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Red Stocking
04-25-2006, 12:59 AM
So what do you think is going to happen when Griffey returns?

Will Dunn move to first base?

Will there be a trade?

Will Dunn stay in LF causing Freel to lose playing time?


I like to think Dunn will move to first base...

RedsMan3203
04-25-2006, 01:01 AM
Well... Who is Free? ;)

And - the way its been going down... You have to expect a trade soon...

Red Stocking
04-25-2006, 01:09 AM
And - the way its been going down... You have to expect a trade soon...


Yeah I hope they either go with the option of playing Dunn at first base or dealing someone for some pitching. I'm sure Freel would still get in a handful of games a week, but it would be a shame to look at the bench and see Freel sitting there 3 or 4 games a week.

George Foster
04-25-2006, 01:26 AM
Yeah I hope they either go with the option of playing Dunn at first base or dealing someone for some pitching. I'm sure Freel would still get in a handful of games a week, but it would be a shame to look at the bench and see Freel sitting there 3 or 4 games a week.

Freel's onbase percentage is 46%...that's what you want in a lead-off hitter.
How do you set him? I look for a trade. Kearns is our best trade bate. You have to trade something to get something.

KronoRed
04-25-2006, 03:45 AM
Freel will lose time, I don't see a trade coming.

Ron Madden
04-25-2006, 04:44 AM
McCracken will be DFA.

BuckWoody
04-25-2006, 09:26 AM
I'd love for it to be #1 but I think it will be #2. I agree with RM too, Q is on the hot seat.

2001MUgrad
04-25-2006, 12:38 PM
After the move yesterday I've got to think they will either trade Larue or Send David Ross back the the minors, I assume he has options left.

BRM
04-25-2006, 12:39 PM
Freel and Phillips will probably split time at 2B. A trade wouldn't surprise me though.

flyer85
04-25-2006, 12:40 PM
or Send David Ross back the the minors, I assume he has options left.he is out of options

pedro
04-25-2006, 12:41 PM
After the move yesterday I've got to think they will either trade Larue or Send David Ross back the the minors, I assume he has options left.

Ross has no options, that's why the Dodgers had to trade him.

flyer85
04-25-2006, 12:43 PM
Ross has no options, that's why the Dodgers had to trade him.actually he was traded by the Padres to the Reds, for some reason the Pads think that Piazza can still play.

Dunner44
04-25-2006, 01:19 PM
I'd rather see LaRue or Valentin traded than Ross. Ross has managed some good games, and has earned high praise from Bronson such that he is Beantown Boy's private catcher. He may not have the offense, but with our lineup, you can afford a mediocre bat or two. If LaRue or JV + a 2nd baseman can net some good relief pitching or a 4th starter, do it.

flyer85
04-25-2006, 01:20 PM
I'd rather see LaRue or Valentin traded than Ross. Ross has managed some good games, and has earned high praise from Bronson such that he is Beantown Boy's private catcher. He may not have the offense, but with our lineup, you can afford a mediocre bat or two. If LaRue or JV + a 2nd baseman can net some good relief pitching or a 4th starter, do it.In the end Krivsky will likely trade the one that brings the best return.

pedro
04-25-2006, 01:28 PM
actually he was traded by the Padres to the Reds, for some reason the Pads think that Piazza can still play.


sorry wrong ross. I thought we were talking cody.

UGADaddy
04-25-2006, 04:46 PM
A combo of both maybe. Dunn to 1B AND a trade goes down. Not sure who, but I agree with Flyer, whoever will bring the best return. I think one of the catchers, Rosses, or old IFs (Aurilla or Hatteberg) are likely to go for a decent bullpen guy. Also, McCracken will likely be DFA.

Matt700wlw
04-25-2006, 04:55 PM
Hammond may retire. Can't rule it out - he considered it before the Reds came calling, and he hasn't exactly pitched well...

Chip R
04-25-2006, 05:00 PM
Ross has no options, that's why the Dodgers had to trade him.

Can't we renegotiate his contract? :evil:

LoganBuck
04-25-2006, 05:02 PM
Hammond may retire. Can't rule it out - he considered it before the Reds came calling, and he hasn't exactly pitched well...

Matt any inside buzz on that one or just speculating?

Matt700wlw
04-25-2006, 05:21 PM
Matt any inside buzz on that one or just speculating?

Just a thought....no inside dirt.

NewEraReds
04-25-2006, 05:56 PM
id trade dunn for pitching. everyone knows thats been my stance for a long time, but i just dont think hes worth what he is payed. and griffey wont attract as much as dunn, so dunn is who i would move. imo, you have to play freel every day. he makes our team so much better

TOBTTReds
04-27-2006, 01:22 PM
Has Freel proved he should be in CF with his play this week? He had a great catch yesterday running probably 30 yards to make it. He has made many catches near the wall (we know Griffey doesn't even approach walls). I HOPE it is a given that he is our CF for now on. But I would be shocked and very pleased if Griffey runs out to LF on Friday or Saturday when he starts next.

Matt700wlw
04-27-2006, 01:42 PM
Narron said the other day..."we'd hate to go with 11 pitchers, but that is an option"

Hmmmm.....

BRM
04-27-2006, 01:44 PM
Narron said the other day..."we'd hate to go with 11 pitchers, but that is an option"

Hmmmm.....

Which pitcher would go? Hammond?

RedsMan3203
04-27-2006, 01:46 PM
White? Hammond? Williams?

I can see any of those 3.

Chip R
04-27-2006, 01:48 PM
Narron said the other day..."we'd hate to go with 11 pitchers, but that is an option"

Hmmmm.....

So is shooting yourself in the head but it's not a wise option.

TeamBoone
04-27-2006, 02:59 PM
COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS - All indications are Ken Griffey Jr. will be activated from the disabled list Friday, the first day he is eligible to return.

Nonetheless, the Reds won't come out and guarantee he'll be in the lineup against Roy Oswalt at Great American Ball Park. Jerry Narron was asked Wednesday if he expected Griffey to be in there.

"Don't know, hope so, we'll see," said Narron. "I'm going to try and see him (today), see how he is. I'm ready to have him back, I know that. Everybody misses him around here, if nothing else."

It remains unclear what the Reds will do to clear a roster spot for Griffey. If they decide to stay with 12 pitchers, outfielder Quinton McCracken would appear the prime candidate to be dropped after the team acquired Cody Ross earlier this week.

They also may decide to drop to 11 pitchers, but the two least effective relievers thus far - Chris Hammond and Rick White - are veterans with contracts that would have to be eaten. The Reds could also option Brian Shackelford back to Louisville.

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060427/SPT05/604270320/1027

KronoRed
04-27-2006, 05:30 PM
So is shooting yourself in the head but it's not a wise option.
12 pitchers and 3 catchers.

We don't need the rest of the team;)

Big Klu
04-27-2006, 05:43 PM
Move a pitcher. I have always thought that 12 pitchers is too many. (I also think that 11 is too many, but we will leave that for another thread.)