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

    RZ loves to talk trades but the Nats are no more willing to trade Zimmerman than other targets discussed in past years like the Dodgers trading Matt Kemp, the Giants trading Lincecum...

    These teams know what they have. You can't steal these young major league talents by offering up minor leaguers. It just doesn't work that way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Guys, guys, guys.

    You want Zimmerman? Be preapred to give up one of the following: Bruce, Cueto, Volquez, Votto.

    If we had Zimmerman, would you guys be coming out looking to deal him for a bucket of suspects?
    What if the Reds got Longoria and then offered him to the Nats for Zimmerman?
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    i would love to see Houston contunie to slide and they put Berkman on the market..A Edwin,Bailey, Dickerson/Stubbs and another pitching prospect fom the minors for Berkman.. YES he makes alot of money, but he is a gamer, hustles, and would put this team over the top. And he would bat 4th between Votto and Bruce moving Brandon to #2 spot.. WOW.. thats a over the top offense. if they want a younger slugger, then rios from Toronto.. by offering the same deal..

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

    Brad Hawpe is another name to consider.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCorner View Post
    Brad Hawpe is another name to consider.
    Good thought. Hawpe in LF would make sense, but (IMO) only after 3rd base is written off as un-upgradeable.

    I think Zimmerman isn't obtainable unless they get a Godfather offer. They need to add to their hitting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Good thought. Hawpe in LF would make sense, but (IMO) only after 3rd base is written off as un-upgradeable.

    I think Zimmerman isn't obtainable unless they get a Godfather offer. They need to add to their hitting.
    I agree that adding a bat in LF should not be the #1 plan. I would love to find an upgrade at 3B somehow & go with the 5 headed monster in LF.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    The three unsettled positions for the Reds are 3b, ss, lf.

    I agree that LF is not the optimal place to add a bat via trade. The Reds have some good righty/lefty platoon guys there now. Also -- as Reds hitting prospects come up, LF is a perfect place to put them if they don't have a natural or vacant position. Like a Frazier, or Dorn, or Francisco, or Soto, or Heisey, depending on who "graduates" from AAA eventually. Or Votto if Alonso is the one who "graduates." Or Stubbs if CF is occupied by WT. Also keep in mind that if the infield is healthy, LF may be the spot for Hairston if he continues to hit.

    I would much rather see the new bat play 3B or SS.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    What if the Reds got Longoria and then offered him to the Nats for Zimmerman?
    Now you're being ridiculous. We should get more than just Zimmerman for Longoria.

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    Brad Hawpe would be more like buying a treadmill than gaining ground in a marathon IMHO. He's that bad defensively.
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    I can't see the Nats willing to even talk about trading Zimmerman unless Volquez or Ceuto is on the table.

    He's basically their Jay Bruce that they want to build around.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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

    here is another name: Russell Branyan!! he has done well this season

    BAVG .311
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    OPS 1.006
    OBP .398

    Salary for 2009 1.4 million!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    here is another name: Russell Branyan!! he has done well this season

    BAVG .311
    HR 11
    RBI 23
    OPS 1.006
    OBP .398

    Salary for 2009 1.4 million!!
    Branyan does have his power stroke down but we have a 1B. We're not going to move Joey Votto mid season. Branyan is still worthless vs LH pitching

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Branyan does have his power stroke down but we have a 1B. We're not going to move Joey Votto mid season. Branyan is still worthless vs LH pitching
    [cough]Third base[/cough]

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

    Is Brandon Larson still available?
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    Re: Buster Olney says Reds looking for outfield help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Is Brandon Larson still available?
    This has nothing to do with the thread but his name reminded me of something.

    Did anyone see Barry Larkin on MLB Network talking about Brandon Larson last week? After Larson got his first big league hit, off of Randy Johnson, Brandon seriously asked Barry if he thought it would be ok to send the ball over and ask Johnson to autograph it. Barry said "I just looked at him and said; 'I suggest you don't'".

    Then Mitch Williams said "Randy would one: Light the ball on fire and send it back or two: hit him next time up and send that ball to Larson and ask him to autograph it."


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