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    Could we get a closer for

    Ee???

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Wow, no response, could we get anything that resembles a pitcher for EE????

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Not sure but Freel is awful at 3B
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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Could we? Sure.

    Would it be a top or the league closer? Probably not.

    Will we? I seriously doubt it.

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    This team doesn't just need a closer, it needs a DOMINANT closer. That would slide Weathers to the 8th inning set-up role and make this bulpen A LOT better. The problem is, there are no dominant closers available at this time. At the trade deadline, maybe . . . but will the reds be too far out of it to be a buyer then? I think the best option for finding that dominant arm is via free agency this off season. Until then, enjoy innings 1-7 of the Reds. Just make sre to tune out before the 8th!!


    FYI - List of Free Agent to be closers:

    John Smoltz
    Joe Nathan
    Mariano Rivera
    Jason Isringhausen
    Bob Wickman
    Scott Linebrink

    Of course, a lot of these guys are WAY past their prime and some may have an option with their existing team. I would love to work a deal NOW that lands Linebrink and locks him up for around 3 years.


    Free Agent Info From: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/1...lb_free_a.html

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Quote Originally Posted by FutureRedsGM View Post
    This team doesn't just need a closer, it needs a DOMINANT closer. That would slide Weathers to the 8th inning set-up role and make this bulpen A LOT better. The problem is, there are no dominant closers available at this time. At the trade deadline, maybe . . . but will the reds be too far out of it to be a buyer then? I think the best option for finding that dominant arm is via free agency this off season. Until then, enjoy innings 1-7 of the Reds. Just make sre to tune out before the 8th!!


    FYI - List of Free Agent to be closers:

    John Smoltz
    Joe Nathan
    Mariano Rivera
    Jason Isringhausen
    Bob Wickman
    Scott Linebrink

    Of course, a lot of these guys are WAY past their prime and some may have an option with their existing team. I would love to work a deal NOW that lands Linebrink and locks him up for around 3 years.


    Free Agent Info From: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/1...lb_free_a.html
    Didn't Smoltz just sign an extension? We shouldn't worry about a closer unless we can hold a lead going into the ninth. Let's worry about that first.

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Yes Smoltz did. And, he's back to starting to boot (and extremely effectively I might add)...

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Wickman is also signed for next year. Cards have an option on Izzy.

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    I have been clamoring for Linebrink for weeks now, I would imagine he could be had for EE and a prospect. It depends on how much the Reds are willing to pay. Teams know the pen is our big weakness and will surely ask the moon for a quality arm.

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Quote Originally Posted by FutureRedsGM View Post
    This team doesn't just need a closer, it needs a DOMINANT closer. That would slide Weathers to the 8th inning set-up role and make this bulpen A LOT better. The problem is, there are no dominant closers available at this time. At the trade deadline, maybe . . . but will the reds be too far out of it to be a buyer then? I think the best option for finding that dominant arm is via free agency this off season. Until then, enjoy innings 1-7 of the Reds. Just make sre to tune out before the 8th!!


    FYI - List of Free Agent to be closers:

    John Smoltz
    Joe Nathan
    Mariano Rivera
    Jason Isringhausen
    Bob Wickman
    Scott Linebrink


    Of course, a lot of these guys are WAY past their prime and some may have an option with their existing team. I would love to work a deal NOW that lands Linebrink and locks him up for around 3 years.


    Free Agent Info From: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/1...lb_free_a.html

    Ill take all 6 of them.


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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Why trade a good young 3rd baseman for a closer? We need both but I'd rather have Edwin. As for closer why not try out McBeth or another minor league relief pitcher? Maybe wait for Bray to come back?
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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    I have been clamoring for Linebrink for weeks now, I would imagine he could be had for EE and a prospect.
    EE has quite a bit more trade value than Linebrink.

    it has a lot to do with years before FA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post

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    Re: Could we get a closer for

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    EE has quite a bit more trade value than Linebrink.

    it has a lot to do with years before FA.
    I love EE to death but he isn't hitting well now and many teams may try and pry him away. Especially since he has fallen out of favor with Narron.


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