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    Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    What were they thinking?

    - Texas is a team that has a high-octane offense but a pitching staff that forces parents to cover their children's eyes, and so what was the big off-season move? Trading its best young pitcher, Edinson Volquez, to add a bat, Josh Hamilton. No knock on Hamilton. He's a legitimate offensive force. But guess what the biggest concern is in Texas? Right. It's pitching. Guess what's up with Volquez? He's in the Reds rotation.


    - Pitchers Kyle Lohse and Josh Fogg, who both passed on solid offers to remain with teams that appreciated their value, spent the winter searching the free-agent market, and wound up being bargain signs — Lohse in St. Louis and Fogg with the Reds.


    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7...ing-winds-down

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    What were they thinking?

    - Texas is a team that has a high-octane offense but a pitching staff that forces parents to cover their children's eyes, and so what was the big off-season move? Trading its best young pitcher, Edinson Volquez, to add a bat, Josh Hamilton. No knock on Hamilton. He's a legitimate offensive force. But guess what the biggest concern is in Texas? Right. It's pitching. Guess what's up with Volquez? He's in the Reds rotation.
    Not only is he in the Reds rotation but he's pitching like a 3rd spot starter. 26k's and 4 walks! That is huge!
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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    What were they thinking?

    - Pitchers Kyle Lohse and Josh Fogg, who both passed on solid offers to remain with teams that appreciated their value, spent the winter searching the free-agent market, and wound up being bargain signs — Lohse in St. Louis and Fogg with the Reds.


    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7...ing-winds-down
    Fogg missed an oppertunity to cash in and the Reds lucked out and got him for $4 million less.
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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Fogg missed an oppertunity to cash in and the Reds lucked out and got him for $4 million less.
    No one paying Josh Fogg to pitch is lucking out

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    No one paying Josh Fogg to pitch is lucking out
    I'm expecting big things from the Fogg

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Would you have rather had Kyle Loshe or Josh Fogg as the Reds 5th starter? I would have liked Loshe more.
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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Would you have rather had Kyle Loshe or Josh Fogg as the Reds 5th starter? I would have liked Loshe more.
    Kyle Lohse, by a landslide.

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Would you have rather had Kyle Loshe or Josh Fogg as the Reds 5th starter? I would have liked Loshe more.
    Clearly Lohse, and I don't think it's close. For all the grief he gets Kyle Lohse is not a bad pitcher.

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Would you have rather had Kyle Loshe or Josh Fogg as the Reds 5th starter? I would have liked Loshe more.
    We had Lohse once and I couldn't wait for them to trade him the first time.

    I don't think Fogg will be here much longer than Lohse was, to be honest.

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    We had Lohse once and I couldn't wait for them to trade him the first time.

    I don't think Fogg will be here much longer than Lohse was, to be honest.
    If that's the case, then I hope we get a similar return on investment that we did for Lohse.

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    It says here that

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Ga Red...I don;t want to bet you...I'd like to take some of that action, too. Fogg will outwin Lohse while Kyle is busy looking all peripherally like the better pitcher. But you know, winning doesn't mean anything... Josh is just a lot luckier. Every year.

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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    The fact that there's an argument over who would be better between Fogg and Lohse as our #5 starter is a great thing. If this was last year, we'd be arguing who would #3 between the two.
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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringfieldFan View Post
    I'm expecting big things from the Fogg
    Like a big ERA?....lol
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    Re: Fox Sports: What Were They Thinking??

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    The fact that there's an argument over who would be better between Fogg and Lohse as our #5 starter is a great thing. If this was last year, we'd be arguing who would #3 between the two.
    It wasn't too long ago that Joey Hamilton and Corey Lidle were our Opening Day starters.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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