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    If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    they're probably going to need another bat. Whom should the Reds pursue? Bench? Everyday hitter? Speedster? Contact guy?

    Some ideas welcome.

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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    they're probably going to need another bat. Whom should the Reds pursue? Bench? Everyday hitter? Speedster? Contact guy?

    Some ideas welcome.

    Can they really afford to trade for a bat when the BP is in such shambles?

    Wouldn't they just be better off calling up Denofria?
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Bat?

    They'll get the one when Encarnacion returns.

    If the Reds were to burn what little trade resources they have on a bat, I'd put a few holes in the wall.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    they're probably going to need another bat. Whom should the Reds pursue? Bench? Everyday hitter? Speedster? Contact guy?

    Some ideas welcome.
    I just don't think Johnny Bench is going to be able to help them much.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Only trades for BP help should be allowed, if a bat comes with them that's fine.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    I think if we are serious it's RP we need over a bat. We have speed, power, and flexibility. Get EE back and we have even more of that. Defense is a little concern, but getting Castro helps in the late innings. I personally would like the best players to be the best defense, but with EE, FeLO, and Dunn I don't mind a late inning replacement with Freel and Castro. Not nightly, but everynow and then. I hate to lose Dunn's potential bat in one swing, but Castro for one of the IF positions from time to time is a good thing.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Improve this bullpen, and you vastly improve your chances.

    As the halfway mark approaches, and teams that may be out of it are looking to make a deal (unload), the "problem" before this organization is what talent, and at what level, will it cost us to acquire that player(s)?

    These are the type of situations that that will show Krivsky's metal.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds1
    but Castro for one of the IF positions from time to time is a good thing.
    If by "good thing" you mean "torture device devised by none less than Satan himself," then I agree.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    hey, castro is hitting 10 points higher than dunn

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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    If by "good thing" you mean "torture device devised by none less than Satan himself," then I agree.
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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    yep I agree the bullpen is the most immediate concern..but...playing along with the bat thing if the braves wise up and start to unload(even during this offseason)I'd sure like to see 'ole Chipper switch-hitting in the middle of the Reds lineup. Chipper would make a nice first baseman for "us" for the next few years.

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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Well, I didn't say a bat in lieu of pitching help; rather a bat in addition.... I really feel like a bat could be gotten cheaply and could help stave off damage done to this team by pitchers who throw strikes (the schmucks!!).

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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    I really feel like a bat could be gotten cheaply and could help stave off damage done to this team by pitchers who throw strikes (the schmucks!!).
    At what position is this bat going to play?

    As for spare bats the corner positions in MLB seem to be at a low point.

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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    At what position is this bat going to play?

    As for spare bats the corner positions in MLB seem to be at a low point.
    Well, I was thinkin' you guys would have some ideas. Right now, I dislike Kearns', Rich's, Hatteberg's, Junior's bats--I'd like to pick up a 1Bman and perhaps play Denorfia instead Kearns, whose bat is literally putting me to sleep.

    Just looking to change the dynamic of what I consider to be a pretty stale lineup, with the exception of a few players.

    But if y'all wanna keep smashing yer head against the bullpen rock, have at it.

    I was juss trying to think of another way to skin the postseason cat.

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    Re: If the Reds are gonna go for it...

    i would like to see the reds go out and get a rp with maybe a prospect sp involved by moving ross or larue, whichever can net them more


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