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    Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    There's been a bunch of conversation this off-season about meeting to upgrade at the SS position and we currently have Freddy Galvis penciled in as the starter there.

    While I agree the club should always be entertaining opportunities to upgrade, especially if lindor or seager are seemingly available, I don't think it should be lost that Galvis isn't a decent player.

    Anyone else think we'll be just fine this year with Galvis as our starting SS?

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    I think most here are. I'm not one who is. I don't see him as much of an asset for the team.
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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    I think if the Reds are too compete this year a lot of things have to go right for them (like Votto not deteriorating even more)...I also believe that they'll have to replace Galvis by the trade deadline in order to compete. The Reds can't have sub .300 OBP guys taking 500+ PA's this year.

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    I don’t think he is a disaster at the position, but ideally you don’t have him and Barnhart in your lineup. One of them is fine, it both isn’t ideal.

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by ACredsfan4 View Post
    I don’t think he is a disaster at the position, but ideally you don’t have him and Barnhart in your lineup. One of them is fine, it both isn’t ideal.
    That's it. One, OK. Two, won't work. Too easy to pitch around an inning.
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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    It depends on what kind of season he has. Not every player plays at the same level their entire careers. Some will have that one magical season and a lot of that sometimes depends on the rest of the team. On rare occasion everyone seems to gel all at once and under performers over perform. That's often how championships are won. He doesn't have to have a HOF season nor does any one particular player, but if they all have excellent seasons at the same time the odds go WAYYY up that they win a championship. Right now I like their odds. By the 2nd month of the season I might change my mind. We really can't worry how every other team is doing, just the Reds.

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Last year 23 Homeruns and 70 RBI’s. That’s a pretty good consolation prize.
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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    Last year 23 Homeruns and 70 RBI’s. That’s a pretty good consolation prize.
    And a heck of a lot of inning-killing outs.
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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    He's basically exactly what the board sees him as: A guy who won't kill you playing every day but who, if he's playing every day, is one of the guy's you most like to upgrade.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Galvis is fine for your 7th-8th place hitter. He adds good defense at short, switch hits, has power, good clubhouse guy, experienced, plays with energy. This isn’t an All Star Team, some of the players are gong to be about average. I have no problem with Galvis, particularly with no major financial commitment by the Reds.

    I don’t think they have enough depth behind Galvis at short, but no problem with Freddie himself.

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    He's a SS with a meh bat... on a catcher with a meh bat.

    Hopefully the pitching is strong enough to support them

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    Last year 23 Homeruns and 70 RBI’s. That’s a pretty good consolation prize.
    In a power year, he still made 344 outs out of 473 PAs

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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    8th place hitter, teams should only have one.
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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Galvis is fine for your 7th-8th place hitter. He adds good defense at short, switch hits, has power, good clubhouse guy, experienced, plays with energy. This isn’t an All Star Team, some of the players are gong to be about average. I have no problem with Galvis, particularly with no major financial commitment by the Reds.

    I don’t think they have enough depth behind Galvis at short, but no problem with Freddie himself.
    As the worst guy in your lineup goes, he's pretty good.
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    Re: Are we respecting Galvis enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    I think if the Reds are too compete this year a lot of things have to go right for them (like Votto not deteriorating even more)...I also believe that they'll have to replace Galvis by the trade deadline in order to compete. The Reds can't have sub .300 OBP guys taking 500+ PA's this year.
    2012 Reds had 2 playing near everyday. A guy who isn’t a 300 opb guy isn’t going to kill the lineup especially if he has some pop and plays solid d. Galvis does both. Sure, I’d welcome an improvement, but Galvis isnt dead weight.

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