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I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.
Some people are Optimists (They see the glass 1/2 full).
Others are Pessimists (They see the glass 1/2 empty).
Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.
Man, should have done that two years ago.
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I'd be very in. Forget money right now, because if they sign him, then the Reds have enough money.
a 3-4-5 of Votto-Beltran-Bruce...I'm in.
I also don't care about his age. He's one of the best post season hitters of all time (don't know if that means much). Maybe I'm letting my eyeballs tell me too much, but I would take it.
Really wanted him bad two years ago. Like really bad. Now I'd still take him, and would rather have him for 2/20 or a little more than that than Choo for 5/100.
I wonder how his defense in CF at 36 might compare to Choo at 32? Once Hamilton is ready, Beltran could slide over to LF and bridge to Winker/Ervin/Y-Rod.
Only thing I wouldn't like is losing the first round pick. I wouldn't like that at all.
If he got a qualifying offer, then no. Next years draft is packed, and I don't want to give the Cardinals the Reds #1 pick.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
I think it'd be tough giving up the pick but Beltran would give the reds the bat they need without having to give up players that are already on the roster. Losing the pick would hurt, but losing the actual talent to gain a hitter of his quality via trade may hurt more.
It'd be worth it to just see him torch the Cards 16 games next year.
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
Beltran is no longer a CF, barely a RF, moving to LF.
If you can throw and run you play CF, If you can cut the gap and have a good arm RF, if you no longer can cut the gap or have a bad arm you are in LF.
Carlos no longer has wheels that can cover RF much alone LF
Beltran has said that he wants to play 3 more years. So it will probably take a 3 year deal to sign him.
I see Beltran as a Dante Bichette/Rich Aurillia/2013 Lance Berkman for the Reds. No way the Reds get any Cardinal magic out of a former super star.
Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: TBA
If we lose Choo, then the Beltran pick is a wash. We gain one, we lose one.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98