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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    The fact Walt acknowledged they were in discussions with Francouer is troubling even knowing he isn't coming here.

    First of all it makes me wonder what has Walt thinking he needs LF help at this point? Secondly it makes me question his sanity if he seriously considered Francouer as potential help.

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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    The fact Walt acknowledged they were in discussions with Francouer is troubling even knowing he isn't coming here.

    First of all it makes me wonder what has Walt thinking he needs LF help at this point? Secondly it makes me question his sanity if he seriously considered Francouer as potential help.
    yep, very concerning. kinda gives me the idea they are gonna be bargain basement shopping.
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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    The fact Walt acknowledged they were in discussions with Francouer is troubling even knowing he isn't coming here.

    First of all it makes me wonder what has Walt thinking he needs LF help at this point? Secondly it makes me question his sanity if he seriously considered Francouer as potential help.
    Doing due diligence on all possible options makes you question a GM's sanity? It's his job to be thorough.

    I would question his sanity if he didn't explore every possible angle.
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    Much like focusing on how the Reds could have lost games they won, it's apparently important to focus on Walt not acquiring bad players as a sign of his ineffectiveness.
    "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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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

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    Much like focusing on how the Reds could have lost games they won, it's apparently important to focus on Walt not acquiring bad players as a sign of his ineffectiveness.
    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: Francoeur to Reds?

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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    The fact Walt acknowledged they were in discussions with Francouer is troubling even knowing he isn't coming here.

    First of all it makes me wonder what has Walt thinking he needs LF help at this point? Secondly it makes me question his sanity if he seriously considered Francouer as potential help.
    We really don't know what these discussions were. Francouer's agent could have called Walt and asked him if there was any interest in signing his client. Walt may have fell off his chair laughing at him. Then he might have told him that they would be interested in Francouer when hell freezes over. Now Francouer's agent can say he had discussions with the Reds which may have driven up demand for his client.
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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    We really don't know what these discussions were. Francouer's agent could have called Walt and asked him if there was any interest in signing his client. Walt may have fell off his chair laughing at him. Then he might have told him that they would be interested in Francouer when hell freezes over. Now Francouer's agent can say he had discussions with the Reds which may have driven up demand for his client.
    if the royals don't want you there is NO DEMAND.
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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Call me nuts, but it's a good sign that Walt was talking to ANYONE.

    He knows they have problems and is looking for solutions.

    It's a start.
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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by toledodan View Post
    if the royals don't want you there is NO DEMAND.
    Evidently there was since the Giants signed him.
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    Re: Francoeur to Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Evidently there was since the Giants signed him.

    lol maybe the giants are worse off than the royals. the reds aren't.
    there's nothing like bowling a 300 game! 13 now and retired.


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