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brm7675
07-23-2010, 12:34 PM
Of all the trades the Reds have made say since 1990, which one:

1. Caught you off guard?
2. Was the best trade?
3. Was the worse trade?

my answers:

1. Dave Burba for Sean Casey on like 2 days before opening day
2. Junior trade
3. Paul O'Neill deal

GIDP
07-23-2010, 01:03 PM
1) Chris Reitsma - I remember being in the car with my dad when I heard that one and was pretty surprised by it.

2) Arroyo - By far the best trade since 1990.

3) David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin

KOBasinger
07-23-2010, 01:40 PM
1. Caught you off guard? Griffey trade when we got Junior
2. Was the best trade? Scott Rolen for Edwin
3. Was the worse trade? Might be surprised by this but Konerko for Cameron

brm7675
07-23-2010, 02:17 PM
1. Caught you off guard? Griffey trade when we got Junior
2. Was the best trade? Scott Rolen for Edwin
3. Was the worse trade? Might be surprised by this but Konerko for Cameron

I was kinda surprised by how little we gave up for Junior but not that we got him. Rolen is a good get, but I don't see him being a long term help for this team. That was a tough trade, either you deal Konerko or Casey, and looking back now Konerko has had the better career.

texasdave
07-23-2010, 02:23 PM
1) I was shocked when I heard Kearns and Lopez for Majewski and Bray plus whatever flotsam and jetsam was included. I would say trading Josh Hamilton was a bit of a shock to the system as well.
2) Picking up Brandon Phillips has turned out pretty nicely.
3) Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.

redsfanmia
07-23-2010, 02:48 PM
1)
3) Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.

Really? Arizona did not make the play-offs with Dunn and then thought so much of him that they did not resign him. The Reds were not going to resign him anyway and gained a servicable major league pitcher in Owings.

brm7675
07-23-2010, 02:55 PM
Really? Arizona did not make the play-offs with Dunn and then thought so much of him that they did not resign him. The Reds were not going to resign him anyway and gained a servicable major league pitcher in Owings.

Not according to Sir Dusty....:thumbup:

Revering4Blue
07-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Caught you off guard?

See Texasdave's post

2. Was the best trade?

Again, Texasdave nailed it for me.


3. Was the worst trade?

David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin.

GIDP called it.


Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.

Agreed.

It still boggles the mind that Walt received a much better return for Griffey than Dunn in 2008.

redsfanmia
07-23-2010, 03:25 PM
Not according to Sir Dusty....:thumbup:

Micah is ok, Dusty never pitched him, how do you expect the guy to pitch well when he throws in a game situation once every two weeks.

Vottomatic
07-23-2010, 03:28 PM
Caught you off guard?

See Texasdave's post

2. Was the best trade?

Again, Texasdave nailed it for me.


3. Was the worst trade?

David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin.

GIDP called it.



Agreed.

It still boggles the mind that Walt received a much better return for Griffey than Dunn in 2008.

It's difficult to get much for impending free agents, unless they're Cliff Lee.

Revering4Blue
07-23-2010, 03:38 PM
It's difficult to get much for impending free agents, unless they're Cliff Lee.

True, but in that case, take the draft picks.

The mistake was in not dealing Dunn before the July 31st deadline, or even earlier in the Summer of 2008, when it was obvious the team wasn't going anywhere. I suspect that Bob C. put the kibosh on that because of "the losing stops now" mode.

I'll give Jocketty the benefit of the doubt, there.

Krawhitham
07-23-2010, 03:53 PM
Of all the trades the Reds have made say since 1990, which one:

1. Caught you off guard?
2. Was the best trade?
3. Was the worse trade?


1. Kearns trade
2. Arroyo trade
3. O'Neil trade

Krawhitham
07-23-2010, 03:58 PM
3) David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin

He had a 5.14 ERA with Bal for his one season and then was a FA and signed with the Yankees. He would have went for the money if he was with the Reds or O's

Krawhitham
07-23-2010, 03:59 PM
1)3) Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.


They would have lost Dunn and season's end anyway

Revering4Blue
07-23-2010, 05:27 PM
He had a 5.14 ERA with Bal for his one season and then was a FA and signed with the Yankees. He would have went for the money if he was with the Reds or O's

How does that justify such a miserable return?

kfm
07-23-2010, 05:37 PM
They would have lost Dunn and season's end anyway

They would have been better off just letting him walk after the season and offering him arbitration.

redsfanmia
07-23-2010, 05:56 PM
They would have been better off just letting him walk after the season and offering him arbitration.

He did not exactly break the bank when he signed with Washington, I don't think the Reds wanted to take the chance that he would accept arbitration. Jocketty has been on record as saying he needed to change the culture of the clubhouse anyway, I took that as he wanted to dump Dunn and Jr.

sabometrics
07-23-2010, 07:58 PM
Micah is ok, Dusty never pitched him, how do you expect the guy to pitch well when he throws in a game situation once every two weeks.

I don't know why people continue to say this. He was bad in Arizona. He was bad last year for the Reds in a variety of roles. He was just barely getting by with horrible peripherals this year until his fiasco the other day.

Dusty didn't want to use him because he didn't have confidence in him during high-leverage scenarios unless the game was in extra-innings and his hand was forced.

More on-topic:
1. Junior. I was a 12 y.o. kid, and like most other 12 y.o. kids who enjoyed baseball at that time, Junior was easily my favorite player. I didn't pay attention to rumors, I didn't see it coming at all, and I loved it.

2. Arroyo/Wily Mo.

3. Dunn/Owings+Dallas Buck+rest.

realistic
07-24-2010, 02:22 AM
juan guzman is what i think of when i think of deadline

also kearns/felipe trade , but guzman was most exiting for me

not what you asked, but i like the topic :)

Vottomatic
07-24-2010, 04:52 AM
Jocketty has been on record as saying he needed to change the culture of the clubhouse anyway, I took that as he wanted to dump Dunn and Jr.

.......and look........it worked. :p: