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    If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Pick ONE player that could be available (sorry no Pujols).

    I'd take Miguel Tejada for the rest of the year. SS is the biggest problem offensively. I think we'd see more scoring from a lineup like this:

    CF Dickerson
    C Hanigan
    1st Votto
    SS Tejada
    2nd Phillips
    RF Bruce
    3B EE
    LF Nix/Gomes
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    I'd take Miguel Tejada for the rest of the year. SS is the biggest problem offensively. I think we'd see more scoring from a lineup like this:

    CF Dickerson
    C Hanigan
    1st Votto
    SS Tejada
    2nd Phillips
    RF Bruce
    3B EE
    LF Nix/Gomes
    You know the Astros are like ahead of us now?

    On astrozone, there thinking about a way of grabbing EE and inserting him as their 3rd basemen.

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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Albert Pujols! then put Votto in left.
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Tejada is a FA after the season so IF they can't stay in the race...
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    If we could add any player that is available I would probably go with Roy Halladay.

    I know the Reds need offense but I couldn't pass him up unless a big bat like Pujols was available and we know he won't be.

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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    Tejada is a FA after the season so IF they can't stay in the race...
    Do you really think they are going to fall out of the race in 2 weeks?
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    True they're not the Mets.
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Prospects for David Weathers and Ramon Hernandez?
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    We need a good young Shortstop. Believe it or not there are some out there.

    Our current Front Office and Scouting Staff has as much chance of finding one as a needle in a haystack.

    Why do I say this?

    The Cincinnati Reds Organization named Pitching and Defense the main priority going into the 2009 season. That's all well an good.

    But...They went out and signed Mike Lincoln, David Weathers, Jerry Hairston JR. and Willie Freakin' Taveras to big bucks in the name of Pitching and Defense.

    Call me crazy but I see something horribly wrong with this picture.



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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Realistic addition ? I think Roy Halliday for EE, Maloney Stubbs and Homer. Would be serious great addition. I preclude this by saying you deal Roy for needs at mlb level come the offseason
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    I like Jhonny Peralta who would be more than a rental and would upgrade the biggest weakness on the roster. But I think more than 1 is needed.

    Two deals:

    1. Josh Roenicke, Ramon Ramirez, Chris Valaika and Willy T for Jhonny Peralta and Rafael Betancourt. Cleveland gets a power arm in the pen along with a swing man type and Valaika may go right into the line-up at 2B or 3B. Taveras evens the money a bit while giving the Indians a stop gap OF to allow Grady Sizemore to get his elbow surgery out of the way and reduces the risk for 2010. Peralta becomes the starting SS and Betancourt fits in the pen. Hairston platoons in CF wth Dickerson the rest of the year.

    2. Matt Maloney, Drew Stubbs, Danny Dorn, Juan Francisco and Matt Klinker for Matt Holiday and Dana Eveland.

    Line-up and depth (Still Plenty)

    Dickerson/Hairston CF
    Peralta SS
    Votto 1B
    Holiday LF
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce/Gomes RF
    EdE 3B
    Hernandez/Hanigan C

    Janish IF
    Nix OF
    Sutton IF (AAA)
    Cozart IF (AAA)
    Richar IF (AAA)
    Rosales IF (AAA)
    Heisey OF (AAA)
    Frazier OF (AAA)




    Cueto
    Harang
    Volquez
    Arroyo
    Owings
    Bailey
    Eveland (AAA)
    Lecure (AAA)
    Wood (AAA)
    Lehr (AAA)

    Cordero
    Masset
    Weathers
    Rhodes
    Betancourt
    Herrera
    Fisher
    Manuel
    Burton
    Stewart (AAA)
    Viola (AAA)
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I like Jhonny Peralta who would be more than a rental and would upgrade the biggest weakness on the roster. But I think more than 1 is needed.

    Two deals:

    1. Josh Roenicke, Ramon Ramirez, Chris Valaika and Willy T for Jhonny Peralta and Rafael Betancourt. Cleveland gets a power arm in the pen along with a swing man type and Valaika may go right into the line-up at 2B or 3B. Taveras evens the money a bit while giving the Indians a stop gap OF to allow Grady Sizemore to get his elbow surgery out of the way and reduces the risk for 2010. Peralta becomes the starting SS and Betancourt fits in the pen. Hairston platoons in CF wth Dickerson the rest of the year.

    2. Matt Maloney, Drew Stubbs, Danny Dorn, Juan Francisco and Matt Klinker for Matt Holiday and Dana Eveland.

    Line-up and depth (Still Plenty)

    Dickerson/Hairston CF
    Peralta SS
    Votto 1B
    Holiday LF
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce/Gomes RF
    EdE 3B
    Hernandez/Hanigan C

    Janish IF
    Nix OF
    Sutton IF (AAA)
    Cozart IF (AAA)
    Richar IF (AAA)
    Rosales IF (AAA)
    Heisey OF (AAA)
    Frazier OF (AAA)




    Cueto
    Harang
    Volquez
    Arroyo
    Owings
    Bailey
    Eveland (AAA)
    Lecure (AAA)
    Wood (AAA)
    Lehr (AAA)

    Cordero
    Masset
    Weathers
    Rhodes
    Betancourt
    Herrera
    Fisher
    Manuel
    Burton
    Stewart (AAA)
    Viola (AAA)
    this fits with my theory that the Reds need a corner outfielder & a shortstop to actually win in 2009. they also need EE, Bailey & Volquez to play well in the 2nd half.

    FYI - Maicer Izturis is sitting on the bench (behind Aybar). Would look good at SS for the rest of 2009 & 2010 while we wait and see if Cozart is the real deal.
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    Two trades I make:

    Harang, Fisher, and Dorn to the Angels for Santana and Wood

    Fransico, Maloney, Roenicke, and Stubbs to A's for Holliday
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    It's an interesting question, and you have to ask yourself, is one player going to make the difference with this team? Would one position player effectively make this team a World Series caliber team? Would a good hitting shortstop be enough for the Reds to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox of the world come October? I don't think so.

    That's why I'd have to say Roy Halladay. He would give the Reds one nasty starting rotation, arguably among the best in the game, and set them up quite nicely for a short series playoff run.
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    Re: If you could add only one player for the rest of this year who would you add?

    The reason why I started this thread asking that specific question was that I don't think the Reds will acquire a starting pitcher, an outfielder, a 3rd baseman, and a shortstop. I know some would love that but I just don't think it's realistic. Hopefully Cueto does well today. And if Volquez is back in 2-3 weeks we should have a better rotation than most teams again. The bigger problem will still be the offense. So if you CAN add one player would it still be a pitcher or a position player? And if you say position player then which position?

    I picked a ss cuz, imo, shortstop is where a good hitter would provide the most improvement offensively over the players that are expected to play there now.
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