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Redsville
07-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Given the state of this team this year, on the field, with injuries, and current/future payroll, I'd still like to do something here since we are close enough to Wild Card, but not something way over the top.

What about trade for Byrd and pick up Uggla on a flyer? Put Byrd in LF, send Ludwick to bench player/2 days a week starts, put Uggla at 2b until BP is back 5 days a week and either Negron or Schumaker the other 2 days.

Byrd has the 8 mil per yr thing, but seems like we could afford that this year, then let Ludwick walk next yr, and deal with 2016 when that time comes, to share time with Winker or Byrd becomes bench player.

storer50
07-20-2014, 09:51 PM
Negron is better than Uggla

RedlegJake
07-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Gotta agree with Storer - Uggla is horrible defensively and hasn't hit in going on 3 years. Byrd yes but leave Uggla out.

Redeyecat
07-21-2014, 12:24 AM
Given the state of this team this year, on the field, with injuries, and current/future payroll, I'd still like to do something here since we are close enough to Wild Card, but not something way over the top.

What about trade for Byrd and pick up Uggla on a flyer? Put Byrd in LF, send Ludwick to bench player/2 days a week starts, put Uggla at 2b until BP is back 5 days a week and either Negron or Schumaker the other 2 days.

Byrd has the 8 mil per yr thing, but seems like we could afford that this year, then let Ludwick walk next yr, and deal with 2016 when that time comes, to share time with Winker or Byrd becomes bench player.

I'm not adamantly opposed to either idea but I also don't have much hope in either. As far as Uggla goes I don't see much that leads me to believe he'd be better than letting Santiago (now that he's started hitting) and Schu (also hitting a bit better it seems anyway) to share the position until BP gets back.

Byrd inspires more confidence in terms of performance, but the issue isn't just the prorated $3M+ for this year. It's the cost of acquisition, the $8M next year and the possibility of another $8M vesting for 2016. And if the Reds let Ludwick walk this year per your plan , there's a $4.5M buyout to him (on top of the $8M to Byrd). All in all, we're probably better off just taking our chances with Ludwick for the rest of this year and then re-evaluating in the off-season. Don't forget that Ludwick is actually about a year younger than Byrd and came on pretty strong down the stretch 2 years ago.

Redsville
07-21-2014, 03:13 PM
Well, Uggla is off to the Giants, so half this plan is already out the door....

gilpdawg
07-21-2014, 09:56 PM
How about Casey McGhee? Probably not cost much, and gets on base well.

Fargo Red
07-22-2014, 02:04 PM
I had not heard that the Marlins are looking to move McGhee. He's only making 1mil and has been one of their best hitters. Unless they plan to blow up the roster, I doubt they will move him. Marlon Byrd would be a nice addition...but at what cost?

bounty37h
07-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Negron is better than Uggla

I am better than Uglla.

Ohioballplayer
07-22-2014, 08:55 PM
2 inexpensive options that help this team, Byrd and McGehee Byrd solves problem in left period, McGehee can hit and plays 1st, 2nd, and 3rd what a predicament to have when/if Votto/BP come back

dougdirt
07-23-2014, 04:45 PM
I am better than Uglla.

No you aren't.

CoachBombay
07-23-2014, 05:12 PM
No you aren't.

yea theres no way he is...I am though

Big Red Smokey
08-01-2014, 12:02 AM
Byrd is anything but inexpensive.

He was inexpensive last year.

But he's due $8 mil next year, and apparently wanted his $8 mil option for 2016 picked up with any trade