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    Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Is it just me or are the Reds simply clueless. Are they expecting Weathers to turn this around? He's been horrible all year. It's pretty clear he's on the downward spiral towards the end of his carreer. Bray however...young and talented. I just don't get it. *sigh*

    Anyway...here's the link to Fay. http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs...y-optioned.asp
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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Stupid move. Keep Bray and send Fogg or Mercker down if you can.
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    Stupid move...yes. Predictable...even more so.

    Instead of Fogg or Merker down...how about we just leave WEATHERS down there. He's been attrocious all year. Heck, how about we bring Majewski back up?!? <---sarcasm
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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Idiotic. Completely idiotic. I am now angry.
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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Bray's been used lately, so he wouldn't be too available for the Cubs series. He hasn't been lights-out, so as long as he is brought back up within relative time, I'm fine with it.

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Maybe their trying to find someone to take Fogg, Mercker and Wathers for that bag of peanuts. Seriously, not every move is designed to rescue the team.

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Talk about arguing about the arrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic.

    Bray has options and is easy to move up and down, and the Reds need Weathers on the 25 man roster in order to trade him.

    This team will be blown up around June 1st, all moves until then are just for decoration.

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Talk about arguing about the arrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic.

    Bray has options and is easy to move up and down, and the Reds need Weathers on the 25 man roster in order to trade him.

    This team will be blown up around June 1st, all moves until then are just for decoration.
    Hopefully its that early. Moves need to be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Talk about arguing about the arrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic.

    Bray has options and is easy to move up and down, and the Reds need Weathers on the 25 man roster in order to trade him.

    This team will be blown up around June 1st, all moves until then are just for decoration.
    So you want to become the Marlins for 1/2 a season?

    Get rid of any valuable asset or any bad player that has no part of the future such as..

    Bako
    Hatty
    Agon
    Griffey
    Dunn
    Freel
    Patterson
    (Yes - the ENTIRE OF except Hopper since he's cheap)
    Merker
    Weathers
    Fogg
    Arroyo
    etc

    Call up a bunch of AAA scrubs and minor leaguers from AA and let this team play. Maybe a few are good enough to stick around next year, the rest holes can be filled by FA. Get a #1 ML ready pick next year.

    When you think about the team, the only real holes are LF/CF/C in terms of rebuilding. The rotation should be solid enough. And spare bullpen parts are easy to find.

    But the owner would never allow it. He'd rather have the Reds go 81-81 and act like contenders over actually helping them become real contenders in 09

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Quote Originally Posted by mlbfan30 View Post
    So you want to become the Marlins for 1/2 a season?

    Get rid of any valuable asset or any bad player that has no part of the future such as..

    Bako
    Hatty
    Agon
    Griffey
    Dunn
    Freel
    Patterson
    (Yes - the ENTIRE OF except Hopper since he's cheap)
    Merker
    Weathers
    Fogg
    Arroyo
    etc

    Call up a bunch of AAA scrubs and minor leaguers from AA and let this team play. Maybe a few are good enough to stick around next year, the rest holes can be filled by FA. Get a #1 ML ready pick next year.

    When you think about the team, the only real holes are LF/CF/C in terms of rebuilding. The rotation should be solid enough. And spare bullpen parts are easy to find.

    But the owner would never allow it. He'd rather have the Reds go 81-81 and act like contenders over actually helping them become real contenders in 09
    Dumping our entire team sounds exactly like the Marlins.

    Those are a lot of unvaluable players with little/no trade value that cost a lot of money. People like:

    Weathers
    Freel
    Patterson
    Fogg
    Arroyo
    AGon
    etc

    Pretty much everybody you mentioned. In order to get rid of all those people you would probably have to eat most of those contracts.

    And I don't think he was saying he wants the roster to be like that, he is just saying what it probably will be.

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    Bray has been the best reliever on the team and he gets sent down?

    Must be nice that Jockety has friends in high places.

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Fogg shouldn't be on this team, and Bray should. To me, this is just a stupid move.

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    So much for Jockety's comment about "We must win now".

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Just another example of stifling young talent in favor of nearly worn-out Veterans (I'm being nice). Votto should have been here starting last year, Bruce this year, and Homer and Bray as well. Team has no heart, no leader. No Casey-like to tell guys when they're not performing. No, I'm not advocating Casey's return, just miss his willingness to take that lead. Nobody will either until Griffey and Dunn are gone, because they wouldn't listen to ANYBODY, and their big pockets are intimidating to younger guys.

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    Re: Bray sent down...Weathers up...

    Quote Originally Posted by mlbfan30 View Post
    So you want to become the Marlins for 1/2 a season?

    Get rid of any valuable asset or any bad player that has no part of the future such as..

    Bako
    Hatty
    Agon
    Griffey
    Dunn
    Freel
    Patterson
    (Yes - the ENTIRE OF except Hopper since he's cheap)
    Merker
    Weathers
    Fogg
    Arroyo
    etc

    Call up a bunch of AAA scrubs and minor leaguers from AA and let this team play. Maybe a few are good enough to stick around next year, the rest holes can be filled by FA. Get a #1 ML ready pick next year.

    When you think about the team, the only real holes are LF/CF/C in terms of rebuilding. The rotation should be solid enough. And spare bullpen parts are easy to find.

    But the owner would never allow it. He'd rather have the Reds go 81-81 and act like contenders over actually helping them become real contenders in 09
    My bad, I didn't mean blown up Marlins style, just get rid of core players that fans don't want traded. I think this team can still contend, but not with this roster. It needs a serious overhaul at it's core. It doesn't mean many moved, just a few big names.

    You are right, the main hole is the outfield, and usually those are easy holes to fill.


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