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    Zito

    (I know...another Zito thread) :

    Rumored to the Mets IF they give up Milledge (not sure if there's more to that).


    I've said Dunn for Zito before, but I'm not trading Dunn now...no way, no how...the offense would die if he goes now.

    Would the Reds have anything equal to what the Mets would have to give up (preferably not named Homer Bailey)?


    I would absolutely LOVE to see him in a Reds uniform, as unlikely as it is.
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    Re: Zito

    I think it's clear the Reds could use one more No. 1 - 3 starter, whether it's Zito, Dontrelle Willis or even a Greg Maddux.

    Someone that's reliable enough to join Harang and Arroyo down the stretch and be dependable enough to start in the playoffs if the Reds can make it.

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    While Zito would be great to have as a Red, there would be no point in trading for him. He would be nothing but a rental for this year, and we would have to mortgage our future in order to acquire him.

    He most likely ends up in NY, Boston, or any other big market after this year anyhow. Doubtful that the Reds would be able to re-sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StRedlegs900
    While Zito would be great to have as a Red, there would be no point in trading for him. He would be nothing but a rental for this year, and we would have to mortgage our future in order to acquire him.

    He most likely ends up in NY, Boston, or any other big market after this year anyhow. Doubtful that the Reds would be able to re-sign him.
    I should have added, I would only want him if the Reds are able to give him a deal to keep him here another couple of years.

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    Re: Zito

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    I should have added, I would only want him if the Reds are able to give him a deal to keep him here another couple of years.
    Then I, for one, will definitely agree with you on that note!

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    Re: Zito

    Maddux is interesting. Take on his salary and you shouldnt have to give the cubs to much back. Hes struggled alot lately but just his influence on our other pitchers could lower our team ERA. Plus put him on a contender down the stretch and i bet he steps it up and pitches pretty well. He may not go more than 6 innings but he could be a great #5 starter for us.

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    Re: Zito

    I would think Jay Bruce would draw the same amount of value as Lastings Milledge. Milledge has gotten more national attention having played in the majors this year however. I wouldn't like to see our CF post-Griffey go though.
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    Dunner, great post.

    I agree completely. I would trust Maddux when it counts to turn on his best performance regardless of how he's pitched lately.

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    I disagree about Maddux. As a pitcher who relies almost entirely on pitching strategy rather than 'stuff', there really isn't anything for him to turn on. I'm sure he takes the same philosophy out to the mound now that he did in Atlanta ten years ago, but his fastball is simply much more hittable than it used to be and he's being hit harder now than at any point in his career. He still has the control to get it over the plate (a consistant BB rate with respect to his career), but his pitches don't have the late movement they once did.

    Annnnnd... I don't think he'd waive his no trade clause to pitch here anyway Rumor has it he turned down a chance to go back to Atlanta, so I'm thinking Maddux is done and just wants to wrap the year in Chicago before calling it a day.

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    Re: Zito

    Word is the A's have asked for Milledge AND Pelfrey AND Duaner Sanchez.

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    Re: Zito

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Word is the A's have asked for Milledge AND Pelfrey AND Duaner Sanchez.
    I figured it was more than just Milledge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Word is the A's have asked for Milledge AND Pelfrey AND Duaner Sanchez.
    Who does Billy Beane think he is, Jim Bowden?


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    Re: Zito

    The Reds have nothing to trade. They won't trade Bailey, Bruce or Votto.......and that's all they have.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Zito

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Word is the A's have asked for Milledge AND Pelfrey AND Duaner Sanchez.
    Day'em! Let's acquire Zito and trade him to the Mets.

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    Re: Zito

    the talk out here in Los Angeles is that the Dodgers are the front runners behind the scenes in getting Zito..no joke

    also dodgers are trying to get rid of Penny and Lowe..i would like to see Derek Lowe in a reds uniform. his sinker would do well in great american, and keep balls in the park


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