Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: What is Hal thinking?

  1. #1
    Member Wheelhouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,896

    What is Hal thinking?

    In today's Ask Hal:

    Q: I hear the Florida Marlins might be interested in trading pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Would the Marlins take Ryan Freel, Rich Aurilia, Austin Kearns and a minor-league pitcher for him? Mark, Lexington, Ky.
    A: The Marlins' payroll is just over $14 million and Dontrelle makes about a third of that. Dontrelle, the pitcher-entertainer supreme, is one of my favorite players and he certainly could spruce up the Reds' rotation. Truthfully, though, I wouldn't trade Freel, Aurilia or Kearns and gut the roster. The way the Marlins are paring payroll, they might take three crates of oranges, 100 bunches of bananas and 20 season passes to Kings Island for Dontrelle.

    First of all I'd trade any of those players for a 24 year old Cy Young candidate and secondly, the Marlins wouldn't do it for that. It would take at least four TOP prospects to get Dontrelle. Not Kearns, Freel and Aurilia who all make in the millions.
    "Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    55,572

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    The Marlins won't deal him for nothing, and at 14 mill they are in profit land now.
    Go Gators!

  4. #3
    Your killin' me Smalls! StillFunkyB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Florence, KY
    Posts
    3,118

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    Hal has been out of touch with the game for a long time now.
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

  5. #4
    Waiting for a tour/album KittyDuran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Hamilton, Ohio
    Posts
    8,401

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    The Marlins won't trade Willis for Kearns, RA and Freel because they are trimming payroll?

    First of all I'd trade any of those players for a 24 year old Cy Young candidate and secondly, the Marlins wouldn't do it for that. It would take at least four TOP prospects to get Dontrelle. Not Kearns, Freel and Aurilia who all make in the millions.
    Plus the Reds would have to take on Willis' salary I'm sure.
    2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 15-12
    2014 Dragons record when I'm attending: 2-1
    "We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran

  6. #5
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,336

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    The Marlins won't deal him for nothing, and at 14 mill they are in profit land now.
    Gammons was talking about the Cabrera and Willis rumors the other day and dismissed them as just that. What he said makes a lot of sense. If they move the team to San Antonio or Vegas or wherever, they are going to need some players on that team that are marketable. Just moving a bunch of no name guys to a new city is not going to get people to come out and watch them once the novelty factor wears off.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  7. #6
    Pre-tty, pre-tty good!! MWM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    12,324

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    Of course Florida would never consider such a deal, but suggesting the REds shouldn't do that if offered is one of the sillier things Hal has ever said, and that's a long and distinguished list.
    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    SE Of the NC Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    1,462

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    If we are talking about the short term I'm not sure it would be in the Reds best interest. Remember how Willis pitched in the WBC???

    Folks look at Freel and Kearns like that is giving up water for beef and its not. Freel may be 30 and only have a couple of good years left in him Kearns is turning 26 and has more than a few years left in him. Lets not give up Kearns for someone who cannot pitch well against Korea or Canada. I mean The folks in Canada and Korea sure take up a lot of roster spots in MLB.

  9. #8
    Pagan/Asatru Ravenlord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Williamsburg, OH and the wilds.
    Posts
    8,992

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2001MUgrad
    If we are talking about the short term I'm not sure it would be in the Reds best interest. Remember how Willis pitched in the WBC???

    Folks look at Freel and Kearns like that is giving up water for beef and its not. Freel may be 30 and only have a couple of good years left in him Kearns is turning 26 and has more than a few years left in him. Lets not give up Kearns for someone who cannot pitch well against Korea or Canada. I mean The folks in Canada and Korea sure take up a lot of roster spots in MLB.

    cause we all know those first three starts a player has in March dictate his entire season.
    the store for all your blade, costuming (in any regard), leather (also in any regard), and steel craft needs.www.facebook.com/tdhshop


    yes, this really is how we make our living.

  10. #9
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,659

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM
    Of course Florida would never consider such a deal, but suggesting the REds shouldn't do that if offered is one of the sillier things Hal has ever said, and that's a long and distinguished list.
    His resume is getting quite extensive isn't it?

    The only way that the Marlins would trade Dontrelle is for some top-flite prospects... and the ones mentioned aren't it.

    Would be a great trade for us. Really stupid for them.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, aka, the most prosperous city in the world.
    Posts
    10,534

    Re: What is Hal thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM
    Of course Florida would never consider such a deal, but suggesting the REds shouldn't do that if offered is one of the sillier things Hal has ever said, and that's a long and distinguished list.
    I commend you on your tact, calling it "silly".

    Many, more harsh, words came to my mind.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25