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Thread: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fil3232 View Post
    It's a shame Walt couldn't find one.
    If worrying about a left-handed pinch hitter is one of the Reds' biggest problems, it just, again, shows that things aren't as bad as people are making them out to be.
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hubba View Post
    HUH?
    Prior to "Wonderboy" Jim Bowden's tenure as Reds GM, general managers rarely ever claimed players off waivers to block them from going to a competitor. GM's worked from a gentlemen's agreement where the premise was, "I will not block a trade that you want to make, and in return you will not block a trade that I want to make in the future. On the other hand, if I'm actually interested in acquiring that same player, then that's a different story and all bets are off."

    GM's didn't start routinely claiming players off waivers solely to block other clubs from getting them until Bowden. The first time I can remember it happening was when he claimed Mariano Duncan from the Phillies in 1995 so that the Braves couldn't get him. The Reds didn't actually have any interest in Duncan--they just didn't want Atlanta to have him.
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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Shuffle the deck chairs all you want, the fact of the matter is this offense isn't any good, and you can make all of the changes you want, but it isn't going to mean a thing at this point. Let's just hope Cueto shows up in a big way.

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    Re: Reds need to shake things up in the WC game.

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    Shuffle the deck chairs all you want, the fact of the matter is this offense isn't any good, and you can make all of the changes you want, but it isn't going to mean a thing at this point. Let's just hope Cueto shows up in a big way.
    You know that Baker must be one hell of a coach to win 90 games with this sorry team. I read on here all the time how bad that he is. I'm confused .
    HUBBA A man who knows everything,just can't remember it all at one time.


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