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    Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    It won't allow me to copy and paste the article but here's the link.

    http://www.timesonline.com/site/news...d=478568&rfi=6

    I would like to have Wilson, however, I still prefer they go after a Shealy, Choi, or Carlos Pena.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    Here is the section talking about Wilson.

    Reds eye Wilson

    Any chance the Pirates might trade first baseman/outfielder Craig Wilson to Boston for right-hander Matt Clement ended Monday when the Red Sox traded right-hander Bronson Arroyo to the Cincinnati Reds in a trade for left fielder Wily Mo Pena.

    Cincinnati is now reportedly eyeing Wilson to play first base with Adam Dunn, uncomfortable in his spring trial at that position, moving back to left. The Reds asked Dunn to learn first base after trading Sean Casey to the Pirates over the winter.

    The Atlanta Braves are also a strong possibility to trade for Wilson as they are looking for someone to platoon with left-handed hitting first baseman Adam LaRoche. Atlanta is not likely to part with right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Davies but could trade right-hander John Thomson.

    The deal would be close to a financial wash as Thomson has a $3.75-million salary this year while Wilson will make $3.3 million. Thomson also has a club option in his contract for $4.75 million in 2007 that can be bought out for $500,000.

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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    I'd be on board with that, I suppose, even though I think Wilson's defense vs. Dunn's defense is a push. Anything to get Hatteberg out of the everyday lineup.

    I'd still rather see Griffey at 1B and Denorfia in CF, though.
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    I wouldn't mind Wilson. Hey, he's better than Hatteberg at first.
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    If you're going to spend $3.0M on a first baseman, I'd much rather it be Carlos Pena than Craig Wilson.

    If you're going to trade valuable commodities for a first baseman, I'd much rather they trade for Hee Seop Choi or Shealy than Craig Wilson.

    In short, I'm not that interested in Craig Wilson for the salary or the players it would cost to acquire him.
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    So what do you offer the Pirates? Jason LaRue? Not sure if I'm interested in that.

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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    So what do you offer the Pirates? Jason LaRue? Not sure if I'm interested in that.
    Yeah, after seeing the price the Braves are willing to pay (Thomson), I'm not so sure I wouldn't throw in my cards this hand.
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    I'd rather go for Wilkerson
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    What is this fascination with catchers?
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    What is this fascination with catchers?
    Our manager was one.
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    What is this fascination with catchers?
    I think I saw some quote around here that might shine some light on it.
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    What is this fascination with catchers?
    Just because both Hatteberg and Wilson used to be able to catch does not mean that Krivsky has any interest in using them in that role.

    Now David Ross is another story. I'm not really sure what his role will be.

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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    So what do you offer the Pirates? Jason LaRue? Not sure if I'm interested in that.
    Dave Williams?

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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    I think we might have a spare left handed starter who is bouncing back from an injury... Dave Williams for Craig Wilson!
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    Re: Reds interested in Craig Wilson

    I assume the main reason to trade Wilson is they don't want to pay $3M+ for a reserve.
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