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    Report: Reds Offered Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotsto...ory?id=2685697

    2:39 a.m., from Amy Nelson

    Mark Loretta has been offered a two-year, $6 million contract from the Cincinnati Reds, according to a baseball source.

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    If true. Let me be the first to say, this money couldve been used on a starting pitcher. Call me crazy but this move stinks, we dont need this guy after signing a SS.

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    why????? the Reds already have their infield.. we need power outfield bats along with starters!!!

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, why is this necessary? We already signed Gonzo, so what's the point here?
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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    That is very puzzling if true. Don't see a need or a fit, there.
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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Can he play first base ??

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Perhaps BP could be traded?

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Very odd. If true there must be more going on than this.

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    There HAS to be a corresponding move here. It is 2:30am in the morning, maybe Wayne hit the bar this AM a little hard.
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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRed View Post
    Can he play first base ??
    Has 171 games under his belt at 1st base -

    But he .OPS'd a whopping . 706 last year. And he's 34. I think he's still making hay after his monster 2004 in San Diego, nonetheless.
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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Perhaps BP could be traded?
    That was my first guess. Maybe the Reds and Tigers are revisiting talks of Dunn & Phillips for Bonderman

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRed View Post
    Can he play first base ??
    He looks like the new Rich Aurilia:

    Code:
    Position Total   2B* 731   1341 1963   39  460  .988  .983  4.52  4.35              593 5134.0
                     SS* 328    419  770   21  182  .983  .969  3.62  3.93              104  910.0
                     1B* 171   1071   71    8  105  .993  .993  6.68  7.87               11   96.0
                     3B* 171    106  226   11   25  .968  .955  1.94  2.26               89  761.3
                     DH   13   Games not counted in Overall Total below            
                     LF    1      0    0    0    0              0.00  1.40                        
                      P*   1      0    0    0    0              0.00  0.50                0    1.0
    Note that inning pitcher - the record shows 1 Walk, 2 K's - no ER's.

    And he's got family here. My son's 3rd grade teacher was related to him somehow. Plus Loretta's my mother and my grandmother's name - so I have to like it!

    Plus, the money is minimal in today's market. That contract isn't going to keep us from getting a starting pitcher if one comes down the pike.

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Perhaps BP could be traded?
    I would agree that Philips could be traded if this is true. BP's trade value has never been higher and despite what many of us hope he may not be able to repeat his performance in 2007. A lot of people were very big on signing Lopez to a long term contract after he did well in 2005 then look at how he did for the Reds in 2006. If this leads to a move that brings in more offense or a good starting pitcher then i'm all for it. If not then it would have to look like a very bad move at this point in time.

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Plus, the money is minimal in today's market. That contract isn't going to keep us from getting a starting pitcher if one comes down the pike.
    I agree.. it's almost the remaining contract left of one Jason LaRue

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    Re: Report: Reds Offer Loretta $6M for 2 Years

    There has to be a trade brewing for Cincy to sign Loretta.If we can make a trade for a pitcher and sign Loretta to play second,I would be fine with that.


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