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    Why don't we go after A Rod

    Just a thought but why don't the Reds make an attempt at trading for A Rod. I know we need pitching and not offense but we do need defense and I still feel that A Rod is the best shortstop in baseball. He clearly needs a change of scenery and a less pressured situation. The Rangers are paying a large chunk of his contract with the Yankees and the Yankees may even pick up more of the contract to the point where he might cost the Reds ~8 - 10 million a year. The offense wouldn't be so hurt if Dunn walked at the end of his contract and if Griffey was hurt or left at the end of his contract. A Rod should be having his peak years right now, so why not take the chance?

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    I wonder if the Reds new ownership would shy away from those LTCs because of the way the Griffey thing's worked out. Obviously we're talking apples and oranges (and I truly believe that ARod will retire as one of the game's top 2 or 3 players). But I can't help but think that the "small market" Reds are going to shy away from ever having a huge contract player unless a huge, huge chunk of the salary is paid by someone else.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by steig
    Just a thought but why don't the Reds make an attempt at trading for A Rod. I know we need pitching and not offense but we do need defense and I still feel that A Rod is the best shortstop in baseball. He clearly needs a change of scenery and a less pressured situation. The Rangers are paying a large chunk of his contract with the Yankees and the Yankees may even pick up more of the contract to the point where he might cost the Reds ~8 - 10 million a year. The offense wouldn't be so hurt if Dunn walked at the end of his contract and if Griffey was hurt or left at the end of his contract. A Rod should be having his peak years right now, so why not take the chance?

    No way,no how.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    The reunion of Griffey and A-Rod...

    ... will never happen.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue
    The reunion of Griffey and A-Rod...

    ... will never happen.
    Only if they throw in Unit...the reunion, 10 years late for Cincy.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Yankees would ask for Adam Dunn in return.
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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Are the Yankees shopping Arod?

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    How about they throw in Joe Torre too?

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by bottom_feeder
    Are the Yankees shopping Arod?
    Maybe in the offseason. He's too good for a contending team to trade midseason, but he's pretty much a distraction right now.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    If you are going to spend that kind of money it better be for pitching.
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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Yankees would ask for Adam Dunn in return.

    That wouldn't be enough to discourage me...
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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    I think I heard on Mike And Mike that the Rangers are paying $10 million of Arod contract? So if you do the math the Yankees are paying Arod the difference, $15 million.

    Just food for thought.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue
    Maybe in the offseason. He's too good for a contending team to trade midseason, but he's pretty much a distraction right now.
    I don't follow the Yankees. What is he doing that's a distraction?
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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    Getting booed. A lot.

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    Re: Why don't we go after A Rod

    he'd be a huge righty bat to sandwich between Dunn & Junior.

    With Kearns & Lopez gone Wayne has room to wiggle on the payroll side going forward. If Wayne can find a taker for Milton this offseason (as part of a package for ARod?) then I say it's certainly worth exploring.


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