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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    This is what 32 million is worth now?
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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    This is what 32 million is worth now?
    It's fitting they had name tags at the press conference, because I'm willing to admit I had no idea who Jason Vargas was. Good for him though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    This is what 32 million is worth now?
    This was apparently worth 25.5 million nine years ago: http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...743&position=P

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Is it just me or is the complete lack of rumors coming out about the Reds this week strange?

    I am unsure of how to take this. Part of me thinks there is something huge about to break any minute now while the other part of me thinks Uncle Walt is napping in his favorite rocking chair.

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Is it just me or is the complete lack of rumors coming out about the Reds this week strange?

    I am unsure of how to take this. Part of me thinks there is something huge about to break any minute now while the other part of me thinks Uncle Walt is napping in his favorite rocking chair.
    That is in part because Walt and his inner circle do leak info or float trail baloons like others. He also lets the market settle out before acting on anything. This approach often leads to him missing opportunities, but at the same time often hellps avoid mistakes.

    I would think we are looking at 2-3 fairly significant deals this Winter, but probabably not until the period beginning the week after Christmas and running through the end of January.

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    That is in part because Walt and his inner circle do leak info or float trail baloons like others. He also lets the market settle out before acting on anything. This approach often leads to him missing opportunities, but at the same time often hellps avoid mistakes.

    I would think we are looking at 2-3 fairly significant deals this Winter, but probabably not until the period beginning the week after Christmas and running through the end of January.
    The last two years, it has been the last 10 days of December where Walt makes his splash. That's when the Latos deal happened two years ago and the Choo deal last year. The next six weeks should be interesting and informative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    That is in part because Walt and his inner circle do leak info or float trail baloons like others.
    I'm thinking there's a not missing from that quote.

    Walt doesn't .....handle....the press like Bowden did. His deals don't tend to appear till they are done. I don't think anybody say Latos or Choo coming our way till the deals were done.

    I'm ok with that. Walt has traditionally identified what his team needed and then acquired it. I'm actually kind of interested in what he thinks this team needs.
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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    The last two years, it has been the last 10 days of December where Walt makes his splash. That's when the Latos deal happened two years ago and the Choo deal last year. The next six weeks should be interesting and informative.
    Yep, I still think something gets resolved on Hanigan before the arbitration deadline of December 2. It would allow his new team to negotiate a longer term deal.
    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: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Bourjos to the Cardinals. Presumably for Freese.

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

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    Bourjos to the Cardinals. Presumably for Freese.
    OK, how is this not a bad deal for the Cardinals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    OK, how is this not a bad deal for the Cardinals?
    Bourjos doesn't know how to find first base. Because with their ridiculous RISP luck from last year, that team needs a catalyst to reign that back in.
    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: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    The last two years, it has been the last 10 days of December where Walt makes his splash. That's when the Latos deal happened two years ago and the Choo deal last year. The next six weeks should be interesting and informative.
    You're right. Point is, just don't expect anything major Walt until his Christmas dinner has been digested and he wakes up from his nap.

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Can Garrett Jones play left as well as cover RF and LF? A good bench bat?

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Can Garrett Jones play left as well as cover RF and LF? A good bench bat?
    I was wondering the same thing. Garrett definitely took a step back in 2013, but Jones owns a career .271/.337/.489 line against righties. I know his glove is not good, but would it hurt us a lot in left field?

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Pittsburgh is the same or worse off than the Reds on offense for 2014. If there isn't any room in Pittsburgh for Jones, why is there in Cincinnati?
    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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