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    Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Thank you, Mr. Castellini.

    You've done more in 4 days to restore hope to Reds fans everywhere than I've seen done in 4 years.

    You're obviously a man of action, and we love that.

    You bought yourself a lot of chips today. You showed that your talk isn't cheap.

    We don't ask much. We know it's tough running a middle market team.

    Just show us you care. Show us it matters. Show us that you love the Reds just as much as we do.

    You've done that in spades so far.

    Thank you.

    I promise I'll eat my vegetables from now on.

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Thank you, Mr. Castellini.

    You've done more in 4 days to restore hope to Reds fans everywhere than I've seen done in 4 years.

    You're obviously a man of action, and we love that.

    You bought yourself a lot of chips today. You showed that your talk isn't cheap.

    We don't ask much. We know it's tough running a middle market team.

    Just show us you care. Show us it matters. Show us that you love the Reds just as much as we do.

    You've done that in spades so far.

    Thank you.

    I promise I'll eat my vegetables from now on.

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    brown-noser. He's not really reading the board, you kiss up

    You'd better hope he's not, punk.

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    The Bengals can wait.

    THE REDS ARE BACK, BABY!!!
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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    From a business perspective, it makes a ton of sense. Mr. C needed to let his customers know that he means business. Leaving DanO in the job for much longer would send a message that, yes, there's a new owner but things are status quo...same old Front Office. This was an easy move, IMO, from a PR standpoint.

    I mean, holy smokes, are you listening to WLW? Looks at this forum. People are talking about the Reds for a change. Mr. C created a buzz by doing the one, simple thing that fans have been clamoring for.

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Next up, Adam Dunn and an LTC & outright release of Rich Aurilia will make my day.
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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Might this be another opportunity, or enticement, to get Lou Piniella to return to the Reds?

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    health, why would you want an outright release of the guy who led the team in average with runners in scoring position last year? He hit .343 with RISP, and he can play backup to EE, Lopez and whoever plays at second base.

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Because the guy isn't very good defensively and demands to play in front of young players who have an upside (Ed E, Freel, Begolla). And it is money that could be spent more wisely on something the Reds don't have...pitching.

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    He can demand all he wants this year, I dont think he will be playing in front of Freel or Edwin. He is good coming off the bench though or giving a guy a day of rest. Plus, what are you going to spend his money on at this point in the offseason?

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    He can demand all he wants this year, I dont think he will be playing in front of Freel or Edwin. He is good coming off the bench though or giving a guy a day of rest. Plus, what are you going to spend his money on at this point in the offseason?
    Well, he can start in AAA.
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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    He can demand all he wants this year, I dont think he will be playing in front of Freel or Edwin. He is good coming off the bench though or giving a guy a day of rest. Plus, what are you going to spend his money on at this point in the offseason?
    Doug - why sign him back when you traded for Womack? It seems redundant to say the least. Before today - and I'm not sure that it might change due to Narron's comments the other day - EdE could hit lights out and he'd be on the bus to Louisville. Plus, with his whiney attitude and "veteran precence", I don't want that on the team. While his statistics look good, he couldn't hit a barn on the road.

    The other telling factor is that 29 other teams passed on him this off-season. Obviously if he was so good as he thought he was, someone would have picked him up.

    Just because there is $1.3 Million laying around burning a hole in a pocket, doesn't mean you have to spend it. Especially on Richie.
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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    I was unimpressed by Friday's presser.

    I was impressed with today's action.

    I hope to be impressed by the choice for the next GM.

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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Because BA RISP is pretty much a useless measure of offensive contribution. But let's not rehash that whole debate here. We have several LONG threads discussing it in detail.
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    Re: Thank you Mr. Castellini

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM
    Because BA RISP is pretty much a useless measure of offensive contribution. But let's not rehash that whole debate here. We have several LONG threads discussing it in detail.
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