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    Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    That were all on the same team at the same time. Just curious. What's yours?

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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    In recent memory, Michael Saunders, Franklin Gutierrez, and Ichiro come to mind.

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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    The Mariners one came to mind for me as well. The Twins and Braves both had some really good OFs around 2000 and the Mets have had some recently. The Rays OF in 2009 was pretty ridiculous too
    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: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    when I was growing up the trio of Andre Dawson, Ellis Valentine, and Warren Cromartie had the potential to be the best OF of all-time...didn't exactly work out but they weren't bad

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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    To your inferred point, Rf, if the Reds played Heisey everyday in left, that would be the best defensive OF in baseball.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 11-21-2010 at 04:28 PM.
    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: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    To you inferred point, Rf, if the Reds played Heisey everyday in left, that would be the best defensive OF in baseball.
    Nah, heck, the RFer isn't even GG material
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    To your inferred point, Rf, if the Reds played Heisey everyday in left, that would be the best defensive OF in baseball.
    Better than the Mariners?
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Did the Reds ever run out?
    7 Dunn
    8 Wily Mo
    9 Jr

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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    The Red Sox Outfield in the mid 70's of Dwight Evans, Fred Lynn and Yaz was pretty good.
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Did the Reds ever run out?
    7 Dunn
    8 Wily Mo
    9 Jr
    Yeah, twice, I believe. Once by Dave Miley, and once by Jerry Narron. Both games were wins.
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Duffy Lewis ..Tris Speaker..Harry Hooper
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    1984 Padres was pretty good

    Gywnn
    McReynolds
    Carmelo Martinez

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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    1984 Padres was pretty good

    Gywnn
    McReynolds
    Carmelo Martinez
    How about the 87-88 Mets with:

    Strawberry
    Dykstra
    McReynolds
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    My guess is that it included Mays.
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    Re: Greatest defensive outfield of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    My guess is that it included Mays.
    Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays and Ken Henderson was pretty good but Mays was aging by then.

    How about Reggie Sanders, Andruw Jones and Brian Jordan?

    I might go with Rickey Henderson, Dwayne Murphy and Tony Armas.
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