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    Cincinnati's white whale

    A right-handed run producer...

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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    He's playing 3B for the Yankees (not A-Rod). He would be a bench guy for us though.

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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Morgan Ensberg?

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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Matt Kemp? Matt LaPorta? Matt Maloney?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Matt Kemp? Matt LaPorta? Matt Maloney?
    Matt Kemp would be my first choice though I'm not sure where he plays this season especially since Bruce should be the first candidate to push his way into center. Kemp would obviously be miscast in center though he'd likely be a plus defender in right but for the sake of biding time it would at least be an idea.

    Kemp would probably require Bailey for discussions to even get rolling.
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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Matt Kemp would be my first choice though I'm not sure where he plays this season especially since Bruce should be the first candidate to push his way into center. Kemp would obviously be miscast in center though he'd likely be a plus defender in right but for the sake of biding time it would at least be an idea.

    Kemp would probably require Bailey for discussions to even get rolling.
    And that's fine.

    2009 we'll need at least 1 OF, and if Dunn isn't re-signed 2 OF.

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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Matt Kemp would be my first choice though I'm not sure where he plays this season especially since Bruce should be the first candidate to push his way into center. Kemp would obviously be miscast in center though he'd likely be a plus defender in right but for the sake of biding time it would at least be an idea.

    Kemp would probably require Bailey for discussions to even get rolling.
    I'll throw out my proposal again. Dunn and Bailey for Kemp.
    The Dodgers have been interested before, his HRs go out anywhere.
    Bruce and Kemp as your new cornerstones in the OF. Ones that can run and field as well. Reds have more than enough pitching depth in the minors to dangle Homer, they also free up some $ next year w/ Griff and Dunn money to attract a high quality veteran OF, and a decent starter or two.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    I'll throw out my proposal again. Dunn and Bailey for Kemp.
    The Dodgers have been interested before, his HRs go out anywhere.
    Bruce and Kemp as your new cornerstones in the OF. Ones that can run and field as well. Reds have more than enough pitching depth in the minors to dangle Homer, they also free up some $ next year w/ Griff and Dunn money to attract a high quality veteran OF, and a decent starter or two.


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    I like Kemp but that's too much. I would offer Bailey and some change, not much more. I'd rather hang onto Dunn, or at least trade him for a different need. I don't think the Dodgers would have much interest in Dunn with Andruw Jones already on the roster.
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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    The answer maybe a swap to acquire Cuddyer, bad money goes both ways aka Gonzalez and Javy V
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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Maybe we could trade Arroyo to the Nats for Wily Mo Pena.
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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Where's "Cincinatti"?


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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Edwin Encarnacion.

    If placed in the right spot of the the order.

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    Re: Cincinatti's white whale

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Edwin Encarnacion.

    If placed in the right spot of the the order.
    I guess the premise of the thread is that EE would be here but he and Phillips aren't enough "righthandedness".
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    Re: Cincinnati's white whale

    Pujols works for me. I have high expectations from our new GM and a can do spirit.

    Do you suppose St. Louis would take Griffey, Dunn and EE straight up for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringfieldFan View Post
    Pujols works for me.
    Do you suppose St. Louis would take Griffey, Dunn and EE straight up for him?
    I posted the above to make a point that Cincinnati has more “white whales” than a lack of a right handed bat. I thought that someone would say, “St. Louis would not do that, they would not take Griffey, Dunn, and Encarcion straight up for Pujols". It at least should make us think about what the Reds really have vs. hope they have.

    That should tell us what Kc61 and others are saying, “the Reds need to improve the core of the offense”, is true, when the Reds best would not be acceptable to the Cards for one player.

    St. Louis and staff know something about winning, something that the Reds don’t. They need more than a middling right handed bat, they need some premiere players. The Reds have sold us that they have some and think that they have some but, in the current day they don’t.


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