That said, if some GM gets it in his head that LaMarre is a legit difference maker (like Towers did with Gregorius), I take what I can get for him in a trade. If not, I'm content with him being a quality backup CF.
I'd still imagine that Jay Bruce ends up logging some innings in CF over the course of the season.
Choo - L
Phillips - R
Votto - L
Ludwick - R
Bruce - L
That's a pretty cool little run there. Wouldn't exactly call it "Murderer's Row," but I'll be very happy if it turns out to be "Involuntary Manslaughter Alley."
25 Years and Counting...
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
...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.
Over the last three years, against righties, Choo has a .403 OBP and a .918 OPS.
Over the last three years, against righties, Votto has a .446 OBP and a 1.038 OPS.
Over the last three years, against righties, Bruce has a .337 OBP and an .879 OPS.
The offense against righties was transformed by this move.
Please start the season early.
I don't think you'll see as many DatDudeDP's while he's in the 2 hole. At the top of the order he looks to get on base more often. He starts hitting into DPs when he's in the 4 hole and hitting for power.
Domo Arigato, Here Comes Joey Votto
"I do what I want to do and say what I want to say."
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."