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    Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    It's a simple topic. Would Bernie Williams be a good fit with the Reds (and vice versa)? There's a decent chance the Yanks won't re-sign him, the Reds need a right-handed bat, he has veteran leadership with tons of playoff experience, and I'd say he's probably in the Reds' price range (he made less than $3,000,000 last year).

    Personally, I think he'd be a perfect platoon with Griffey. Also, he can play all three outfield spots if needed. Granted, the odds are slim that he'd come to Cincinnati over whatever other options there may be, but if he's willing, I think Way-K should go for it.

    What do all of you think? Is it at all possible? Would it make sense for the Reds?

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    Oh lord.

    A platoon of turtles in centerfield

    We'd have the market cornered on AARP outfielders

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    he's done
    Hoping for another Reds October

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    Yeah. I love Bernie, but he's got very little left in the tank.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    Makes absolutely no sense for the Reds.

    Bernie Williams is a DH at best. If he were to platoon with KGJ, they would combined to be the biggest defensive liability in MLB history.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    If Bernie would sign for league minimum then sure why not. He would be a good fit for a pinch hitting role. But anything spent over that is a waste because it could be better spent on badly needed pitching!!
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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    Bernie Williams is like Johnny Damon with the power, speed, or hair.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    I think he meant without...

    But he and Bronson could have some cool late night jam sessions
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    I think Bernie Williams would rather retire in dignity than to come to the crab shack known as the Reds.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    The scream and thud you just heard from the Greater Cincinnati Area was vaticanplum with a yelp of joy followed by a faint.

    and now, back to your reguarly scheduled broadcast.....
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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    No thanks... he's a DH who isn't a DH-type hitter...

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    No, no, and no.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    Well, there's no doubt that it's all a little unrealistic, but for the record, he crushes left-handers, and the Reds need a right-handed bat. Also, what better way to ride off into the sunset than to put up some stats in a hitter's ballpark?
    Last edited by camisadelgolf; 12-13-2006 at 12:52 PM. Reason: I said the opposite of what I meant to say.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    Word is Bernie is going to sign with the Tokyo [?] Giants of the Japan league for an outrageous sum, play one year there [though it will be a two year deal] and then hang em up.

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    Re: Bernie Williams: Good Fit for the Reds?

    I wanted to trade Paul O'Neill for him


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