Sunday, September 2, 2012

Reds All-Decade Team (2000's)




If you're a Cincinnati Reds fan you know the future of the franchise is very bright. The next several years should bring us all plenty of great Redlegs memories and victories. However, I think it'd be fun to take a look back at some of the past years to remember some of the best players from the 2000-2009 Reds teams.

I've taken the liberty to build a full, 25-man roster in which I feel to be the best collection of Cincy players from the '00 decade. The criteria I used to fill out the roster consisted mainly of the level of productivity a player added to the organization in addition to the player's longevity with the team. Beside each player's name I've listed their years spent with the team, as well as their notable statistics/achievements they accumulated DURING the decade while they were here. Enjoy.

The Redlegs Review Reds All-Decade Team ('00-'09)

C Jason LaRue ('99-'06) .239 BA, 84 HR's, 303 RBI's, 39% CS (146-378)
1B Sean Casey ('98-'05) 2X All-Star, .303 BA, 86 HR's, 453 RBI's, 193 2B's
2B Brandon Phillips ('06-Present) Gold-Glove Award, .276 BA, 88 HR's, 345 RBI's, 105 SB's, 30-30 season in '07
SS Barry Larkin ('86-'04) 2X All-Star, .277 BA, 30 HR's, 167 RBI's, 34 SB's, inducted into Reds Hall of Fame and Museum in '08
3B Aaron Boone ('97-'03) All-Star, .268 BA, 70 HR's, 257 RBI's, 59 SB's, belted the last homerun at Cinergy Field in '02
LF Adam Dunn ('01-'08) All-Star, .247 BA, 270 HR's, 646 RBI's, 678 RS, 755 BB's, Ohio Cup MVP in '08
CF Ken Griffey Jr. ('00-'08) 3X All-Star, .270 BA, 210 HR's, 602 RBI's, 533 RS, 500th career HR in '04, NL Comeback Player of the Year in '05, 600th career HR in '08
RF Austin Kearns ('02-'06) .267 BA, 71 HR's, 263 RBI's, 248 RS, 3rd in Rookie of the Year voting in '03

BENCH
Joey Votto ('07-Present) .310 BA, 53 HR's, 185 RBI's, 77 2B's, 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting in '07, broke record for most RBI's by a Reds rookie in a season in '08 with 84
Javier Valentin ('04-'08) .264 BA, 34 HR's, 149 RBI's
Edwin Encarnacion ('05-'09) .262 BA, 71 HR's, 263 RBI's, 236 RS
Jay Bruce ('08-Present) .240 BA, 43 HR's, 110 RBI's, 5th in Rookie of the Year voting in '08

Honorable mentions go to: Dmitri Young, Pokey Reese, Felipe Lopez, Ryan Freel and Josh Hamilton.

STARTING ROTATION
SP Bronson Arroyo ('06-Present) All-Star, 53-50 record, 3.99 ERA, 871 1/3 IP, 1st in NL in IP in '06, 1st in NL in games started in '06 & '08
SP Aaron Harang ('03-'10) 69-73 record, 4.18 ERA, 1231 1/3 IP, 4th in Cy Young voting in '07, 1st in NL in wins in '06 (16), 1st in strikeouts in NL in '06 (216)
SP Elmer Dessens ('00-'02) 28-27 record, 3.94 ERA, 530 1/3 IP, 4th in NL in games started in '01 (34)
SP Edinson Volquez ('08-Present) All-Star, 21-8 record, 3.44 ERA, 245 2/3 IP, 4th in Rookie of the Year voting in '08, 2nd in NL in strikeouts in '08 (206)
SP Paul Wilson ('03-'05) 20-21 record, 4.88 ERA, 396 2/3 IP

BULLPEN
RHP Scott Sullivan ('95-'03) 22-12 record, 3.91 ERA, 4 saves, 279 appearances, 338 IP, 299 strikeouts
RHP David Weathers ('98, '05-'09) 20-23 record, 3.55 ERA, 61 saves, 325 appearances, 336 1/3 IP
RHP Scott Williamson ('99-'03) 13-15 record, 3.15 ERA, 35 saves, 229 IP, 273 strikeouts
LHP Dennys Reyes ('98-'01) 3-7 record, 4.75 ERA, 96 2/3 IP
LHP Bill Bray ('06-Present) 7-6 record, 3.85 ERA, 89 IP
LHP Gabe White ('97-'00, '02-'04) 10-3 record, 4.33 ERA, 137 appearances, 128 2/3 IP,
SU Francisco Cordero ('08-Present) All-Star, 7-10 record, 2.76 ERA, 73 saves, 140 appearances, 137 IP, 164 strikeouts,
CL Danny Graves ('97-'05) 2X All-Star, 29-35 record, 4.16 ERA, 147 saves, 318 appearances, 526 IP

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