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    A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    IMO the writing is on the wall. He is going to be traded in the offseason.

    Would you want him on the Reds to play SS?
    What would you give up?

    Dunn?

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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    A-Rod would be doomed here just as Griffey was. He would never live up to the expectations of Reds fans. He'd be better off going back to the west coast where fans are somewhat more laid back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    A-Rod would be doomed here just as Griffey was. He would never live up to the expectations of Reds fans. He'd be better off going back to the west coast where fans are somewhat more laid back.
    If he got maybe.

    If he put up the numbers he did in NY this year nobody would say a word.

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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    If he put up the numbers he did in NY this year nobody would say a word.
    I'm not so sure. If A-Rod failed here in big situations like he currently is doing, I think he would get the same type of criticism from Reds fans as Dunn is getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I'm not so sure. If A-Rod failed here in big situations like he currently is doing, I think he would get the same type of criticism from Reds fans as Dunn is getting.
    A-Rod doesn't hit .240

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    If A-Rod failed here in big situations like he currently is doing, I think he would get the same type of criticism from Reds fans as Dunn is getting.
    There aren't that many big situations to fail in, so he might be okay...

    Actually- I could not (respectfully) disagree with you more here.

    There is no crowd in America that would cheer Adam Dunn's .235/100 walk/strikeout hind end every year.

    I understand that a walk is not making an out, but I don't stand and cheer for anyone who takes walk after walk after walk...it just isn't exciting.

    Baseball is a spectator sport and people just aren't going to sit collectively back in their chairs and ponder SABRmetrics as a big guy like Dunn strikes out or walks two and three times more than anybody else.

    There wasn't anybody who ever watched Rob Deer play that ever said, "Man, if that guy would only add 100 walks a year- I'd cheer for that guy..."

    It's human instinct...

    A-Rod still hits for power with a higher average than Dunn - he'd be fine here.
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    I'd love to see it personally. I just don't know if its possible financially.

    I do agree with Dom, Dunn would not get a free pass anywhere in baseball. There would be those who appreciated what he did, and those who were disappointed he didn't do more. I'll even go one step further and say I don't think Reds fans are particularly harsh at all, so even if A-Rod came here and dropped 20 points in his average and only hit 30 HRs instead of 40-something, I don't think anyone would put up much of a fuss.

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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Assuming we wouldn't have to take on too much salary (no more than 5M) I would do a Dunn for A-Rod swap and throw in some lesser bits (not anyone like EE, Philips, Harang, Arroyo, Bailey, Votto, Bruce).

    It's hard finding a SS like A-Rod, and if he's available, Krivsky needs to make every effort to get him.

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    Oh yeah I'd love, LOVE to have him, and I think A-Rod would be fine in a city like Cincy. His stat line would keep him safe from this idiotic type of criticism, IMO, in just about every uniform BESIDES Yankee pinstripes.

    If they don't win the World Series this season, I'd be VERY surprised if they kept him. Public sentiment, despite all the facts to the contrary, is TOTALLY against the guy and the Yankees are very sensitive to that.
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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Assuming we wouldn't have to take on too much salary (no more than 5M) I would do a Dunn for A-Rod swap and throw in some lesser bits (not anyone like EE, Philips, Harang, Arroyo, Bailey, Votto, Bruce).

    It's hard finding a SS like A-Rod, and if he's available, Krivsky needs to make every effort to get him.
    It would be the best left side of the infield in baseball with Edwin and A-Rod.

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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    It would be the best left side of the infield in baseball with Edwin and A-Rod.
    Well...fielding at least


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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    It would be the best left side of the infield in baseball with Edwin and A-Rod.
    Plus Philips at 2nd would give us 3 infield positions set for the next 5 years.

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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post

    Would you want him on the Reds to play SS?
    What would you give up?

    Dunn?
    YES!
    A lot!

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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Who would play 3B for the Yankees next year? IMO, if a trade is made, it would be to the Angels, who are keen on Latin players, have cash to spend, and have declared they are going to make a splash.
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    Re: A-Rod is batting 8th tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Who would play 3B for the Yankees next year? IMO, if a trade is made, it would be to the Angels, who are keen on Latin players, have cash to spend, and have declared they are going to make a splash.
    They are the Yankees. Dunn would go to 1st, Giambi DH, and they would probably sign A. Ramirez to play 3B.


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