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    Buyers or Sellers?

    It's early but with the way things are going at the moment the Reds are slipping further from the top of Division and further from the top of the Wild Card. I still have to think the Reds will be Buyers come the July 31st deadline. With us playing the likes of Houston, St. Louis, Chicago, and Milwalkee all within the next two weeks.. we could easily be right back in it or out of it.

    My question is if we are "Buyers" who do we go after?

    If we are "Sellers" who do we deal?

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    I would love to make a run, but I think we all know deep down inside that we probably won't ().

    I would be in favor of a complete firesale...much like Florida has done. Let's just build this thing from the ground up and get all the top prospects we can.
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    I would be in favor of a complete firesale...much like Florida has done. Let's just build this thing from the ground up and get all the top prospects we can.
    Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life
    Seriously?
    Yep. If we could get extremely high ceiling prospects that are near Major League ready, I'd be in agreeance with it.

    Sure it would hurt to lose all our favorites, but it might be the best thing for this franchise right now.
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    I would love to make a run, but I think we all know deep down inside that we probably won't ().

    I would be in favor of a complete firesale...much like Florida has done. Let's just build this thing from the ground up and get all the top prospects we can.
    That's a great idea...if you're a GM. Or a serious Reds fan. It won't fly, though, not in Cincinnati. The team has gone long enough without a legitimate playoffs contender, any "firesale" would be met with rolling eyes, "here we go again", and significant drops in ticket sales for a long, long time to go. If I'm the Reds, I don't do a firesale. Make the most of what you have at hand, draft well, and continue to try and find scraps of metal that will turn in chinks of gold.

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    We still have a month and a half before we get to that stage of anxiety.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    I would make some litte trades to bring in some minor league talent. As far as unloading big name guys, Felipe Lopez comes to mind, I would prolly wait until the offseason.

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    I'll bite. If we are buyers.....Tony Armas Jr. 3.67 ERA, .703 OPSA, making 2.1 million this year and is a FA to be. Nats will be in firesale mode, pluck him before someone else does.

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    Players I'd like to move for some young talent:

    Rick White
    Jason LaRue
    Javy Valentine
    Rich Aurilia
    Ryan Freel
    Scott Hatteberg
    Kent Mercker
    David Weathers

    Doubt 1/3rd of them get dealt but..

    Work your magic Krivsky!

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
    Players I'd like to move for some young talent:

    Rick White - Nobody wants
    Jason LaRue - Wont bring much
    Javy Valentine - Possible bait
    Rich Aurilia - Trade Bait
    Ryan Freel - Trade Bait
    Scott Hatteberg - Possible bait
    Kent Mercker - Numbers against lefties aint pretty
    David Weathers - Possible bait

    Doubt 1/3rd of them get dealt but..

    Work your magic Krivsky!
    THe only ones I could foresee moving would be Aurilia and maybe Freel though.

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    red leg that is who all of us would like to deal. wouldn't most teams like to deal the worst players on their team for prospects?

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    Quote Originally Posted by E. Davis 44
    red leg that is who all of us would like to deal. wouldn't most teams like to deal the worst players on their team for prospects?
    I know I know

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    We should sell, not going to be able to buy enough.
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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    The players that would get returns:
    Kearns
    Dunn
    Lopez
    Hatterberg
    Aurilla
    Freel
    Griffey
    EE

    Those are the people no one wants to trade. If we go through a firesale and keep Kearns, Dunn, and EE, I would be pretty happy if it gave us top of the line prospects. I am sick of the future of this club being in High A ball.

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    Re: Buyers or Sellers?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
    It's early but with the way things are going at the moment the Reds are slipping further from the top of Division and further from the top of the Wild Card. I still have to think the Reds will be Buyers come the July 31st deadline. With us playing the likes of Houston, St. Louis, Chicago, and Milwalkee all within the next two weeks.. we could easily be right back in it or out of it.

    My question is if we are "Buyers" who do we go after?

    If we are "Sellers" who do we deal?

    Sell sell sell.

    Guys on the sell list:
    Burns
    Chick
    Dumatrait
    Germano
    Gosling
    Hammond
    Mercker
    Milton
    Weathers
    White

    LaRue
    Valentin
    Aurillia
    Bergolla
    Olmedo
    Phillips
    Votto
    Freel
    McCracken

    Any and all on that list should be available for the "buyers" around the deadline.


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