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    Re: Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    And how much more time and effort should Reds spend to see whether Aquino can maintain that decent fifth outfielder performance?
    We all know that Aquino is on the roster because he's cheap. That's the only reason. (Not saying you disagree)
    On a legitimate MLB team, he would not be given this many chances.
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    Re: Aquino

    The double play he made in the field today is why I want to keep him.

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    Re: Aquino

    Sorry I can't get the video of the play to load here
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 08-17-2022 at 07:33 PM.

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    Re: Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Broken link?

    Try this one?

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/spo...s/65408033007/
    Last edited by OldFashionedRed; 08-17-2022 at 07:34 PM.
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    Re: Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
    The double play he made in the field today is why I want to keep him.
    There’s a history of great RFers with excellent throwing arms making a splash in the majors.

    Most of them could hit.

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    Re: Aquino

    I think a more important question to ask is who is the most successful outfielder the Reds drafted in the last ten years. I'd hate to think the best we've done is Billy Hamilton.

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    Re: Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Deagle View Post
    I think a more important question to ask is who is the most successful outfielder the Reds drafted in the last ten years. I'd hate to think the best we've done is Billy Hamilton.
    Well it’s certainly Jesse Winker.
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    Re: Aquino

    His inability to hit anything other than a straight fastball combined with that defense might work in NPB in 2023.

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    Re: Aquino

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Deagle View Post
    I think a more important question to ask is who is the most successful outfielder the Reds drafted in the last ten years. I'd hate to think the best we've done is Billy Hamilton.
    Last 25 years you have Bruce, Dunn, Kearns, Stubbs, Winker, Denorfia, Senzel, Ervin, Dickerson, LaMarre, ??? A few DSL signings as well.

    Hamilton was drafted to play SS.

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    Aquino

    Guy canít hit breaking balls, but his arm is really a fun thing to soak up in this mess.

    Find the beautiful things in the game and the rest really seems to settle in as you ingest more and more of it.

    Baseball is hard, having five great tools is hard, this guys arm is a memory

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    Re: Aquino

    I have fond memories watching RF throwing arms as a kid. Clemente, Kaline, Colavito, Maris, Callison, Aaron. In those days, it was a prerequisite to RF, you had to be able to throw. Today, less so, as long as you can hit homers.

    Aquino has an excellent arm, I just have trouble fitting him with those all around players, but I won’t deny that he’s a throwback defensively. Arm is both strong and accurate.

    Defense used to be such a great part of baseball, the great shortstops like Ozzie Smith, Concepcion, Larry Bowa, and others. Today, they shift around the infield, hardly know what a shortstop is. He’s a guy playing short right field.

    Ok, enough, sorry for the rant.

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    Re: Aquino

    Aquino has given Reds fans many memorable memories, including his throw today which may be the best one. Even if this is his last season as a Red, I’m glad I got to see his Reds years, warts and all.
    Hoping to change my username to 75769022

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    Re: Aquino

    He's cheap for another year. I have no problem bringing him back for another shot. even if it's as a 5th OF with an excellent arm/good fielder with occasional power. It's not like he's on a guaranteed LTC that you can cut and (however unlikely) maybe he finally "gets it." If nothing else, maybe he keeps a roster spot warm while a shortstop prospect works on converting to the OF down on the farm.

    Just because he arrives at Spring Training a Red, doesn't necessarily mean he is one on Open Day (or the ends the season as one). I bring plenty of OF options to camp to choose from.
    Last edited by corkedbat; 08-17-2022 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: Aquino

    Aquino is like a bigger, stronger, not quite as fast Billy Hamilton.

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    Re: Aquino

    They certainly have a lot more roster spots than they have worthy players. Aquino has more big-league ability than than most of the guys he'd be competing with for a spot. I hope they bring in enough guys to make that no longer true, but right now, there is no urgency to let him go. There are plenty of guys ahead of him in that line.

    They can probably make enough room on the 40 man just by purging all the minor league pitchers and catchers taking up space on the roster. If they actually need the spot, he can easily be cut at any time.
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