"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
This isn't very splashy, but how about James Russell if Marshall's injury lingers?
MIKE DUNN- Miami Marlins
I would offer Villarreal for Dunn or some C level prospect. He is EXACTLY what this team needs, especially with Marshall's health issues and Parra's ineffectiveness.
Another possibility as a RH bench bat from the Marlins is Austin Kearns. A nice thread title would be "Reds trade for Dunn and Kearns?"
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I look forward to the potential "Dunn traded to the Reds" thread.
gimme Starlin Castro or Alex Rios
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
I would like to see us acquire Freddy Galvis from the Phillies. He can play multiple infield positions, allowing us to to upgrade from Izturis and give competition to Cozart! This one move would greatly improve the backend of the roster and provide better depth over the lenght of the season.
Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg