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    Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    per olney and mlb trade rumours.

    "The Reds are looking for outfield help. Personally I'd like to see what the Laynce Nix/Jonny Gomes platoon can do over a full season. "

    there is a link but im not a subscriber to ESPN insiders its linked at mlbtrade rumours
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    Hmm I wonder who they are looking at??
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    While I wouldn't mind adding on a more legitimate bat, I was just thinking today how I too am rather pleased so far with Nix and Gomes and like what they bring to the table.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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

    It could be that the Reds turn to getting their bat at 3B. I only think that because they have many OF options but not so many 3B options. Yes, Rosales is nice but he's not a big bat. EE, well, we'll see.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    It could be that the Reds turn to getting their bat at 3B. I only think that because they have many OF options but not so many 3B options. Yes, Rosales is nice but he's not a big bat. EE, well, we'll see.
    have to agree. But who? Hopefully not Atkins.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    have to agree. But who? Hopefully not Atkins.
    Beltre? DeRosa?

    Not saying they are great options, but they are options.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    have to agree. But who? Hopefully not Atkins.
    Obviously, David Wright!



    I dunno either, it just seems like that's where any open "spot" would be.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    In a perfect scenerio I would love this trade with the Nationals:

    Reds trade- EE, Josh Roenicke, and Sam Lecure(AAA)

    Nats trade-Ryan Zimmerman

    We then get our RH power bat in the middle of the order, allowing us to maintain the Nix/Gomes platoon in LF. But I think this is what we end up doing instead:

    Reds trade-Sam Lecure(AAA) and Matt Maloney(AAA)

    Nats trade-Josh Willingham and low A prospect.

    Willingham then platoons with Nix while Gomes becomes #5 OF with Dickerson being sent to Louisville.

    thoughts?

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

    Nats need pitching. So send them pitching. Bailey/Maloney/Roenicke/ and perhaps Wood or Stewart along with EE

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    Zimmerman.

    That's the kind of offer it would probably take. But the Reds have the horses to try.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by schroomytunes View Post
    In a perfect scenerio I would love this trade with the Nationals:

    Reds trade- EE, Josh Roenicke, and Sam Lecure(AAA)

    Nats trade-Ryan Zimmerman

    We then get our RH power bat in the middle of the order, allowing us to maintain the Nix/Gomes platoon in LF. But I think this is what we end up doing instead:

    Reds trade-Sam Lecure(AAA) and Matt Maloney(AAA)

    Nats trade-Josh Willingham and low A prospect.

    Willingham then platoons with Nix while Gomes becomes #5 OF with Dickerson being sent to Louisville.

    thoughts?
    The first one has no chance of getting the conversation to continue. The second one could have some option to it though.

    If we go asking for Zimmerman, they are gonna throw back names like Volquez, Cueto, Bruce, Votto....not all of them obviously but SOME of them.

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

    Are you guys forgetting the five year, $45 million contract the Nationals gave Zimmerman last month? I don't see him being traded now.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Are you guys forgetting the five year, $45 million contract the Nationals gave Zimmerman last month? I don't see him being traded now.
    I haven't. It would take a huge offer to get to him (IF he were gettable), but the Reds may have enough pitching depth below the ones in the rotation already to make a legit run at it, because they can "replace" Zimmerman (kinda) with EE as well.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Nats need pitching. So send them pitching. Bailey/Maloney/Roenicke/ and perhaps Wood or Stewart along with EE

    for

    Zimmerman.

    That's the kind of offer it would probably take. But the Reds have the horses to try.
    Actually the line is that the Nats are rather pleased with their young pitching. They're also in love with Zimmerman who's one of the few bright spots this season for them.

    That said, the story that broke yesterday about a steroid supplier linked to the Nats (and Capitols hockey team) may put an interesting twist on things for a bit of time.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    The Nats can say that all they want, but they have no bullpen, and maybe two legit arms in the starting rotation. If someone came at them with four or five legit arms for the bullpen and starting rotation along with a young 3b, I think they would have to at least listen.

    Perhaps not. But it would be cool if Walt were thinking big about 3b. Zimmerman is thinking big. Can't hurt to think big.

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

    If the Reds can't get Zimmerman there's an outfielder they have I wouldn't mind getting back .
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    I would like Mark Reynolds.
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