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    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
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    Several Reds vets could hit trading block...


    Reds G.M. Walt Jocketty says "it's a little bit premature" to discuss a trade of right fielder Ken Griffey Jr., but there is little doubt that Jocketty's actions before the July 31 non-waiver deadline could help determine the future of the franchise.

    The Reds have 13 potential free agents, the most of any club. While Griffey and left fielder Adam Dunn are the biggest names, catcher Paul Bako, first baseman Scott Hatteberg, right-handed reliever David Weathers and left-handed relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Kent Mercker are among the others who could have trade value.

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    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
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    Re: Several Reds vets could hit trading block...

    Bako and Mercker have trade value?
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    Start the Reactor! *BaseClogger*'s Avatar
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    Re: Several Reds vets could hit trading block...

    Fogg? Does he have value?
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    and buckeye fans only a week and a half away from another embarrassing loss they'll be forever unable to reconcile though one would think they should be well used to the modern buckeye brand.

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    Frustrated Inc. Joseph's Avatar
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    Re: Several Reds vets could hit trading block...

    If a contender needed a backup catcher/temporary starter, absolutely Bako could have value. Not like super prospect value, but value like a Shawn Cumberland who was believed to be a throw in in a deal last year.

    Similar to Merker, a team needing BP help could use him for a non-prospect sort. Several of our vets fit that bill, Hatte, Weathers, Lincoln...its all a question of if Walt wants to clean house or not.

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    Re: Several Reds vets could hit trading block...

    IF they can get any good value for any of them trade 'em.

    This team need to get younger to get better.

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