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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
    I agree. It's possible for Frasier to reach that level (although maybe not Boone's level defensively). I would definitely be happy 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
    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

    I think Frazier will be a better hitter than Boone, less of a fielder but passable given regular playing time.

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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

    For me, Frazier is the IF version of Jonny Gomes. Lefty killer. Can hit righties during a hot stretch but will struggle with an OBP near or below .300 most of the time. Is passable at 3B but would definitely be considered well below average defensively.

    Ideally, I'd rather see the Reds address 3B with somebody else and let Frazier be the RH half a platoon in LF with occassional starts against RH (possibly at the other corner spots) when he's hot or other players need time off. Right now he's clearly the best 3B option they have so he plays there.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    The comments about Dusty are dead on.
    Seriously, that is WLW Sportstalk level criticism (or ESPN). They pretty much hit each myth that keeps getting posted around here enough times that people think their much typing of the same thing will somehow make it true.
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