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Thread: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

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    Socratic Gadfly TheNext44's Avatar
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    I dunno. I'm thinking the Reds are more like two big bats (and that's if Votto comes back), one rotation arm and a bullpen arm away from being SERIOUS contenders.

    To be "if everything goes right" contenders, maybe the one bat will be enough.
    I understand where you're coming from however....

    The Reds are definitely very much in contention, if not not serious contention right now, and not only has not everything gone right, but at the very least has had as much go wrong than any other team they are competing against.

    Reds Bad Luck:

    Losing Votto for two weeks worth of games. That's like the Cards losing Pujols or the Brewers losing Braun. The Cards did lose Ankiel, the Brewers Weeks, and the Cubs Ramirez. Only the Cubs are close in comparison, and they have other bats to fill his void.

    Losing EE for pretty much the whole season so far. He was a key RH power bat in that lineup.

    Losing Volquez, the Ace of the staff for two weeks. Granted he has not been the Ace this year, but he was pitching like a solid #2-3 pitcher.

    Major slumps by EE, Gonzo, Dickerson, Phillips to start the season.

    These are not issues that other teams don't also deal with, nor are they catastrophic. But I think this shows that the Reds can and have overcome adversity, and do not need "everything to go right" for them to compete.

    The Reds are in contention, without a RH power bat, and not everything has gone right so far. Give them a RH bat, with the same luck and they move up to serious contention. Just my opinion.
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    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post

    But then again, the Yankees/Red Sox/Cubs/Dodgers can't sign everybody.

    Can't they?
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    I was wrong
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    Chip is right

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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Per another post about Harang or Arroyo possibly in the future on the block. Michael Taylor would be my choice to be dealt for. Philly wants a starting pitcher.. Offer Harang or Arroyo in a package for Michael Taylor.. He will fit in alot better for the long term than a short term fix as a Dye would be.. Taylor batting between Votto and Bruce would look real good.. for the next 5-6 years..!!

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