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nc redsfan
11-09-2010, 11:42 AM
They are both right handed and can play left field. How about Andrew Jones, or we bring back Austin Kearns. Kearns had a salary of around 500,000 last year with New York. Just an idea.

Captain13
11-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Andrew Jones would, at this point, likely be another Corey Taveraz or Willy Patterson (or whatever that guy's name is ;)), and Kearns wouldn't be much better. I don't think either player is an upgrade over what we have.

bounty37h
11-09-2010, 01:08 PM
2'nd the above. Think Jones tank has been empty for a few years now. Kearns didnt work first time through, dont see it any better now with us.

Jefferson24
11-09-2010, 01:27 PM
You get what you pay for when it comes to free agents.

Girevik
11-09-2010, 02:32 PM
You get what you pay for when it comes to free agents.

Tell that to Soriano! :)

BEETTLEBUG
11-09-2010, 03:23 PM
Would Jeff Francoeur be a good pickup as full time leftfielder.

MBZags
11-09-2010, 05:34 PM
Would Jeff Francoeur be a good pickup as full time leftfielder.

His career line of .268/.310/.425 says no.

jwertz
11-09-2010, 07:17 PM
francouer strikes out way too much. That is something that has hurt the Reds in the past. This lineup is way too pitchable, Francouer would only compound that. His arm in left would be interesting. We would have the two best outfield arms in the majors. But I say no way.

TeamSelig
11-09-2010, 08:15 PM
I'd give Kearns a MLC.

Vottomatic
11-09-2010, 11:26 PM
I think alot of those free agents are going to be waiting until Spring Training to sign. Not many of them are attractive to me.

Jefferson24
11-10-2010, 09:44 AM
Tell that to Soriano! :)

True.

A better way to put it is cheap free agents are cheap for a reason. Most of the time their results are in line with what you paid.

Expensive free agents are a crap shoot. I can tell you that I don't believe in any contract being over 3 years, but I understand that it is sometimes necessary.

bounty37h
11-10-2010, 11:43 AM
I think alot of those free agents are going to be waiting until Spring Training to sign. Not many of them are attractive to me.

What he said^

PeteRoseBelongs
11-10-2010, 11:45 AM
You guys are bringing these dudes up but here are the stats for Gomes. He's just as good as them.

511 ab .266 avg ops .758. 86 rbi's.

Jefferson24
11-10-2010, 12:37 PM
You guys are bringing these dudes up but here are the stats for Gomes. He's just as good as them.

511 ab .266 avg ops .758. 86 rbi's.

Gomes will be fine, just wish the Reds could get him a helmet that fits properly.

DocRed
11-10-2010, 12:55 PM
MLB trade rumors has a list of the top 50 free agents available with several teams for each player listed as possible destinations. We are not listed on a single player as a possible team by anyone....oh except for Arthur Rhodes.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/mlbtr-writers-predict-free-agent-destinations.html

Jefferson24
11-10-2010, 02:02 PM
MLB trade rumors has a list of the top 50 free agents available with several teams for each player listed as possible destinations. We are not listed on a single player as a possible team by anyone....oh except for Arthur Rhodes.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/mlbtr-writers-predict-free-agent-destinations.html

One guy thought Ponsednik #44 would end up a Red.

Vottomatic
11-10-2010, 05:01 PM
Gomes will be fine, just wish the Reds could get him a helmet that fits properly.

I love Jonny. But I hate watching him at the plate, having to readjust his entire wardrobe between every pitch. It drives me nuts. Reminds me of Sean Casey.

scott91575
11-10-2010, 07:00 PM
NM....already posted.

Old NDN
11-10-2010, 08:26 PM
I love Jonny. But I hate watching him at the plate, having to readjust his entire wardrobe between every pitch. It drives me nuts. Reminds me of Sean Casey.

............or Nomar. But, I'm with you on the nervous rituals.

PeteRoseBelongs
11-11-2010, 10:12 AM
well I guess one could blame the umpires for that stuff as well. Or the pitchers that allow him to do it. Once he steps in the box fire away. Eventually all hitters would get the pt and stop that crap. Or the umpires that allow hitters to do that stuff then give them a time out before a pitch is thrown.

so let em fire Pitchers and stop the nonsense mr umpire.

bounty37h
11-11-2010, 11:51 AM
well I guess one could blame the umpires for that stuff as well. Or the pitchers that allow him to do it. Once he steps in the box fire away. Eventually all hitters would get the pt and stop that crap. Or the umpires that allow hitters to do that stuff then give them a time out before a pitch is thrown.

so let em fire Pitchers and stop the nonsense mr umpire.

Pitchers have rituals too. I have no problem with it either way, it can get annoying at times, but I also laugh as many times too.

DocRed
11-11-2010, 01:04 PM
One guy thought Ponsednik #44 would end up a Red.

Oh..I missed that! Yes! There is hope then! LOL :)

BEETTLEBUG
11-11-2010, 01:11 PM
I would not mind it we could get andrew jones i think he would be good in gabp, if a leadoff hitter how about jonny damon?