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BigPoppa
01-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Let's say Walt could sign him to a 1 year/ $ 1 M incentive contract.........say we start him 70-80 games in LF while the others platoon/audition ? and a few starts at 1B to give Votto a breather.

Discuss

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100120&content_id=7942126&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Alpha Zero
01-20-2010, 03:41 PM
I don't want him. I don't believe that a 40 year old Edmonds is better than Dickerson, Heisey, or Frazier. I think that those three guys would do a better job (both offensively and defensively) for half the cost. If the Reds are going to bother upgrading LF or SS at all, then they might as well at least acquire someone who is a definite upgrade. Re-treads and half-measures are for the birds. Either get an impact player or just let the young guys play.

BEETTLEBUG
01-20-2010, 03:54 PM
I agree Alpha Zero we don't need Edmonds we have the youngster

Griffey012
01-20-2010, 04:33 PM
My first thoughts were absolutely not. Then I looked at his stats, he actually put up solid numbers for the cubs when he was with them in '08. I would welcome him aboard in 1 of 2 ways:

1. Simply if adding him means removing Taveras, so then I can sleep better at night.
2. Invite to spring training and see how he looks and moves, he he still has his stroke, we can use him as a platoon/extra OF'er in the instance Heisey doesnt get the starting nod, so he can play full time in AAA.

Red in Atl
01-20-2010, 04:52 PM
Hells no...let the kids play and save your million for when you really need it.

berryluther
01-20-2010, 05:00 PM
Absolutely not.

This team will not compete this season and if you cant compete there is no need to have 40 yr old outfielders on the roster.

HalMorrisRules
01-20-2010, 11:46 PM
I would say no just on principle (he was a cardinal) but, if he was right handed, it might make me at least consider him for a brief second.

TeamSelig
01-20-2010, 11:46 PM
I will refuse to go to any games

double21d
01-21-2010, 05:41 AM
He's been out of the league an entire year. I don't think it is worth bringing him in. Let the kids battle it out and if competitive, add a bat later on (unless we can get one in his prime...unlikely).
I'm sure if necessary, Edmonds' rusty bat and glove would be available at a later date.

goreds2
01-21-2010, 05:51 AM
His batting average has reduced every year since 2004.

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=113744

jpurdy974
01-21-2010, 07:12 AM
No way. It would just kill George Grande if Edmonds became a Red the year after George retired.

Moosie52
01-21-2010, 07:24 AM
That would be the ultimate irony, getting Edmonds the year George Grand retires.

Vottomatic
01-21-2010, 08:59 AM
I don't want him. I don't believe that a 40 year old Edmonds is better than Dickerson, Heisey, or Frazier. I think that those three guys would do a better job (both offensively and defensively) for half the cost. If the Reds are going to bother upgrading LF or SS at all, then they might as well at least acquire someone who is a definite upgrade. Re-treads and half-measures are for the birds. Either get an impact player or just let the young guys play.

Ditto. :thumbup:

will5979
01-21-2010, 11:16 AM
Absolutely not.

This team will not compete this season and if you cant compete there is no need to have 40 yr old outfielders on the roster.

Just why in the hell would you think the Reds will not compete this year? The ENTIRE offense is back with an upgrade in pitching. If Harang returns to form my God this team could possible win 90 or more games this year with the pitching staff we have. Plus do you really think there are any dominant teams this year in the NL Central? If we could possible add a bat this could be our year to finally get another Division Title and get back in the postseason, WHERE WE BELONG.

BigRed
01-21-2010, 11:56 AM
I wouldn't bring in Edmonds. I think we have enough good young talent to man LF. I worry more about SS.

double21d
01-22-2010, 05:40 AM
That entire offense that is back this year is the offense that struggled to score runs last year. I think the Reds are a good team, but it isn't a given that they will be competitive this year.

BigRedMachine2
01-24-2010, 11:59 AM
No Thanks. I think he is done.

Kingspoint
01-24-2010, 09:26 PM
Yeah, let's stunt the growth of some more players.

hundley21
01-25-2010, 02:07 AM
Edmonds would fit in nicely in center on the Adam Dunn All-Star team

RoundingThird
01-25-2010, 02:23 PM
Let's say Walt could sign him to a 1 year/ $ 1 M incentive contract.........say we start him 70-80 games in LF while the others platoon/audition ? and a few starts at 1B to give Votto a breather.

Discuss

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100120&content_id=7942126&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb



Call me crazy but I really wanna see what a Francisco, Dickerson, or Frazier could do over an entire year in LF. We may already have a great everyday leftfielder on the roster. Edmunds would just be a bandaid, might as well go ahead and see what we've already got.

RoundingThird
01-26-2010, 09:55 AM
I'm not a fan of Edmunds and really don't wanna see him here this year (as I said earlier, I'd rather our younger guys get a chance out there), but I noticed on MLBTraderumors.com they mentioned (I think the story was from a St Louis newspaper) that there are 2 teams interested in Edmunds and name of neither team was mentioned. Surely to goodness we are not involved in this, are we?

Redsfan320
01-28-2010, 03:56 PM
Minor League deal with Brewers. "8.5 K if he makes the team and up to 2.5MM more in incentives."- MLBTR.

Glad he's their problem and not ours'.

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goreds2
01-29-2010, 09:34 AM
Minor League deal with Brewers. "8.5 K if he makes the team and up to 2.5MM more in incentives."- MLBTR.

Glad he's their problem and not ours'.
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Baseball Lover
01-30-2010, 05:37 PM
The OF is crowded enough as is. No!