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    Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    I was in chat for the game earlier, and Milton's promising start came up as a topic of conversation. I asked whether others would trade Milton at the deadline if he'd had a good first half. Now, when I asked the question, I was going under the assumption that the Reds would not be in contention at the deadline. We've all heard the spin. Milton has to be better this year. So what if he is? Do you deal him at the deadline?

    Personally, I'd do it. Teams can have a tendency to overpay for mediocre talent that might get them over the hump. I would hope that Krivsky could get a decent return for Milton. If not, I'd still be happy unloading his contract. GAC made the point that the team needs to get out of a "salary dump" mentality. I can agree with that, but previous management grossly overpaid for average (at best) performers like Casey, Graves, and Milton. The Reds cannot afford to overpay for average. So, if Milton put up the numbers to get a team to bite, I'd ship him in a minute. I might even do it if the team was in contention.

    Would you do the same?
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Depends if we are in the hunt or not.
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Heck, I'd trade him anytime if I could. But if we're not in serious contention at the deadline and he's doing well, I'd sell to the highest bidder.
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Yes.......but i'm sure the Reds would have to pay a portion of his deal......if they only get back prospects.....If they got back a similar contract....then it depends on who it is.............
    Last edited by indyred; 04-17-2006 at 11:52 PM.

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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Yes.
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    If Milton had a good first half, trading him would pretty much put us out of contention in '07 unless Germano or somebody stepped up big time. If Milton has a low 4 ERA near the deadline, I'd want a pretty decent return if we dealt him.

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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    If the Reds had a 20 game lead at the deadline, I would still trade him if the other team was willing to take that awful contract.

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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Quote Originally Posted by kyred14
    If the Reds had a 20 game lead at the deadline, I would still trade him if the other team was willing to take that awful contract.
    Me too. I'd trade him yesterday if I could.
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Flip him for prospects, even if we have to pay some of that contract. You absolutely have to, if the situation presents itself.

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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    I for one am very happy that Eric has started well this year. But his Contract is a burden the Red's have to dump along with Griffeys. The $$$$ dollars have to be spent far more prudently in regards to production and ability. I rather spend there combined pay on a Dontrelle or a Pujols than a wish for the best Pitcher and a all so obvious damaged hall of fame (cf) Griffey.

    The wasted $$$ spent on the Womacks and the Hammonds and hatteburgs , should be spent on draft choices and fill those roster spots with hungry minor league vets, The Reds need to rebuild and to do that. They need to use the $$$ available in a cost effective manor.

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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Absolutely

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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    If we are out of the Hunt yes.

    If we are in the hunt, no. He will be a big part of the reason if the Reds are still in contention at the deadline.
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    every day...all the time...yes!
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    Re: Would you trade Milton at the deadline?

    In a heartbeat.


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