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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Regarding Frazier, I'm not sure why everything has to be measured on whether someone is going to be a star player, or if not they're a bust. Except for the Yankees and Red Sox, most teams that win the World Series aren't fielding an All-Star at every position. Frazier looks like he can provided decent production out of the 3B spot as a replacement for Rolen.

    I'd put Left Field and the bench way ahead of Frazier in terms of problems for the Reds.
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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Regarding Frazier, I'm not sure why everything has to be measured on whether someone is going to be a star player, or if not they're a bust. Except for the Yankees and Red Sox, most teams that win the World Series aren't fielding an All-Star at every position. Frazier looks like he can provided decent production out of the 3B spot as a replacement for Rolen.

    I'd put Left Field and the bench way ahead of Frazier in terms of problems for the Reds.
    I agree 100%. I'll buy Frazier as a regular third baseman with a decent steady career over the next few seasons. Not every guy has to be a stud to be valuable. If Todd gives the Reds league average play at third until Rodriguez and/or Vidal are ready to compete for the position then he's valuable as heck. Seems every pundit wants to make it a case for every player being either a superstar or else he's a bust.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0
    I can live with that.
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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0
    I think that's a pretty darn good comparison. Boone was probably a little better third baseman, but Frazier is of course more versatile. Both are good personality guys with some power but not high-average tendencies. Both gamers.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0
    I will be thrilled if he ends up being that good.
    Not saying it's impossible, but I doubt it.

    That said, Frasier has done a good job filling in at 3b. Better than I expected.
    I will even say that it seems really smart now to have traded Franscisco and kept Frasier. Hoover has been a great find.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0
    You mean the Reds' best 3rd baseman of the past 30 years (no offense to Joe Randa)? All right, I'll take it.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    You mean the Reds' best 3rd baseman of the past 30 years (no offense to Joe Randa)? All right, I'll take it.
    What about Chris Sabo?
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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    What about Chris Sabo?
    Oops. Typo. I meant 20 years.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    I'm liking Frazier a lot more than I'm liking what is in LF.
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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    I'm liking Frazier a lot more than I'm liking what is in LF.
    I'm encouraged by what Heisey has show as of the last month. IMO he should be given the nod as our everyday starter and keep Ludwick on the bench for spot starts and pinch hitting. .321/.346/.436/.782 in May is more than I would have expected from him after Aprils #'s. If he could manage a few more walks I'd be comfortable with him in the 2 spot.
    Last edited by jhu1321; 06-01-2012 at 10:34 AM.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    I'm not sold on Frasier even getting to Aaron Boone's level, but that isn't really a dis. He certainly isn't Boone's equal with the glove. I think he is fine as long as people aren't expecting All-Star numbers.

    I agree with others in that left field is a bigger concern going forward.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    The comments about Dusty are dead on.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    The comments about Dusty are dead on.
    YES!


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