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    Team Clark

    A few questions:

    1. When can we expect to see Casey back?
    2. What is the Griffey prognosis right now?
    3. Is anyone in the organization growing tired of Bowden?
    4. Is Adam Dunn really going to put the tobacco on EBAY?
    5. Are we ever going to trade one of our 1000 "5-toolers" for a halfway decent pitcher?

    Thanks again TCII! We love 'ya!

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by letsgojunior:
    <strong>A few questions:

    5. Are we ever going to trade one of our 1000 "5-toolers" for a halfway decent pitcher?

    Thanks again TCII! We love 'ya!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Now wait a minute, you have me all confused. According to the stats of the alleged 5-tool outfielders of the Cincinnati Reds only one has legitimate 5-tool outfielder credentials that could be considered for the following “Are we ever going to trade one of our 1000 "5-toolers" for a halfway decent pitcher?” and that is simply KGJ.

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    I was referring to Encarnacion, Mateo, Wily Mo, possibly Kearns, et al. Would you get off of trading KGJ already? I am sick of hearing about it. Griffey is more than just a 5-tooler. He is a franchise player and puts people in the seats. Griffey is necessary. He is our best offensive and defensive player. You don't trade the cornerstone, you trade the loose parts.

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    Well put LGJ

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    LGJ... Casey is day to day. He was scheduled to play yesterday and pulled himself from the lineup after running with the team. Every time he makes a sharp turn he gets "woozy". I would expect to see him start Sat or Sun. He did pinch hit today.

    Griffey's prognosis is much better than expected. Because his legs were in such great shape the injury is healing at a very rapid pace. KGJ is working very hard and may return in 2 more weeks. His real test will be agility drills.

    Everyone in this organization os sick of Bowden. He is the topic of almost every conversation. Time for him to go.

    I'll ask Adam if I get the chance. I think that was a joke. You never know with Adam.

    This winter may be the most active in Reds history. There are several players who are performing well for the Reds both in the minors and at the Major League level. Any and all could easily be traded for starting pitching. If the Reds get the 30-40 Million payroll bump they may even take a flier on Glavine.

    I would expect Jimbo to be gone at season's end. HOWEVER, I was told by several sources, some of which were in the Reds front office, that Jimbo was a DEFINITE goner last winter. He's still here and they were wrong. We just have to wait and see. Look for Naehring to be the front runner if Jim is replaced.

    <small>[ 04-18-2002, 07:18 PM: Message edited by: Team Clark ]</small>

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    Team Clark, I would just like to re-enforce (sp?) what most everyone on this board feels. That is, we greatly appreciate your insight on this board.

    Where else on the internet can you go and get info from someone actually on the "inside" about your favorite team?

    Again, thanks.
    Matta = Really good

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    Yeah, I think it is so cool that Team Clark always answers our questions and lets us know about the team. Thanks Team Clark, your insight is greatly appreciated.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> Look for Naehring to be the front runner if Jim is replaced. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">And herein is the problem.

    We needed a Lou Pinella and got stuck with Bob Boone. Now we need a "Lou Pinella-like" GM, and we're going to wind up with another "Bob Boone-like" GM. The lowest bidder gets the job.

    Nothing against Naehring, but we need someone who has actually run a franchise before. And, I would like to see what JimBo could do with a $70 million payroll and additional funds for the farm system.
    Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by MikeS21:
    <strong>Nothing against Naehring, but we need someone who has actually run a franchise before. And, I would like to see what JimBo could do with a $70 million payroll and additional funds for the farm system.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Everybody has to start somewhere, Mike. If you're a JimBo fan, remember that he never was a GM before he started here either.
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    Chip I have to agree. Naehring is WIDELY respected which I can't say for Jim. Tim has done an incredible job along with Leland Maddox and Casey McKeon of putting together a solid farm system.

    I would much rather have Naehring running the organization than someone from the outside. Tim knows every player and every coach in the system. That in itself is half the battle for a new GM in my opinion. Doc Rodgers will undoubtedly get a look. So will Leland Maddox, Gary Hughes and possibly Johnny Bench.

    Doc's star has fallen a bit in the past two seasons. (Long story)

    Leland is 100% qualified for the job. He may take a job elsewhere if Jim and Doc are let go.

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    "If the Reds get the 30-40 Million payroll bump they may even take a flier on Glavine."

    Won't happen. Glavine's going to retire a Brave. Same with Maddux.

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    Team Clark, can you clear up another puzzlement for us? The reluctance on Bowdens part to bring up Fernandez? Do they think their catchers can't handle a knuckler or what? Corky Miller catches him in Louisville doesn't he? I think the guy deserves a shot! <img border="0" alt="[Beer Me]" title="" src="graemlins/beerme.gif" />
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    15 Fan... I do agree that Glavine wants to be a Brave and may very well retire as a Brave. That doesn't mean teams will not be wooing him.

    Barbarossa... Jared Fernandez is not on a lot of teams' radar screen despite putting up decent numbers in AAA. Some baseball people fear the knuckleball pitcher as they are unpredicatable pitchers. Bowden and Boone fall into that category.

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    Anybody else get the feeling that Team Clark is Hal McCoy's son?? Notice most of his posts somehow rip Bowden, even if it's not the subject at hand. One question, son of Hal, do you think there are many gm's who could do significantly better with a $45mm payroll, particularly when that gm is force-fed with a hefty $9mm contract for a 38 year old shortstop, effectively making the 'available' payroll even lower. I have a feeling you'll somehow say yes, but the numbers would prove otherwise. I think Bowden has made very few mistakes when it comes to contract negotiations, player trades, free agents, etc. And despite having to deal with bad luck and inherent disadvantages (Junior's injuries, Lark's contract, limited payroll), he has kept this team competitive in all but one season (2001).

    By the way, the Reds will NOT bump payroll by $30 million next year. Some, but not $30 mil. I would have expected an insider to know that.

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    Well Team Tuck,
    A post like that leaves everyone wondering if you're Jimbo's son...or perhaps Jimbo himself. I will grant you, Son of Jim, that Bowden has not had much to work with and all in all has made some good moves. However, most people have a problem with Jim Bowden the man, not Jim Bowden the GM. Let's just say I have it on pretty good authority that Pokey Reese (as much as I dislike that little man) wasn't lying when he said "If Jim Bowden's lips are moving, he's lying." The guy is a good GM, but I bet he would be a fantastic GM is he only dealt straight with people.
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