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Thread: Official waiver trade deadline thread (Sept. 30)

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    This.

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    They have to balance the Ludwick they re-signed with the Ludwick they actually have at the moment. Byrd's an improvement. Ludwick is signed for next year, so they probably won't worry too much about cutting his playing time in the here and now.
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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Ludwick is only playing 2/3rds of the time anyways right now. Byrd could play CF vs. lefties. Seems like a perfect fit.
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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Choo sitting against lefties just ain't happening.
    "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: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Along with Byrd, Gammons reporting that Twins have put Josh Willingham on waiver wire...not sure if he's worth a trade or not, but if he could re-find the swing that gave him 35 taters last year...might be worth a look.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/0...illingham.html

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Quote Originally Posted by OC_Red View Post
    Along with Byrd, Gammons reporting that Twins have put Josh Willingham on waiver wire...not sure if he's worth a trade or not, but if he could re-find the swing that gave him 35 taters last year...might be worth a look.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/0...illingham.html
    "He's owed roughly $1.3MM for the remainder of the season and is owed $7MM in 2014 -- the final season of a three-year, $21MM contract."

    That's a pretty decent amount of money to take on for a gamble (both given his propensity for injuries and declining production)... to say nothing of what they would give up.

    It's an interesting thought since he was mentioned in the rumor mill last trade season, I just think IF the Reds are going to make any moves, a Byrd-like addition is probably more in line with the team's budget/appetite.

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/0...medium=twitter

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Sigh...I don't get this one...WHY would Jocketty let Byrd go by? I am not a GM, nor do I pretend to understand things the way a guy like Walt does. Having said that, wasn't this the definition of a low-risk, high-reward move?!

    I don't get it at all. Hopefully, one of the stellar cincy media will inquire as to the GM's thought process on this one.

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    So we didn't want to block that. Hmm.

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Walt not claiming him makes absolutely zero sense.
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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I figured they were the ones with the Byrd claim. Pity.
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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Ok, now I am mad. Walt allowed that? Seriously? We are stuck watching Chris Heisey and Xavier Paul in pinch hitting situations, and one of our main rivals for the playoffs this season, just acquired a player markedly better than either, who is essentially making the minimum?

    This season is really aggravating me. I question the desire to win, from the top on down.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    "We like our team."
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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    Quote Originally Posted by OC_Red View Post
    Sigh...I don't get this one...WHY would Jocketty let Byrd go by? I am not a GM, nor do I pretend to understand things the way a guy like Walt does. Having said that, wasn't this the definition of a low-risk, high-reward move?!

    I don't get it at all. Hopefully, one of the stellar cincy media will inquire as to the GM's thought process on this one.
    From a pure salary/personnel standpoint, I can understand Cincinnati not pulling the trigger on a claim. But adding in the factor of their competition (Pittsburgh) from getting a solid upgrade, it does surprise me slightly they wouldn't want to take a risk in order to block Pittsburgh's claim.
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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    I don't get it either. Why not even block him?

    By the way, tonight's T-shirt Tuesday giveaway at the Mets' game?


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    Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)

    And here's what is being reported as what the Mets got:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=herrer000dil

    and a PTBNL.

    Wow.

    I am modifying my mantra from post-Latos trade...it's now "In Walt I *sometimes* trust"


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