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    Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

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    FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal believes Mike Cameron could soon sign with the Yankees or Brewers.
    The Yankees were saying they wouldn't bring in a starting center fielder even if they dealt Melky Cabrera, but that was just more deception. It is a surprise that they'd perhaps put in a bid for Cameron before trading Cabrera. Rosenthal seems to believe that Cabrera could go to Cubs, Reds, Braves, Royals or Pirates in return for prospects. The Cubs also have some level of interest in Cameron, but he's more likely to get multiple years elsewhere.


    this would be a shock to see him traded for ONLY prospects and the Yankees then sign Cameron.. I dont see that happening!!

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Here's the exact article by Rosenthal:



    The Brewers face strong competition for free-agent center fielder Mike Cameron, perhaps stronger than they even imagined.

    The Yankees are showing serious interest in Cameron, major-league sources say, figuring that they could trade center fielder Melky Cabrera even if they do not send him to the Twins for left-hander Johan Santana.

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is a supporter of Cameron's; the two were teammates with the Mariners in 2000. Cameron also has recent experience playing in New York; he was with the Mets in '04 and '05.

    Cabrera, 23, is part of the Yankees' offer for Santana, but could fit for several teams that are in the market for a young, affordable, switch-hitting center fielder.


    Those teams include the Cubs, Reds, Braves, Royals and Pirates. The Yankees likely would seek prospects for Cabrera
    , replace him with Cameron in center and keep Johnny Damon in left.

    Damon would remain in center for the start of the season while Cameron serves a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

    Cameron, 35, likely would sign a two-year deal, giving the Yankees time to continue developing their top center-field prospect, Austin Jackson, who split last season between Class A and Class AA.

    The Cubs are on the fringe of the Cameron pursuit, and the Twins' interest could grow if they fail to land a center fielder in a trade for Santana. But Cameron is likely to sign with the Yankees or Brewers before the Santana question is resolved.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    I would take Melky Cabrera in a heartbeat

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Last season:
    .273/.321/.391

    Short career:
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    He's young, cheap, and can switch hit. You know GABP would give his numbers a boost. Depending on what we give up, you could do alot worse. Plus even with Bruce, we're going to need at least one more outfielder after 2008, if not two.

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Not sure he gives you more than Than a Fropper centerfield timeshare.
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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Not sure he gives you more than Than a Fropper centerfield timeshare.
    He can hit mediocre from both sides of the plate?

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Not interested if it involves giving up anyone of value. Unless of course he's an elite defender in CF, but I doubt that he is.

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    I wonder if this isn't just the Yankees floating this to let the Twins know they can look elsewhere.
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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Nice to see Rosenthal still tossing crap up against a wall......
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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Griffey, Dunn, Bruce, Freel, Hopper, Dickerson, and Fiorentino.. Melky obviously fits in after Bruce but how do we get him AB's unless Dunn is moved to 1st.
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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Griffey, Dunn, Bruce, Freel, Hopper, Dickerson, and Fiorentino.. Melky obviously fits in after Bruce but how do we get him AB's unless Dunn is moved to 1st.
    If the Reds were to acquire Melky, signs would point to Bruce starting the year in AAA.

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    This rumor is pretty weak as far as rumors go... the actual quote just says that the Reds are known to have interest in a CF type....doesn't seem like we're "linked" to Cabrera necessarily, but:
    Bruce, Melky, Griffey in the outfield and Dunn at 1st would be nice ... as long as Dunn can learn the defensive ropes. Could Dunn at 1st lend support to Votto heading out in a Bedard-type deal... aww... speculation

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Anyone got anything on Melky's D? If he's a true CF with the range to run down the umpteen fly balls given up by everyone but Aaron, Bronson, and Coco, then sign me up! He'd be like Brandon Phillips in the OF. Hopper and Freel are a two-headed defense defective monster in CF and Bruce should probably play in one of the corners.
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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Griffey, Dunn, Bruce, Freel, Hopper, Dickerson, and Fiorentino.. Melky obviously fits in after Bruce but how do we get him AB's unless Dunn is moved to 1st.

    Melky was 4th in the AL in sac flies. Bench Dunn. :

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    Re: Reds mentioned on Melky Cabrera???

    Here's a thought...what if Melky comes in to play RF with Bruce in CF and Dunn in LF...Junior traded or to 1B if Votto goes in a deal for an arm like Bedard?
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