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ILoveWilly
05-29-2010, 12:27 AM
... another Arthur Rhodes type pen pitcher. Right now we're looking pretty damn solid if not for the pen. Middle relievers are pretty cheap in the trade market as well, its just finding the right ones (cough not Bill Majewski cough) to get the job done. A healthy Dickerson to relieve Stubbs would be good as well.

mroby85
05-29-2010, 12:30 AM
An ace pitcher that can match up with other teams #1's in the playoffs assuming we get there.

Reds
05-29-2010, 12:49 AM
to remain healthy.

or

a true, proven #1 starter

or

to have volquez come back with added velocity and dominate the opposition

webbbj
05-29-2010, 01:34 AM
stronger relief through what we already have weather its in the minors or volquez putting harang in the pen.

TheOnlyRedsFan
05-29-2010, 01:40 AM
..to keep winning :D

13 in hall
05-29-2010, 06:48 AM
for Jared Burton and Bill Brey to be what they once were come mid July!

Kingspoint
05-29-2010, 07:21 AM
... another Arthur Rhodes type pen pitcher. Right now we're looking pretty damn solid if not for the pen. Middle relievers are pretty cheap in the trade market as well, its just finding the right ones (cough not Bill Majewski cough) to get the job done. A healthy Dickerson to relieve Stubbs would be good as well.

All we need now is another relief pitcher who's pitching better than anyone in the Majors? That person doesn't exist, since Rhodes is already the best this season. We'll have to settle for someone who isn't as good as Rhodes.

But, they may already be on the roster. Time and experience may prove this out (or not). Anyway, no need to do anything in the next 30 days, for sure. Must wait to see how these relievers respond in June first.

Vottomatic
05-29-2010, 08:49 AM
Cueto and Leake are emerging, but I still believe we need a true #1 starter if we make the postseason.

Other than that, I have no complaints about the offense, and feel we need to bolster the bullpen. The same things I've been saying for 2 weeks now.

ian_madden
05-29-2010, 11:16 AM
for people to show up to the game, spend some money so Walt can get us what we will need. COME ON PEOPLE go to the ball park!!!!!!!

redsfan_12
05-29-2010, 01:33 PM
1 more good set up guy.

gedred69
05-29-2010, 02:57 PM
for Jared Burton and Bill Brey to be what they once were come mid July!

Sure would be nice if this missing piece came from within. But, Burton from the little I've come across, seems to be a bit mysterious. Bray, has had stretches of being absolutely "the one", but he has never stayed healthy. It would be nice, if sometime soon he gets there. Before he went down a lot of pundits were referring to him as potentially one of the best LH relievers in the NL.

GIDP
05-29-2010, 02:59 PM
a Power LF bat off the bench. Nix isnt good enough in my mind.

redsfan_12
05-29-2010, 03:09 PM
a Power LF bat off the bench. Nix isnt good enough in my mind.

agreed. Gomes has seperated his self so far from Nix, I would try to get rid of him.

GIDP
05-29-2010, 03:13 PM
I mean I can handle Nix but I'd like to get a guy who can do more than just swing really hard. Nix is defendable to a point but guys like Danny Dorn probably are going to be better fits. Hopefully he gets off the DL soon and pushes his way onto the roster.

Fullboat
05-29-2010, 04:50 PM
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Vottomatic
05-31-2010, 08:52 PM
All we need now is to release Mike Lincoln, send Fisher back to triple A, and trade for a couple of quality relievers.

Vottomatic
05-31-2010, 09:20 PM
Obviously you have to look to trade with teams pretty much out of the race, who are looking for prospects to rebuild. Guys I would target:

Chris Perez, Indians - 1.96 e.r.a. Does walk alot of batters though. Opponents batting .211 against him.

Joakim Soria, Royals - 2.84 e.r.a. Batters hitting .217 against him. 25 K's in 19 IP.

Sergio Santos, White Sox - 0.48 e.r.a. in 18 IP with 23 K's. Batting .182 against him.

J.J. Putz, White Sox - 3.38 e.r.a. Opposing hitters batting .203 against him. 22 K's in 16 IP.

Matt Thornton, White Sox - 1.59 e.r.a. Hitters batting .145 against him. 32 K's in 22 IP pitched with only 11 hits given up.

Shawn Kelley, Mariners - 2.25 e.r.a. Hitter batting .230 against him. 21 K's in 20 IP.

David Aardsma, Mariners - last year allowed only 49 hits in 71 IP. Hitters batted .190 against him last season and are batting .211 against him this year, although his e.r.a. is 4.41 right now, while striking out 18 batters in 16 IP. Has only allowed 12 hits this year.

Clay Hensley, Marlins - Marlins are always looking for top prospects, so they might be willing to trade. Hensley has .130 e.r.a with hitters batting .188 against him. In 27 IP he's allowed only 18 hits while striking out 35. Only 9 walks allowed.

Leo Nunez, Marlins - 2.08 e.r.a., .171 hitting against him. 21 IP, 13 hits, 5 walks, 23 K's.

Evan Meek, Pirates - 0.92 e.r.a., .198 hitting against him. 29 IP, 21 hits, 7 walks, 30 K's. Career .210 BAA and 3.12 e.r.a. over 3 major league seasons.

I would love to grab 2 of those 3 relievers from the White Sox for some of our prospects.

Quatitos
05-31-2010, 09:29 PM
All we need now is to release Mike Lincoln, send Fisher back to triple A, and trade for a couple of quality relievers.
Agreed, Lincoln seemed like he might actually be turning out to be good this year, but his last 5 appearances have shown his true colors. I wouldn't have minded keeping Del Rosario up and sending Lincoln(dunno if we can option him or just stuck DFA) or Fischer down.

