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Thread: If you were GM what would you do in the next 10 days??

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    Member aubashbrother's Avatar
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    Brookneal , VA.

    Re: If you were GM what would you do in the next 10 days??

    Sign Joey Votto to a long term contract
    2009 Redszone MLB Mock Draft

    1st Round - Steven Strasburg

    1st Round - Matt Purke

    2nd Round - Brett Jackson

    3rd Round - Kent Matthes

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    Philadelphia, PA

    Re: If you were GM what would you do in the next 10 days??

    I see the single biggest impediment to the Reds being a good team is the SS position. In the NL you have the pitcher sucking the offensive life out of the 9 hole and most catchers are non-hitters so if you have a non-hitting SS too, you stink 7-9.

    The problem I see is there are no SS options available. 2010 FA SS stink, we have no immediately available in house options and I don't see any guys available through trade except for possibly Escobar.

    So my solution is move Phillips to SS for the rest of this year. I know this has been discussed ad-nauseum but I cannot be convinced that a guy with elite range and a gold glove at 2B cannot be an average to above average SS. I mean he has to be better than Hairston. I think there are a lot more options as 2B to be had than there are SS.

    So if you move Phillips to SS, sign a middle range guy like DeRosa in the off season to play 2B and maybe take a chance at a guy like Nady on the cheap coming off an injury next year you might have a lineup that looks like this.

    CF Dickerson
    2B Loretta
    1B Votto
    LF Nady
    RF Bruce
    SS Phillips
    3B Encarnacion
    C Hannigan

    Its a lineup that I think can score runs and should be within the Reds budget to accomplish.

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    Cambridge, Ohio

    Re: If you were GM what would you do in the next 10 days??

    Quote Originally Posted by BSUFB View Post
    I would just quite my job.
    If that job consists of you teaching kids how to spell I'd say go for it!

    Just kidding.

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    Re: If you were GM what would you do in the next 10 days??

    Trade everyone making over 10 million.

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