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    Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    I LOVE these moves. We're not giving anything up, they aren't holding anyone back, its a win win situation in my mind. It's helping to build a lot of trickle down depth into the minor leagues, which is nice because I like to see my Louisville Bats win for a change!

    I can't see why peole get so uptight about these moves and make anyone the Reds sign out to be the whipping boy. It's not like they are spending anything on them, and its helping the minor leagues get more solid players to start winning. Worst case scenerio, they suck, you lose nothing really, and just drop them. I hope Krivsky keeps picking up depth like this, I would approve of even trading a big name or two for some DECENT prospects.

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOREDSGO32
    I would approve of even trading a big name or two for some DECENT prospects.
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    I don't mind Kata, Ross or Phillips...but Rich, Hatteberg, White, and Womack should be noplace near this team.
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    Nothing wrong with Hatteberg, IMO. The rest of your list I genreally agree with.
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    I have actually found myself rooting for the players you listed Goredsgo44, not because they are on the Reds and I want the Reds to do well. No, I found myself rooting for them because they have been so abused and hated on this board that my "under-dog syndrome" has kicked in.

    Personally I'm loving the great start that most of them are enjoying. I know it most likely won't last for them and they will regress down to career norms, but maybe it will last long enough for Krivsky to shine one or two of them up and trade them for something.

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    I argee with the list Womack and Hatteberg should be here though! Why dose everyone dislike Womack?
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    Womack is disliked because:

    1. Low on base average
    2. Poor fielding
    3. He takes at bats away from Ryan Freel, who has a better on base average and is a peskier baserunner.
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    The problem is Womack is holding someone back. RYAN FREEL! What does the guy have to do to get a starting job in this city?!

    I dont have a problem with Aurilia and Hatteberg platooning at first if Dunn wants to whine about not wanting to play first. However his defense in LF is killing us and we are only 4 games into the season. I will save that post for another topic though....

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    Ryan Freel has not been able to stay healthy for an entire year with the playing time that he has gotten (which has been alot for a sub). What makes everyone think he would be able to stay healthy if he was starting? Besides Freel will get plenty of playing time as a super-sub in the infield and outfield, players need a rest/break or even time to get their head screwed on straight sometimes.

    Oh and to address the low OPS of Womacks, he currently has a 1.127 OPS that doesn't look too low to me. If anything freel should be starting in place of Kearns right now till Tony Womack regresses to career norms, it's not like it's July and the Reds are 15 games back. The Reds are still playing to win which means you play the hot hands, and right now out of those three, the two hot hands are Freel and Womack.

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    If he is the best option, you should play him. Play him until he isnt healthy. Give him a day off a week. 2 games isnt enough to base someones OPS off of. As for Kearns sitting down for Womack, are you kidding? If you wanted to say Kearns for maybe Denorfia, I might listen....but Womack?!

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    It's been 4 games..look at the stats from the last few years.
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, e

    Quote Originally Posted by GOREDSGO32
    We're not giving anything up
    Yes, they did give something up. In Womack's case it was Kevin Howard and Ben Himes, for Ross it was Bobby Basham, and while I don't yet know what they're giving up for Phillips he isn't going to be free. Why give up anything for players who add no value to the team?

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    As for Kearns sitting down for Womack, are you kidding? If you wanted to say Kearns for maybe Denorfia, I might listen....but Womack?!
    Actually I said sit Kearns for Freel not Womack. I know that 4 games does not a season make, but right now Womack is in a groove, and 4 games is enough to decide if you play the hot bat or not, I'm not saying that Womack is the starting 2nd baseman for the year just till he regresses to norms again. Then you start Freel at 2nd and put Kearns back out in RF full time.
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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    My bad redlegz....I really need to learn to read better.

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    Re: Say what you will about these signings - Aurilia, Womack, Kata, Ross, Phillips, etc.

    the one thing about having both freel and womack is you can keep both of them fresh. there is always questions about freel's health but rotating those two will keep freel healthy and let him contibute all season. if freel continues to play this way he will force himself into the starting linup somewhere everyday. i still believe there is some kind of trade in the works. we can't continue to have all these extra players.
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