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    Cantu Deal is a Steal

    Trading Calvin Medlock and Brian Shackleford for a guy 2 years removed from hitting 40 2b 28 hrs and 117 rbis. Are you kidding? I know he has struggled this year, but how much of that is due to injury and inconsistent playing time. To get this guy going into the off-season of 05 you would have to deal away at least one top 5 pitcher and one top 5 position player. Well done WK.

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    well done? what has he done since 05? im not saying he wont help the Reds but alot of guys played well 2 yrs ago...if he has been hurt for 2 yrs, thats a huge red flag...before we say well done, lets see him perform
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    well done? what has he done since 05? im not saying he wont help the Reds but alot of guys played well 2 yrs ago...if he has been hurt for 2 yrs, thats a huge red flag...before we say well done, lets see him perform
    he was hurt last year and drove in like 60 rbis in around 100 games. Not to compare on what to expect from him but think of Brandon Phillips. Cantu got hurt, ended up getting sent down the next year after recoving from his injury and was pretty upset about it so maybe a change of scenery is a good step in the right direction for him. Its not like we gave up anyone i would be too worried about.

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    i agree it was steal if he is used correctly. Change of scenery could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

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    not worried.... but to praise WK like he just acquired A-ROD is a bit much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    not worried.... but to praise WK like he just acquired A-ROD is a bit much

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    When did they start testing for steroids?

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    Re: Cantu Deal is a Steal

    Cantu may have struggled for the last two seasons, but what has Shackleford done to warrant keeping him in the organization? I see no problem with a deal like this.
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    I would rather see WK make a move like this, then to acquire a ty wigginton like the astros just did. This guy has proven he can produce at the major league level, he fell out of favor in Tampa for whatever reason and just needs a fresh start, kind of reminds me of the julio lugo situation a few years back.

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    When did they start testing for steroids?
    Can't test for HGH, so you'd pretty much have to assume that most hitters/pitchers benefitting from roids would just make a minor lifestyle change.

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    Re: Cantu Deal is a Steal

    Think we just figured out Votto's platoon-mate for 2008.

    Or, this truly is the first move in the game of chess that is trade deadline week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    not worried.... but to praise WK like he just acquired A-ROD is a bit much
    Uh......okay? Not exactly how I interpreted the message, but to each his own I guess.
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    Uh......okay? Not exactly how I interpreted the message, but to each his own I guess.
    the thread says DEAL is a STEAL....To get this guy going into the off-season of 05 you would have to deal away at least one top 5 pitcher and one top 5 position player. Well done WK.............sounds like he just traded for A-ROD or something....thats all i was saying...way to excited for a guy who has no glove and hasn't really played in 2 yrs...thats my take....don't get me wrong, i hope he does great things for the Reds....
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    Re: Cantu Deal is a Steal

    While the term "steal" may be a bit premature, there's nothing that says it can't turn into one. (see Phillips.) However, I do think a "steal" falls somewhere in between dealing for Alex Rodriguez and Alex Trevino.

    I may be wrong, but if the Reds dealt Shack and Medlock for A-ROD, I would assume the thread titles would be a tad more enthusiastic. I am wrong a lot, though....just ask my wife.
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    Re: Cantu Deal is a Steal

    I'm not sure it was a steal but I don't see a whole lot of downside to this deal. At the very least the Reds added a decent bench player who can hit for some power and fill in at multiple positions on the field. At the same time if he's able to regain his form from 2005 the Reds will have added another quality bat for two middle relievers with limited upside. I don't know about anyone else but it looks like a low risk, high reward situation to me.


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