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I'll take JoeBo. The defense is going to suck no matter who plays.. so I believe his offense would give us the most out of the position. His power would give us something not many CFs in baseball give their team, fwiw.

 

His play at the end of the season last year was encouraging. Platoon with Ross? So be it.

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I know Reggie Abercrombie didn't have a very good year in 2006 but remember that he was a rookie. I think he showed a lot of promise and out of everyone we have he has the most potential by far. I would like to see him earn the job in Spring. I think he can be a solid player once he learns to hit consistently. Has that blazing speed that can really unnerve a pitcher when he's on base. And when he gets a hold of one it can go a looooong way. he hit a ball like 500 feet against Philly. You can't teach someone power like that- you are born with it. But if he isn't ready yet I think Amezaga did okay and he is fast enough to cover more ground than Cody or Borcho. Alex Sanchez is really bad in CF. Every ball hit to him would be an adventure. So here's one vote for Reggie but since he's not a choice for some reason (maybe you forgot??) then I put Fredo Mez. Allllllrrrrighty then lol .

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I voted Sanchez, but I wouldn't mind Borchard at all. I think he's the most underrated of them on here. If we were going with a platoon I'd go Borchard/Ross.

 

Amezaga, as great a guy as he is, isn't a CF or even an OF. I don't mind him being an everything utility man, but I don't think he's at his best when he is starting regularly.

 

I like Sanchez for a few reasons. Besides having the best career offensive numbers of the bunch, he is the only career CF (even if a really bad one) of the bunch, and he is the only one who wouldn't seem to require a platoon. And while one could argue that Borchard could manage without a platoon, he does have issues w/ LHP. Sanchez does decent on both sides, but is a different type of hitter.

 

I think defense would more or less balance out with Ross/Borchard in CF though. While they lack the speed and inevitably range of some of their counterparts, those two have the best throwing arms of the bunch. The kind that can actually throw guys out at bases, not simply hold them from advancing.

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not even joking, you should add Reed and Reggie to the poll

 

they are both going to be given a shot

And trading for Baldelli is still technically possible. But about as likely as either of Reed or Abercrombie winning that job. I think the goal is to restrict the discussion to realistic possibilities.

just like Reggie wasnt a realistic possibility last year but he forced his way on the team

 

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I'll give you that, but having had an entire season to see him, I can't imagine lightning striking twice for Reggie and him pulling that off again. But add to that he has more than Eric Reed and Chris Aguila to compete with. Last year Amezaga wasn't considered an option, Cody and Borchard weren't even on the team, and the same for Sanchez. It is a different situation.

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Question: Are the people voting for Sanchez over Amezaga because they'd rather have Amezaga settle into his utility role or because they think he would be a better option?

Because Amezaga has no business playing CF!

And from what I've seen/read, neither does Sanchez.

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I know Reggie Abercrombie didn't have a very good year in 2006 but remember that he was a rookie. I think he showed a lot of promise and out of everyone we have he has the most potential by far. I would like to see him earn the job in Spring. I think he can be a solid player once he learns to hit consistently. Has that blazing speed that can really unnerve a pitcher when he's on base. And when he gets a hold of one it can go a looooong way. he hit a ball like 500 feet against Philly. You can't teach someone power like that- you are born with it. But if he isn't ready yet I think Amezaga did okay and he is fast enough to cover more ground than Cody or Borcho. Alex Sanchez is really bad in CF. Every ball hit to him would be an adventure. So here's one vote for Reggie but since he's not a choice for some reason (maybe you forgot??) then I put Fredo Mez. Allllllrrrrighty then lol .

Are you related to Reggie as well? Or that guy that kept asking everyone in this forum about that shot in Cincy? I would agree with you and I tried to root for him but as a 26 year old (forget that he was a rookie) he made some terrible plays for us last year, ie, playing center in Atlanta. He just seems to not be able to hit anything off-speed and doesn't have any plate discipline. Unless he drastically improves on these areas (which is everything) then I would say he is last on our list. He may be five-tool potential but not all them are really any good.

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Despite comments from Acta otherwise, it's really Amezaga's job to lose. If Borchard, Ross, Sanchez and Reed don't step up and we don't acquire any one else, Amezaga's the logical choice to continue where he ended last season.

Acta?

 

someone's been dreaming of the Nationals!!!!

 

TRAITOR!

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