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    Stanton for Wes Helms?

    C. Trent has the link on his blog.

    The Phillies would love to be able to trade Helms. The Giants (for veteran lefthander Steve Kline) and the Reds (for experienced lefty Mike Stanton) are among the teams they are believed to be talking to.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Getting rid of Stanton is a winning proposition.

    Helms being able to play 3B, 1B and IIRC some LF would certainly make us a deeper team.

    Why on Earth the Phillies would want Stanton just boggles the mind, though.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    I would make that deal. Helms only hit .246/.297/.368 last season but check out his two previous seasons:

    .329/.390/.575
    .298/.356/.458

    Sign me up.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Gets rid of Stanton and improves the bench.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Gets rid of Stanton.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    There would be absolutely nothing to not like about that deal.
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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    I'm not 100% convinced that Stanton's gas tank is empty, but I'd rather the Phillies make that determination than the Reds.

    Trade away, Wayne.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Not to mention the deal would save the Reds about $900,000. What's not to like?
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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    I like the trade, if it happens (and it won't). Maybe he could be traded by the Reds for another piece of the second coming of the Big Red Machine. That's what happened to his uncle, anyway.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    If true, the Reds need to do whatever it takes to make it happen. They should definitely offer to throw in a million.

    Something tells me it won't happen though.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    If true, the Reds need to do whatever it takes to make it happen. They should definitely offer to throw in a million.

    Something tells me it won't happen though.
    Throw in a million? I don't know about that. You are essentially trading trash for trash...and I wouldn't want to pay more for the offensive trash than the pitching trash.
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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Helms becomes your first base platoon partner and another reserve who can play third.
    He would be a right handed bat off the bench with some thump.

    A long time ago he spent some a couple games as a corner outfielder. If he could do that, he could be a pretty valuable guy to this team and would be worth a roster spot.

    plus it gets Mike Stanton off the books.
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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Stanton for Tommy Helms, I don't care - just bring it on!

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    Throw in a million? I don't know about that. You are essentially trading trash for trash...and I wouldn't want to pay more for the offensive trash than the pitching trash.
    Yeah, but if Helms may go elsewhere instead, it's worth upping the ante for. Especially since Stanton is owed a million more than Helms this year. Essentiall, the Reds would be paying Helms the same amount they'd pay Stanton. I'll take Helms over Stanton 8 days a week.

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    Re: Stanton for Wes Helms?

    Helms career vL: .280/.359/.476. Nice platoon partner.

    Helms for Stanton would be an absolute coup -- even if we kicked in cash. Two birds with one stone.
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