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    Bring back Dmitri

    The Tigers released Dmitri Young today. I think the Reds should look at bringing him back a fan favorite to maybe bring the spark back to the team. He can play the corner outfield posistions as well as first and third. Also it helps he is a switch hitter.

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    He was actually DFA'd. It will require a trade to get him since many teams will have some interest in him.

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    He was liked by a lot of the fans. I liked Dmitri while he played for the REDS. But I have to say no thanks. If he can be had for less than $1 mill, then I may change my mind. I highly doubt the price will be that low though.
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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Tigers website just says they unconditionally released him. Which I thought was different than DFA.

    http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/NASApp...=.jsp&c_id=det

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Maybe it doesn't matter, but he had some harsh things to say about the organization in general, and Jr. specifically, after he left here. And, he seems to have some anger management problems. I don't think he's as loveable as some seem to think. He can hit, but weight and fielding a position is just going to become bigger obstacles for him in the future. There are probably more reasons not to bring him back than supporting it.

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniels_Parker View Post
    Tigers website just says they unconditionally released him. Which I thought was different than DFA.

    http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/NASApp...=.jsp&c_id=det
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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Didn't he and junior have some issues?

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    I say bring him back. He would give you 4 "professional at bats" each game.
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    Trouble in "Paradise", eh Dmitri?

    If the Reds need to take on his current contract, then stay far, far away.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Sean Casey took 1B away from him in Detroit. The majority of posters here were squawking about Casey's offensive output the last couple of seasons he wore the red, white and black. Why should the Reds add a natural 1B to the roster who is worse than Casey?

    If the answer is to play the OF, Dunn is locked into one corner OF spot and Griffey should be locked into the other next year. No way can I be convinced that Da Meat should be in CF.

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    No thanks. Like Dmitri, but we need more athleticism and better defense. He takes us the wrong direction.

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    I'd most certainly take a look. Great bench player with some versatility.

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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Trouble in "Paradise", eh Dmitri?

    If the Reds need to take on his current contract, then stay far, far away.
    IIRC, he was in the last year of his deal. At least he could be a power bat off the bench.
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    Re: Bring back Dmitri

    Hes been hitting better since the all-star break and would give the Reds some pop off the bench.
    He could take someone like Wise or Watsons roster spot.


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