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    Los Chicos de Nasty

    Cueto and Volquez.
    R.I.P Farney 12/22/2012

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    I've never experienced this excitement as a Reds fan.

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    Yeah, it's a great time to be a Reds fan. Those 2 pitchers have me as excited as I've ever been in my 18 years as a fan. Just give me a playoff push. PLEASE!!

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    Re: Los Chicos de Nasty

    I echo the same sentiments all. We have ourselves, not only a better ballclub but a much better future.

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    It makes me wonder just how many people are still doubting the reasoning for the Hamilton/Volquez trade. This trade is still exactly what I thought it was when it happened. An exchange of 2 solid talents. It was a matter of need for each team. We had OF's to spare and needed power starting arms. For all the Wayne-haters out there, they've got to be rethinking their opinion of him currently.

    And for you Hammy fans out there...He's playing great too. Hitting .304 with a dinger and 5 ribbies. Even though he's no longer on the Redlegs, I hope he succeeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    It makes me wonder just how many people are still doubting the reasoning for the Hamilton/Volquez trade. This trade is still exactly what I thought it was when it happened. An exchange of 2 solid talents. It was a matter of need for each team. We had OF's to spare and needed power starting arms. For all the Wayne-haters out there, they've got to be rethinking their opinion of him currently.

    And for you Hammy fans out there...He's playing great too. Hitting .304 with a dinger and 5 ribbies. Even though he's no longer on the Redlegs, I hope he succeeds.
    I wonder how long it will be before people start calling it the "Edinson Volquez Trade"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockdwn11 View Post
    I wonder how long it will be before people start calling it the "Edinson Volquez Trade"
    I also wonder how long it'll be before people stop complaining about the Majik/Bray/Lopez/Kearns deal. That's another trade that worked out fine. Whether people realize it or not. Sure, Majik has sucked...but Bray (when healthy) has been decent. Lopez & Kearns, while fan favorites (mainly Austin), have declined sharply in terms of production. I don't think either of them would be starting on this current Reds lineup, do you? And at the time, we desperately needed arms for the bullpen. How was Wayne supposed to know that both Majewski & Bray would have health problems (and crappy stuff in terms of Majik)? Overall, that was a lose/lose trade at best. It certainly wasn't the horrible trade that many Reds fans made it out to be.
    2014 predictions:
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    I'm not complaining about the Majik, et al trade because I still believe that when it's all said and done, it will be known as the trade that acquired Daryl Thompson.
    Better to be silent and thought a fool, than speak and be proven one.

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    I never faulted the reds for making that trade because at the time I understood why it was done . 1) We needed bullpen help becuase we was still in it at the time of the trade. 2) Lopez and Kearns had fallen out of favor and was about to start making real $. That trade has alot to do with the team you see today. I mean the Reds would have had a hard time signing BP long term if they was still paying Lopez and Kearns
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    About time something went the Reds way pitching wise.And how about Lincoln having been out of the game for four year's and now providing solid relief.Gave up a run today,but thats ok when your up by seven.And he throws strikes.

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    You two are two of the few out there.

    I also have high hopes for Thompson. But I still think the steal of the deal will end up being Bray once the health issues are in the past. His numbers were rather inflated last year (and the second half of '06) due to the surrounding pitchers quite a bit. All the bullpen numbers were inflated due to the company they kept.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: Los Chicos de Nasty

    Does anyone know what the situation is with HOMER? Do you think he will be pitching for us sometime this season? I dont see how having a bad pitcher over 30(Fogg), is better than have a talented pitcher with unlimited potential in his early 20's(Bailey).

    Can you imagine this Rotation?:

    Johnny Cueto(22 years old)
    Aaron Harang(29 years old)
    Edinson Volquez(24 years old)
    Bronson Arroyo(31 years old)
    Homer Bailey(21 years old)
    Cincinnati Reds:

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    1940 World Series Champions
    1975 World Series Champions
    1976 World Series Champions
    1990 World Series Champions

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    The problem with bringing Homer up now is the chance of destroying his confidence. He's simply not ready right now. He's got very spotty control on his fastball of all things. Poor control isn't a rare thing...not by a long-shot. But poor control on a fast ball is much more uncommon. He needs time to sort through his mechanics. He'll be up sometime this year I'm sure. While he still may (and most likely will) struggle in the Bigs at first, he'll have a much better chance to succeed if we let him get in a groove first in Louisville.

    It's in 2009 and 2010 that we should see that perfect rotation of Harangatang, Bronson, Homer and the super mario bros'. Fogg and Affeldt were brought in as stop-gaps for the youngsters. Hence their one year contracts.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: Los Chicos de Nasty

    I think we should call Volquez and Cueto the Dominican Dominators

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    Re: Los Chicos de Nasty

    With all the excitment about our future pitching rotation, its important to realize that we have a bright future on offense as well.

    Adam Dunn. Assuming we keep him we will have that one guy that can just smack the ball out of the city. Its important to have one of these kind of guys. Dunn is 28.

    Jeff Kepp. He has been such a great surprise this season and even though he is not a power guy he will be able to get plenty of HR's at GABP because of its size. W ehave to keep this guy. He is only 27.

    Jay Bruce. I have heard nothing but great things from this guy. Not sure when he will get some playing time but when he does I will be on the edge of my seat.

    Joey Votto. Has not impressed that much yet but he says that he has always been a slow starter. He still has major potential and he could very well be a great player for us. Lets hope he gets it going.

    Im so excited to see how our future turns our for our pitchers and our hitters.
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    1975 World Series Champions
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