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    Salty solution

    From Jayson Stark's Rumblings today:

    In Atlanta, multitalented rookie catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has started taking ground balls at first base as the Braves try to figure out his future with the trading deadline approaching. "We have our franchise catcher [Brian McCann]," GM John Schuerholz said. "So who knows what will happen? We could find another place for Salty to play. Or somebody else could want him and make us an offer where we say to ourselves, 'This is a deal that makes sense for us and for him and for everybody.'"

    Figure out what it takes, and go get this guy. Between Griffey, Lohse, Hatteberg, and any minor leaguer not named Bailey Bruce or Votto, I'm sure we could offer up something they would like. They do need a 1B for the stretch run. I would offer Hatteberg, Lohse, and Vailaka to see if they bite.

    What do you think it would take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    From Jayson Stark's Rumblings today:

    In Atlanta, multitalented rookie catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has started taking ground balls at first base as the Braves try to figure out his future with the trading deadline approaching. "We have our franchise catcher [Brian McCann]," GM John Schuerholz said. "So who knows what will happen? We could find another place for Salty to play. Or somebody else could want him and make us an offer where we say to ourselves, 'This is a deal that makes sense for us and for him and for everybody.'"

    Figure out what it takes, and go get this guy. Between Griffey, Lohse, Hatteberg, and any minor leaguer not named Bailey Bruce or Votto, I'm sure we could offer up something they would like. They do need a 1B for the stretch run. I would offer Hatteberg, Lohse, and Vailaka to see if they bite.

    What do you think it would take?

    The Braves will ask for (and get) much more than that.

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    Ken Rosenthal was actually on XM earlier this week and said that he hadn't heard any rumors about it, but a Junior to Atlanta for Salty straight up made a huge amount of sense for both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Ken Rosenthal was actually on XM earlier this week and said that he hadn't heard any rumors about it, but a Junior to Atlanta for Salty straight up made a huge amount of sense for both sides.
    Once again Rosenthal proves himself a deep thinker.... (that's sarcasm)

    The best prospect in baseball at the most premium defensive position with a bat good enough to DH/play first.... I just gotta think a saavy GM like Schuerholz can do better than giving Salty away for the priviledge of paying Jr top dollar.
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    Would Francouer move to LF for Jr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Would Francouer move to LF for Jr?
    ooohhhh. Would Junior be willing to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfs View Post
    ooohhhh. Would Junior be willing to go?
    Does it mean a pennant chase? Can the Braves get there at the end with the Mets is the question?

    I don't think the Braves will take the entire contract, IMO.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    I thought had something to do with saline.

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    Re: Salty solution

    The Reds already have 3 catchers. Why would they want another one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    The Reds already have 3 catchers. Why would they want another one?
    To get to an even number???...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: Salty solution

    Dunn and Hatteberg/Freel might get the conversation started. Atlanta's 40-man is short on outfielders, and Andruw Jones is likely gone at the end of the year. I doubt they want to find a centerfielder and a leftfielder on the free agent market this coming offseason, so the chance to sign Dunn long-term may be very appealing to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Dunn and Hatteberg/Freel might get the conversation started. Atlanta's 40-man is short on outfielders, and Andruw Jones is likely gone at the end of the year. I doubt they want to find a centerfielder and a leftfielder on the free agent market this coming offseason, so the chance to sign Dunn long-term may be very appealing to them.
    Right.

    The Braves might ask for Dunn, and if I'm Wayne I laugh and ask them to call back when theyre serious.

    Votto I could understand. Griffey is realistic. Dunn is outrageous.

    However I don't think they'd ask for Votto because they like the left-handed hitting Scott Thorman at 1B. So I'd offer Griffey, and if they refuse to take on his salary in full, I'd pick up 1/3 of it to get the deal done.

    If they don't want Griff, I'd offer Stubbs, Conine and Lohse. Add Ryan Freel if neccessary to be their starting LF. Lohse provides them with a #4 starter down the stretch (especially with Smoltz being injured), Conine with a RH-hitting 1B for the stretch, and Stubbs as a possible long term replacement for Andruw Jones, whose departure is imminent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Right.

    The Braves might ask for Dunn, and if I'm Wayne I laugh and ask them to call back when theyre serious.

    Votto I could understand. Griffey is realistic. Dunn is outrageous.

    However I don't think they'd ask for Votto because they like the left-handed hitting Scott Thorman at 1B. So I'd offer Griffey, and if they refuse to take on his salary in full, I'd pick up 1/3 of it to get the deal done.

    If they don't want Griff, I'd offer Stubbs, Conine and Lohse. Add Ryan Freel if neccessary to be their starting LF. Lohse provides them with a #4 starter down the stretch (especially with Smoltz being injured), Conine with a RH-hitting 1B for the stretch, and Stubbs as a possible long term replacement for Andruw Jones, whose departure is imminent.
    I would trade them Dunn straight up for Salty and run with it.

    1. Adam Dunn is out of this town in at the most, 1.5 years when his contract is up. If he isnt, then we are going to be paying him 15 million a year for 4-6 years, and I just dont see the Reds committing that type of money to a position player.

    2. We would control Salty for the next 5.5 years and half of those years would be on the very cheap. It would also help rid the Reds of this stupid catching situation where everyone seems to get a chance.


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