Juan Carlos Sulbaran
I went with Dorn on the outside shot that he'll stick out of spring training. Several others, such as Negron and Thompson, seem just as worthy, though.
I love Dorn. He's my favorite Louisville Bat.
But, because of position and age, I'm voting Puckett.
He'd be a great #2 hitter for the current squad, assuming his offense translates.
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
I think it likely that several players already picked are never going to reach Dorn's current level.
I think Daryl Thompson's success in the minor leagues, his reasonably good showing in the major leagues, his apparent comeback last year, and some hopeful thinking about his injury situation, are good reasons for him to make the Reds' top 25. I voted for him at 23.
Two tied at 10 votes each and two others have 8 and 9 votes...what should we do? A run-off with all four on the poll?
I miss Adam Dunn.
If we include Henry R in the runoff, there are only 23 loose votes available to break the logjam. The players may not separate much. Although he's only two votes behind, he is in fourth place. So I'd say leave him behind and do the runoff with three.
That said, I don't feel strongly about it. No complaints if we go with all four.