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    I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    The Reds have a severe offensive void in LF.

    Barry Bonds refuses to retire, and will reportedly sign for the league minimum.

    Do these two statements have any relevance to each other? Should they?
    Discuss.
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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    I'd do it. What would it hurt?
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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    LOL
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    Sign him if you think he will help.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    You sign Barry Bonds if you are on the verge of something big and another power bat might help push you over the top. There are about 2-3 teams in MLB where I think that move would make sense.

    Cincinnati is not one of them.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    You sign Barry Bonds if you are on the verge of something big and another power bat might help push you over the top. There are about 2-3 teams in MLB where I think that move would make sense.

    Cincinnati is not one of them.
    If he would improve the club (if you think he wouldn't say so...but you do say he is a power bat) why would it be a bad idea to give it a try at the league minimum.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    At this point, I'm all for it.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    When did the NL adopt the DH?
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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    When did the NL adopt the DH?
    Will he be any worse than Dickerson the other night.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Will he be any worse than Dickerson the other night.

    He would make us yearn for the halcyon days of Dickerson and Hairston. He wil make Dunn look like a Gold Glover. Anything hit 3 feet to the right or left of him is going to the wall. Forget about him running in to make diving catches. This isn't the Bonds of 20 years ago, 10 years ago or 5 years ago.
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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    If he would improve the club (if you think he wouldn't say so...but you do say he is a power bat) why would it be a bad idea to give it a try at the league minimum.
    Risk-reward is not there. You will create a media circus for a guy that most likely can't play anymore--if he can play, he is only capable of doing one thing well. He is a major weakness in all areas outside of power/OBP--and it's not like it's a given he'll produce in those areas anymore either.

    It's a bad decision and time wasted for any team that does not have legit WS hopes.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    It would make for an interesting PR move...

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    could you imagine Barry hitting in between Votto and Bruce? Bonds OBP ain't to shabby.

    i'm not a barry fan, but if you want this team to instantly become better, it'd be hard to argue signing him (for league minimum). he's not a long term answer, but for now? he would help give the reds a BETTER chance.

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    Re: I can't believe I'm the one bringing this up, but...

    I have our solution to the LF problem:



    Nationals | Shopping Kearns?
    Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:20:26 -0700

    George A. King III, of the New York Post, reports the Washington Nationals are said to be shopping OF Austin Kearns.
    Ears. Wouldn't downgrade the defense, and would certainly upgrade the offense.


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