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    Aurilia being showcased?

    Wishful thinking for many, but here's a little gas on the fire....

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2524225

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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    If not for his poor showing the first time around in SD, it would make sense. He hit poorly, and his fielding made EE look like Brooks Robinson. Don't think they'd take him back.
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin
    Wishful thinking for many, but here's a little gas on the fire....

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2524225

    If you're thinking Aurilia..they had him back in 2004 and I doubt they want him back.
    If you're thinking EE..I ain't wishing.
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    We should be so lucky
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    It is a plausible explanation for the benching of young Edwin.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Rich will go nowhere while this team is in the race
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Rich will go nowhere while this team is in the race
    I think you could have said the same of Austin Kearns prior to last week.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Narron goes to Krivs's office after hearing they made trade Richie....



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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    remember when most people on this board hated the aurillia signing? i think i probably didn't like it either but i know one thought i always had was that we signed him to a minor league contract......he now is one of our most valuable players...just saying
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Quote Originally Posted by penantboundreds
    remember when most people on this board hated the aurillia signing? i think i probably didn't like it either but i know one thought i always had was that we signed him to a minor league contract......he now is one of our most valuable players...just saying
    I still hate it.
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    We should be so lucky



    I don't get this.

    I'm very happy with RA here and don't want to lose him. The guy comes up with big hits and is a nice veteran presence to have. But some people are so set in their ways that he could go on a 57-game hitting streak here and would still be blasted by some on this board.

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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Rich is one of the Reds better hitters right now, he just shouldn't play over Edwin.

    Simple as that.
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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    We should be so lucky
    .841 OPS this year

    A .283 BA .335 OB% .506 SLG% (12 Hrs) 37 RBIs

    And if people want to talk about projections - he projects out to

    77 runs, 135 hits, 34 XB hits, 24 Hrs, 77 RBIs

    and all that for 1.3 Mil.

    If some don't think RA is an asset on this team this year, from a performance standard, then they are deluding themselves IMO.

    Would love to see him moved to 2B (for now), BP to SS, EE at 3rd, and Freel/Deno in RF.

    It's not Aurilia's fault he is being played.

    As far as showcasing him? If that is what they are doing, and they can acquire something solid for him, then I hope they go for it.

    But if people think this offense took a hit with the loss of Lopez and Kearns, then it definitely will with the loss of RA.

    Because IMO, it's just gonna give even more playing time this year to guys like Castro/Clayton.

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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    I dont think Aurilia will be moved, with the loss of Lopez, we need someone with some pop in the infield.

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    Re: Aurilia being showcased?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Rich is one of the Reds better hitters right now, he just shouldn't play over Edwin.

    Simple as that.
    Why not? Because EE has an "upside" and potential?

    The only reason RA is at 3B right now is because of EE's youth/inexperience that has led to a defensive lack.... and the fact that RA is matching his production right now offensively (.841 OPS).

    Edge - Aurilia.

    People say play him, endure the errors/mental mistakes, because he is gonna get better.

    And the fans are willing to do so at the risk of the shot here in '06?

    That is what it is all about IMO.
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