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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Giants go out in order after the Morse HR. 2-1 Giants in the 2nd.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Thank god Walt doesn't ever sign competent veteran players like Michael Morse on one year deals. Much better bet to overpay on extended deals to guys like Ludwick who caught fire for two months.
    Yes, it was madness to extend a guy coming off an .877 OPS season.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Thank god Walt doesn't ever sign competent veteran players like Michael Morse on one year deals. Much better bet to overpay on extended deals to guys like Ludwick who caught fire for two months.
    LIke when Walt originally signed Ludwick, a competent veteran coming off a poor year?

    Morse was horrible last year, that's why he got a 1 year deal only. You think if he continues to hit a .900 OPS he'll get a one year deal again?

    I guess the trick is to know whuch players will rebound year to year.

    And Ludwick had a solid season, he didn't simply catch fire for 2 months.

    Being negative for fun is one thing, at least try to have some semblance of accuracy in your posts please.

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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Thank god Walt doesn't ever sign competent veteran players like Michael Morse on one year deals. Much better bet to overpay on extended deals to guys like Ludwick who caught fire for two months.
    Ludwick was signed to a one year deal before the extension

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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Reds out in order in the 2nd. 2-1 Giants.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Curious: when was the last time you had a positive post?
    I recall several people around here hoping that Jocketty would acquire Morse.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    LIke when Walt originally signed Ludwick, a competent veteran coming off a poor year?

    Morse was horrible last year, that's why he got a 1 year deal only. You think if he continues to hit a .900 OPS he'll get a one year deal again?

    I guess the trick is to know whuch players will rebound year to year.

    And Ludwick had a solid season, he didn't simply catch fire for 2 months.

    Being negative for fun is one thing, at least try to have some semblance of accuracy in your posts please.

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    He doesn't even attempt that anymore. He gives extended market value deals to every player with a pulse. Zero pay flex left and a bunch of black holes throughout the lineup with no roster depth.

    Catch lightning in a bottle as a Red and Walt might extend you for life and then claim his hands are tied.

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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    LIke when Walt originally signed Ludwick, a competent veteran coming off a poor year?

    Morse was horrible last year, that's why he got a 1 year deal only. You think if he continues to hit a .900 OPS he'll get a one year deal again?

    I guess the trick is to know whuch players will rebound year to year.

    And Ludwick had a solid season, he didn't simply catch fire for 2 months.

    Being negative for fun is one thing, at least try to have some semblance of accuracy in your posts please.

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    Morse had a wrist injury last year by the way. He's exactly the kind of player the Reds should target but can't because Walt either thinks this is
    New York or doesn't care because he will be retired/dead by the time all of this deferred money is owed.

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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Catch lightning in a bottle as a Red and Walt might extend you for life and then claim his hands are tied.
    Totally agree.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    He doesn't even attempt that anymore. He gives extended market value deals to every player with a pulse. Zero pay flex left and a bunch of black holes throughout the lineup with no roster depth.

    Catch lightning in a bottle as a Red and Walt might extend you for life and then claim his hands are tied.
    2 year extension + an option = for life now? Interesting.

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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    2 year extension + an option = for life now? Interesting.
    It'll be his last contract I bet. Basically his whole baseball life.

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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Reds appealing a safe call at first. I think they will win it. Pena looked to stay on the base when the ball was in glove.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    I recall several people around here hoping that Jocketty would acquire Morse.
    I was one of them, but I ain't gonna complain about it all day.
    "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: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Morse had a wrist injury last year by the way. He's exactly the kind of player the Reds should target but can't because Walt either thinks this is
    New York or doesn't care because he will be retired/dead by the time all of this deferred money is owed.
    Morse never played for the Cardinals so he was out of all consideration.
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    Re: 6/5/2014 Reds vs Giants DAY GAME

    It was a 2 year extension for a guy coming off of a really good season. You are wringing your hands over 1 additional season. Take a step back and think about it for a moment. There is no way Walt could have foreseen a massive shoulder injury on the first day of the season.


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