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redsupport
08-18-2006, 01:04 AM
what a toughie was it Bob Skinner?
I have to go with the indomitable Steve Pegues though in a landslide

Buckeye33
08-18-2006, 01:16 AM
Easy, Dave Williams.

KalDanielsfan
08-18-2006, 01:29 AM
Dave Parker!

REDREAD
08-18-2006, 01:31 AM
Does Dave Parker count, since he was a FA? Smiley as a FA would also be up there.

I'm having a hard time even remembering guys we got from the Pirates. I think Belinda was a FA too.

WVRedsFan
08-18-2006, 01:35 AM
My icon...Bob Purkey.

1958 17-11
1959 13-18
1960 17-11
1961 16-12
1962 23-5
1963 6-10
1964 11-9

Total 103-76 (.575)

There once was a young man named Purkey,
Who's major league future was murkey
On Thanksgiving Day, they'll trade him away,
For two infield vets and a turkey.

Purkey proved to be better than that. A knuckleballer who averaged almost 15 wins a season and that with the 63 and 64 season suffering from arm troubles. He also carried a 3.79 career ERA. Purkey is the forgotten on when it comes to great Reds pitchers because he was so mild mannered.

westofyou
08-18-2006, 09:52 AM
I like the Purkey pick.

Worst - Frank Thomas (tanked in Cincy then found his game again)

Semi Best- Jerry Lynch (FA Pickup)

The Pirates and Reds didn't trade much when the Dreyfuss family was running things, due to a feud that the two clubs had involving Gary Hermann's role in deciding that George Sisler was Browns property, not Pirates property.

Hap
08-18-2006, 10:04 AM
http://www.yoursongscollectibles.com/ys-758.jpg

http://i23.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/f8/b5/8a_1.JPG

dabvu2498
08-18-2006, 10:13 AM
Good call on Hatcher. It's hard to think of him as a Pirate.

Good trade by the Reds: April 3, 1990: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Cincinnati Reds for Mike Roesler and Jeff Richardson.

redsupport
08-18-2006, 11:00 AM
Mike Roesler was so good that he made people forget Dan Dumoulin

Wheelhouse
08-18-2006, 11:21 AM
C'mon, The Cobra by far.

Big Klu
08-18-2006, 11:46 AM
If free agents count, then I say Dave Parker.

However, if the acquisition must be via trade, then I say Bob Purkey or Billy Hatcher.

Carin4Narron
08-18-2006, 11:49 AM
Did Parker give the Reds a World's championship like Hatcher all most by himself did going 7 for 7 to start things? I don't think so!

KoryMac5
08-18-2006, 11:54 AM
Well the title of the thread is best player we ever got from the Pirates, so I would have to go with Hatcher. Dude was just pure hustle and scrappiness.

Big Klu
08-18-2006, 11:55 AM
Did Parker give the Reds a World's championship like Hatcher all most by himself did going 7 for 7 to start things? I don't think so!

Yeah, Jose Rijo's pitching, Eric Davis's HR in Game 1, and Chris Sabo's two HRs in Game 3 had nothing to do with the Reds World Series victory.

Don't get me wrong, Hatcher was very important in the Series, and he was a good player, but the best ex-Pirate to play for the Reds was Dave Parker.

redsmetz
08-18-2006, 12:37 PM
Don't get me wrong, Hatcher was very important in the Series, and he was a good player, but the best ex-Pirate to play for the Reds was Dave Parker.

Of course, that leaves the question as to whether we're talking by trade or someone who was a former Pirate. I've always assumed these questions were via trade.

Of course, Dave Parker was so good for us in a time when the Reds teams weren't that great. It was fun having Dave Parker on the Reds. Sort of like having Tom Seaver! Is Parker in the Reds hall yet?

dabvu2498
08-18-2006, 12:46 PM
Yeah, Jose Rijo's pitching, Eric Davis's HR in Game 1, and Chris Sabo's two HRs in Game 3 had nothing to do with the Reds World Series victory.

Don't get me wrong, Hatcher was very important in the Series, and he was a good player, but the best ex-Pirate to play for the Reds was Dave Parker.
Hatcher still had perhaps the best 4 game series in history.

.750/.800/1.250 6 RS, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI

RANDY IN INDY
08-18-2006, 01:00 PM
I'd go with Purkey.

vic715
08-18-2006, 01:16 PM
Gus Bell wasn't a bad grab.What about the great Dee Fondy.Or even George Crowe.

RANDY IN INDY
08-18-2006, 01:20 PM
Forgot about Bell. Would have to go with Gus, with Purkey coming a close second, although Purkey's pitching was maybe more valuable than Bell's offense during that period. The thing that makes me say Bell, is that he was also a wonderful defensive outfielder.

vic715
08-18-2006, 01:21 PM
whoops Crowe came from Milwuakee.

Always Red
08-18-2006, 01:31 PM
Yeah, Jose Rijo's pitching, Eric Davis's HR in Game 1, and Chris Sabo's two HRs in Game 3 had nothing to do with the Reds World Series victory.


You're right.

In fact, the Cobra was playing with the Brewers by that 1990 World Series. He had been traded to the A's after the 1987 season for two pitchers on that WS team- Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas.

jpurdy
08-18-2006, 04:16 PM
How about Jerry Lynch, the best pinch hitter of his time?

redsupport
08-18-2006, 04:55 PM
Bob Bailey was the eminent man

RANDY IN INDY
08-18-2006, 04:59 PM
Bob Bailey came from Montreal.

REDREAD
08-18-2006, 05:58 PM
Good call on Hatcher, I forgot he came from Pitt. I always remembered him as a former Astro.

redsfanmia
08-18-2006, 06:38 PM
Did Parker give the Reds a World's championship like Hatcher all most by himself did going 7 for 7 to start things? I don't think so!
Parker was traded for the #1 pitcher that lead the Reds to the World championship.

oregonred
08-18-2006, 10:03 PM
You're right.

In fact, the Cobra was playing with the Brewers by that 1990 World Series. He had been traded to the A's after the 1987 season for two pitchers on that WS team- Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas.

Yeah what an idiotic deal. Couldn't they have found someone a little better than Tim Birtsas as the second player received in the deal :evil:

Hap
08-19-2006, 10:03 AM
Yeah what an idiotic deal. Couldn't they have found someone a little better than Tim Birtsas as the second player received in the deal :evil:

Jose Rijo has bee quoted as saying that the Reds obtained two good arms in that trade. Unfortunately, both good arms belong to Rijo.