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    Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds have to hold on and win the wild card, then win the one game play-in game before they make the playoffs.
    Likely facing Adam Wainwright, or any of Pittsburgh's starting pitching who believe are into witchcraft. Need a bat, today.
    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: Official Trade Deadline Thread

    More would be an excellent pickups

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds have to hold on and win the wild card, then win the one game play-in game before they make the playoffs.
    I know the tradionalists and all keep disputing it, but the one game wild card play-in IS a part of the postseason/playoffs.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I know the tradionalists and all keep disputing it, but the one game wild card play-in IS a part of the postseason/playoffs.
    Losing the one game play-in game doesn't qualify as reaching the playoffs in my book. It's a huge failure of a season if that's the result for this team.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds have to hold on and win the wild card, then win the one game play-in game before they make the playoffs.
    Regardless of what you think, the 1 game playoff is the playoffs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Or we can go and post articles on the Latos, Rolen, Marshall, Chapman acquisitions and say that this guy typically isn't afraid to take on risk.
    I am sorry. I misinterpreted your earlier post. I thought you were making the statement that Jocketty will stand pat "as usual." The article should be taken with the proviso that it was in the context of him having made the Broxton deal- so he hadn't stood pat. As I have posted many times before, a deal can only be made if the other side is also willing to deal. Jocketty has made moves in the past, hopefully he can come up with something today but I doubt a significant upgrade is out there. Maybe a bench move.
    Last edited by klw; 07-31-2013 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I know the tradionalists and all keep disputing it, but the one game wild card play-in IS a part of the postseason/playoffs.
    I don't think the Braves and Rangers were happy that they made the playoffs last year.

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    Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Losing the one game play-in game doesn't qualify as reaching the playoffs in my book. It's a huge failure of a season if that's the result for this team.
    Your book doesn't count as official Major League Baseball history, though. MLB says that the one game is indeed the opening round of the playoffs. That's how it will be recognized in future years.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Losing the one game play-in game doesn't qualify as reaching the playoffs in my book. It's a huge failure of a season if that's the result for this team.
    FAILURE....hahahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfs View Post
    Jake Peavy would have pushed Cingrani into Sean Marshall's role. If you believe that Marshall isn't going to pitch this year, that's an upgrade. Probably not worth what they would have had to pay, but it would have upgraded the team.

    Again....you can squint at Brian Wilson and say it could be an upgrade. There's risk there.

    I could be convinced that Alberto Callaspo is an upgrade over Jack Hannahan.

    Lots of hate expressed on the board at the reds bench and I don't feel it's that terrible, but if you look around the edges of the roster there is certainly room for improvement. They are not going to get Barry Larkin for nothing, but there is certainly room for improvement.
    How would Jake Peavy really have helped? The Reds, at this point, are almost certainly going to make the playoffs and almost certainly not going to win the division. Therefore, we should only care about bringing aboard a player that can positively affect those playoff games. I just don't see anyone out there fitting that bill (leaving aside how little any one particular player affects any one particular baseball game).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerTime58 View Post
    I don't think the Braves and Rangers were happy that they made the playoffs last year.
    I'm sure the Cardinals were. In prior years, they wouldn't have made the cut. Last year, they made it to the NLCS.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    I don't think the Braves and Rangers were happy that they made the playoffs last year.
    Probably not, but we are in a much different position than those teams who both won 90+ games.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    If you guys want to celebrate losing the one game play-in and "reaching the playoffs" that's fine. Me, I consider that a disappointing season. I don't consider that reaching the playoffs. I didn't in 1999 and won't now.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    I find it depressing that fans here keep "shooting for" the final wild card spot. Like it's a certifiable fact that we won't win the division. Sad.
    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)
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    Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MillerTime58 View Post
    I don't think the Braves and Rangers were happy that they made the playoffs last year.
    Bet they were happier than if they would finished 10 games under .500!!!


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