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    Free agency thought for 2008...

    this is just a thought, the team has an option on adam dunn, and andruw jones is a free agent after this season. what would you think about letting dunn go, and adding andruw jones? this would make your defense absolutely stellar if you put hamilton, jones, and freel in the same outfield, and it would also bring that right handed bat in, instead of a lefty, which would make that nice. i know its probably not likely, but just a thought.

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    No no no.

    Jones is on the wrong side of the hill as far as defensive CFers go. See Griffey Jr, Ken.

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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    I would rather go younger than older.

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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    this is just a thought, the team has an option on adam dunn, and andruw jones is a free agent after this season. what would you think about letting dunn go, and adding andruw jones? this would make your defense absolutely stellar if you put hamilton, jones, and freel in the same outfield, and it would also bring that right handed bat in, instead of a lefty, which would make that nice. i know its probably not likely, but just a thought.
    I don't know what Jones will command on the market but I can't imagine he comes cheap. I don't know if he fits the Reds budget. Also, I think people are jumping on the Hamilton wagon a little prematurely. Great story and I try and catch his at bats to see if he can continue, but let the league see him before penciling him in as a cornerstone for the future. I don't like Freel. Hell, we could have an entirely different OF if I were GM.
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    If the Reds are going after a CFer in free agency, you can bet it's going to be Torii Hunter.
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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    Or Kirby Puckett.
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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

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    Or Kirby Puckett.

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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    If the Reds are going after a CFer in free agency, you can bet it's going to be Torii Hunter.
    the general manager likes twins players for some reason
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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    I'm not sure he's old enough, or alive enough.
    Oh crap. I forgot about that. Sorry all. (Damn wine.)
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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    i would much rather have andruw jones that torii hunter, this team needs an adequate right handed bat, in my opinion. not saying it has to be andruw jones, but i think he would do the job, and could play some good defense, not all players careers end like ken griffey jr. See Barry Bonds.

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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    i would much rather have andruw jones that torii hunter, this team needs an adequate right handed bat, in my opinion. not saying it has to be andruw jones, but i think he would do the job, and could play some good defense, not all players careers end like ken griffey jr. See Barry Bonds.
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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    So you think Bonds is just as good defensively now as he was pre-early 30's?

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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    but griffey is the exception to the rule, with his career basically ending around the age of 32 or 33, i was just going to the other extreme, andruw jones isn't that old. he actually just turns 30 on april 23 of this month.

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    Re: Free agency thought for 2008...

    Did Griffey's defense decline because of age or injury? I'm sure it's a combination of both but I imagine that injury had more to do with it than age. Players have played CF effectively into their late 30's. I'd be interested in Jones on a 4 year deal, but I imagine someone will go to 6 with him.


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