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    Re: Rios

    Quote Originally Posted by fewfirstchoice View Post
    Cueto,Freel,and Stubbs.They will want a young pitching stud and a OF for him.
    That is exactly what I was thinking and it will take some of the BIG names to get him and I would think they would want someone other than Freel....they may take a Norris Hopper but not Freel in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    Not sure who I'd trade. But I am concerned about being predominantly lefthanded. I'd also like to find KGJ's replacement and that it be a RH bat.
    Chatter I understand your position completely about to many LH hitters, but Rios would demand at least two top 5 hitting prospects.
    I would love to have Rios. But I would rather save the prospects to see if the can develope by 2009/2010 or trade them for a #2 starter (or better). Then sign a RH bat in free agency.

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    Re: Rios

    Part of me wants to stand pat and see how Bailey, Cueto, Maloney, Votto, Bruce develop/produce this upcoming season. The risk is if they falter and expose themselves as non-major league quality (which I doubt will happen with about 3 to 4 of them).

    Another part of me wants to fix the LH lineup and add a RH bat. On the other hand, another part of me wants to see if EE can improve his hitting and power this upcoming season.

    In other words, this upcoming season is the year of seeing what the young guys can do. Most have not much more to prove in the minors and it's show us what you can do time.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Rios

    this thread is silly
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    Another part of me wants to fix the LH lineup and add a RH bat. On the other hand, another part of me wants to see if EE can improve his hitting and power this upcoming season.

    In other words, this upcoming season is the year of seeing what the young guys can do. Most have not much more to prove in the minors and it's show us what you can do time.

    Let the young guys work it out and get a few free agents to fill the RH Bat..or trade for some players that otherteams are overlooking you can get on the cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    Another part of me wants to fix the LH lineup and add a RH bat. On the other hand, another part of me wants to see if EE can improve his hitting and power this upcoming season.
    Well, trading Hamilton puts Phillips square in heart of the order, which should help. Plus, Dunn hits lefties pretty well, too. It's Griffey you still have to worry about, and I don't know the splits on Votto and Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN Red Fan View Post
    Well, trading Hamilton puts Phillips square in heart of the order, which should help. Plus, Dunn hits lefties pretty well, too. It's Griffey you still have to worry about, and I don't know the splits on Votto and Bruce.
    Last year (in the minors) Bruce hit lefties MUCH better than Votto...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippie07 View Post
    Last year (in the minors) Bruce hit lefties MUCH better than Votto...

    .....which leads me to believe management is aware of this and maybe thinks he can hold his own and help out against lefties more than Hamilton could. But you never know til he actually faces major league pitching instead of minor league pitching.
    Who's on first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    .....which leads me to believe management is aware of this and maybe thinks he can hold his own and help out against lefties more than Hamilton could. But you never know til he actually faces major league pitching instead of minor league pitching.
    Plus Bruce doesn't need 24/7 surviallance...watching where his lunch money goes, or someone to hold his hand...
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