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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!

    Jeff Montgomery for Van Snider, 1988

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    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!

    Mike Cuellar (released after pitching 2 games in 1959)

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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!

    Edwin Encarnacion?

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    Tony Gonzalez (not the NFL player) 1960. Had a very good career with the Phillies.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    A pretty big one: Paul Konerko

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    Trevor Hoffman. That one hurt.

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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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    Re: The ones who got away!

    The Reds made a great move in December of 1934 by acquiring Johnny Mize from the Cardinals, only to return him to St. Louis four months later
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    kind of shocked this wasn't one of the first replies. I can defend a lot of Reds misfires, but even though I understood the thinking (we needed pitching, Hamilton was potentially a walking time bomb), this was a bad one.
    "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: The ones who got away!

    David Wells.

    Charlie Liebrandt.

    Joaquin Andujar.

    John Wetteland.
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14


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