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    Alex Rios claimed on waivers by...?

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    Never in a million years will it be the Reds. Giants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Never in a million years will it be the Reds. Giants?
    That was my thoughts too. It would be the shock of the century (if it were the Reds.)

    Will be interesting to see if the Jays let him walk for nothing. I've suggested before that we might've been able to get him for Taveras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Never in a million years will it be the Reds. Giants?
    I think the Giants are the most likely team. The Mets are another possibility. I would be shocked if this is the Reds.

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    I can't see the Reds with all the bad contracts they have putting in a claim. I would think the White Sox might be crazy enough to put together a package for Rios. Whoever it is the Jays are going to be kicking in a lot of cake to make this work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Never in a million years will it be the Reds. Giants?
    Yeah I could see the Giants they need a cornerstone type of bat badly. Probably the best fit right there. I can't see us taking on that contract though.
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    I remember back when the Red Sox put Manny on waivers and nobody bit. The Sox went on to win two World Series after that. Rios is no Manny, but the appropriate thing to do when a team is giving away talent is to say yes.

    The Mets should be flogged if Rios got by them on the waiver wire, absolutely flogged.
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    If Rios had played for Jocketty in St. Louis and was approaching the age of 35, I might be able to buy it. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Yeah I could see the Giants they need a cornerstone type of bat badly. Probably the best fit right there. I can't see us taking on that contract though.
    I like Sabean a lot. His road of excess has led to a number of palaces of wisdom.

    He's gutsy, and he'd do something like this, bucking the handwringers.

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    Maybe this was part of the Rolen plan all along?

    Build up enough goodwill by overpaying in talent for Rolen so that they'll return the favor when we claim Alex Rios. Hey, anything's possible right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Hey, anything's possible right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I like Sabean a lot. His road of excess has led to a number of palaces of wisdom.

    He's gutsy, and he'd do something like this, bucking the handwringers.
    He's already got two really bad contracts on the Giants in Zito and Rowand. If you add Rios that straps them financially for the next three or four years. Especially if you want to sign that good young pitching long term.

    Rios playing right field would work for the Giants I just don't think you could crunch the numbers well enough to make it a financially sound move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    I think the Giants are the most likely team. The Mets are another possibility. I would be shocked if this is the Reds.
    I was going to say no way for the Mets, but it makes sense for them. He's the kind of rightfielder that they need in that cavern of a right field. A lot of money is coming off their payroll next year (Delgado, Wagner). On the surface, it appears to be a fit. They could put Francour in LF.
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    The Reds could do worse...
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    I don't see how Rios gets by every AL team to an NL team.
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