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    Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    Does anyone have this? It will be interesting to see what the Sox do with him this year. The kid needs AB's, but it looks like he will get very few with Manny, Crisp, and Drew in the outfield and Ortiz at DH. I'm guessing the Sox will attempt to trade him. He still has loads of potential, so I'd offer Freel + Cormier for Wily Mo. If the Sox are dumb enough to do that, move Dunn to first and Wily Mo to left.

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    Sure he is terrible in the field, but he couldn't be any worse than Dunn out there. If given a full season of AB's, i think next year could be a break out year for him. Hatte could be backup at first and pinch hitter, and Conine could be the 4th outfielder with Hamilton as the 5th. With the exception of Gonzalez, the rest should be at or above the 800 OPS mark.

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    It basically talks about their dilemma about where they are going to find at-bats for him. They are considering first base but doubt he can do it well enough to play him there. They paid alot for him (Arroyo) and look at him as long term but dont want him to rot on the bench. Olney is commenting on this column written by Jeff Horrigan:

    http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSo...ticleid=177405

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    Re: Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    I don't the Sox would consider that on the principle that it would equate to "Freel + Cormier = Arroyo".

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    Re: Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    I thimk the AB's will be there for Willy Mo nobody knows how Drew's shoulder is going to hold up given his history.

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    Considering how iffy the future for the Reds in the OF is right now it might not be a bad thing to see about reacquiring him. Especially when you realize how Dunn may not even be a Red after this season. How strange would it be if Dunn walks after this season and the Reds reacquire WMP to take his place?

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    Re: Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    I thimk the AB's will be there for Willy Mo nobody knows how Drew's shoulder is going to hold up given his history.
    That point was made in Olney's article. Between Drew and Manny "taking days off" he will get some time to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Considering how iffy the future for the Reds in the OF is right now it might not be a bad thing to see about reacquiring him. Especially when you realize how Dunn may not even be a Red after this season. How strange would it be if Dunn walks after this season and the Reds reacquire WMP to take his place?
    I like the idea of reacquiring him because it would give us power on the corners (Pena, Junior, Dunn, EdE) and speed and defense up the middle (Gonzalez, Phillips, Deno). Not to mention it would strengthen our bench with Hatte and Conine available to step in.

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    I'd love to have Pena back in Cincinnati but I wouldn't want to give up Freel for him. I'd like to see Pena in Left Field, Freel in Center, Griffey in Right. Dunn at First base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    I'd love to have Pena back in Cincinnati but I wouldn't want to give up Freel for him. I'd like to see Pena in Left Field, Freel in Center, Griffey in Right. Dunn at First base.

    Good lord,,,,,,,,freel for Pena in a heartbeat.....
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    I'll take Freel over Pena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Good lord,,,,,,,,freel for Pena in a heartbeat.....
    If we get rid of Freel who will hit leadoff? I don't think Deno is ready to be an everyday player.
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    Re: Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    If we get rid of Freel who will hit leadoff?
    If we get Pena for Freel, then bat Pena leadoff for all I care. I'll let Harang bat leadoff if WayneK could pull that trade off.

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    No thanks on getting Pena back. Pena's power (his one strength) doesn't make up for his defense, strikeouts, and very, very low baseball IQ. He makes Adam Dunn look like Willie Mays.

    I still can't believe how much we ripped off Boston in the Arroyo-Pena deal.

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    Re: Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    If we get rid of Freel who will hit leadoff? I don't think Deno is ready to be an everyday player.
    I would prefer to have a legitimate leadoff hitter like Freel, but I would be willing to bet Wily Mo would produce quite a few more runs for this offense than Freel over the course of the year. I'd take Deno and Pena over Deno and Freel in a heartbeat (assuming Dunn or JR would move to 1st, which, of course isn't happening).
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    Re: Wily Mo article on ESPN Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    If we get rid of Freel who will hit leadoff? I don't think Deno is ready to be an everyday player.
    If he's not ready now he'll never be.


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