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Thread: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

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    Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    The Reds have one sore spot remaining and that is the fifth starter. Joe Mays isn't the answer. Brandon Claussen remains an enigma and his first rehab assignment didn't inspire anyone.

    So does Wayne overpay again to get that fifth starter? Nice thing is he hasn't been dipping into the farm system and trading key prospects that are the components to the farm system rebuilding process.

    So who does he go after?
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Trade one of those catchers and a prospect...I dont care which catcher you trade for another Arroyo type pitcher.

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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    man I'm hoping they're showcasing aurilia because I'd hate it if they traded EE.
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    man I'm hoping they're showcasing aurilia because I'd hate it if they traded EE.
    If they trade EE, I want someone to just kick me in the junk.

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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    How much hope is there of a catcher bringing an Arroyo-like pitcher, if Kearns and Lopez combined couldn't?

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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat
    How much hope is there of a catcher bringing an Arroyo-like pitcher, if Kearns and Lopez combined couldn't?
    None, unless his name was Bench.

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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    The O's send Daniel Cabrera down to AAA yesterday. I wouldn't mind inquiring about him. He has good stuff, but has trouble throwing strikes at times. His #'s this year are not anything to brag about, but if he couldn't help now...he could help in the future. I would, at least, like to see what they would want for him.

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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    If they trade EE, I want someone to just kick me in the junk.
    Should we set up a thread to find an official junk kicker? Because if EE does get traded I'm sure many, myself included, will feel that way.

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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    If they trade EE, I want someone to just kick me in the junk.
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Let me throw this idea out:

    Reds trade Claussen and LaRue to the Phillies for RHP Jon Lieber and catcher Mike Liberthal.

    The thinking: Even though the Reds don't need Lieberthal, they take his remainder of his contract in order to get out of LaRue's contract come 2007. Lieberthal will be a free agent at the end of the season. Can we say Claussen is the Austin Kearns of the pitching staff? A guy who hasn't lived up to his hype yet we keep waiting.
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B
    Should we set up a thread to find an official junk kicker? Because if EE does get traded I'm sure many, myself included, will feel that way.
    That makes 3 of us.

    Although I feel that Wayne is going to build the offense around Dunn and EE. I would be more worried if Narron was the GM.
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    We need a 3 starter not a 5th, Milton is the 5th.

    Only things left to trade are in the minors.
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Krivsky has shown he is bold. Could he be bold enough to go after John Smoltz? Two days ago I would have said, "No way", but now I'm not so sure. I would be afraid to speculate on what he might be willing to give, though.
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    Smoltz would turn us down...10-5
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    Re: Starting Pitcher On The Horizon?

    What could we get for larue. Surely someone needs a starting catcher and would be willing to give us something for him. If we could get a decent starter for him that would be great. Like maybe Odalis Perez from the dodgers. They really want to dump him. Yeh hes struggled alot, but maybe a change of scenery helps him turn it around. Make them pay for alot of his salary and it might work, of couse they have Hall, and Martin.


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