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    Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    per mlb traderumors and Olneys ESPN Insider (i dont have access)

    "The Reds are looking for a third baseman. "

    Whom start nameing names.. who is availble? Cantu?

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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    per mlb trade roumurs and Olneys ESPN Insider (i dont have access)

    "The Reds are looking for a third baseman. "

    Whom start nameing names.. who is availble? Cantu?
    I hope not

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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by CTA513 View Post
    I hope not
    I'm not sure the defense aspect meshes with what this club wants. And at first glance, I like the looks of his numbers... they aren't bad at all:

    .280
    9 HR
    41 RBI
    .338/.476/.814
    Created about 29 runs, with a .271 GPA and acquiring .505 bases per PA.

    But I thought about it, and the Reds can get this same production out of Encarnacion, who's probably the same caliber defender.

    So after thinking about it, he's probably not what the team needs right now. Problem is, I'm not sure there are really any quality third basemen available. Garrett Atkins is a major risk right now. Mark DeRosa is not much different than what's on the team.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

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    per mlb traderumors and Olneys ESPN Insider (i dont have access)

    "The Reds are looking for a third baseman. "

    Whom start nameing names.. who is availble? Cantu?
    If defense is the problem, then Cantu isn't the answer.

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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Is Brooks Robinson still available? What about that Schmidt guy? No? Okay, let's stick with what we've got for now then. We've got PLENTY of 3rd base prospects IMO.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Derosa? Tejada? Either one is fine by me.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    If its Cantu they're thinking about......... Well that nonsense needs to cease and desist.

    Who is actually available?

    Is Buster just being a lazy gotham - centric moron yet again?
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    What about Adrian Beltre?
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    What about Adrian Beltre?
    Yes, Please.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    What about Adrian Beltre?
    He's having an awful season, although his road numbers are respectable (.303/.333/.422/.755). In total he has just four homers, though despite a .244 batting average he's driven in 25.

    Last year was a little better: .266 BA 26 HR & 77 RBI. .327/.457/.784
    Away from Seattle, though, his line went: .292/.349/.512/.861.

    Overall, offensively he's not much better than an average hitter the past two seasons. However, with the idea that a change of scenery would do him good, and the fact he can glove it pretty well, I would not be vehemently opposed to that idea.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    I would take this to mean one of four things:

    1) They are starting to get sick of Encarnacion's defense and want to simply replace him.
    2) They are starting to get sick of Encarnacion's defense and are considering moving him to the OF.
    3) Votto's situation is much more serious than anyone is saying, and they are planning to move Encarnacion temporarily to 1B while they await Alonso's arrival.
    4) Buster Olney doesn't know what he's talking about.

    I'm thinking it is probably some mixture of 1, 2 and 4. I'm really hoping it isn't 3.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post
    per mlb traderumors and Olneys ESPN Insider (i dont have access)

    "The Reds are looking for a third baseman. "

    Whom start nameing names.. who is availble? Cantu?
    This is all it says.

    The Reds have been looking for a third baseman.
    Although under the rumors section it does have the rockies considering moving Atkins to AAA due to his struggles. They did like him at one point allegedly, now would be a good time to buy low if they were actually interested.

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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Atkins in a buy low situation is best option.
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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Atkins in a buy low situation is best option.
    Is Atkins that much different from EE?

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    Re: Per Buster Olney: Reds looking for a 3rd baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Is Atkins that much different from EE?
    Neither is a gold glover if that's what you mean both are probably better suited to be 1st baggers or LF's perhaps down the road. Both have good sticks though and currently Atkins is only more unlucky in all of MLB than Jay Bruce.

    Bruce has a .206 BABIP and Atkins a .201 BABIP. I think both of them are pressing trying to make up for Votto and Holliday respectively. Put 'em both together behind BP, Nix and Hernandez for a week or 2 and see what happens.
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