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    Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Cincinnati(AP)-The Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros agreed on a trade late Friday night, sending all star outfielder Adam Dunn to the Houston Astros for three minor leaguers.

    Dunn, a native of Houston, said he felt saddened leaving the Reds behind, but that with a chance to join the National League champions and compete with the likes of Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman was a dream come true.

    "It's amazing", Dunn said. I hate to leave this city, and the fans of Cincinnati have been nothing but nice, but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play for my hometown team who made it to the World Series."

    In return, the Reds will receive top pitching prospects Jason Hirsh and Troy Patton, both of whom could contribute at the major league level immediately. The Reds also received OF prospect Eli Iorg.

    Hirsh, who is considered the top pitching prospect in the Astros organization, went 13-8 with a 2.87 ERA at AA Corpus Christi. New GM Wayne Krivsky says that the 24 year old Hirsh will start the year at AAA and could get a look by the All Star break.

    Patton, who at age 20 dominated low A with the Lexington Legends, holds a record with 32 straight scoreless innings. "He has the most upside of any of these players we have acquired", Krivsky said. Patton will start at AA.

    Iorg, who was taken from Tennessee in the first round of the 2005 supplemental draft, hit .333 in rookie league Greenville. Astros GM Tim Purpura believes he could be a 20/20 player once he reaches the majors.

    The biggest news was that Dunn was sent to a division rival, but the Astros plan on starting Dunn in left and moving Preston Wilson to center. Astros manager Phil Garner has Dunn penciled in to bat fifth behind Morgan Ensberg.
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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    I bet you got up extra early for this one WV.....
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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    I knew this was coming. IIRC, Creek did the very same thing last year.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    At first, I started to get that feeling, but I quickly thought "Oh yeah, it's April Fools."

    Good one WV!
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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    I wonder what Sara Sota is up to these days?
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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Yes - but from April through September we're all fools!
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    I don't believe I just fell for that! I don't believe I just fell for that!

    (Said in my best impersonation of Vin Scully calling Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series home run.)

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    I knew it right when I saw it. Its just too obvious.

    Should be something like

    "Adam Dunn suffers broken leg at gay bar" now THAT would be funny.

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    I knew it right when I saw it. Its just too obvious.

    Should be something like

    "Adam Dunn suffers broken leg at gay bar" now THAT would be funny.
    Or "Adam Dunn has fainting spell - creek just too much woman for him."
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    Or "Adam Dunn has fainting spell - creek just too much woman for him."
    "Dunn found passed out in apartment with pictures of a woman known as Creek14 all around him. Authorities believe it was an overdose of PASSION."

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Well, you got me. I forgot what day this was.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    This made my heart sink for a second. I forgot what day it was.

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Split second of [edited]
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    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    The sticky is a wonderful touch.
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    Re: Adam Dunn traded to Houston for prospects

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    The sticky is a wonderful touch.
    Exactly my thoughts. The sticky lended some brief credibility to it....
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