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    Re: change that could help

    Really like the idea, at least in the short term (2-3 years?). It's really difficult to tell where they are projecting Bruce at the moment. He's seen time in all three OF positions, although primarily in right. If Willits can be had for a MiL bullpen arm, then lets do it already.

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    Re: change that could help

    Walt likes high energy overachievers; and he usually gets them when they're ready to sustain some level of "achievi-ness."

    See if they'll bite on Maloney. Try to get something for nothing for once.

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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    He serves no use to the Angels, they have 2 CFs signed long term and most teams want more punch out of an OF. The Reds are actually a team that is lot more OBP challenged than SLG challenged and he would be a good fit. If the Angels want a bunch for him then in the end they will get nothing and he will rot either on their bench or AAA.

    Although the Angels have a history of hanging on to prospects(although Willits has never been a top prospect) until their either succeed or lose all of their value ... much to the detriment of the major league team the last few years.
    I'd be in no hurry to get rid of Willits if I were them, either. The Angels have lots of depth, and that's why they keep winning, no matter who gets injured or for how long. Now, if they could trade him for something that would help them more, then they should do it, but they sure don't seem to need very much.
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    Re: change that could help

    Pay whatever they ask as long as it's not Bruce or the two young pitchers, Willits would solve a ton of problems on this team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Pay whatever they ask as long as it's not Bruce or the two young pitchers, Willits would solve a ton of problems on this team.
    You'd trade Aaron Harang?

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    Last year, the Reds had no problem doing the insane by essentially handing Hamilton CF in ST. This year, the only way Bruce could get near centerfield is to drive up from Louisville and buy a ticket.

    This FO is schizoid.....
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    Re: change that could help

    Does anybody have any insight as to what the Angels' team need(s?) are?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Last year, the Reds had no problem doing the insane by essentially handing Hamilton CF in ST. This year, the only way Bruce could get near centerfield is to drive up from Louisville and buy a ticket.

    This FO is schizoid.....

    Hamilton wasn't handed anything. Freel was the starting CF last year and when he started to slump/get injured, Hamilton was plugged in. Plus Hamilton had to stay on the active roster all year or be offered back to Tampa Bay while Bruce isn't even on the 40 man roster. If Hamilton could have been optioned last year, he probably would have.
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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Does anybody have any insight as to what the Angels' team need(s?) are?
    One of their biggest needs is for the Ms to retain Bavasi. Another would be for Beane to retire.

    Aside from that, they need a DH and they need someone to take Garret Anderson off of their hands. Their rotation has been weakened be injury. Shortstop ain't to stellar either but all in all, they're front runners.
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    Griffey for Willits. I'd do it and pay the buyout/salary bump.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Griffey for Willits. I'd do it and pay the buyout/salary bump.
    Dunn?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Hamilton wasn't handed anything. Freel was the starting CF last year and when he started to slump/get injured, Hamilton was plugged in. Plus Hamilton had to stay on the active roster all year or be offered back to Tampa Bay while Bruce isn't even on the 40 man roster. If Hamilton could have been optioned last year, he probably would have.
    You're right that Freel was the named CFer starting the season but Hamilton started 18 of the the Reds first 26 games in '07. The Reds clearly intended for him to get a significant number of PAs last season. It was a completely insane plan based upon roughly 50 ST at bats and it was a plan that rule 5 did not dictate.

    The difference maker in the Bruce vs Hamilton situations- roughly 50 spring training at bats.
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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Dunn?
    If I couldn't resign him for 3/45 and I couldn't get a better package somewhere else, yes.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    You're right that Freel was the named CFer starting the season but Hamilton started 18 of the the Reds first 26 games in '07. The Reds clearly intended for him to get a significant number of PAs last season. It was a completely insane plan based upon roughly 50 ST at bats and it was a plan that rule 5 did not dictate.

    The difference maker in the Bruce vs Hamilton situations- roughly 50 spring training at bats.

    If Bruce had the kind of spring this season that Hamilton did last year, he'd have been starting in CF. If Hamilton hit .150 last spring they might have shipped him back to Tampa or given him the Wily Mo treatment.
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    Re: change that could help

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If I couldn't resign him for 3/45 and I couldn't get a better package somewhere else, yes.
    So getting Willits is a better value return than a bunch of draft picks when Dunn walks at the end of the year? I'm not so sure...
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