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    Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    This nugget from St. Louis paper buried a few paragraphs down in an article about Mulder; but I thought this was interesting. I didn't realize that Gonzalez was 40. I'm not sure that's a direction I go if I'm the Reds. Especially if there's a lot of interest that will raise his price.

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    Whenever the GM and agent talk, another name is expected to come up: Luis Gonzalez.

    The veteran outfielder, who will turn 40 next September, is also represented by Clifton and apparently caught Cardinals fever while broadcasting playoff games last month. Clifton said nine teams have contacted him about Gonzalez, who finished second in the NL with a career-high 52 doubles this season. Cleveland, Baltimore, Texas, Cincinnati and San Francisco are five of the nine.

    The Cardinals are not, for now. Jocketty did attempt to trade for Gonzalez, a lefthanded-hitting left fielder, this past summer and said Thursday he still had interest in Gonzalez.

    "I saw him during the playoffs, and he said in St. Louis that he'd never seen fans like that," Clifton said. "I've said all along, for me, I think Luis, well, you talk about a perfect fit for a guy and for a franchise. That's it.
    Veteran guy. In that atmosphere. He's got a lot left in the tank."

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Well, if Dunn and/or Junior gets traded, the Reds will need to acquire offense somewhere. I'm not sure Gonzalez is where I'd look though.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Apperently the Giants are extremely interested. He'd fit right in that clubhouse, age-wise.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Apperently the Giants are extremely interested. He'd fit right in that clubhouse, age-wise.
    Didn't Bochy say he wanted the Giants to get younger?
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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Drop Bonds, pick up Gonzalez, you get younger.

    Okay, not significantly younger, but younger nonetheless.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    He'd be a great fit in St. Louis. Great for the rest of the division, that is.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    No thanks. Dude's old and always seems to have steroid questions swirling around him.

    We need right handed power.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Wayne's trying to amass the All-Announcer's Booth Team: first, lil Thommy; now, Luis.

    The first scent of the offseason stinks.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    The first scent of the offseason stinks.
    Can you smell what Wayne is cooking?!?!?!


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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    This nugget from St. Louis paper buried a few paragraphs down
    I think it is more of a turd.

    No way they Reds are interested in Gonzalez (39), who makes 10.6 MIl/yr. His rep, Mr Clifton, and as any agent will do, is simply throwing out names to drum up interest for his client who has basically been run out of Arizona.
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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Claude Sullivan and Jim MCINtyre are next

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I think it is more of a turd.

    No way they Reds are interested in Gonzalez (39), who makes 10.6 MIl/yr. His rep, Mr Clifton, and as any agent will do, is simply throwing out names to drum up interest for his client who has basically been run out of Arizona.

    I hope you're right, but if an agent was throwing out names and there was no truth to it, wouldn't he be writing his quick ticket out of the agent business. Who'd deal with him? The Reds must have at least inquired about LG.

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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    I hope you're right, but if an agent was throwing out names and there was no truth to it, wouldn't he be writing his quick ticket out of the agent business. Who'd deal with him? The Reds must have at least inquired about LG.
    Sure they inquired. After a brief 45 second conversation, WayneK hung up shaking his head.

    They put the Reds down as a "reference".
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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Seeing as WK was part of the Twins org that thought White and Batista were useful last off-season I could see him having interest in Luis.
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    Re: Report: Reds one of 9 teams interested in Luis Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    I hope you're right, but if an agent was throwing out names and there was no truth to it, wouldn't he be writing his quick ticket out of the agent business. Who'd deal with him?
    Agents do it all the time. And I'm not saying they may not have inquired. I just don't think there was much seriousness to it, and not much for any of us to get concerned over.
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