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    You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia



    From John Fay's "Reds Insider"

    RICHIE UPDATE: O'Brien said the Reds continue to negotiate with Rich Aurilia.

    "Both sides would like it resolved sooner than later," O'Brien said.

    It must be resolved by Jan. 9.

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...388/1071/SPT04


    There has to be pictures.....somewhere...

    How many more washed-up, egotistical, veteran middle infielders do we need?

    Let's go sign Jeff Kent.

    (Memo to DanO - I'm kidding on Jeff Kent - really, I'm kidding)
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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    I fully expect O'Brien to sign Rich. I console myself with the idea it will be the last act of O'Brien's tenure and the new owners will put timid Danny boy out of his misery.
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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    I guess that ends the notion that DanO offered him arbitration for the sole purpose of collecting the draft pick. Unless this is part of the charade?

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    The Reds should just go ahead and offer him the $15 million that he wants.


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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    Obvisouly not

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    DanO - No really, i'm still Kidding on Picking up Jeff Kent.....

    Repeat - I made a funny. We don't need Jeff Kent.
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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    DanO - No really, i'm still Kidding on Picking up Jeff Kent.....

    Repeat - I made a funny. We don't need Jeff Kent.
    It really wasn't that funny. Really, now we may end up with him.

    Way to go Heath!
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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    Probably trying to convince Rich to take the 1st base job.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    Can he pitch?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck
    Can he pitch?
    We don't need pitching, we need to flush cash on solid vets like Aurilia and Womack
    Go Gators!

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    Maybe it was a misprint. Maybe the Reds are continuing to negotiate for Rich Aurilia. Calling other teams, saying, "hey, have I got a free agent for you!"

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    Maybe my sarcasm or reverse psychology detector is off tonight, but are you guys really calling Jeff kent washed up?

    He was the 3rd best offensive 2nd baseman in all of baseball last year (to Brian Roberts and Chase Utley) and was top 5 in baseball both of the prior 2 years.

    Even if pitching is our #1 priority, we could use him.
    ". . . 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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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    They may have been emphasizing the egotistical bit because, yes, Kent was excellent last year. I didn't realize that until I was looking over the numbers a couple of weeks ago. Blame the unbalanced schedule, but he was completely off my radar. For all I knew until then, he was washed up.

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia

    that throbbing pain which had been absent the last couple of weeks is suddenly back.
    i wonder if this thread is any relation?

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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    I guess that ends the notion that DanO offered him arbitration for the sole purpose of collecting the draft pick. Unless this is part of the charade?
    I figured all along that DanO wanted Rich back. Think about it, why would Rich agree to be offered arb and agree to turn it down if negotiations weren't ongoing? It was never about getting another draft pick. Allen doesn't want to pay for additional draft picks (Look what we did with the comp pick from not signing Sowers.. picked a bad prospect with no leverage that would sign cheap).

    I know I'm in the vast minority, but I wouldn't mind having Aurillia back. He's only going to take playing time away from Womack and maybe Freel.. it's not like he'd block a hot prospect. If Encarcion can't beat out Aurillia for playing time, he doesn't deserve PT (I said the same thing about Lopez last year).

    Competition for playing time is good. I don't understand the great dread if Aurillia comes back. He would give us legitimate depth (unlike Machado, etc) that we desparately need.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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