Quatitos
05-31-2010, 09:34 PM
Obviously you have to look to trade with teams pretty much out of the race, who are looking for prospects to rebuild. Guys I would target:

Sergio Santos, White Sox - 0.48 e.r.a. in 18 IP with 23 K's. Batting .182 against him.

J.J. Putz, White Sox - 3.38 e.r.a. Opposing hitters batting .203 against him. 22 K's in 16 IP.

Matt Thornton, White Sox - 1.59 e.r.a. Hitters batting .145 against him. 32 K's in 22 IP pitched with only 11 hits given up.

Evan Meek, Pirates - 0.92 e.r.a., .198 hitting against him. 29 IP, 21 hits, 7 walks, 30 K's. Career .210 BAA and 3.12 e.r.a. over 3 major league seasons.

I would love to grab 2 of those 3 relievers from the White Sox for some of our prospects.

Santos is young and still making the league minimum, so I doubt you can pry him away from the Sox, atleast for a reasonable offer. Thornton has been having a bit of arm trouble recently so I would not offer much for him. Putz would definately be a nice pick up though, and possibly not without having to pay too much for him in prospects.

Evan Meek might be a good target to go for, I don't know if he is going to arbitration or not after this year, but the Pirates probably won't want to pay him, so it shouldn't take much to get him if he is in line for arbitration this year.

Vottomatic
05-31-2010, 09:49 PM
According to Cot's Baseball Contracts, Meek isn't eligible for arbitration until 2012.

Putz is making $3M this year but is a FA next year, which means the Sox might want to get something for him.
Thornton is making $2.25M this year with an option for next year or a buyout of $225,000.
Santos is a long way from arbitration and is making the league minimum. White Sox payroll is at $103M.

But Alonso is making $1M this year. If we obtained Putz and Thornton for $5.25M and packaged Alonso, it makes the added cost $4.25, or whatever is remaining for the season. Konerko is a FA after the season and probably won't be re-signed by the Sox, so they will be looking for a top 1B prospect.

Vottomatic
05-31-2010, 09:57 PM
Nunez is making $2M this year and up for his second arbitration next season.
Hensley is making the minimum but up for arbitration next season.

Aardsma is making $2.75M this season (more than KGJ) and is up for arbitration 2 next season. Shawn Kelley isn't eligible for arbitration til 2012.

Soria is making $3M this year and $4M next season.

You gotta remember that we're done with Harang and Arroyo's contracts after this season, saving roughly $21M after their $2M contract buyouts. So taking on some bullpen payroll really shouldn't be a problem in my opinion.

Krawhitham
05-31-2010, 10:13 PM
Complete this sentence: All we need now is ....

win 93 games

captainmorgan07
05-31-2010, 10:50 PM
All we need now is a bullpen to go with rhodes, cordero, and herrera. Nick Masset needs to get himself straightened out, Burton should be on the way to St.Louis right now. Reineke in Louisville is pitching pretty well he maybe another option. Lincoln needs to be designated for assignment, Fisher needs to go back to AAA.

Fullboat
06-01-2010, 02:07 AM
Unless things start clearing up with Votto now and in the near future Alonso is
going nowhere.

bubbachunk
06-01-2010, 01:47 PM
Our bullpen arms to get healthy/pitch at or near their potential or find someone else to replace them.

BurgervilleBuck
06-01-2010, 02:42 PM
... an airplane to fly over GABP with a banner that reads "SURRENDER DOROTHY! DUMP BAKER!".

bigredmechanism
06-01-2010, 03:13 PM
a 7th inning reliever

1990REDS
06-01-2010, 05:57 PM
All we need now is to release Mike Lincoln, send Fisher back to triple A, and trade for a couple of quality relievers.

hey ya got what ya wanted, except for lincoln on the dl and not a ouright realease

texasdave
06-01-2010, 06:09 PM
hey ya got what ya wanted, except for lincoln on the dl and not a ouright realease

He got HALF of what he wanted. No trades for quality relievers went down.

muddie
06-01-2010, 06:11 PM
a little patience.

1990REDS
06-01-2010, 06:14 PM
He got HALF of what he wanted. No trades for quality relievers went down.

thats why i only highlighted half of it. hopefully the other half comes true in the near future.

Orodle
06-01-2010, 11:17 PM
strong reliever

texasdave
06-02-2010, 12:45 AM
Love?

The Voice of IH
06-02-2010, 12:52 AM
one more strong reliever (assuming that Masset comes around soon), if it comes from trade or internally (Volqueze, Chapman) it does not matter, just one more guy in the pin.

Vottomatic
06-02-2010, 12:35 PM
one more strong reliever (assuming that Masset comes around soon), if it comes from trade or internally (Volqueze, Chapman) it does not matter, just one more guy in the pin.

Don't try and put the squeeze on Volqueze. :D

BigJohn
06-02-2010, 03:47 PM
Why not make A Chapman the middle reliever? Talk about the nasy boys, Chapman, Rhoads and Cordero!

LeDoux
06-02-2010, 04:17 PM
Love?

Love. Love is all we need.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
06-02-2010, 04:22 PM
Dontrelle Willis in the bullpen?

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
06-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Nevermind I see he is a Diamondback

gedred69
06-02-2010, 05:16 PM
I mean I can handle Nix but I'd like to get a guy who can do more than just swing really hard. Nix is defendable to a point but guys like Danny Dorn probably are going to be better fits. Hopefully he gets off the DL soon and pushes his way onto the roster.

Hard luck strikes Dorn again. 2 years ago early on, as he was about to be promoted to AAA he gashes his leg and misses a big chunk of time. Now when his bat would have been a great fit.........broken hand.