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44Magnum
04-23-2007, 12:21 PM
J/K :D
I just thought I would try to lighten the mood around here.

dougdirt
04-23-2007, 12:23 PM
Yeah, it is. Just call him up to Chattanooga.

oneupper
04-23-2007, 01:28 PM
If there were still a reserve clause, Bruce would be on the team already.

KronoRed
04-23-2007, 02:05 PM
Why not? I mean we don't have enough outfielders :devil:

bucksfan2
04-23-2007, 02:11 PM
I was hoping they could bring him up to add another lefty to the lineup.

rotnoid
04-23-2007, 02:13 PM
If there were still a reserve clause, Bruce would be on the team already.

Thanks a lot, Curt Flood. ;)

WMR
04-23-2007, 02:14 PM
Yes call him up and let him start taking grounders at 3rd, I gotta feeling it'll work out great.

//AK

Chip R
04-23-2007, 02:23 PM
He's caught before, right? ;)

Joseph
04-23-2007, 10:16 PM
He's caught before, right? ;)

The flu maybe. :)

RedEye
04-24-2007, 12:16 AM
J/K :D
I just thought I would try to lighten the mood around here.

I know people will jump on me for this and I know you're joking with the title of this thread... but I'd almost like to see Wayne blow this team up.

Here's the plan he could follow:

Trade Griffey, Dunn, Gonzalez and Hatte to the highest bidder and then eat Milton's contract.

Call up Bruce, Votto, Janish, and Bailey. Let them learn and grow together at the ML level as a peer group.

Here's what our team would be:

Freel CF
Phillips 2B
Hamilton RF
Encarnacion 3B
Votto 1B
Bruce LF
Janish SS
Valentin/Ross C

Harang SP
Arroyo SP
Lohse SP
Belisle SP
Bailey SP

Hopefully we could fill in some of the missing pieces with the trade returns, and we'd then be well-positioned financially to sign the young players that pan out the best.

It's a stretch for Bruce, but word has it that Bailey, Votto and Janish are already ML ready in many ways. I think this team, with youthful exhuberance and upside, might even be better than what we have right now -- and certainly more exciting. Think the Florida Marlins or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays...

WMR
04-24-2007, 12:18 AM
Start arbitration clocks for players who are playing on a horrible team?

RedEye
04-24-2007, 12:20 AM
Start arbitration clocks for players who are playing on a horrible team?

Darnit! I knew my plan wasn't perfect. But it seems to work okay for those Florida teams, right?

I know, I know... my plan isn't really plausible. It sure would add some excitement to Reds baseball though.

savafan
04-24-2007, 12:35 AM
I know, I know... my plan isn't really plausible. It sure would add some excitement to Reds baseball though.

I'm thinking about it...I'm still not sure how I feel about it though.

Jpup
04-24-2007, 04:43 AM
nothing about trading Adam Dunn sounds like a good idea to me.

Jefferson24
04-24-2007, 09:03 AM
nothing about trading Adam Dunn sounds like a good idea to me.

But nothing about watching him strike out 200 or more times this year sounds good to me.

Highlifeman21
04-24-2007, 09:53 AM
But nothing about watching him strike out 200 or more times this year sounds good to me.

As long as he continues to OPS above .850, hit 40+ HR, walk 100+ times, be around 100 RBI, and be around 100 R, Adam Dunn could strike out 400 times for all I care.

RedEye
04-24-2007, 11:01 AM
Does every thread automatically turn into an Adam Dunn debate? Sheesh!

klw
04-24-2007, 11:02 AM
Does every thread automatically turn into an Adam Dunn debate? Sheesh!


Just the ones which don't discuss the trade.

rotnoid
04-24-2007, 11:04 AM
Just the ones which don't discuss the trade.

Or Alyssa Milano.

KronoRed
04-24-2007, 12:00 PM
Or Alyssa Milano.

Or Grande

Highlifeman21
04-24-2007, 12:34 PM
Or Grande

Or Marty and or Thom

dougdirt
04-24-2007, 12:35 PM
or Griffey. or Narron. or lack of hustle.

shredda2000
04-24-2007, 01:01 PM
or Eric the whippin' boy...:rolleyes:

RedEye
04-24-2007, 01:27 PM
Or Marty and or Thom

Although, to be fair, many of the debates about Marty have to do with... how he talks about Adam Dunn. :bang:

Chris Sabowned
04-24-2007, 01:49 PM
nothing about trading Adam Dunn sounds like a good idea to me.

Just as long as we don't trade for an injured relief pitcher, I'd be fine with it.

Redsland
04-24-2007, 01:49 PM
Although, to be fair, many of the debates about Marty have to do with... how he talks about Adam Dunn. :bang:

Well, he does strike out a lot.

StillFunkyB
04-24-2007, 02:27 PM
Or Grande

Don't forget "clutch" ;)

Caveat Emperor
04-24-2007, 02:33 PM
Or Alyssa Milano.

Or Josh Hamilton.

Actually, I'd say that all threads are really about Josh Hamilton -- there are just some that get off on a different tangent right from the start.

Dracodave
04-24-2007, 03:31 PM
Or Alyssa Milano.

Hawtness... :D