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schroomytunes
08-21-2009, 04:47 AM
per MLBtraderumors. Duncan was released I dunno is this the type of guy we should take a flyer on? He's 28, bats LH, has power and good OBP stats, at worst he's a 4th OF. He had solid years in St.Louis 2006-2007, but injuries have stalled him. He can play the corner OF spots as well as 1B, he wouldn't be a bad pickup on the cheap IMO! Thoughts?

PuffyPig
08-21-2009, 07:07 AM
At worse he's a player without a position who can no longer hit.

LvJ
08-21-2009, 07:18 AM
Was hitting .190 / .258 /.298 in 80+ AB for Pawtuckett.

I like his eye, but who really cares. Nothing to see here.

MattyHo4Life
08-21-2009, 07:44 AM
He can't hit and can't play defense. He is alright at 1B, but horrible in the Outfield. It was so frustrating to watch him here in St. Louis. Every Cardinal fan was so excited to see him traded. I guess he can't do too much harm as long as he stays in the minors.

RFS62
08-21-2009, 07:56 AM
Only if he brings his dad with him.

Falls City Beer
08-21-2009, 08:01 AM
I'll risk the ire of the propriety police: I've said it several times: Chris Duncan's a juicer who hid behind his pops.

Moonface city.

blumj
08-21-2009, 08:15 AM
You need to be pretty bad to be a Pawsox reject, they are just a dreadful team this season.

reds1869
08-21-2009, 08:21 AM
I don't think he is worth our time. Balentin has a way bigger upside as do the other young OFs in the system. I agree with FCB: I think Duncan was a juicer. I can't prove it, but his stats and injury history sure suggest a strong case.

MattyHo4Life
08-21-2009, 08:23 AM
Only if he brings his dad with him.

If he brought his dad with him, then you would have to deal with Chris being a starter on the MLB team.

PuffyPig
08-21-2009, 09:20 AM
If he brought his dad with him, then you would have to deal with Chris being a starter on the MLB team.


Well, Chris couldn't upseat the Cards firstbaseman, and he wasn't much....

MattyHo4Life
08-21-2009, 09:59 AM
Well, Chris couldn't upseat the Cards firstbaseman, and he wasn't much....

Right...Duncan didn't have a position in St Louis. When he stopped hitting, he didn't have much use anywhere. LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.

princeton
08-21-2009, 10:01 AM
heck, if Dave won't do it then let's offer the pitching coach job to his first baseman/son. let's test them genes ;).

"Hi Dad, did you look at the video of Homer that I sent?"

westofyou
08-21-2009, 11:12 AM
Chris and Shelly would do themselves well by buying some Duncan Donut's franchises.

Benihana
08-21-2009, 11:14 AM
I'd think Danny Dorn could produce at least the same level of production that Duncan could offer at this point.

Nasty_Boy
08-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Isn't it great that as Reds fans we have to talk about every player that has been released, and think we could catch lightning in a bottle? It's just so uplifting that we get to talk about Bill Hall and Chris Duncan as possible options for next season. Gotta love it!

Team Clark
08-21-2009, 11:21 AM
Right...Duncan didn't have a position in St Louis. When he stopped hitting, he didn't have much use anywhere. LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.

I would have to believe that his Dad is waaaaaaaay more professional than that. He's been in this game a long time.

Benihana
08-21-2009, 11:37 AM
I would have to believe that his Dad is waaaaaaaay more professional than that. He's been in this game a long time.

I don't know. I remember Aaron Boone asked for a trade after the Reds fired his dad.

Chip R
08-21-2009, 11:40 AM
I would have to believe that his Dad is waaaaaaaay more professional than that. He's been in this game a long time.


You would think so but blood is thicker than water.

fearofpopvol1
08-21-2009, 11:42 AM
i have this bad feeling that walt is obsessed with former cards and may try to take a flyer on him. i hope i am wrong.

PuffyPig
08-21-2009, 11:56 AM
LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.


How could Larussa refuse to send him to the minors? It's not his choice. If the GM had the guts to trade him, surely he had the guts to send him to the minors.

Team Clark
08-21-2009, 09:10 PM
I don't know. I remember Aaron Boone asked for a trade after the Reds fired his dad.

That's the reverse of this scenario, from what I am gathering. Just my observation. None of us were there so I guess we will never know. Now if I could just find a way to convince Dave Duncan to become the charity pitching coach for the Reds.... :thumbup:

MattyHo4Life
08-21-2009, 10:20 PM
How could Larussa refuse to send him to the minors? It's not his choice. If the GM had the guts to trade him, surely he had the guts to send him to the minors.

I think LaRussa has a lot of power, and probably more than most managers. LaRussa made it known that he wanted Duncan in the Majors, and in the lineup. He even got into a mini feud with the Mad Hungarian when he defended Duncan. If the GM sends him to the minors against TLR' wishes,then things get even worse. LaRussa would probaby keep requesting that he be brought back up. The only way to fix things was to trade him. Most Cardinals fans believe the orders came from ownership, because things were getting ugly.