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    No way I do Bailey for Gardener straight up, would also need to get back a pretty good prospect at least. If Homer performs as expected this year he should net a draft pick next year with a qualifying offer.
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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Not a rumor beyond talk that the Mets are looking to move either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda, but what about Duda as a platoon partner for Ludwick? Pretty good OBP, especially against RH pitching and has some pop. Under team control for 3 more years and might come at a reasonable price. Improves the bats available off the bench as well. Heisey can either stick around since he can play all 3 OF spots or find a cheaper alternative (which would be my preference).
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    Bailey for Gardner shouldn't even be a consideration. You could get younger more controllable guys. For BP I guess I could live with it.

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    http://www.espn1530.com/pages/lances...ticle=11889329


    *Walt reached out 2 Homer's agent last week. Wants to sit down/work something out. Rep'd by tough group. Will do everyting can.

    Read more: http://www.espn1530.com/pages/lances...#ixzz2mtxlHSLv

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    In the Jocketty interview on Friday with Lance he said the one thing he was still looking for was a RH bat most likely via trade. Found that interesting because they also seemed set with Hamilton in CF coming out of Redsfest. So where would this RH bat play? Who would even be a RH bat they might be eyeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    In the Jocketty interview on Friday with Lance he said the one thing he was still looking for was a RH bat most likely via trade. Found that interesting because they also seemed set with Hamilton in CF coming out of Redsfest. So where would this RH bat play? Who would even be a RH bat they might be eyeing?
    Maybe they question Ludwicks return to form?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    In the Jocketty interview on Friday with Lance he said the one thing he was still looking for was a RH bat most likely via trade. Found that interesting because they also seemed set with Hamilton in CF coming out of Redsfest. So where would this RH bat play? Who would even be a RH bat they might be eyeing?
    I imagine if they could find a RH bat for CF that would allow them to start Hamilton in AAA, they would get him.
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    If Jocketty had drafted Wacha instead of Travieso, this winter's offseason would be completely different.

    The Reds could extend Bailey and trade Leake for a leadoff or a RH # 4.
    The Reds could trade Bailey for a package of prospects and still have a rotation of Cingrani and Wacha.

    My dream scenario is we extend Bailey, bring back Choo and extend Latos.

    A rotation of:

    Latos
    Cueto
    Bailey
    Cingrani
    Wacha

    is just filthy.

    Then we could fetch something back for Leake, throw in Heisey and Soto.

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    I imagine if they could find a RH bat for CF that would allow them to start Hamilton in AAA, they would get him.
    True I guess they could certainly do that. RH bats that can play CF who I guess might be on his radar could be guys like Cespedes, Ruggiano, Pollock. I am assuming they would never be in hunt for a guy like Kemp due to combination of injuries and salary.

    Ruggiano would have to be a platoon guy though and I do not think they want Skip out there everyday against Righties. Ruggiano does kill lefties. Managed to have a .504 slugging with only a 260 BABIP against them last season. Cespedes would be a 2 year rental as I am sure he will go to Free Agency so not sure Reds want to pay the price A's might ask. Don't know if Pollock is enough of an upgrade over Hamilton to justify move. I've said it before if Walt figures out how to improve the team this month my hat is off to him, so I am in camp it might be best to go with what we got. I just found it was interesting he specifically mentioned RH bat he wanted.

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    In the Jocketty interview on Friday with Lance he said the one thing he was still looking for was a RH bat most likely via trade. Found that interesting because they also seemed set with Hamilton in CF coming out of Redsfest. So where would this RH bat play? Who would even be a RH bat they might be eyeing?
    I heard it, and I got the impression that he has something in the works, but that if it doesn't work out, they are going to look for free agent complimentary pieces, that were "further down the list" (Walt's words) aka Michael Morse and Jason Kubel types.
    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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    I heard some speculation last night on XM (not on the MLBnetwork) while driving, the discussion of course, was how to get actual players onto the Yankees and give peanuts to other teams in return. They were trying to work through how to get Bailey and Phillips onto the Yankees. They spent several minutes debating if Gardner was too much for Bailey alone. The hosts threw out this one that did catch my attention. Bailey and Phillips for Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda, and Nik Turley. That one hinges on where Pineda is. If Pineda is anywhere close to what he was in Seattle, you have to make that deal. Trouble is I doubt he will ever be.
    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 LoganBuck View Post
    I heard some speculation last night on XM (not on the MLBnetwork) while driving, the discussion of course, was how to get actual players onto the Yankees and give peanuts to other teams in return. They were trying to work through how to get Bailey and Phillips onto the Yankees. They spent several minutes debating if Gardner was too much for Bailey alone. The hosts threw out this one that did catch my attention. Bailey and Phillips for Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda, and Nik Turley. That one hinges on where Pineda is. If Pineda is anywhere close to what he was in Seattle, you have to make that deal. Trouble is I doubt he will ever be.
    How about that trade, then package Sanchez and Chapman plus prospects to the Rays for Price and McGee?

    Sign Mark Ellis

    Rotation:

    Price
    Cueto
    Latos
    Cingrani
    Leake
    Pineda in AAA

    Pen:

    McGee
    Marshall
    Broxton
    Hoover
    LeCure
    Parra

    Lineup:

    Gardner
    Ellis
    Votto
    Ludwick
    Bruce
    Mes
    Frazier
    Cozart
    Last edited by 757690; 12-08-2013 at 03:42 PM.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    In the Jocketty interview on Friday with Lance he said the one thing he was still looking for was a RH bat most likely via trade. Found that interesting because they also seemed set with Hamilton in CF coming out of Redsfest. So where would this RH bat play? Who would even be a RH bat they might be eyeing?
    Matt Kemp.

    Phillips and Broxton for Kemp with the Dodgers paying the entire salary difference ($61M by my count).

    Hey, a guy can dream.
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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Matt Kemp.

    Phillips and Broxton for Kemp with the Dodgers paying the entire salary difference ($61M by my count).

    Hey, a guy can dream.
    Why don't we have them throw in Puig while we're at it?
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    Re: Unofficial Hot Stove News and Rumor Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    In the Jocketty interview on Friday with Lance he said the one thing he was still looking for was a RH bat most likely via trade.
    Choo, who brought a semblance of balance to the lineup as a LHH, is gone, so why wouldn't Jocketty go back to the good old days of Votto and Bruce as the only LHH in the lineup?

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