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    Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    John Fay Talking To Walt Today-

    Id say right now were buyers, he said. Were looking for a hitter. If we did something, it would probably be to bring in a hitter. Getting Joey (Votto) back is going to help.

    Walt Jocketty - "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    John Fay Talking To Walt Today-

    Id say right now were buyers, he said. Were looking for a hitter. If we did something, it would probably be to bring in a hitter. Getting Joey (Votto) back is going to help.

    Walt Jocketty - "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    well he better start buying!
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Here comes Todd Hollandsworth! Weren't we shopping for a LF bat this offseason too?

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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Some names being tossed around the Rumor Mill:

    A's - Matt Holliday
    Angels - Kendry Morales, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Chone Figgins, & Gary Mathews Jr.
    Astros - None
    Blue Jays - Alex Rios & Vernon Wells
    Braves - Jeff Francoeur
    Brewers - None
    Cardinals - None
    Cubs - None
    Diamonbacks - Chad Tracy
    Dodgers - Juan Pierre
    Giants - None
    Indians - Mark DaRosa
    Mariners - None
    Marlins - Jeremy Hermida & Dan Uggla
    Mets - None
    Nationals - Lastings Milledge, Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, & Elijah Dukes
    Orioles - Aubrey Huff, Melvin Mora, & Luke Scott
    Padres - None
    Phillies - None
    Pirates - Adam LaRoche & Jack Wilson
    Rangers - Catchers, Hank Blalock, Andruw Jones, & Nelson Cruz
    Rays - None
    Red Sox - Julio Lugo
    Rockies - Brad Hawpe & Ryan Spilborghs
    Royals - Jose Guillen
    Tigers - Magglio Ordonez
    Twins - Delmon Young
    White Sox - Jermaine Dye
    Yankees - None
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Bringing in a hitter would be nice, but I'd settle for removing the out-machine at the top of the batting order.
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Novel idea, Walt. Seems to be the same situation that existed about November of last year. I still think the man has the talent to make changes in this club that will make a difference, but my faith was tested mightily when he signed Taveras, Lincoln and Hairston. Time to made ammends, Walt. Big time.
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Sure would have been nice to have been buyers in the offseason..

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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    talk, like the Reds, is cheap.

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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Unless they buy a real short stop and a real LF power-bat my next question would be "why bother?".
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    By the time Walt is ready to buy the Reds will be sellers.
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    I haven't done the research, but my gut feel is that attendance has been pretty good this season. So I don't think the Reds can complain they are poor.

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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    This statement could be laying the ground work to make a future trade look like the Reds won it. We'll see.
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    I hope they are also a "Seller" of a one Corrie Patterson TAVERAS!!! If they Reds are asked for a very good prospect in any deal, make that team take Taveras back in the deal in some way.. even pay half of the contract to get out of it..

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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Some names being tossed around the Rumor Mill:

    A's - Matt Holliday
    Angels - Kendry Morales, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Chone Figgins, & Gary Mathews Jr.
    Astros - None
    Blue Jays - Alex Rios & Vernon Wells
    Braves - Jeff Francoeur
    Brewers - None
    Cardinals - None
    Cubs - None
    Diamonbacks - Chad Tracy
    Dodgers - Juan Pierre
    Giants - None
    Indians - Mark DaRosa
    Mariners - None
    Marlins - Jeremy Hermida & Dan Uggla
    Mets - None
    Nationals - Lastings Milledge, Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, & Elijah Dukes
    Orioles - Aubrey Huff, Melvin Mora, & Luke Scott
    Padres - None
    Phillies - None
    Pirates - Adam LaRoche & Jack Wilson
    Rangers - Catchers, Hank Blalock, Andruw Jones, & Nelson Cruz
    Rays - None
    Red Sox - Julio Lugo
    Rockies - Brad Hawpe & Ryan Spilborghs
    Royals - Jose Guillen
    Tigers - Magglio Ordonez
    Twins - Delmon Young
    White Sox - Jermaine Dye
    Yankees - None
    From that list, I like Matt Holliday, Alex Rios, Lastings Milledge, and Delmon Young.

    My guess is that it wouldn't cost all that much in talent to acquire any of them.


    -I'm sure Billy Beane likes Chris Heisey, and I'd like to sell high on him. Would Heisey, Roenicke, and Jordan Smith be enough to net Holliday? Probably not but it would be worth a shot.

    -Alex Rios seems to have worn out his welcome in Toronto. With his hefty contract, he probably wouldn't cost too much in terms of talent. Being 5 games back and in desperate need of healthy pitching, would they be willing to take Arroyo, Taveras and Heisey back in exchange for Rios and his contract? Would the Reds?

    -I could see the pitching-starved Nats letting Milledge go for Matt Maloney.

    -Quoted to be "exceptionally available," Delmon Young could probably be had for a Juan Francisco/David Weathers package, as the Twins are desperate for help in the pen and are taking a long look at LaTroy Hawkins. They also have an organizational hole at 3B with Joe Crede currently manning the position in the bigs.

    Out of these potential deals, I especially like the risk/reward profile of the last two in particular. Young, high upside guys that could step in at the ML level right now and not cost a lot in terms of talent.
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    Re: Jocketty: "I'd Say Right Now We're Buyers"

    I'm pretty sure you can take Brad Hawpe off your list. I can't imagine the Rockies would consider dealing him now.


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