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    Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Now let's do it!
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Hey Sava, can you pitch a couple innings in relieve every other night?

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vander m
    Hey Sava, can you pitch a couple innings in relieve every other night?
    Hey, I'm the guy who gave up two homeruns to a girl in the same game, remember. I don't think the Reds want me coming out of the bullpen.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    But I voted for you for the All Star game. Don't let us down now, we need you. OBTW, bring the girl along.

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vander m
    OBTW, bring the girl along.
    She'd probably help out more than I could
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    No more Miltons please
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    No more Miltons please
    Reminds of that home improvement commercial, "There will be no Melvins on your job!".

    We were thinking they needed to sign the guy who chucked the KC home run ball from right center to near the infield on Tuesday night.

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz
    We were thinking they needed to sign the guy who chucked the KC home run ball from right center to near the infield on Tuesday night.
    A fan did that?

    That's quite a toss.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    A fan did that?

    That's quite a toss.
    Yeah, we were all hollering, "Put 'em in the bullpen!"

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    06-29-2006

    Castellini stands willing to deal
    By Marc Lancaster / Post staff reporter

    At his introductory press conference Jan. 20, Bob Castellini pledged to open up his wallet for any in-season deals that might be necessary to help the Reds push toward the playoffs.

    As the Reds head toward July with one of the best records in the National League, it's increasingly likely that marker will be called in.

    "We made that commitment early on, if we were contenders," Castellini said Wednesday. "It sure looks like we're contenders."

    The non-waiver trade deadline is just over a month away, July 31, and swapping season will be heating up soon. Whether any help is available remains to be seen, but general manager Wayne Krivsky is on the lookout - with Castellini's encouragement.

    "We know we have to improve the team in certain areas, and we're constantly searching for ways to do that," said Castellini.

    Neither the CEO nor the GM would get into specifics about what they were looking for, but the Reds' deficiencies are hardly a secret. The bullpen is No. 1 with a bullet, and starting rotation help is always welcome.

    Not that the Reds are alone in those needs, of course.

    "There's so many teams right now looking for the same thing, it probably makes it even harder," said Krivsky. "So many teams, their bullpens are beat up or they want to upgrade in their rotation somewhere."

    Nonetheless, Krivsky is on the phone. It's a "daily thing," he said Wednesday. Talks won't really begin to heat up for a couple more weeks, but the Reds figure to be in the midst of more discussions than they have been in recent years - due both to their heady status as contenders and Krivsky's more aggressive approach.

    The Reds don't have many prospects to trade, but they will be able to take on salary if necessary. They already have, actually, with some of the moves they have made this year.

    The decisions to rid themselves of Dave Williams, Tony Womack and Rick White required extra expenditures, but they were made for a reason.

    "The only goal in mind was to make the major league team better with whoever that person was replaced with," said Krivsky.

    If Krivsky can unearth another player or two toward that end in the coming weeks, ownership will be behind him.

    Castellini sounds like a man hungry for more.

    "We're a game and a half out," said the CEO. "That's pretty good for a team that was picked last by everybody. That's pretty darn good. We're proud of it."

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Sounds good to me!

    It's good to know that Castellini got the phones turned back on because it sure seemed like they were never working under the old regime...

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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Watching him last night as he talked to Grande, Krivsky seemed so natural, so lifelike, unlike his predecessor who I was always convinced was a Disney Animatronic.

    DanO was often said to be playing his cards close to his vest when he spoke in corporate gobbledegook. I believe that was a subterfuge for the fact that he didn't have a freakin' clue, and didn't want to tip us off to that sad fact.

    Krivsky is a breath of fresh air.
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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    The jury's still out on Krivsky, IMO. But Cast rules. I'm convinced. I'm sold.

    I really believe he's putting the kinder, gentler thumbscrews to Krivsky to produce a winner, and fast.

    That's a great relationship: aggressive, demanding boss and a competent go-to man.
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    Re: Castellini....if close, Reds are buyers, not sellers

    Talk is cheap so I will believe it when I see it.
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