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    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

    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Todd Frazier is Aaron Boone 2.0
    I can live with that.
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    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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    I'm liking Frazier a lot more than I'm liking what is in LF.
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    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.
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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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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    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.
    Emerging at the same age, prone to a ba driven ob%, noted gamer, has pop but not insane pop, all around ball player

    Boone was a journeyman by age 32, and never had an ops+ above 113

    A nice career with a .751 ops in a hitters era, goals that look remarkably attainable

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Emerging at the same age, prone to a ba driven ob%, noted gamer, has pop but not insane pop, all around ball player

    Boone was a journeyman by age 32, and never had an ops+ above 113

    A nice career with a .751 ops in a hitters era, goals that look remarkably attainable
    Boone screwed everything up by getting injured the season after he became Aaron "bleepin" Boone. Had he not blow out his knee (?) he would have had a nice run of it with the Yanks.

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    Re: Interesting Reds article on ESPN

    I was surprised at their Dusty comments. "Shocked" may be a better word.

    I agree with Vottomatic; their comments were spot-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Boone screwed everything up by getting injured the season after he became Aaron "bleepin" Boone. Had he not blow out his knee (?) he would have had a nice run of it with the Yanks.
    Nah, they were a ob driven machine they would have fallen in love with a better player, especially since he was RH, that park was not too friendly to them, he would have had some ugly times there is my guess


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