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    Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    From the Rockies twitter feed:

    #Rockies have acquired RHP Jordan Lyles & OF Brandon Barnes from @astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and a PTBNL.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Errrrrrr!
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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Errrrrrr!
    Doesn't look like the Astros gave up much. Would Leake and LaMarre be a Reds equivalent of what the Astros gave up?

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    Doesn't look like the Astros gave up much. Would Leake and LaMarre be a Reds equivalent of what the Astros gave up?
    That team is going nowhere and they pull off Fowler. Ugh.
    Last edited by Dom Heffner; 12-03-2013 at 05:33 PM.
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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    A two bit outfielder and and a 6K/9 pitcher.

    Just ugh.
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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Why wasn't Walt all over this? I mean, I know he's got more knowledge than I do about the value of players, but I have to believe he could have topped that deal. Fowler seems like he coulda been an obvious part of the 2014 solution for the Reds.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Why wasn't Walt all over this? I mean, I know he's got more knowledge than I do about the value of players, but I have to believe he could have topped that deal. Fowler seems like he coulda been an obvious part of the 2014 solution for the Reds.
    Maybe he's got something bigger cooking...

    A guy can dream right?

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Who could the Reds offer? Reds only good young, cost controlled, close to mlb ready pitcher is Stephenson. Corcino isn't going to do it. Fowler's a good target, but Reds didn't have what the Rockies were looking for.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Who could the Reds offer? Reds only good young, cost controlled, close to mlb ready pitcher is Stephenson. Corcino isn't going to do it. Fowler's a good target, but Reds didn't have what the Rockies were looking for.
    Too often this is all it comes down to.

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Fowler is an overrated Coors Field mirage.

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    nm
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Fowler is an overrated Coors Field mirage.
    Yeah, I'm not getting the love-fest for some of the guys that get gushed over here. Fowler's one of them.
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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Who could the Reds offer? Reds only good young, cost controlled, close to mlb ready pitcher is Stephenson. Corcino isn't going to do it. Fowler's a good target, but Reds didn't have what the Rockies were looking for.
    So Leake and Lamarre wouldn't fit the bill?
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    Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Fowler is an overrated Coors Field mirage.
    I had the impression that Coors field didn't produce mirages since the humidor. Coors beer mirages? Absolutely. Coors field mirages? Not so much anymore.

    Guy has close to an .800 lifetime OPS. I have to think anything close to that in CF would be a huge lift to the Reds. And he, unlike Choo, is actually a CF.
    Last edited by RedEye; 12-03-2013 at 07:35 PM.
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    Re: Dexter Fowler traded to Houston

    I know he wasn't perfect. But, this team needs offense, and I think he could've helped. The problem is to replace Choo (and probably Phillips) you need two good players just to break even with last year.

    I really hope Walt has a plan, and I know in the past his stuff has been quiet until it happened, but I'm starting to get a little nervous as options come off the board and you hear very little about Cincy.


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