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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Hamilton hurt.. When reading the thread I was thinking along deadline deals.. But after re-reading it Josh was a huge loss.. Money aside.. We found money for Votto, Phillips, Bruce, Cueto, Ludwick, Madson, Etc..

    We may not of gotten Latos without moving Hamilton.. But his bat went on to bring him MVP honors the next year..

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Edwin Encarnacion?
    In many ways, not unlike trading away B.J Ryan, I'd classify this as a live now - pay later transaction. It still stings, though.
    "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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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Greg Vaughn was another name I wish stayed.. He was good for this club the one year he was here.

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    Chad Mottola over Derek Jeter

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    I don't consider Edwin Encarnacion a huge loss, because when we traded him in 2009, he was nowhere near having the success that started in 2012.

    He had a lot of poor performances, as well as being released and free for anytime between 09 and 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneManBand View Post
    Greg Vaughn was another name I wish stayed.. He was good for this club the one year he was here.
    I liked Vaughn too. Was the leader this team could sorely use now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepperJack View Post
    I don't consider Edwin Encarnacion a huge loss, because when we traded him in 2009, he was nowhere near having the success that started in 2012.

    He had a lot of poor performances, as well as being released and free for anytime between 09 and 12.
    Yep. I don't regret throwing in the towel on a guy in 2009, seeing all other teams pass on him, and having him finally bust out in 2012.
    "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!

    The Hamilton trade would probably be mentioned a lot more if we didn't end up winning a division title with Volquez on the roster and then winning another after using him as a piece in a trade.

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    If Travis Wood keeps pitching the way he does, and remains a viable bat in their lineup, he will be one of the ones that got away.

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    In January, 2006, the Reds signed an injured Grant Balfour and paid for his surgery and rehab. In October, 2006, Wayne Krivsky took over as GM and waived Balfour before Balfour had even finished his rehab.

    Balfour is current the closer for the A's after six years as one of the league's best relievers. I never understood that move.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    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.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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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!

    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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