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Thread: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

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    Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Given what you have seen in spring training with the performances of Volquez and Cueto, and the struggles of Affedt and Belisle, would you deal Homer Bailey (and maybe a couple of other minor leaguers) to Oakland for Joe Blanton?
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    I've been waiting for a Krusty trade proposal!

    Bailey for Blanton? You betcha.

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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Nope.

    FWIW, Blanton has allowed 9 runs in 11 innings this spring, though that doesn't play a factor in my decision.

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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    If that was the deal straight up, I'd do it. But I wouldn't throw in anything else.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Hell no. I'm not selling low on Bailey at this point. With his stuff, barring an injury, his value can't get much lower... A productive year in AAA, however, and he could easily put it together and become much more valuable than the very "BLAH" Joe Blanton.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Hell no. I'm not selling low on Bailey at this point. With his stuff, barring an injury, his value can't get much lower... A productive year in AAA, however, and he could easily put it together and become much more valuable than the very "BLAH" Joe Blanton.
    What he said.

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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Selling low on Bailey would be foolish.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Still no. Blanton has a league average ceiling, could be worse, and will definitely get more expensive. He doesn't put the Reds in the playoffs this year given that we have reasonable replacement level options for once.

    On the pitching side, this team needs upside, not certain mediocrity.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    I told Homer to go talk to Mario during the game because Dick's busy during the game. I saw him down there all game. I liked that. It's like going to school.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Homer has put to rest any accusations of him being uncoachable.

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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    I've been wanting the Reds to get a md-rotation inning guy all winter and I still like Blanton as a substitute for Belisle or Fogg, but I was never in favor of trading more than a Maloney/Stubbs/Valaika or similar package. I voted no. If Hell No was available, that would have been my vote.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    As I recall, the rumor surrounding that trade wasn't _just_ Homer, it was Homer + Votto et al...not that the rumor is what was actually proposed.

    That being said, I don't think I'd do that deal right now. Let Homer keep hanging with Mario Soto and get his stuff together at AAA.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    I see no benefit in moving a 21 year old who throws smoke regardless of a few problems he may be having.
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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    As I recall, the rumor surrounding that trade wasn't _just_ Homer, it was Homer + Votto et al...not that the rumor is what was actually proposed.
    Yeah, it wasn't a Homer for Blanton deal. I would have done that in a heartbeat. And drunk the sweetest champagne Oct. 1st.

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    Re: Would You Deal Bailey For Blanton Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Yeah, it wasn't a Homer for Blanton deal. I would have done that in a heartbeat. And drunk the sweetest champagne Oct. 1st.
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