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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?

    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?

    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?

    Wasnt he traded for him?
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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?

    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?

    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?

    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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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    This move would be dependent on the subsequent moves to acquire pitching.
    2006 Redszone Prospect Draft - Johnny Cueto
    2007 Redszone Prospect Draft - Pedro Viola, Alexis Oliveras
    2007 Redszone Mock Draft - 1st (27) Michael Burgess, Supp. (60) Wes Roemer, 2nd (92) Barry Enright, 3rd (122) Jonathan Bachanov
    2009 Redszone Mock Draft - 1st (9) Shelby Miller, 2nd (58) Marc Krauss, 3rd (89) Daniel Fields

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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Also, FWIW, I'm not sure you want Josh Hamilton as your full-time CF. He's passable at the position, sure, but he's also going to be an injury risk out there. Even if we keep him, it might make more sense to scoot him over to one of the corners to preserve his legs and keep his bat in the lineup.
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy09 View Post
    This move would be dependent on the subsequent moves to acquire pitching.
    Absolutely. And I would imagine a Cameron would just be a two-year rental maximum. He may be 35, but he sure looks like he can still cover some ground out there... at least for the few editions of the team
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    Re: Reds interested in Mike Cameron?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincy09 View Post
    This move would be dependent on the subsequent moves to acquire pitching.
    I think that is a when and not if.


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