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    The ones who got away!

    With the deadline approaching, thought it would be fun to talk about those we traded away or lost via free agency over the years that did not turn out so well. The big one of course was the Frank Robinson/Milt Pappas deal. I'll toss losing Claude Osteen and Hal McCrae in to the mix.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    In more recent times, Paul Oneil comes to mind

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan View Post
    In more recent times, Paul Oneil comes to mind
    Had he stayed with the Reds he would not have become what he was with the Yankees, the Reds wanted him to be a power hitter and the Yankees let him be who he was.
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    Re: The ones who got away!

    the acquisition of marshall bridges was important

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Jeff Montgomery for Van Snider, 1988

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    John Franco for Randy Myers & Kip Gross. Myers was here for only 2 seasons. And Gross was, well, gross.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Trading Christy Mathewson for Amos Rusie didn't turn out very well. Rusie won zero games for the Reds while Matty had 372 wins for the Giants.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Giving away Hank Sauer in the 40s and Curt Flood in the 50s didn't work out very well.
    Giving away Ross Grimsley after the 1973 season and giving away Mike Caldwell in 1977 cost the Reds a couple of division titles.
    Trading Tony Perez for Woody Fryman didn't work.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Mike Cuellar (released after pitching 2 games in 1959)

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Mike Cuellar (released after pitching 2 games in 1959)
    You could add Claude Osteen to that too. Imagine the mid-late 60s with Cuellar-Osteen-Maloney-Ellis-OToole and Palmer had the Reds insisted on him rather than Pappas for Robby.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    the reds decided to keep Howie Nunn instead of Osteen, they also felt Curt Flood was expendable for Ted Weiand

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by bob jones View Post
    the reds decided to keep Howie Nunn instead of Osteen, they also felt Curt Flood was expendable for Ted Weiand
    The flood trade was purely bigotry...with Pinson and Robby the Reds were afraid 3 black OFers would hurt attendance!

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Paul Konerko was a Red for about 12 minutes

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Edwin Encarnacion?

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Edwin Encarnacion?
    Nice bat but no where to put him.


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