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    Doug Capilla. Hey, the Reds traded Rawley Eastwick for him at the deadline; he had to be good!

    I thought Bob Boone would be a better manager than McKeon.

    That Gary Redus would be a superstar.

    That Eric Milton would come around. I started listening to sabre guys because of Milton's failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Paul Householder was going to be the next Ken Griffey.
    I always thought he was going to be the next Mickey Mantle, and it might have been Sparky who said it after seeing him as a very young player in ST one year.

    * I cannot find any reference to Sparky saying that about Householder, though he was always talking big about the young guys in the minors. Sparky did hang the "next Mickey Mantle" noose around Kirk Gibson as a young guy, and Gibby struggled with that for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Doug Capilla. Hey, the Reds traded Rawley Eastwick for him at the deadline; he had to be good!

    I thought Bob Boone would be a better manager than McKeon.

    That Gary Redus would be a superstar.

    That Eric Milton would come around. I started listening to sabre guys because of Milton's failure.
    The Eric Milton era.....Wow. What an awful time to be a Reds fan.

    Dan O'brien, etc....ugh.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    The Eric Milton era.....Wow. What an awful time to be a Reds fan.

    Dan O'brien, etc....ugh.
    Who is this "Eric Milton" person you speak of?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    That Eric Milton would come around. I started listening to sabre guys because of Milton's failure.
    We were all wrong on Milton. All of us.

    Even the folks who thought the Milton signing was awful were wrong. Because while we all thought he'd be bad, he ultimately turned out to be far worse than we'd ever think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    We were all wrong on Milton. All of us.

    Even the folks who thought the Milton signing was awful were wrong. Because while we all thought he'd be bad, he ultimately turned out to be far worse than we'd ever think.
    Was this some player from the 1880s?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    I was wrong about being wrong about Matt Belisle. I argued for the longest time that he'd come around, given his solid K:BB rate. But he kept on struggling and you guys convinced me I was simply missing something. Lo and behold...

    Seriously though, I really liked the Graves to the rotation move. Oops.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    We were all wrong on Milton. All of us.

    Even the folks who thought the Milton signing was awful were wrong. Because while we all thought he'd be bad, he ultimately turned out to be far worse than we'd ever think.
    No way. I had a serious melt down over Milton. I called him a gas can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    No way. I had a serious melt down over Milton. I called him a gas can.
    A gas can would have been an improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    A gas can would have been an improvement.
    I can't disagree with that.
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    I'm with Benihana, Brandon Claussen was the first thing I thought of. I thought he was the real deal. I have no clue what he's doing these days. He could have fixed my car last week and I wouldn't have recognized him.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Eric Milton is not happy you are talking badly about him.

    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    Great, pedro, as if Milton didn't haunt my dreams enough already.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Great, pedro, as if Milton didn't haunt my dreams enough already.
    It's still too soon to speak of Brandon Claussen
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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    That picture of Milton used to be my avatar for a while. There's a haunting sadness in his eyes.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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