a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
I suspect Arroyo could be next, but I would only trade him for a great return. I still think he'll bounce back into a solid #3/4 starter.
I miss Adam Dunn.
well this shoots the article about being close that Fay had in the paper.. no replacement for Dunn and freaking Patterson is a starting CF hitting below .200.. WOW sure can see the 2009 as a year they go all the way.. HAHA.. No reason to keep a 10mil closer in Cordero now.. the Reds wont score any runs..its 1982-83 Vern Rapp days again.. good luck selling tickets BOB!!! At least get something that can help the team now.. a NL Homeun leader can only get prospects? Geesh..
I like the move. I've been saying all along this team could not afford to commit the kind of money it would take to keep Dunn because it has to be used to bring in help on more than one of the problems facing us. The move is honest. It faces the fact that the Reds are terrible--really disastrously bad--and it will be several years to contention status. Phillips and Encarnacion will be, IMO, the next to go. This will provide Walt the flexibility for a complete restructuring. No more twaddle about how we're close to contention and only need a little something here, something there. We now have a real general manager who understands that the problem with giving any player a long-term contract is that it reduces the flexibility of decision making through the whole system. This is a complete win for WJ and the Reds, even though I'll miss Dunn as a player. If we only needed a little adjusting it would make sense to keep him. We need lots more than that. This faces the future--like moving Griffey--and moves ahead.
Warning to Arizona: Dunn is not known for his stellar Septembers. Once football season starts, his numbers tend to dip.
Who are these "speed and defense" guys that are going to remake this organization?
Would a fast outfielder have caught the gopherballs given up by Haynes, Milton, and every other clown that got a multi-year deal from this franchise? GABP is not Busch stadium circa 1985. Willie McGee and Ozzie Smith won't win here. Sorry.
According to Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, and John Sickles' lists before the season, Buck wasn't even one of the D'backs top 20 prospects- and that's after the purge that landed them Dan Haren. Buck hasn't exactly lit it up this season, so I see no reason why he would be significantly higher. I would have to guess that one of the PTBNL has to be a Scherzer, Parker, or at least Parra. If not, then this deal sucks. I'd rather have the draft picks.
Reds projected finish in 2009?? LAST like 2008.. fun fun, but i will wait to see what Walt does.. right now its a total rebuild and a total rebuild doesnt get you a world Series win the next year,, and this ownership doiesnt have the Marlins scouts and organization people to make it work