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  • The Reds will be dealing before the trade deadline!

    47 90.38%
  • The Reds are not that bad and will hold pat till the off season.

    5 9.62%
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Thread: Trades or No Trades

  1. #16
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Williamsport, PA

    Re: Trades or No Trades

    Say what you want about Dan O'Brien but he knew it would take five years to resurrect this club by building through the farm system but new ownership didn't want to hear it. Maybe Bob Cast. is realizing there is no quick fixes here.

    You have parts of this team from three different general managers....Dunn and Griffey (Bowden), Milton (O'Brien) and Hatteberg, Conine, Stanton, Weathers (Krivsky). Until you dump these players and acquire younger talent while lowering the payroll to pursue quality pitching, this club will continue to struggle.

    And speaking of the bullpen....is their a middle ground? You get aging relievers like Cormier and Stanton that should have never been signed to begin with yet...you have young relievers like McBeth, Coutlangus and Salmon that don't have a clue how to get outs when the game is on the line.

    I think what Krivsky does now and this offseason will determine whether he will be the Reds GM beyond the 2008 season.
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  3. #17
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    West N. Carolina

    Re: Trades or No Trades

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    It's a fairly straightforward process to swap one 30-second commercial for another.

    :griffey: you there! -------------> :griffey: you later!

    Well if we trade him to an NL team we can keep the old slogan, just change the hat graphics
    Go Gators!

  4. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Newburgh, IN

    Re: Trades or No Trades

    WK has made it no secret he has tried. Just the right deal didn't come. Let's face it he made 30+ transactions in his 1st year - I would be totally shocked if nothing was done. Also, Weather, Hate, and even Dunn have some value.
    And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!

  5. #19
    Charlie Brown All-Star IslandRed's Avatar
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    May 2001
    Melbourne, FL

    Re: Trades or No Trades

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Unfortunately, during his conversation with Chris and George last night, Bob seemed to under the impression that a couple of moves could actually put the team over the top this year.
    He's got tickets to sell.

    In the meantime, we need to watch the actions and ignore the noises.
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