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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.

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

    Signing both Aurilia AND Womack makes no sense whatsoever.

    So the Reds will likely do it.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    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.
    He'd be handed the job AGAIN, just like last year..he would steal at bats away from EE when EE needs all the playing time he can get.

    No thanks.
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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    He'd be handed the job AGAIN, just like last year..he would steal at bats away from EE when EE needs all the playing time he can get.

    No thanks.
    This is my fear as well. He'll get handed the 3B job while Narron tells everyone RA and EE will be "competing" in spring training.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM
    This is my fear as well. He'll get handed the 3B job while Narron tells everyone RA and EE will be "competing" in spring training.
    To quote Shatner, I can't get behind that.
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    Re: You've got to be kidding me....

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    He'd be handed the job AGAIN, just like last year..he would steal at bats away from EE when EE needs all the playing time he can get.

    No thanks.
    I don't think so. I don't recall Aurillia getting a lot of playing time at 3b after Encarcion came up. There's nothing wrong with giving Encarcion a day off once a week or so anyhow, or playing a matchup. Encarcion will get plenty of at bats, no matter what infielders are signed.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    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.

    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.
    Im not wanting Aruillia back for two reasons: #1) I have no reason to believe that he will contribute as much in '06 to the Reds as he did in '05----most of which was with the bat. #2)He's going to have to change his attitude and realize that he's a role player now; zip his lip and think about what he's assigned to do to improve the team. Unfortunately, nothing he's done during his time with the Reds shows that he can do that.

    OTOH, if I knew that OB was going to trade for Womack and I could change it by going back in time and getting RA to sign with the Reds before they pulled the trigger on the trade, I'd do it.

    Still six days to go.

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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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