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    LF Problem Solved!!!

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...-for-2015.html

    May the Circle Be Unbroken!

    Bring home the "Weapon of Mass Production!"

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    Re: LF Problem Solved!!!

    I hope he comes back and wins an MVP. I have a bunch of his rookie cards that I might be able to sell
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    He's not the guy I want to see come back. http://www.baseball-reference.com/ja...d=balent001wla
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    He's not the guy I want to see come back. http://www.baseball-reference.com/ja...d=balent001wla
    Never understood why Walt gave up on this Wlad. The Reds needed a LF, and he did a decent job of htting in limited play, and was one of the better defenders. They chose Gomes instead. They gave up on Cantu too. Never understood that either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    He's not the guy I want to see come back. http://www.baseball-reference.com/ja...d=balent001wla
    Well, if we're being serious, I'd agree with that also. I wouldn't mind offering either a minor league contract and a spring trining invite. At worst, a possible RH bat candidate that is little-to-no risk unless they make the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Never understood why Walt gave up on this Wlad. The Reds needed a LF, and he did a decent job of htting in limited play, and was one of the better defenders. They chose Gomes instead. They gave up on Cantu too. Never understood that either.
    I liked both dudes but I had no problem seeing them go. Cantu was a total butcher in the field, 1B was the place you could reasonably play him and we had just had just seen the debut of a guy named Joey Votto at that time.


    I was a Wlad supporter and was bummed that he didn't get more a shot in 09 but what he is doing in Japan doesn't mean much to me, though I am glad for him.
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    Re: LF Problem Solved!!!

    Reds need to sign WMP to have him in the All Star HR contest.
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    Re: LF Problem Solved!!!

    Maybe the Reds can rewrite his contract.

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    Re: LF Problem Solved!!!

    In the event someone is at work and cannot open the links, this thread is about Wily Mo Pena.
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    I would ABSOLUTELY bring WMP back, no doubt. Give him a chance, nothing to lose by trying. We need a LF, worth a shot IMO. All depends on the price.

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    Re: LF Problem Solved!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Never understood why Walt gave up on this Wlad. The Reds needed a LF, and he did a decent job of htting in limited play, and was one of the better defenders. They chose Gomes instead. They gave up on Cantu too. Never understood that either.
    Cantu out of the game at age 29, plenty there to understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMO View Post
    I would ABSOLUTELY bring WMP back, no doubt. Give him a chance, nothing to lose by trying. We need a LF, worth a shot IMO. All depends on the price.
    What a waste of a roster spot he would be

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Cantu out of the game at age 29, plenty there to understand

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    What a waste of a roster spot he would be

    If I did bring back WMP (doubtful). he wouldn't have a roster spot unless he earned it. Non-roster, ST invite only.


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