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Thread: My Reds Christmas list

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Huntington WV

    My Reds Christmas list

    I know this is a stretch but what I want for Christmas is for the Reds to make the next moves to improve the ball club.

    First sign either Hillenbrand or Craig Wilson, then trade for a decent number 3 starter. I think that this would provide depth and give us a solid pitching staff. It would set up like this:

    #3 starter from trade

    Our bullpen is already solid:

    then our lineup is decent, but if some players put up numbers in our ball park could be good. I know that is a stretch!

    C Ross, Valentin
    1B Hatteberg, Hillenbrand/Wilson
    2B Phillips
    SS Gonzalez/Castro
    3B Encarnacion
    LF Dunn
    CF Griffey
    RF Deno/Freel

    What do you think.

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    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
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    Re: My Reds Christmas list

    Sounds like you've covered everything that we could really use.
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  4. #3
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    Mar 2001

    Re: My Reds Christmas list

    I agree with you completely. before I gave up anything in a trade, I might scour the remaining free agaents one more time and see if i have missed anything as far as a #3 pitcher is concerned. I still would love to see homer bailey force his way into the Reds rotation as a #5. I wouldn't use castro much at shortstop, however. good post. i hope someone is listening...they obviously are not doing much else.

  5. #4
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    Mar 2004

    Re: My Reds Christmas list

    Who exactly do you plan on trading for a #3 starter?

    Judging by your lineup, you're not planning on it being a big leaguer. That leaves the minors where Homer Bailey, Jay Bruce and Joey Votto are pretty much the only guys who could fetch someone like that. I'm not sure I want to deal any of those guys.

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    Let's ride BRM's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Colorado's eastern plains

    Re: My Reds Christmas list

    I don't like any lineup that has Junior in CF. Swap him with Deno/Freel and it's alright.

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