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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    not surprising ... from strictly a numbers standpoint Cueto looks like the better prospect.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    There's a line from Pulp Fiction I could quote here, if this wasn't a family-friendly web site.

    The point would be, let's wait until Cuteo, you know, pitches at least a few real major league games before we start congratulating ourselves on not trading him for a proven starter.
    I really want to know what that quote was, I just watched this movie for the first time a few nights ago...
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    From Rosenthal's column today:

    The A's wanted spring sensation/top pitching prospect Johnny Cueto from the Reds for Joe Blanton - no deal.

    I hope Krivsky laughed at Beane and hung up the phone.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'm still confused as to why Beane wants(ed) to hold up the Reds for a pitcher like Blanton but basically gave away Dan Haren.
    I figure Rosenthal mixed up rumors surrounding Haren with those surrounding Blanton.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Someone enlighten me but why was there all this love for Blanton this offseason. I mean the guy is a decent start but in reality what is the big difference between him and a guy like Fogg? I understand Blanton is younger and probably is a better pitcher than Fogg but in the Reds situation Fogg+ Cueto > Blanton even if Cueto pitch horriable this year.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    I really want to know what that quote was, I just watched this movie for the first time a few nights ago...

    I believe the quote he's referring to was when Travolta and Jackson finished cleaning out their car when they accidentally shot Marvin and Harvey Keitel said it looked good but "Let's not start (patting each other on the back) just yet."
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I believe the quote he's referring to was when Travolta and Jackson finished cleaning out their car when they accidentally shot Marvin and Harvey Keitel said it looked good but "Let's not start (patting each other on the back) just yet."
    Correct.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    I don't think asking for Cueto prior to spring training was "laughable," even if I wouldn't have done it. It is undeniable though that Cueto has raised his stock 10 fold since the start of ST.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 03-19-2008 at 08:09 PM.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    I wouldn't do this deal right now, since Cueto has made the rotation. To me it makes little sense to simply change names in the number 3 spot.

    I would give the A's almost anything outside of Cueto and Volquez for Blanton.

    Give them Bailey, Maloney, and Votto. Or Bailey, Stubbs and Roenicke.

    ......but WK, for heavens sake, MAKE A DEAL. I am lovin' the idea of:

    Harang
    Cueto
    Blanton
    Arroyo
    Volquez

    If I could make this deal, I would turn around and extend Dunn, leave Bruce in AAA for 2008 or JR gets hurt, whichever comes first, and set my scouts to finding a 2009 FA centerfielder and then rest for the next 3 years and just get ready to buy playoff tickets for a while.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    I would give the A's almost anything outside of Cueto and Volquez for Blanton.

    Give them Bailey, Maloney, and Votto. Or Bailey, Stubbs and Roenicke.
    Goodness. What a terrible trade for the Reds. In deal #1 proposed the Reds give the #9 prospect in baseball, a solid lefty whose 357 strikeouts the last two seasons are the most in the minors league, and the #44 prospect in baseball for a pitcher who has a 4.70 ERA (310.1 IP, 360 H, 184 K) away from his pitcher friendly home ballpark the past three seasons. Big no thanks from me on that one. Deal #2 is just as bad.

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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'm still confused as to why Beane wants(ed) to hold up the Reds for a pitcher like Blanton but basically gave away Dan Haren.
    Because he didn't give away Haren.....
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I would have given Cueto straight up for Haren. Maybe even Cueto and another decent prospect.

    But for Blanton? No friggin' way.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Because he didn't give away Haren.....
    Thank you! Agreed 100%

    Why is it the popular notion around here that Beane got nothing for Haren, or gave him away?

    He got a bunch of quality prospects IMO.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    I wouldn't do this deal right now, since Cueto has made the rotation. To me it makes little sense to simply change names in the number 3 spot.

    I would give the A's almost anything outside of Cueto and Volquez for Blanton.

    Give them Bailey, Maloney, and Votto. Or Bailey, Stubbs and Roenicke.

    ......but WK, for heavens sake, MAKE A DEAL. I am lovin' the idea of:

    Harang
    Cueto
    Blanton
    Arroyo
    Volquez

    If I could make this deal, I would turn around and extend Dunn, leave Bruce in AAA for 2008 or JR gets hurt, whichever comes first, and set my scouts to finding a 2009 FA centerfielder and then rest for the next 3 years and just get ready to buy playoff tickets for a while.
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    Re: A's wanted Cueto

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    ::Jamaican accent:: "YOU CRAZY MON!!"
    Oh sure....call me crazy just like everybody else does.....

    I just believe there are times when overpaying a little is justified. Blanton is a 200 inning pitcher......they are worth a lot more than you guys give credit for.

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