"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful
Wow, if the ChiSox want to get Gonzalez, Juan Uribe really is being investigated. So, when the ChiSox dump him, he's found innocent, the Reds can pick him up for pennies on the dollar.
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.
Throw a glove at the position and see what happens, Reds fans are spoiled to think every position should hit. However 3 years could bite you in the butt, but sometimes you have to lease the car too.
A.G. is a classic 60's SS, can't get on base and can smack a double or HR.
I can't see the Sox going for Gonzo unless they know Uribe won't be back.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
I find it odd to be on this side of the arguement, but don't we have a slick fielding, .250 hitting SS in Juan Castro? Or at least, is the upgrade of Gonzalez over Castro worth $5MM? And does not the dearth of middle infielders with stick make it worth signing Aurilia, even if it is to trade him? At this point I'd seriously consider Aurilia for 2B and moving Philips--or, even considering giving Castro a shot at SS (he hit .280 plus last year after coming to Cincy)--spend money where there are no alternatives but to spend. And there are plenty of those areas for the Reds. I have a feeling there are going to be some real needs in the marketplace come the middle of spring training....
"Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill
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