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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Good article.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Exceptionally poorly written article, though his ideas are fine.

    He needs to understand the qualifying offer system before he writes about it.

    If Arroyo is offered and rejects a qualifying offer, the Reds do not get the draft pick (whether 1st or 2nd round) that the team that signs Arroyo loses. They'll get a pick at the end of the first round regardless of what pick is lost.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by mu4103 View Post
    Why wouldn't Billy Hamilton be the starting CFer in 2014? That does not make sense to me.
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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by BungleBengals View Post
    Exactly! We need to finagle the best offensive lineup we can as long as the defense is at least average. Our pitching is strong, so why is the emphasis on the defense? 3 of the 4 teams in the LCS were tops in MLB in offense.
    Those three (Dodgers, Red Sox, Tigers) are in the top five in payroll, too. Top-shelf bats are expensive.

    St. Louis and Detroit have questionable defensive players playing everyday for their offense.
    Sure, and the Reds did the same by sticking Choo in center field. The point is, you can get away with that when you're talking about All Star-type hitters. Regular guys, not so much.

    A decade ago, Moneyball said to add offense and don't worry as much about defense. But in the last 5-6 years, the A's, Pirates and Rays all made their jumps to playoff contenders more or less in tandem with major improvements in team defense. In the end, runs are runs, however you score them or prevent them.
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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Exceptionally poorly written article, though his ideas are fine.

    He needs to understand the qualifying offer system before he writes about it.

    If Arroyo is offered and rejects a qualifying offer, the Reds do not get the draft pick (whether 1st or 2nd round) that the team that signs Arroyo loses. They'll get a pick at the end of the first round regardless of what pick is lost.
    Only if that pick is in the Top 10.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    I suspect Chapman starting will be a bust. That ship has likely sailed.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I suspect Chapman starting will be a bust. That ship has likely sailed.
    Then he can go back to closing. Just about every other closer in the history of baseball is a failed starter. To not give him a chance to utilize that arm as a starter is a terrible waste.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Exceptionally poorly written article, though his ideas are fine.

    He needs to understand the qualifying offer system before he writes about it.

    If Arroyo is offered and rejects a qualifying offer, the Reds do not get the draft pick (whether 1st or 2nd round) that the team that signs Arroyo loses. They'll get a pick at the end of the first round regardless of what pick is lost.
    He uses Wacha to argue the value of the extra draft pick. If anyone on this board used such anecdotal evidence to make their point, they'd be laughed at.
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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    If I were shopping for a younger outfielder, I'd look no further than George Springer:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=spring001geo
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohayou View Post
    If I were shopping for a younger outfielder, I'd look no further than George Springer:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=spring001geo
    Good find. However, the Astros wouldn't take on any salary, nor would they be likely to part with a young on base monster like him.
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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    Only if that pick is in the Top 10.
    Incorrect.

    It doesn't matter who signed the pick from Cincy's point of view, they would get a pick at the end of the first round.

    The team signing him loses either 1st or 2nd round pick.

    The team losing the FA gets the end of the 1st round pick.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Good find. However, the Astros wouldn't take on any salary, nor would they be likely to part with a young on base monster like him.
    What about Cingrani?
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...


    Thereís a second change to keep in mind as the trade deadline approaches, MLBTR has confirmed. Teams that keep their players now obtain one compensatory draft pick for losing a top free agent, whereas they previously obtained two selections. If a team loses a player who turned down a qualifying offer to sign elsewhere, the player's original team will obtain a single compensatory selection between the first and second rounds of the draft (the qualifying offers, which are based on the average salary of baseballís 125 best-paid players, are expected to be worth $12.5MM or so).

    Meanwhile, the team that signs the free agent will lose a first round selection (though the top ten picks are protected). However, that lost first round pick no longer goes to the playerís former team. Instead, the pick disappears and the first round becomes condensed.
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/0...on-system.html
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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    No one has mentioned a catcher? Can we give up a little defense to get a catcher that bats .250-260 with 15 hrs and 65 rbi's? 8th and 9th in our batting order with Hannigan batting had a combined batting avg of about .135 Hannigan finished below .200... that's a horrible season with the number of AB's he had. We gave up defense in center this past year for offense..how did that work?
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Erardi: 5 things the Reds must do this offseason...

    It's a well done article although I don't agree with a number of his suggestions.

    As a general matter I'd like to see the Reds keep as much top pitching as possible, it's key.

    The Reds can upgrade the offense without adding stars. Some of the positions hit so poorly that average or slightly above average guys would be a boost.

    The single biggest player issue is Choo and what happens if he leaves. The Reds will lose some OPS in center field and will have to figure out how to keep that loss to a minimum. Tough to do.


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