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redsfan4445
08-02-2009, 03:54 PM
Since the Reds are not in the Pennat race, this is of late the only race they are in..

TEAMS W L GB to the #1 pick
Washington 32 72
Kansas City 40 63 8.5
San Deigo 43 62 10.5
Cleveland 43 61 11
Oakland 44 59 12.5
Baltimore 44 59 12.5
Arizona 45 59 13
Pittsburgh 45 58 13.5
Cincinnati 45 58 13.5

redsfan4445
08-02-2009, 03:56 PM
well crud i had it so it looked like a normal paper standings.. how the heck do you keep it from doing that? I even clicked on "edit" and it shows it correct

11larkin11
08-02-2009, 04:02 PM
Well Washington has the top two spots locked up (they ain't gonna sign Strasburg). So we need to make up these 5 games and catch the Royals so we can land Strasburg or Harper.

Redmachine2003
08-02-2009, 05:47 PM
The Question is are the Reds going to sign their 1st round pick this year or will they have two picks in the top ten.

KronoRed
08-02-2009, 05:49 PM
If the Reds don't win again I think they have a good shot at the 1st pick :clap:

BCubb2003
08-02-2009, 05:56 PM
The Reds have 12 games left with Pittsburgh so that head-to-head matchup will be key.

Unassisted
08-02-2009, 06:06 PM
well crud i had it so it looked like a normal paper standings.. how the heck do you keep it from doing that? I even clicked on "edit" and it shows it correctWrap the standings in the code tag [ code ] [ /code ] (with the brackets and without the spaces).

Tom Servo
08-02-2009, 06:17 PM
Chase Weems?

BCubb2003
08-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Chase Weems?

Hal Chase?

TheNext44
08-02-2009, 06:25 PM
Well Washington has the top two spots locked up (they ain't gonna sign Strasburg). So we need to make up these 5 games and catch the Royals so we can land Strasburg or Harper.

Unfortunately, the Brewers just signed Corey Patterson. Signing him and playing him and Taveras everyday would have made up those 5 games easy.

But I still have hope. :D

HokieRed
08-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Realistically I think we'll end up with the 3d to 5th picks next year so we should probably be starting to focus our discussion on what's going to be available there.

GAC
08-02-2009, 06:45 PM
If the Reds don't win again I think they have a good shot at the 1st pick :clap:

They'd probably pull a Kazmir. ;)

Caveat Emperor
08-02-2009, 06:51 PM
If the Reds don't win again I think they have a good shot at the 1st pick :clap:

All they need to do is get to #2 for Strasburg. I actually think Washington is prevented from drafting him again if he doesn't sign, so a #2 would guarantee us a shot at drafting him.

11larkin11
08-02-2009, 07:04 PM
All they need to do is get to #2 for Strasburg. I actually think Washington is prevented from drafting him again if he doesn't sign, so a #2 would guarantee us a shot at drafting him.

Which would be #3 since Wash. will get #2 for not drafting Strasburg.

Screwball
08-02-2009, 07:58 PM
All they need to do is get to #2 for Strasburg. I actually think Washington is prevented from drafting him again if he doesn't sign, so a #2 would guarantee us a shot at drafting him.

I could be wrong, but I thought that the rule was the team couldn't use the same pick to draft the unsigned player. I.E., Washington can't use pick 1A to sign Strasburg (without his consent), but they could use the #1 overall pick. Then use 1A to draft Harper.

Of course, after not signing him the first go around I'm not sure they'd even want to draft Strasburg again and risk losing the pick for good, but perhaps having a little extra leverage would change things.

cumberlandreds
08-02-2009, 08:42 PM
The Reds have 12 games left with Pittsburgh so that head-to-head matchup will be key.

I've got faith they will lose at least 9 of 12 to the Pirates and be able to get that 2nd pick. The Nats are just too far ahead at this stage to catch. Although the Reds could do their part and lose four straight to the Nats in mid-August. You never know that 4 game series with the Nats could be a key one.

WVRed
08-02-2009, 10:41 PM
Bryce Harper would be the consensus number one pick. If the Nats can get Strasburg under contract and then Harper follows as the number one the next year, baseball could be interesting in the nations capital.

Homer Bailey
08-03-2009, 10:48 AM
I could be wrong, but I thought that the rule was the team couldn't use the same pick to draft the unsigned player. I.E., Washington can't use pick 1A to sign Strasburg (without his consent), but they could use the #1 overall pick. Then use 1A to draft Harper.

Of course, after not signing him the first go around I'm not sure they'd even want to draft Strasburg again and risk losing the pick for good, but perhaps having a little extra leverage would change things.

As I understand it, a team can not draft the same player 2 years in a row unless you have his permission to do so.

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-03-2009, 11:31 AM
The Reds have 12 games left with Pittsburgh so that head-to-head matchup will be key.

Plenty of good seats are still available!

GOYA
08-03-2009, 12:28 PM
The Reds shouldn't hope for a #1 pick. They couldn't afford him.

klw
08-03-2009, 06:28 PM
This link should be an easy way to track the standings.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/_/group/9/sort/losses/order/true

Brutus
08-03-2009, 06:32 PM
Suddenly my Strasburg or Harper dreams are inching closer.

Of course, the Nats could botch all of this by signing Strasburg then still taking Harper with the No. 1 pick next season. But if not, then the Reds could climb to No. 2 and nab Strasburg, assuming he does not given permission to be drafted again by the Nats.

klw
08-05-2009, 08:51 AM
A "good" night as both Oakland and Baltimore won. Currently tied for the 5th pick.


MLB W L PCT GB
Washington 35 72 .327 31
Kansas City 41 65 .387 24.5
San Diego 44 64 .407 22.5
Cleveland 44 62 .415 21.5
Cincinnati 45 61 .425 20.5
Baltimore 45 61 .425 20.5
Pittsburgh 45 61 .425 20.5
Oakland 46 60 .434 19.5
Arizona 48 59 .449 18

BuckeyeRedleg
08-05-2009, 09:11 AM
Similar to my Beckham thoughts in the other thread, I just thought of something again.

Say Strasburg does not sign. Say he does not give permission to Washington to draft him again. Say the Reds finish 2nd to last. Say Washington takes Harper and someone else with their first two picks. Say the Reds are next up and........

They pass on Strasburg.

Would that be the straw that breaks the camel's back for many of you?

klw
08-05-2009, 09:21 AM
Similar to my Beckham thoughts in the other thread, I just thought of something again.

Say Strasburg does not sign. Say he does not give permission to Washington to draft him again. Say the Reds finish 2nd to last. Say Washington takes Harper and someone else with their first two picks. Say the Reds are next up and........

They pass on Strasburg.

Would that be the straw that breaks the camel's back for many of you?

Nah. I hoping they pick Greg Oden with Kevin Durant as the only possible fallback. Oh wait this isn't Boston in January 07.