Turn Off Ads?
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 46 to 52 of 52

Thread: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

  1. #46
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,836

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
    How about:

    1) Reid Brignac - I think he is available and a change of scenery would probably do him some good. Also an obvious need for the Reds.

    2) Gorkys Hernandez - I just really like him. Super fast, young. Season was a little disappointing probably due mostly to an injury.

    3) Taylor Teagarden/Max Ramirez - one of them should be available right? right?
    Love Brignac, don't need Hernandez, love Teagarden and Ramirez but I'm guessing off limits now that Laird is gone.

    Not sure the Reds have anything Tampa Bay would want that wouldn't be a massive overpayment outside of possibly Jared Burton or Josh Roenicke. All the other good young players the Reds have are trumped by better young players in TB's system. I'd deal Roenicke for Brignac and throw in Valaika or Keppinger if they required that.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #47
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,424

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Love Brignac, don't need Hernandez, love Teagarden and Ramirez but I'm guessing off limits now that Laird is gone.

    Not sure the Reds have anything Tampa Bay would want that wouldn't be a massive overpayment outside of possibly Jared Burton or Josh Roenicke. All the other good young players the Reds have are trumped by better young players in TB's system. I'd deal Roenicke for Brignac and throw in Valaika or Keppinger if they required that.
    I hope I did the quotes correctly...I agree with most of what you said. I think Tampa's asking price is coming down for Brignac so the Reds might be able to attain him for Roenicke/Valaika or something similar. As for Hernandez, to say we don't need him you have to be assuming Stubbs will pan out; I am hoping Stubbs pans out and Stubbs is certainly closer to the majors in theory; if he didn't pan out, the Reds certainly could use a player with Gorkys skill-set. But, again, he is just a favorite of mine, not necessarily someone the Reds would think about targeting. Wade Davis (TB, P) may have been a better #3 but then again, he may be off-limits; he would certainly require better players in return than Brignac IMO.

    Bumstead

  4. #48
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,836

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
    I hope I did the quotes correctly...I agree with most of what you said. I think Tampa's asking price is coming down for Brignac so the Reds might be able to attain him for Roenicke/Valaika or something similar. As for Hernandez, to say we don't need him you have to be assuming Stubbs will pan out; I am hoping Stubbs pans out and Stubbs is certainly closer to the majors in theory; if he didn't pan out, the Reds certainly could use a player with Gorkys skill-set. But, again, he is just a favorite of mine, not necessarily someone the Reds would think about targeting. Wade Davis (TB, P) may have been a better #3 but then again, he may be off-limits; he would certainly require better players in return than Brignac IMO.

    Bumstead
    Solid post. You should post more.

    I like Dickerson, Stubbs and Heisey better than Gorkys. He seems like another of those all speed no slug guys who need better on base skills that just aren't my cup of tea. His walk percentage improved a lot in '08, so there is some hope for him as a lead-off type.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  5. #49
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,059

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Figured I bring this back up since the season is underway.
    Michael Taylor of the Phillies is really intriguing. 6'6 great power potential, good numbers, decent athlete.

  6. #50
    Member JaxRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    9,553

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Still love to see us grab Matt Gamel as a LF.

  7. #51
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Posts
    10,133

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Still love to see us grab Matt Gamel as a LF.
    Definitely. But he's their Fielder insurance -- he's going nowhere.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

  8. #52
    So Long Uncle Joe BoydsOfSummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Hamilton,Ohio
    Posts
    3,850

    Re: Top 3 minor leaguers you would target

    Kyle Waldrop of the Twins. He's got an 80% ground ball rate.
    0 Value Over Replacement Poster


    "Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25