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    What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    What if Wayne Krivsky can't/doesn't make a deal for a #2 starter in the Winter Meetings? How will you feel about that?

    Assuming the asking price was too high.........will you praise him for not selling the entire farm or will you be ticked that he didn't get it done?
    Who's on first?

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    I think that he has tried. That's all you can ask in today's market. There arew way too few good pitchers out there, and too many teams we need. If he doesn't do anything, atleast he got Cordero. That's more than I expected.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Honestly, the Reds need another starter bad but a smaller deal might wind up bringing in that #2/3 starter. Who knew when the Reds got Harang that he would be this good? But inactivity/stupidity by the Reds FO has proven that method to be pretty hit or miss. Mostly miss.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    He probably wont be able too and thats fine. 2008 wont be the year of the Reds, 2009 will.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    After what Detroit just paid, I'm not so sure I want Wayne to do the same. Wow. Detroit overpaid big time.

    It's not worth it. Not saying Bailey and Cueto are definites, but maybe we better consider giving them a try?
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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Detroit also got Cabrera and Willis so figure 3 prospects for each.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Hope that Cueto and Bailey are as good as we think they can be.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    At a certain point you have to test your young talent in Bailey and Cueto. Nothing will train them like pitching consistently in the majors.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    I think barring disaster, if Bailey follows the lead of young phenoms that have come before him, he'll be putting up a 3 era by mid-year and will slide into our #3 spot. Does that mean we don't need a #3... no.... I cross my fingers and wish for another Arroyo/Wily Mo bargain.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidty622 View Post
    He probably wont be able too and thats fine. 2008 wont be the year of the Reds, 2009 will.
    It appears Bob C is looking more to present tense.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    I know he is trying. I just hope he doesn't overpay for someone who is just a stopgap until Bailey and Cueto are ready. A lot of people forget that this team was very competitive two years ago and the main thing that kept them out of the playoffs wasn't pitching, it was the injuries to some key bats and the inability to score runs down the stretch. We don't necessarily have to have a Bedard or Lincecum to contend. We need someone who is solid, stays consistent and healthy. Something like what Kenny Rogers has given Detroit for the past couple of years.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?
    He continues being a failure as a GM

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidty622 View Post
    He probably wont be able too and thats fine. 2008 wont be the year of the Reds, 2009 will.
    Couldn't agree more!

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    Personally, I think he pulls off a big deal, but only for a sure thing - WK is in the last year of his contract, so I don't think BCast is going to settle for 4th place in the Central again. If he banksrupts the farm but gives BCast a title, he guarantees himself a job and another 4 years or so to tinker around and rebuild the farm....

    Lets not overlook the fact that WK has personal interests that may conflict w/ the team's interest on occasion.

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    Re: What if WK can't make a deal for a starter?

    The end of the Winter Meetings is not the end of the off-season. He can continue to use the foundation he has bullt through this period, and finally bring us some starting pitching before March begins.


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