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    If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    I've had a hard week of work, and I came down sick last night, so I'm taking it easy today.

    This is just for fun. I realize there are a lot of things that go into acquiring a player. I'm just curious who YOU would be interested in acquiring if a deal could get done for Reds prospects only and maybe adding a Chapman or Leake or both. I don't want to get into losing any key position players or starting pitching.

    Here are the rules:
    1. Cannot be a player on a playoff contender......let's just say the team has to have a sub-.500 record right now.
    2. Cannot be Bryce Harper (Nats one game over .500 anyway) or Mike Trout.
    3. Player cannot be making more than $15M this year. Because at the deadline, the Reds would be responsible for about half or less of that. (edited this and increased it)

    There you have it. Now who would YOU acquire that meets those rules?
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    David DeJesus, cost, role, production, fit.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

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    David DeJesus, cost, role, production, fit.
    Yeah, I like him too. But isn't he lefthanded? I'd want to bat him second and Dusty would never put 3 lefties in a row.

    Good high OBP guy.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I've had a hard week of work, and I came down sick last night, so I'm taking it easy today.

    This is just for fun. I realize there are a lot of things that go into acquiring a player. I'm just curious who YOU would be interested in acquiring if a deal could get done for Reds prospects only and maybe adding a Chapman or Leake or both. I don't want to get into losing any key position players or starting pitching.

    Here are the rules:
    1. Cannot be a player on a playoff contender......let's just say the team has to have a sub-.500 record right now.
    2. Cannot be Bryce Harper (Nats one game over .500 anyway) or Mike Trout.
    3. Player cannot be making more than $15M this year. Because at the deadline, the Reds would be responsible for about half or less of that. (edited this and increased it)

    There you have it. Now who would YOU acquire that meets those rules?
    Won't be the popular answer people are looking for, but I'd probably go for a lefty reliever. Marshall's arm is looking like it will need to be nursed all season, Parra hasn't been up to snuff and Cingrani (who could solve the problem) is needed as rotation insurance. Not sure if the Angels qualify as a contender, but Scott Downs is a free agent after the year and he's still effective.

    If someone else is lost, that may change the answer, but I think the Reds are OK at the other spots. If Ludwick can't come back, I might go for a RH OF Bat, but I wouldn't create a hole elsewhere or empty too much of the depth chart to get one. With those conditions, it might be hard to upgrade from Heisey.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Ryan Braun

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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Jean Segura?

    Hope you feel better Vottomatic.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Easy, Mike Tro...
    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    2. Cannot be Bryce Harper (Nats one game over .500 anyway) or Mike Trout.
    nevermind
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    David DeJesus, cost, role, production, fit.
    I've liked Dejesus for a while, but with Choo being a Righty killer who struggles against LHP and Paul and Lutz seeming to fit that same mold, Dejesus production against RHP and lack of production against LHP make him a poor fit. If Paul and Lutz start to crash to earth (and Ludwick looks like he won't be back) Dejesus would climb to the top of my list. If the Reds could find a way to get James Russell in the same deal, that would be ideal.

    Something along the lines of Corcino, Vidal, Contreras and Ondrusek for Dejesus and Russell.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    I think the lefty arm out of the pen needs to be found before the deadline, because Marshall is showing signs of pre-injury. That's probably ahead of a bat on my list right now.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Shin Soo Choo

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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Alex Gordon
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

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    Alex Gordon
    Yeah, KC is under .500 and starting to slide.

    Makes me wonder if Gordon will be available and how much we'd have to give up.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Good question.

    First lets assume that Ludwick does come back and is at least a starting LF at worst in a platoon situation. My second assumption is that Billy Hamilton is going to be called up and would be on the 25 man heading into a playoff series.

    A LH reliever would make sense, but I think the Reds have that in Cingrani. I don't see them going after a big name unless someone goes down. I think more than anything else your going to see a Marlon Byrd or David DeJesus. I want the Reds to get a true defensive CF to move Choo to LF late in ball games. I know the Reds are resistant to that idea now, but in big ball park that will come into handy.

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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Yeah, KC is under .500 and starting to slide.

    Makes me wonder if Gordon will be available and how much we'd have to give up.
    I forgot he bats LH, though. Meh. His splits are still decent.
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohayou View Post
    I forgot he bats LH, though. Meh. His splits are still decent.
    KC has lost 10 of 13 and 13 of 17. Definitely skidding.

    KC would be selling high definitely as Gordon is having a stellar season batting .346 with an .908 OPS. 6 HR's, 30 rbi, .384 OBP.

    Wow. IN 65 at-bats against lefties he's hitting .431 with an OBP of .479 and an OPS of 1.140. Unreal. Against righties, 120 at-bats, .300 batting average, .781 OPS. Makes no sense for a lefty to be hitting that well against lefties and not quite as good against righties.

    Not sure the Reds have anything that KC would be willing to take for Gordon.
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