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jmac
01-02-2006, 08:51 PM
okay,we are at jan 2.mr obrien was true to his word about dunner being a first of the year thing.maybe i'm wrong but shouldnt one of the busiest times of the year for a GM be the entire offseason.basically we have heard no news now for several days(from the reds that is).
any predictions on the next news we will hear from reds camp:
dunn signs LTC
dunn turns down LTC
FA signed by reds
trade involving reds
castellini takes over as baseball approves
??????????
predictions on what and how soon

Reds4Life
01-02-2006, 09:00 PM
I'll play along.

Mid-January: New ownership approved after owners meetings.
Late January: Dan O'Brien is fired
Mid-February: New GM is hired -- Jerry Narron + coaching staff are fired
Late February: Lou Piniella is hired as the new manager
During spring training: Dunn signs long term deal.

Hey, a guy can hope can't he? ;)

jmac
01-02-2006, 09:22 PM
to digress a moment i am asking a honest question here.people that are saying obrien and/or narron fired.....what are the chances.i mean is it really possible castellini could do that when he takes over or are we sayin a 20% chance he would.i get most of my reds news from this site so just wondering if this is hoping or really possible......

Redsland
01-02-2006, 09:50 PM
It's really possible.

Narron has a contract for 2006 with a mutal option for 2007. O'Brien has a contract through 2006. The new owners could choose to let either or both of them go (and all or part of the coaching staff) and simply eat their 2006 contracts.

It would be no different in principle than what happened to Jimmy Haynes, or Dave Miley, for that matter.

Newport Red
01-02-2006, 10:22 PM
There is a Griffey to St Louis for Marquis and Cali - RUMOR - over on the St Louis board on Scout.com. Said it was mentioned on WLW.

captainmorgan07
01-02-2006, 10:39 PM
dan'o is dumb but not that dumb

Heath
01-02-2006, 11:27 PM
dan'o is dumb but not that dumb

Don't hold your breath.

Unassisted
01-02-2006, 11:47 PM
Sounds like signing/not signing Aurilia will be the next news, since it has a January 9 deadline. :sleep:

I can't imagine that the Dunn LTC will be settled within the next week.

MrCinatit
01-03-2006, 08:50 AM
aside from an Aurilia signing/not signing, i am thinking the next news will have something to do with a minor league free agent, that player being a never-was or never-has-been.
depressing thing is, i am not joking here.

RFS62
01-03-2006, 10:13 AM
O'Brien signs Aurillia to 4 year, 20 million dollar deal.

O'Brien trades Dunn for Nefi Perez.

Roy Tucker
01-03-2006, 10:31 AM
Via super-computer, Stephen Hawking discovers a way to send Wily Mo Pena to the minors.

SunDeck
01-03-2006, 01:44 PM
O'Brien signs Aurillia to 4 year, 20 million dollar deal.

O'Brien trades Dunn for Nefi Perez.

You are a Seer, 62.

Lemme try-
Williams traded with Wily Mo for another starter. To the Nats for Ramon Ortiz.

Hondo
01-03-2006, 03:52 PM
I'll play along.

Mid-January: New ownership approved after owners meetings.
Late January: Dan O'Brien is fired
Mid-February: New GM is hired -- Jerry Narron + coaching staff are fired
Late February: Lou Piniella is hired as the new manager
During spring training: Dunn signs long term deal.

Hey, a guy can hope can't he? ;)


I love you!!

:luvu:

flyer85
01-03-2006, 04:58 PM
Something set off the motion detector in the GM's office.

RedLegSuperStar
01-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Dunn - 4 Yrs 44 Million
Dan O - Done-Zo
Narron - Done-Zo
Kearns/Pena Traded
Reds Sign Wade Miller And Jeff Weaver

Next Years Payroll - 80-85 Million

flyer85
01-03-2006, 05:21 PM
I think the cheapest the Reds could get Dunn is 5yrs and $60M.

If guys like Burnitz can get $6M a year, well.

The steroid inflated number days seem to be over and a true high OPS player would seem to be a commodity whose price is seriously on the rise.

klw
01-04-2006, 03:54 PM
Opening Day!


It is so quiet that is the way it feels. So few good rumors.

pedro
01-04-2006, 04:15 PM
The Reds sign Aurilia, slot him at 3B, and send Encarnacion either to the minors or away in a trade that will net absolutley nothing.

Unassisted
01-04-2006, 04:43 PM
Does any of this news release count as "News?" ;)

http://www.sportsfeatures.com/index.php?section=pp&action=show&id=28026


Hot Stove Notebook

JUST VISITING: C Jason LaRue will be in Cincinnati tomorrow (Thu, 1/5) and will be available to the media at 2:30 p.m. ET in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park...on 12/21 he avoided arbitration by signing 2-year contract through the 2007 season...in 2006 LaRue will play in his eighth season with the Reds...he has the longest tenure of any current Reds player...LaRue will be here for a routine physical examination.

NARRON & COACHES IN TOWN: Manager Jerry Narron and his coaching staff will be in Cincinnati for meetings Tuesday (1/10) and Wednesday (1/11)...Narron, new coach Bucky Dent and the rest of the staff will be available to the media Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Great American Ball Park’s Crosley Room on press box level.

REDS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT: The Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2006 will be announced next Wednesday (1/11) at 6 p.m. ET on reds.com and on 700 WLW Radio’s live Hot Stove League broadcast from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum...the radio show is free and open to the public.

