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    Dusty Baker coming through!

    So far so good. Baker said he would lure some big name free agents and so far he's brought in Cordero (Cordero says he wouldnt have come here if not for Dusty) cant wait for the next free agent, Im thinking big like Jason Jennings and Randy Wolf.

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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    So far so good. Baker said he would lure some big name free agents and so far he's brought in Cordero (Cordero says he wouldnt have come here if not for Dusty) cant wait for the next free agent, Im thinking big like Jason Jennings and Randy Wolf.

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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    To me, that's the most interesting thing about the press conference -- corroboration that Baker was a key factor. He has delivered on his promise to attract players. I think that's huge for his credibility out of the gate....
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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    To me, that's the most interesting thing about the press conference -- corroboration that Baker was a key factor. He has delivered on his promise to attract players. I think that's huge for his credibility out of the gate....
    Well, given that Cordro didn't list money among his reasons for coming to Cincy, I think we have to take that with a grain of salt.

    When you take the biggest factor out of the equation the minor ones can seem much much more influential.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Well, given that Cordro didn't list money among his reasons for coming to Cincy, I think we have to take that with a grain of salt.

    When you take the biggest factor out of the equation the minor ones can seem much much more influential.
    I got the feeling that money was what Cordero was talking about when he said the reds were "Aggressive"
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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Everyone keeps throwing out the $ sign when talking about this franchise...I wouldn't be surprised to see the payroll go up more than would be expected.

    Special K said that they are continuing their efforts to improve the pitching on the team in the Cordero press conference. For him to say that is saying a lot more than he previously has.

    This ownership is a new day for the organization...they've only been in place a little more than a year and it could be argued that they were getting their game plan in place and evaluating what exactly they needed to do...looks like they are going the FA route.
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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I got the feeling that money was what Cordero was talking about when he said the reds were "Aggressive"
    Yeah, listening to him, all I could hear was his internal dialogue:

    "No puedo decir el dinero... No puedo decir el dinero... No puedo decir el dinero..."
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Will Jennings be able to pitch effectively in 2008? I was under the impression he had some fairly major surgery.
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    Re: Dusty Baker coming through!

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Will Jennings be able to pitch effectively in 2008? I was under the impression he had some fairly major surgery.
    Probably not until August or September at best.
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