Old school 1983 (11-03-2013)
McCann to Texas looks like a winning slot machine spin.
Choo to Astros or any AL would be ok given Cincinnati just can't go 100M+ on another deal. My fear is that he ends up as a Cub.
Do the Tigers have that kind of money to throw around?
They should be tapped out by now.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
Nothing, there are many rather large suburbs outside of Detroit as well as sizeable cities within a couple hours (Lansing, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Toledo, Grand Rapids, all of northern Michigan, etc.
Detroit is a gigantic market and the city itself falling apart will not have a negative effect on the team.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Old school 1983 (11-04-2013)
Ludwick, if the above situation transpires, becomes an expensive bench bat. Given that -- and I'm taking an out-of -the box approach here -- I have to wonder whether (and I realize that Ludwick hasn't yet spent any time on the MLB level at the position) Ludwick may be used to spell Votto at 1B on the days that Votto rests.
Ludwick seems, IMO, a much safer bet to rebound than either of the highly-paid relievers, who were also injured for much of last season. It would also seem to improve bench production exponentially.
Last edited by Revering4Blue; 11-04-2013 at 02:43 PM.
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Big Klu (11-04-2013)
Choo is in the "going" portion of "going, going, goneeee" right now.
Ain't happening, might as well start talking about how we are going to replace his 300 times on base.
Question - Since Choo received a Qualifying Offer, will the Reds lose their 1st round pick if they resign him?