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    Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Cameron's options may expand

    Trades involving other center fielders could expand the market for center fielder Mike Cameron, who is waiting to hear whether the Padres get outfielder Kosuke Fukodome

    The Reds may emerge as a candidate for Cameron. They are shopping center fielder Josh Hamilton, and if they move him and go after Cameron, Reds manager Dusty Baker would be a selling point. When Baker interviewed with the Padres last offseason, Cameron strongly endorsed Baker and said he very much would want to play for Baker.

    Cameron's agent said Friday night that a new club had emerged yesterday as a potential suitor.

    Cameron has spent most of his career playing his home games in a pitchers park. An exception came in 1999, when he played for the Reds in Cinergy Field. Cameron said it was an extremely enjoyable season, in large part because he enjoyed teammates such as Barry Larkin, Ken Griffey Jr., and Greg Vaughn. The current Reds ballpark is more hitter friendly than Cinergy, which was also a good hitters park.

    The Reds are desperate for pitching. One way to bolster a pitching staff is to improve the defense.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    I'm leery of the Reds giving him a long term contract but I'd love to see Cameron in CF for the Reds next year.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Cameron will miss the first 25 games of the season after testing positive for banned stimulants. The Padres reportedly tried to work out a two-year deal to keep Cameron in San Diego, but Cameron declined, and is looking for a multi-year contract. And since Cameron is a Type B free agent, the Padres will receive a compensatory selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft -- a pick between the first and second round -- if he signs elsewhere.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Cameron will miss the first 25 games of the season after testing positive for banned stimulants. The Padres reportedly tried to work out a two-year deal to keep Cameron in San Diego, but Cameron declined, and is looking for a multi-year contract. And since Cameron is a Type B free agent, the Padres will receive a compensatory selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft -- a pick between the first and second round -- if he signs elsewhere.

    That's not a problem. By the time he's served hs suspension, Ryan Freel will be hurt.

    Seriously, I have misgivings about signing someone like Cameron. 1999 will be 9 years ago next year. Plus he'll be missing the first month of next season. I wouldn't say no but I have my doubts this would work.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post

    Seriously, I have misgivings about signing someone like Cameron. 1999 will be 9 years ago next year. Plus he'll be missing the first month of next season. I wouldn't say no but I have my doubts this would work.
    Agreed. I'm also concerned about Cameron's age. In the abstract, expecting a 35 year old centerfielder to provide plus defense at such a demanding position may not be realistic.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    It would make sense, suspension be damned.

    He's an actual fly catcher, and would be a more than adequate replacement if a trade were to be made.

    I'd have to give Wayne a good old "shame on you" for not considering the possibility.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    It would make sense, suspension be damned.

    He's an actual fly catcher, and would be a more than adequate replacement if a trade were to be made.

    I'd have to give Wayne a good old "shame on you" for not considering the possibility.

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    I think it is. It's exactly the type of thing that Krivsky would do IMO.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Cameron has been unfortunate throughout his career in that he has always played his home games in pitchers parks. Since leaving the Reds in 1999, Cameron spent four years in Safeco Field (2000-2003), two years in Shea Stadium (2004-2005), and two years in Petco Park (2006-2007. GABP would be a nice change of pace for him. I'd say he would OPS around .800 and hit 25 homers. I would love to have him patrolling CF next year but I would hate to lose Hamilton, unless we get a young stud SP in return.

    I wouldn't give Cameron anything more than one year, two at the most.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Cameron has been unfortunate throughout his career in that he has always played his home games in pitchers parks. Since leaving the Reds in 1999, Cameron spent four years in Safeco Field (2000-2003), two years in Shea Stadium (2004-2005), and two years in Petco Park (2006-2007. GABP would be a nice change of pace for him. I'd say he would OPS around .800 and hit 25 homers. I would love to have him patrolling CF next year but I would hate to lose Hamilton, unless we get a young stud SP in return.

    I wouldn't give Cameron anything more than one year, two at the most.
    They would only be interested in Cameron if there were another possible deal in place.

    I think it's very good news.

    That is......If it's more than conjecture.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Cameron said it was an extremely enjoyable season, in large part because he enjoyed teammates such as Barry Larkin, Ken Griffey Jr., and Greg Vaughn.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports...ay_expand.html
    When, exactly, did Mike Cameron play with Ken Griffey Jr. in Cincinnati?

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Mike Cameron will be 35 years old next season. He hit .242 last season and seems to be in decline. If it's a cheap acquisition, then OK, i'll go along with that, but the guy hasn't hit over .267 in a full season in his career. His OBP was .355 in 2006 and .328 last year and in his whole career he's never been higher than .365.

    As I've said before, he's more legend than results. Let him play out his career somewhere else. We have a center fielder who hit 2less home runs than Cameron in 60 less games and OBP'd 20 points higher (with a rousing 50+ points higher batting average--I know it means nothing), and is 9 years younger. And he gets paid peanuts. No thanks, now that I think about it regardless of how well he can catch a fly ball.

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    Mike Cameron will be 35 years old next season. He hit .242 last season and seems to be in decline. If it's a cheap acquisition, then OK, i'll go along with that, but the guy hasn't hit over .267 in a full season in his career. His OBP was .355 in 2006 and .328 last year and in his whole career he's never been higher than .365.

    As I've said before, he's more legend than results. Let him play out his career somewhere else. We have a center fielder who hit 2less home runs than Cameron in 60 less games and OBP'd 20 points higher (with a rousing 50+ points higher batting average--I know it means nothing), and is 9 years younger. And he gets paid peanuts. No thanks, now that I think about it regardless of how well he can catch a fly ball.
    Mike Cameron has always been legend? I think you are severely discounting his value when he was younger. Mike Cameron never been higher than .365 obp? Who cares? Mike Cameron in his prime at .365 is an all star and one of the most valuable players in the league.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Wasnt he traded for him?
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Depending on what he makes, Cameron could be a really good addition. And as we move forward, Hamilton is looking more and more like the main trading chip on the table. I wonder how long before some of these rumors become truth?
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Okay... but catching the ball in CF can be pretty important for a team with weak pitching. It's looking more or less like the Reds are going to be that type of team. Again.
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