KronoRed
01-04-2006, 05:10 PM
The Reds sign Aurilia, slot him at 3B, and send Encarnacion either to the minors or away in a trade that will net absolutley nothing.
A trade would be nice, but expect them to let him rot in AAA unless he his .400 with 40 hrs.

savafan
01-13-2006, 03:41 PM
I'm hearing rumblings now from two sources that the Reds are one of 8 teams to have expressed interest in Jeff Weaver. Reportedly, Boras would like to get Weaver a 4 year $40 million deal.

I don't really know how I'd feel about this if it were to happen.

savafan
01-13-2006, 03:44 PM
I don't really know how I'd feel about this if it were to happen.

Now looking at Weaver's stats last year, with a 4.22 ERA and 35 homeruns given up while playing in LA...:help:

It'd be like Eric Milton 2K6

BRM
01-13-2006, 03:59 PM
I'm hearing rumblings now from two sources that the Reds are one of 8 teams to have expressed interest in Jeff Weaver. Reportedly, Boras would like to get Weaver a 4 year $40 million deal.

I don't really know how I'd feel about this if it were to happen.

All I can say is :bang:

Ravenlord
01-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Now looking at Weaver's stats last year, with a 4.22 ERA and 35 homeruns given up while playing in LA...:help:

It'd be like Eric Milton 2K6
more like Eric Milton 2k4.

savafan
01-13-2006, 04:05 PM
more like Eric Milton 2k4.

I meant Weaver would be the 2K6 version of last year's Eric Milton in Cincinnati.

Ravenlord
01-13-2006, 04:10 PM
I meant Weaver would be the 2K6 version of last year's Eric Milton in Cincinnati.
i know what you mean. what i'm saying is because his career periphials, Weaver would be closer to what Milton was in Philadelphia. which is still crappy and not worth even Paul Wilson money.

TheGARB
01-13-2006, 04:31 PM
Looking at 2005 Weaver vs. 2004 Milton, there is just isn't enough difference for me to be confident that I would take a $40 million chance on Weaver:


Season Team W L ERA G CG ShO IP TBF H R ER HR BB SO
2005 Weaver 14 11 4.22 34 3 2 224 930 220 111 105 35 43 157
2004 Milton 14 6 4.75 34 0 0 201 862 196 110 106 43 75 161

Season Team K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 AVG WHIP BABIP
2005 Weaver 6.31 1.73 3.65 1.41 .258 1.17 .280
2004 Milton 7.21 3.36 2.15 1.93 .257 1.35 .274

Season Team GB/FB LD% GB% FB% HR/FB
2005 Weaver 1.06 20.70% 40.90% 38.50% 13.10%
2004 Milton 0.57 17.60% 29.90% 52.50% 13.50%

Weaver did walk considerably fewer hitters and gave up slightly fewer home runs per 9IP (and Dodger stadium, while suppressing runs, does surrender the long ball). Plus, he's more of a ground ball pitcher than Milton, but then, who isn't? I wouldn't expect Weaver to be quite as bad as Milton 2K5, but there is nothing in his numbers that would make him worth $10 million a season playing in GABP in front of that defense.

Aronchis
01-13-2006, 04:36 PM
I wouldn't give DanO any seconds if I was Cast. Keep him working on small stuff to you are able to get rid of him.

Besides, isn't Weaver a type A FA? That pretty much rules him out.

Strikes Out Looking
01-13-2006, 05:24 PM
I kind of thought the next news was the exhuming and signing of Bid McPhee to compete for the second base job. I'd be surprised if DanO was wasting his time on starting pitchers--unless he wants to turn Weaver into a reliever.

Unassisted
01-13-2006, 06:33 PM
I kind of thought the next news was the exhuming and signing of Bid McPhee to compete for the second base job. There may be hope at 2B. DanO's been leaving messages on Joe Morgan's answering machine, to see if he'd be interested in putting the spikes back on. Since Joe hasn't returned his calls, I guess Bid McPhee may be the next best choice.

Caseyfan21
01-14-2006, 04:22 PM
I know how everyone here is hoping DanO and other will be seen out the door next week when the new ownership takes over but I just cannot see this as a realistic possibility. Firing DanO and Narron now would be next to impossible. The new ownership would have to have a GM and manager in place in less than a month which I can't ever see happening. The only possibility is if Castinilli and friends have been doing some negotiating already (Pinella?) and step right in with their people ready to go. We can only hope so (at least for DanO). Narron, IMO, hasn't done anything worthy of not getting a full season look this year. I think he deserves a look this season and then a re-evaluation at the end of the season.

pedro
01-14-2006, 07:54 PM
I know how everyone here is hoping DanO and other will be seen out the door next week when the new ownership takes over but I just cannot see this as a realistic possibility. Firing DanO and Narron now would be next to impossible. The new ownership would have to have a GM and manager in place in less than a month which I can't ever see happening. The only possibility is if Castinilli and friends have been doing some negotiating already (Pinella?) and step right in with their people ready to go. We can only hope so (at least for DanO). Narron, IMO, hasn't done anything worthy of not getting a full season look this year. I think he deserves a look this season and then a re-evaluation at the end of the season.

I don't think Narron will be fired but I have a pretty strong feeling that DanO will be.