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    Bench Fix

    Pick up Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit from the Twins. Gives you a good platoon option at catcher and a better back up IF.

    Carroll's 38 and Doumit's 32, both are having slumpy years and the Twins are going nowhere. I wouldn't think it would take much.

    Not a "print the play-off tickets" move, but if they can be had for subprime prospects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Pick up Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit from the Twins. Gives you a good platoon option at catcher and a better back up IF.

    Carroll's 38 and Doumit's 32, both are having slumpy years and the Twins are going nowhere. I wouldn't think it would take much.

    Not a "print the play-off tickets" move, but if they can be had for subprime prospects.
    I like this idea. I've been thinking about these two guys to help the bench and even the LF Mix (Carroll at 3B and Frazier in LF or Doumit in LF). I'd offer Robinson and Hannahan for them, they can have Ondrusek too. If they want a young player, I'd even go Partch. I wouldn't mind seeing Carroll at 2B for a couple weeks while Phillips get's healthy. Doumit would certsinly ease a little pain with the Catchers being banged up.
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    Re: Bench Fix

    What about razor Ramon Hernandez , I seen where he got released, might b a good option at catcher if mes and hanny are hurt.

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    Re: Bench Fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I like this idea. I've been thinking about these two guys to help the bench and even the LF Mix (Carroll at 3B and Frazier in LF or Doumit in LF). I'd offer Robinson and Hannahan for them, they can have Ondrusek too. If they want a young player, I'd even go Partch. I wouldn't mind seeing Carroll at 2B for a couple weeks while Phillips get's healthy. Doumit would certsinly ease a little pain with the Catchers being banged up.
    I doubt Robinson or Hannahan would interest them but Ondrusek might, plus a couple of AA guys.

    Originally I wanted a deal that included Winningham as well, but he's hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Originally I wanted a deal that included Winningham as well, but he's hurt.
    Yeah, and retired for the last 20 years.
    "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
    Yeah, and retired for the last 20 years.
    Dave Martinez is still playing, right?
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    Re: Bench Fix

    I'd love to pick up Doumit. They can keep Carroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'd love to pick up Doumit. They can keep Carroll.
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    Re: Bench Fix

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'd love to pick up Doumit. They can keep Carroll.
    Welcom back!!!

    Doumit would be a good move. Cost little to obtain and can help at multiple positions.
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    Re: Bench Fix

    Sign me up for Doumit and a player to be named later (Willingham when he's healthy).

    Wonder who the Twins would want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'd love to pick up Doumit. They can keep Carroll.
    The Twins would probably throw in Carroll for the contract savings. And he's a small step up from Izturis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Sign me up for Doumit and a player to be named later (Willingham when he's healthy).
    He's due back mid-to-late August. And you figure he'll need a rehab. And we'd be getting Ludwick back then anyway (right? right?)
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    Re: Bench Fix

    I have Doumit on a couple of fantasy teams. I was looking at his stats on fangraphs 2 days ago. His BAPIP is low & if you adjust it to his career number then his season looks like a typical Doumit season. I think he would help the team.

    It seems to me that the BIG acquisitions to aid the team are a healthy Cueto, Ludwick, Marshall +- Broxton. I hope I'm wrong but I don't see the team acquiring a big name player at the deadline. But a smaller move/moves combined with getting some of our key guys back would help a lot. I have recently read encouraging things about Ludwick & Marshall's rehabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    He's due back mid-to-late August. And you figure he'll need a rehab. And we'd be getting Ludwick back then anyway (right? right?)
    True.

    Thing is, Ludwick's injury is far more serious and he's been down for a much longer period of time. I think Willingham is a much stronger bet to give them a boost, especially going from an extreme pitcher's park to Great American.

    But you're right. It's not going to happen. That's a shame, because he's just the type of hitter Jocketty has plucked for a late season run in the past.
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