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BoCcc2832
11-19-2006, 09:26 PM
Do you favor the free agents we've picked up so far? Why or why not?

mound_patrol
11-19-2006, 09:41 PM
agree with both...both are small steps to make this a better club.

RedLegSuperStar
11-19-2006, 09:58 PM
I think Shoenewies would of been a better use of money than Stanton.. not down for givning a 40 year old a 2 year deal with an option for a 3rd.

Redsland
11-19-2006, 10:14 PM
I'm fine with both of them, although personally I would have taken care of the real problems on this team before locking up a glove man and a reliever.

dunner13
11-19-2006, 10:24 PM
I'm fine with both of them, although personally I would have taken care of the real problems on this team before locking up a glove man and a reliever.

We all set on here and say stuff like this. We should trade dunn for whatever and sign zito and schmidt the problem is wayne cant do it all. Another team has to agree to a trade and a free agent has to agree to come here. If he spent all offseason working on a trade and never got us a shortstop or bullpen help he would be a complete idiot. Hes doing a good job we just need to have realilistic expectations.

redsfan30
11-19-2006, 10:36 PM
I'm fine with both of them, although personally I would have taken care of the real problems on this team before locking up a glove man and a reliever.

Horrible defense isn't considered a "real" problem?

Ron Madden
11-20-2006, 12:49 AM
Do you favor the free agents we've picked up so far? Why or why not?


I"ll wait till we find out how long Stanton was signed for, and just how much he will cost. before I vote.

guttle11
11-20-2006, 01:05 AM
I approve of both of these. I'd really approve of a solid bat, as well.

toledodan
11-20-2006, 01:18 AM
good moves that sure up the pen and gives us some defense up the middle. like someone else posted we need to be realistic about who we get. we took a big risk when we got griffey and it will be along time before the ownership aproves a move like that again.(hope i'm wrong) my next move would be unloading larue and get another starting pitcher. i have no problem keeping loshe if he's our 5th starter.

mth123
11-20-2006, 05:40 AM
I voted neither.

I was in favor of Phillips to SS with a 2B brought in. That deal could have gotten or at least come close to Belliard or Kennedy and might have made Freel more useful. The defense would still have been much improved from 2006 and the offense would be a lot better. This line-up would look better with Belliard in the 6 hole in front of Phillips and the catchers.

The Stanton signing is redundant. The Reds already have 6 LH for the pen (Bray, Cormier, Shack, Claussen, Coutlangus and Pelland) and Stanton seems no better than that group. When I heard 1 year at $1 Million I was ok and thought maybe it meant a Cormier trade was in the works (it still could). Now I'm hearing 2 years and I'd bet the money will be higher. I'll be real against it then unless a trade of some of these other LH nets the Reds something real useful.

Gallen5862
11-20-2006, 08:58 AM
I voted for both of them. The Reds got a great defensive SS and improved the Bullpen.

Redsland
11-20-2006, 11:39 AM
Horrible defense isn't considered a "real" problem?
Sure, but it could've been fixed in-house by putting Deno in center, Phillips at short, and Freel at second. Maybe those aren't the optimal solutions, but they are solutions nonetheless, and provide Wayne with the flexibility to attack defense after getting a bat and a starting pitcher. Those are the things this team desperately needs.

redsmetz
11-20-2006, 11:51 AM
I also voted for both. These are earthshaking moves, but they move us in the right direction. Added defense on the left side is going to help us immensely and if there is an offensive uptick from playing in GABP, all the better. Regarding Stanton, I was taken by his significant post-season experience - in 11 out of his 18 seasons, he's been in the post season! I like that intangible in the pen.

George Anderson
11-20-2006, 12:30 PM
I also voted for both. These are earthshaking moves, but they move us in the right direction. Added defense on the left side is going to help us immensely and if there is an offensive uptick from playing in GABP, all the better. Regarding Stanton, I was taken by his significant post-season experience - in 11 out of his 18 seasons, he's been in the post season! I like that intangible in the pen.

The post season thing is something that is not talked about much but I think is very important. Both Stanton and Gonzales have substantial post season experience which is something this team badly lacked last year.