter

    28 26.92%
  • Acquire Legitimate Cleanup hitter

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Thread: What do you want? Left Field

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    What do you want? Left Field

    The purpose of this poll is to ascertain what Reds fans want to see done moving forward to 2010. The target of this poll is to discuss the "open" position in LF. Vote and Discuss
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    I answered cleanup hitter, as I think the September/postseason stretch exposed some issues if/when Scott Rolen isn't producing. I think Matt Kemp is the perfect answer for the Reds, and I think he might be had for about 75 cents on the dollar.
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    I voted for high OBP leadoff because I think that is more realistic than a cleanup LF'er, but I'd rather have the cleanup hitter obviously.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    I'll take option 4 or 5.
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I answered cleanup hitter, as I think the September/postseason stretch exposed some issues if/when Scott Rolen isn't producing. I think Matt Kemp is the perfect answer for the Reds, and I think he might be had for about 75 cents on the dollar.
    I agree with this, and if I could get this done I would do it.

    I voted leadoff hitter. This team hit for enough power this season, but it lacked the ability to grind out runs versus top end pitchers. This is where I value a true leadoff hitter. The Reds can swing from the ankles a little too much for my liking. Gotta be able to play some small ball in October.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    I'd like to find a high OBP guy....but if not, Nix/Heisey works for me.
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    A true Leadoff hitter... Needed that all year. Votto needs a high OBP guy in front of him...

    I'll take Pierre or similar for 1 year if the cash can be worked out...
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I'll take option 4 or 5.
    That's about how I feel.

    I do think a cleanup hitter could have the bigger impact though.Also, LF is the only position the Reds are looking to fill that has those kind of guys available.In a perfect world the Reds get a LF that can hit cleanup and a SS that could leadoff.Of course this isn't a new development.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    I'd like to find a High OBP leadoff hitter, but in one of the middle infield spots. Tablesetters in the middle. Power on the corners.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    That's about how I feel.

    I do think a cleanup hitter could have the bigger impact though.Also, LF is the only position the Reds are looking to fill that has those kind of guys available.In a perfect world the Reds get a LF that can hit cleanup and a SS that could leadoff.Of course this isn't a new development.
    I voted leadoff hitter because I'm going to assume they'd bring better defense.

    Like I said, I'd take either, though.
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I agree with this, and if I could get this done I would do it.

    I voted leadoff hitter. This team hit for enough power this season, but it lacked the ability to grind out runs versus top end pitchers. This is where I value a true leadoff hitter. The Reds can swing from the ankles a little too much for my liking. Gotta be able to play some small ball in October.
    If the Reds could find someone like David DeJesus, I'd certainly love that too. In looking at the outside options, I feel like there are better pickings from the RH cleanup position than a leadoff, OBP guy. Carl Crawford will be out of the Reds' league, I'd imagine. That's not to say there won't be some other options that could be had in a trade, but it seems to be there are more power guys available than on-base guys.

    I like, as a low-cost substitute, the idea of Matt Murton if all else fails.
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    Crazy idea, approach the Mets about working something out on Jason Bay? He is a terrible fit for them, but has hit extremely well at GABP. His contract is prohibitive but maybe the Mets would eat the majority of it to go a new direction.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    It does seem that towards the end of the year a Gomes/Nix platoon was looking like the way the Reds would go.Something like this could work but I don't feel that going into 2011 with Gomes as the everyday man out there is going to work.

    While it's kind of what I'm suggesting, I really hope the Reds don't sit on what they have in LF.I just don't want them trading one of our pitchers for someone that isn't likely to be a huge upgrade.I'm sure that what one would view as an upgrade could be debated to no end here but I personally would like a All-Star in LF if we're talking about putting a package together that includes one of our young arms.

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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    I'm divided on this. I don't expect Gomes back as a starter, though he is thought of as a leader in the clubhouse and the dugout, so he may return in a back-up role.
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    Re: What do you want? Left Field

    A legit player in any role is fine, but I think the middle of the order is the core. Rolen really isn't a mid order bat anymore. Let him be the high OB guy in front of Votto in the 2 hole and get somebody to hit 4th or 5th. I think Bruce will be the best option for clean-up guy in 2011 but the 5 hole has no legit options.
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