Who should be the 5 OFers on the Reds opening day roster?

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  • Ken Griffey Jr

    27 84.38%
  • Adam Dunn

    28 87.50%
  • Ryan Freel

    12 37.50%
  • Norris Hopper

    26 81.25%
  • Joey Votto

    12 37.50%
  • Josh Hamilton

    32 100.00%
  • Jay Bruce

    13 40.63%
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    Who should be the 5 OFers on the Reds opening day roster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    You can choose multiple players.
    Oh No! We voted exactly alike!

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    Junior, Dunn, Hobbs, Chuck and a free agent 5th OF. Votto will platoon with Cantu at 1B and Bruce will stay in AAA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Junior, Dunn, Hobbs, Chuck and a free agent 5th OF. Votto will platoon with Cantu at 1B and Bruce will stay in AAA...
    And what about Freel in your opinion? Where will he be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc
    And what about Freel in your opinion? Where will he be?
    Free and Farney will be traded IMO...

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    I don't doubt that will happen, but IMO I'd give Bruce a shot in the show if he has a good spring training. Simply from an economic point of view, are we gonna get a solid veteran that will be cost efficient, assuming you don't save any salary with the subtraction of Dunn or Jr.? I say spend any marginal $ on bully help, take your chances w/Bruce as the 5th OF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Junior, Dunn, Hobbs, Chuck and a free agent 5th OF. Votto will platoon with Cantu at 1B and Bruce will stay in AAA...
    Alright, you told us what will happen, what do you think SHOULD happen.

    Who is Chuck? And seriously, we need to sign a free agent OFer?

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    "Chuck" Norris Hopper.

    There is no way they bring Bruce up to sit on the bench as a 5th OF. If Junior, Dunn and Hobbs are on the roster Bruce will be in AAA. A cheap 5th OF will be brought in to fill the roster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Junior, Dunn, Hobbs, Chuck and a free agent 5th OF. Votto will platoon with Cantu at 1B and Bruce will stay in AAA...


    Exactly how I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Junior, Dunn, Hobbs, Chuck and a free agent 5th OF. Votto will platoon with Cantu at 1B and Bruce will stay in AAA...
    By keeping all of the salary, how do the Reds aquire the pitching they need to get over the hump? And I can't stand having 3 left handed OFs with no speed. Hamilton's speed is avg for a CFer. And considering Hamiltons issues of staying on the field and Jr always a mistep away from injury is this the OF that can carry the Reds to a playoff??

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    JR, Dunn, Hamilton..

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachicrunch
    By keeping all of the salary, how do the Reds aquire the pitching they need to get over the hump? And I can't stand having 3 left handed OFs with no speed. Hamilton's speed is avg for a CFer. And considering Hamiltons issues of staying on the field and Jr always a mistep away from injury is this the OF that can carry the Reds to a playoff??
    There isn't going to be any pitching on the market to get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachicrunch
    By keeping all of the salary, how do the Reds aquire the pitching they need to get over the hump? And I can't stand having 3 left handed OFs with no speed. Hamilton's speed is avg for a CFer. And considering Hamiltons issues of staying on the field and Jr always a mistep away from injury is this the OF that can carry the Reds to a playoff??
    All very good points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    Junior, Dunn, Hobbs, Chuck and a free agent 5th OF. Votto will platoon with Cantu at 1B and Bruce will stay in AAA...
    I'm with you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime
    There isn't going to be any pitching on the market to get...
    There may be no starting pitching to get...but perhaps some bullpen help can be had without loosing the purse strings too far. I don't think offering up a couple of $mil to another OF is the route I'd go, heck we have that in Freel.

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