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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    I liked Kelly. I also think Machado can be a decent player down the road, but hated the fact he was out of options, and I don't trust DanO using him correctly.

    I do like Kearns and Freel better than either of them, though.
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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    Kelly had good D and good speed, which is something we lack. To be honest, I'd rather have Machado over Aurilia anyday. Machado is an OK bench player IMO.

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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    I remember watching Kelly play CF during the few opportunities that he had with the big club and it was a pleasure to admire his range, speed, and athleticism.
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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

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    I'd rather have Machado over Aurilia anyday.
    I fully understand that Rich Aurilia is the Redszone whipping boy....but this is alittle too much in my opinion.
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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    Rich is better right now, but he's old, horrible defense, and a free agent after the season. Machado is young, good defense, and has some upside to him. Rich will only get worse. That was my point.

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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig
    Rich is better right now, but he's old, horrible defense, and a free agent after the season. Machado is young, good defense, and has some upside to him. Rich will only get worse. That was my point.
    I can see your point, but is it worth holding a roster spot for Machado for a couple years in hopes that he actually does get better? It's also possible that this is as good as Machado is going to get. Not all youngsters improve.

    I'd rather sign an Aurilla off the scrap heap every year than have Machado.
    I think you'd get more production that way.
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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    I can see your point, but is it worth holding a roster spot for Machado for a couple years in hopes that he actually does get better? It's also possible that this is as good as Machado is going to get. Not all youngsters improve.

    I'd rather sign an Aurilla off the scrap heap every year than have Machado.
    I think you'd get more production that way.
    Sadly I agree. I hope Aurilia is gone soon though, he has hopefully helped his value lately.

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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    I'm fine with losing Machado but I think losing Kelly was unnecessary. Why bring Kearns up now?

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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    Your going to have to bring him up some day this year, otherwise he will be one very unhappy camper. And withe amount of dead wood on the 25 man you would have to expose a few of them to the waiver before the year is out. Even if you brought up Kearns after 31 July Kelly would still be exposed to the waiver wire.

    Also OFer are a dime a dozenn. Especially as Kelly is late 20's. There's Rob Stratton in the Reds organisation, Steve Smitherman. Kelly is not a big loss for the club.

    Neither is Machado either. F'Lo has shown that he is a big league SS so there is no need to keep Machado around wasting space, time and money. Maybe the REDS should have organised themselves to trade him for some Class A potential but you can't really see any club trading for him at this stage.

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    Re: Freel Activated, Kelly Goes to Nats

    I'm surprised the Cubs didn't pick up Kelly. He'd sure look better in CF than Burnitz did last night.

    My issue with Kelly is a minor one and that is: could we have gotten something for him rather than letting him go for free? I'm leery that he got picked up so quickly and I have no confidence in O'Brien where stuff like this is concerned.

    As of right now, Jr is the only true CF on our roster. "If" Jr is traded, where does that leave our CF depth?


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