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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    His throw out of Harold Reynolds at home plate is legendary.
    Many, many, MANY things about that man are legendary. His first swing of the bat in KC...he hit the crown on top of the scoreboard. Picture that, the CROWN!



    His diving catches that seemed to be made day in and day out. Even the simple reactions of snapping the bat over his knee or his HEAD, the guy simply did things on the field I'd never seen before.

    Anytime I think of Bo, I immediately picture that running catch near the wall he made and followed it up by running UP the wall.


    For those of you who never got to see this guy in action or who simply didn't pay attention, I highly suggest this 30 for 30 that ESPN did. Very well done and really makes you wonder..."what if".
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    He's havinq a bit of a down year so far, but I'd go after Willingham. Solid power and an OK OFer - I think the GAB could give him a bounce. His $7M (a season) price tag for this year (pro-rated) is very reasonable and his right-hand bat would fit nicely.

    I'd consider Leake or Corcino or any minor league pitcher(s) not named Stephenson or Cingrani as the centerpiece and I'd fill it out with Heisey (if he's back) or Soto and a reliever.

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

    After today, it's looking like the bullpen could use some upgrades.
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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
    After today, it's looking like the bullpen could use some upgrades.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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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
    After today, it's looking like the bullpen could use some upgrades.
    If today was the only game I watched this season, I might agree.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Many, many, MANY things about that man are legendary. His first swing of the bat in KC...he hit the crown on top of the scoreboard. Picture that, the CROWN!


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    Yeah but Bo was out because Billy Hamilton ran out from SS and scaled the crown to catch the ball.

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

    Joel Sherman via MLBTR named Rios and Bautista two of the five most likely names to get traded this year. I'd be happy with either, especially assuming we didn't have to part with a major league starter or one of our top 4 minor leaguers (Hamilton, Winker, Cingrani and Stephenson.)
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    June 20th recap and update on the players mentioned in this thread:

    LF options (* denotes bats lefthanded)
    Dejesus*(33 yrs old) - $4.3M - '13, team option $6.5M in '14; .260, .763 OPS, .318 OBP
    Gordon (29) - $9M - '13, $10M - '14, $12.5M - '15, $12.5M - '16 team option; .288, 6 HR, .761 OPS, .344 OBP
    Byrd (35) - $700,000 - '13, FA - '14; .264, 11 HR's, .864 OPS, .318 OBP, plays mostly CF
    Stanton (23) - arbitration eligible - '14: .264, 7 HR's, .866 OPS
    Bautista (32) - $14M - '13, '14, '15, team option in '16; .257, 15 HR, .838 OPS
    Ibanez* (41) - $2.75M - '13, FA - '14; .230, 14 HR, .764 OPS
    Rios (32) - $12.5M - '13, '14, FA - '15; .282, 10 HR, .811 OPS
    Morse (31) - $6.75M - '13, FA - '14; .252, 11 HR. .770 OPS
    Ellsbury* (29) - $9M - '13, FA - '14; .281, 1 HR, 31 SB, .736 OPS, plays CF
    Ruggiano (31) - minimum - '13, arb eligible - '14, .229, 9 HR, .702 OPS, .299 OBP
    Willingham - $7M each '13 & '14, FA in '15; currently batting .217, 10 HR, .767 OPS
    Ozuna (22) - min -'13, '14, '15: .283, 1 HR, 44 games, .721 OPS

    Third Basemen:
    Ramirez (34) - $10M - '13, $16M - '14; .272, 4 HR, .787 OPS
    Young (36) - $16M ($10M paid by Rangers) - '13, FA - '14; .290, 3 HR, .760 OPS
    Headley (29) switch hitter - $8.6M - '13, FA - '14; .221, 6 HR, .678 OPS

    Relievers:
    Scott Downs* (37) - $5M - '13, FA - '14; 1.83, 19 IP, 17 hits
    James Russell* (27) - $1.1M - '13, arb eligible - '14; 1.95, 27 IP, 19 hits, .097 WHIP
    Tim Collins* (23) - min - '13, arb - '14; 2.10, 25 IP, 19 hits, 25 K's, 1.25 WHIP
    Mike Dunn* (28) - min - '13, arb - '14: 2.87, 31 IP, 27 hits, 31 K's, 1.43 WHIP

    Jesse Crain (31) - $4.5M - '13, FA - '14; 0.56 e.r.a., 33 games, 31 IP, 22 hits, 42 K's, 0.97 WHIP

    Starting Pitcher:
    James Shields (31) - $9M - '13, $12M team option - '14, FA - '15; 2-6, 2.72 e.r.a., 106 IP, 89 hits, 2 complete games, 1.12 WHIP - obviously a hard luck pitcher over there

    These are all the players mentioned on this thread and their current situations.
    Last edited by Vottomatic; 06-20-2013 at 12:17 PM.
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Jesse Crain

    A 36% O-Swing% on a fastball is pretty remarkable. To bring this full circle, hitters have a 33% O-Swing rate against Jonathan Papelbon’s fastball during the PITCHF/x era, and he’s dominated as a ninth inning ace by getting hitters to chase well located high fastballs. Papelbon still relies heavily on his fastball and his approach still works, but Crain appears to be learning how to emulate Papelbon’s biggest asset without relying on it to the same degree.
    11.94 k/9
    0.57 era
    1.35 fip

    4.5 MM contract and a FA at the end of 2013
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    I also think Steve Cishek would be available but likely at a too-high-of-a-price Marlins' special.

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

    Brandon Larson

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

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    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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

    If you could pick up Willingham and Shields, you could just go ahead and get the World Series shirts to the printer
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    Re: If you could acquire one player at the deadline, who would it be?

    Has Jurickson Profar made it onto this thread? Does he qualify as a possibility?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    If you could pick up Willingham and Shields, you could just go ahead and get the World Series shirts to the printer
    Raisor, who do you bump from the rotation if you acquire James Shields?


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