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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    Yes, the bullpen is better.

    It's a bit disappointing that we didn't land another starter, but I wouldn't call it a total letdown of a day.

    At least we didn't get Mark Redman. That's gotta be a positive, right?

    I must say I'm disappointed that we didn't dump Royce Clayton for anything with a pulse.

    Here's to the rest of the season and hopefully a playoff berth.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    The more I thought about it, it might be easier to trade LaRue after today.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Actually, maybe these two deals turn out OK and they really solidify the BP. I'm not that angry about either one. Just kind of "eh"?

    I wasn't necessarily needing THAT big a big deal. Just once though I'd like to hear the Reds pulled off a deal and say "Really? We got <insert name> and only had to give up <insert name>!?! Dang! I can't believe we got <insert name>!

    Not just, "eh".

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    What a letdown of a day

    Bummer. Well, at least our bullpen's better. Isn't it. I hope. <sigh>

    On the bright side, I guess we didn't get to see what kind of scrappy old dreck Bailey and Bruce would have garnered us.

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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    You don't think Cormier and Lohse put the over the top.

    The best thing they could have done today is get rid of Royce Clayton.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Yes, the bullpen is better.

    It's a bit disappointing that we didn't land another starter, but I wouldn't call it a total letdown of a day.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    I agree. Wayne plays it safe.

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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Im surprised that one of the catchers wasnt traded....you have to wonder if the 3 of them can co-exist the remainder of the season. I guess we can hope that a wild card chase will keep them all content.

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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    I liked the 2 trades made today but we needed another starter.

    If Claussen doesn't pitch well this team is screwed in the 5th starter role. The only insurance we have is Loshe (yikes) and then maybe Homer (I hope not).

    Hopefully Phillips starts playing SS, but I doubt it. Start Juan over Clayton.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    The Reds can always bring Joe Mays back up if Claussen doesnt work out.

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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Yeah, I agree.

    I guess they couldn't find anyone to take Milton or Claussen. They feel Rich is too valuable and other teams thought our catchers too awful. We got two releivers for two prospects.

    I was hoping for a new starter or a shortstop. But maybe it's not over yet. that 4:00 news conference still on?
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    No SS, no bats and no 5th starter. Yup, it's been a let down. My biggest fear right now is that Claussen tanks as the 5th man and they stick newbie Kyle into the rotation.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Guess I just have higher standards than you guys.

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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    Well, I expected nothing, so I was glad to get Cormier. He'll be useful.

    Lohse, I'm not mad about but not exactly excited either. Hopefully Narron uses him in a way that he can contribute.

    Although I guess adding two more arms pushes Maj to the back of the pen.
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    Re: What a letdown of a day

    We improved more than our competition. That's whats really important.

    The lack of deals tells me there were many buyers and few sellers.

    Soriano didn't get moved.What's up with that? As a FA to be, it's unbelievable that Bowden didn't cash in that chip.


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