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    A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Scott Linebrink from San Diego.

    They're seldom squeamish about dealing; I'd send them Freel and Belisle for Linebrink.

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Belisle not Freel.

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    After gifting 712 to Bonds, I want nothing to do with Linebrink. He might as well just put it on a tee for him....

    But in all seriousness, Linebrink would probably be a good addition, just as long as next time he faces Bonds he drills him.

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    I like him as a target, but the Pads are only 3.5 games out of first.

    I hate to be the wet blanket, but they have a much better shot at the post-season than we do.
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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    I like him as a target, but the Pads are only 3.5 games out of first.

    I hate to be the wet blanket, but they have a much better shot at the post-season than we do.
    Well in the weak NL West most teams do.

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Scott Linebrink from San Diego.

    They're seldom squeamish about dealing; I'd send them Freel and Belisle for Linebrink.
    He needing saving from Barry Bonds on Tuesday. He got rocked.
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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    I like him as a target, but the Pads are only 3.5 games out of first.

    I hate to be the wet blanket, but they have a much better shot at the post-season than we do.
    While theoretically, yes, the Padres have a better shot at winning their weak division, they're still a worse team than the Reds; that will be borne out over the next month. That team is awful.

    And I don't think the deal I'm suggesting is an out and out white-flagger for the Padres either--Freel helps that offense immensely and Belisle is younger and cheaper and more versatile an arm than Linebrink. If anything both teams benefit from the deal now and in the future.

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Do you realize how much Freel means to this team at this juncture?

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Jr's Boy
    Do you realize how much Freel means to this team at this juncture?
    Yep, which is why he should be shopped. His value will not be higher.
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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    While theoretically, yes, the Padres have a better shot at winning their weak division, they're still a worse team than the Reds; that will be borne out over the next month. That team is awful.
    When Jake Peavy comes around, that team has the pitching to compete. They've got a good bully.

    Obviously the x factor with that club is the offense, but they'll need a lot less of it than most in order to win. If a few guys get right and a kid like Paul McAnulty steps up, they should be able to stay in the thick of that division.
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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    Yep, which is why he should be shopped. His value will not be higher.
    THANK YOU! My thoughts exactly...same with someone like LaRue once he proves to be healthy.
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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    When Jake Peavy comes around, that team has the pitching to compete. They've got a good bully.

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    Really?

    I don't see it. Are they awaiting some arrivals from the minors? About the only way I'd describe the Padres' pitching is okay.

    And while I agree that the Pads will stick around in the worst division in baseball, I'd think they'd want to improve their pathetic offense.

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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Really?

    I don't see it. Are they awaiting some arrivals from the minors? About the only way I'd describe the Padres' pitching is okay.
    The park can make the pitching look better than it is, but Chris Young is for real and they'll bleed some value out of Woody Williams (he has an annoying habit of rebounding once you think it's safe to stick a fork in him). Cesar Carrillo, down in AA at the moment, also might be more of a ready-made pitcher than I ever suspected. He could arrive for the second half of the year. I don't normally say that about kids who just got drafted the season before, but Carrillo's looking like a possible exception.

    As for the bullpen, it doesn't have a lot of names, but it's good.

    Plus, okay pitching in that division is a major competitive advantage.
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    Re: A guy I'd like to salvage from a sinking ship

    I think LaRue will go before Freel. He costs more and the Reds can replace him more easily. If Junior's injury problems continue (which is a major factor) Freel can step in as a plus fielder, and plus leadoff hitter. Also, if someone loses a catcher to injury, it's the kind of deal that can happen very quickly (like, a day.)
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