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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitri View Post
    I wonder what it would take to nab a guy like John Jaso from the A's? Not a lot of thump but a Mes/Jaso platoon would be very productive. Maybe try to get Beane to package Jaso and a guy like Reddick for Cueto. I know it's a reserve-Beane move but my guess is he looks for a true hammer to make a difference in the rotation and guys like Cueto and Bailey are on his short list. A's/Reds match up well this offseason.


    If I'm calling the A's, I would look into Crisp/Lowrie. Two birds one stone and such.


    And to keep on topic, I really, really, really, don't want the Reds to spend big on a catcher, and lose their 1st round draft pick this offseason. If they don't believe Mesoraco can be the guy, there will be other options.

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    McCann is a tough call, as you can imagine a Scott Rolen like influence, and a Scott Rolen type decline. I would want a 4 year deal max, but he may get 5 or 6. And there isn't room to move him to 1b either down the line.

    I prefer a deal with Granderson in order to find some pop. Granderson may end up being the value deal this offseason with Choo getting the top dollar. 3 years, 45 million for Granderson and he can hand the keys to Hamilton, Ervin, Winker, etc.

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    I never put a lot of money in plus 30 catchers. Never.

    Choo's gone. So you've got two OF spots to fill with bats. Much easier and cheaper.

    Go for depth, not names.
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    Re: Brian McCann

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    They could also look at Pierzynski for a year for more of a stopgap thing. He might be able to do the Rolen thing decently too.
    Sorry AJ, I tried.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Sorry AJ, I tried.



    Pierzynski's 2.1 BB% was the lowest in the MLB.

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    Re: Brian McCann

    Pierzynski is, obviously, not paid to walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    Pierzynski is, obviously, not paid to walk.
    Which means he will become the Brennaman family favorite the day he walks in the door! Can you just imagine the PbP conversations!
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    Re: Brian McCann

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    I never put a lot of money in plus 30 catchers. Never.

    Choo's gone. So you've got two OF spots to fill with bats. Much easier and cheaper.

    Go for depth, not names.
    It may only be one OF slot that gets filled (Choo or the guy who replace Choo and who likely will not be as good as Choo was in 2013). A lot depends on where the teams stands on Hamilton and Ludwick.

    Since the OF stands to get less from a not-Choo option, you need to get more elsewhere. Again, I come back to C and SS.

    BTW, I'm fine with going after lesser names (for instance, I still think Will Venable could be a steal for the Reds), but the production needs to materialize. If the Reds go after a long shot and he fails, it's going to hit the team right in the W-L record.
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    Re: Brian McCann

    Wil Venable will break your heart. I pick him up for my fantasy team EVERY YEAR. I dunno why. Just fascinated with the potential power and speed.

    And every year, I cut him.

    too erratic.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Brian McCann

    CHOOOCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Brian McCann

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Wil Venable will break your heart. I pick him up for my fantasy team EVERY YEAR. I dunno why. Just fascinated with the potential power and speed.

    And every year, I cut him.

    too erratic.
    That's because he plays half his games in Petco. Stick him in a neutral park and his 2013 line would have been .285/.329/.516.
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    Re: Brian McCann

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    Pierzynski is, obviously, not paid to walk.
    Barry Bonds had more walks in 2004 than Pierzynski had in the first 14 years of his career (including those first 3 partial years)

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    Re: Brian McCann

    Quote Originally Posted by junkhead View Post



    Pierzynski's 2.1 BB% was the lowest in the MLB.
    He's also got a 750 career OPS. Career 322 OBP, not crazy out of line with the rest of the Reds. He's not going to be a savior. He's a catcher, chances are he's going to have some flaws offensively. Otherwise he'd be getting 100 milli like McCann might (and even he is not without his major flaws.)

    He's not the Reds final answer, but he would have been the Reds best catcher this year.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    BTW, I'm fine with going after lesser names (for instance, I still think Will Venable could be a steal for the Reds), but the production needs to materialize. If the Reds go after a long shot and he fails, it's going to hit the team right in the W-L record.
    Not the end of the world if they don't win next year. If right now there's no payflex, then I think you roll the dice on lesser talents. If you're on top in July, great. If not, you start to clear some of the dross from the roster, maybe get back some talent, and look to add some big pieces next winter.
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    Re: Brian McCann

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I don't know if he can. He had the shot to take the job in 2013 and did not do it.
    not really. He knew just like everyone else with Dusty being the manager that when Hannagan was healthy HE was going to be the main starter.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card


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