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    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    The Enquirer article about Henry's promotion seems to indicate he could help the big club as early as this year. One can dream of a switch hitting rookie showing up in September and making the playoff roster with a .350 average.
    Playoffs? We're closer to third place now than the playoffs. Playoffs?

    But ya I have high hopes for Hrod.

    Hrod to third. Frazier to LF. Heisey to CF vs rhp. Rolen and Stubbs to the bench. Stubbs in CF vs lhp.
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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    I think this sets him up for an audition next year at 3rd, allowing us to move Frazier to left. Which gives us Frazier/Bruce/Heisy/Stubbs/Hrod in a nice rotation... The problem is that Stubbs/Heisy are not getting it done right now.

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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    A lot depends on whether the Reds see HRod as a full-time 3B going forward or a utility guy, but I can see the Reds playing Rodriguez in the OF some at Lousiville (if he's headed down the utility path).

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    A lot depends on whether the Reds see HRod as a full-time 3B going forward or a utility guy, but I can see the Reds playing Rodriguez in the OF some at Lousiville (if he's headed down the utility path).
    I could see him logging time at 5 positions if this is true.. RF/LF/3rd/2nd/1st....

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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    I don't know with the roster problems I think Henry is here sooner than later. Rushing a bit maybe but I think they feel comfortable that the kid can hit. He has raked everywhere. Mostly where to play him. As soon as they work out what kind of deal if any they make they'll see how to set things up and how to utilize him. Maybe third, maybe sub off the bench. I think it depends on whether they can acquire anyone and who that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellhead View Post
    I could see him logging time at 5 positions if this is true.. RF/LF/3rd/2nd/1st....
    You probably wouldn't start him over Cozart or Gregorious, but he can play SS in a pinch. Might even still be there is the Reds weren't so deep at SS throughout the system.

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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    I've said before and I'll say it again here: H Rod looks like Carlos Baerga to me. I doubt he'll win any Gold Gloves at 3B but neither will Frazier. I think they should consider rushing him to the majors if they don't do anything on the trade front. The Reds are still short a player or two in order to win this division and reaching down into the farm system is an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I've said before and I'll say it again here: H Rod looks like Carlos Baerga to me. I doubt he'll win any Gold Gloves at 3B but neither will Frazier. I think they should consider rushing him to the majors if they don't do anything on the trade front. The Reds are still short a player or two in order to win this division and reaching down into the farm system is an option
    I like it. Henry Rodriguez batting .300+ off the bench for this team over the course of 150+ at bats could really do wonders for this Reds team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    I like it. Henry Rodriguez batting .300+ off the bench for this team over the course of 150+ at bats could really do wonders for this Reds team.
    I think next time Rolen hits the DL, H-Rod is the guy up. I believe Fay said he probably would have been the guy up last time if he didn't get hurt.
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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    I wonder if Rodriguez is suffering any lingering effects from his injury - physically (e.g., gripping the bat) or psychologically? It may take him him a few weeks to get back to 100% with his confidence.

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    I'd take whatever numbers he puts up the rest of the season with a grain of salt. An injured thumb usually robs you of power for a couple months at least.

    Expect poor numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    I'd take whatever numbers he puts up the rest of the season with a grain of salt. An injured thumb usually robs you of power for a couple months at least.

    Expect poor numbers.
    I thought this as well regarding Yonder Alonso. But he has never regained his power. Not even on the road.
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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    Alonso has noted that he has altered his swing to try and just be a hitter because he knows you aren't hitting for power in Petco. He is probably taking that same swing with him on the road, otherwise it would make things very difficult.

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    Re: Henry Rodriguez

    There's a lot of talk floating around about Rodriguez being the player called up to replace Votto. If this actually happens, however, I would be surprised. I love his hitting potential, but is he really ready now? He's only 22 and been in AAA a short time. Moreover, he's coming off a hand injury (broken bone). So, is the talk just wishful pining for a good OBP skills hitter, or is this a serious possibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgslone View Post
    There's a lot of talk floating around about Rodriguez being the player called up to replace Votto. If this actually happens, however, I would be surprised. I love his hitting potential, but is he really ready now? He's only 22 and been in AAA a short time. Moreover, he's coming off a hand injury (broken bone). So, is the talk just wishful pining for a good OBP skills hitter, or is this a serious possibility?
    He hits, flat out. Also on the 40. Would love him for a few starts a week to see what he can do, them probably go down when Votto is back. Then back up in Sept.


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