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    Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    I know this is going to soumd a little nuts, but I had this trade idea whilst watching the Cubs game.

    Reds trade: Adam Dunn, Homer Bailey, David Weathers and CoCo Cordero

    Cubs trade: Sean Marshall and type A prospect.

    I know there are probably hundreds of arguments against this, but I see the Cubs beginning to falter without Kerry Wood.

    I think the Reds could make either Jared Burton or Josh Roenicke a closer next year.

    The Reds use the saved moeny from Cordero and Dunn to sign a couple of FA outfielders and a high end pitcher.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    I know this is going to soumd a little nuts, but I had this trade idea whilst watching the Cubs game.

    Reds trade: Adam Dunn, Homer Bailey, David Weathers and CoCo Cordero

    Cubs trade: Sean Marshall and type A prospect.

    I know there are probably hundreds of arguments against this, but I see the Cubs beginning to falter without Kerry Wood.

    I think the Reds could make either Jared Burton or Josh Roenicke a closer next year.

    The Reds use the saved moeny from Cordero and Dunn to sign a couple of FA outfielders and a high end pitcher.
    I'd do a Cordero for Marshall deal in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    whilst watching the Cubs game.
    There's your problem.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Not even the Pirates would make that trade! Why, oh why, do folks here decide it's a good thing to give away bunches of players for little return?
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    It's very possible that Carlos Marmol is a better closer than Kerry Wood. That dude is freak-nasty on righties especially.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    The Reds would just be giving away players and I would rather not give away a young pitcher like Bailey.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    So you'd short the pen to add more to the back end of the rotation. No thanks.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Have a look at the list of free agent outfielders and find two worth signing, let us know who you want, how much you pay them and for how long and then we can evaluate better. I think you will be hard pressed to find two worth going after in the next crop.

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Worst trade idea ever. Take a break from watching the shrubs.
    ...And this one belongs to the Reds!!

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    I know this is going to soumd a little nuts, but I had this trade idea whilst watching the Cubs game.

    Reds trade: Adam Dunn, Homer Bailey, David Weathers and CoCo Cordero

    Cubs trade: Sean Marshall and type A prospect.
    You're fired as GM.

    I'll diagram the six commodities in that trade:

    Reds best offensive player and possible future hall of famer +
    Overhyped but at least "B" level prospect +
    Crap +
    Overpaid but solid major league closer under K for three more years.

    for

    'B' level prospect +
    A level prospect

    So if you remove the 'B' level prospects and the crap from both sides of the equation you get this:

    Adam Dunn and Francisco Cordero for an 'A' level prospect.

    Unless that 'A' level prospect is the next Willie Mays, I'm not interested.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooligan View Post
    Worst trade idea ever. Take a break from watching the shrubs.
    Maybe they need a warning label on the bottom of their broadcast.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    For the 80th time... Cordero has a full no trade clause!!!!!!!

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Have a look at the list of free agent outfielders and find two worth signing, let us know who you want, how much you pay them and for how long and then we can evaluate better. I think you will be hard pressed to find two worth going after in the next crop.
    Good free agent outfielders, and often not so good outfielders, get signed to high priced long term contracts...and they often seem to go into decline shortly afterward.
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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    Here is the 2008-9 free agent outfielder class. * means there is an option


    Bobby Abreu NYY
    Moises Alou NYM
    Garret Anderson * LAA
    Rocco Baldelli TB
    Willie Bloomquist SEA
    Emil Brown OAK
    Pat Burrell PHI
    Endy Chavez NYM
    Carl Crawford * TB
    Adam Dunn CIN
    Jim Edmonds CHC
    Juan Encarnacion STL
    Cliff Floyd TB
    Brian Giles * SD
    Ken Griffey Jr. * CIN
    Vladimir Guerrero * LAA
    Raul Ibanez SEA
    Jacque Jones DET
    Mark Kotsay ATL
    Rob Mackowiak WAS
    Kevin Mench TEX
    Jason Michaels * CLE
    Craig Monroe MIN
    Jay Payton BAL
    Scott Podsednik COL
    Manny Ramirez * BOS
    Juan Rivera LAA
    Rondell White MIN

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    Re: Out-of-left-field trade idea.....

    What about Mench to play LF and take a flyer on Encarnacion* to backup CF. I am still convinced that Hairston can play a decent enough CF to play most of the time.

    *Assuming Encarnacion can still play
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