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    75% of this board was wrong in thinking that Kearns and FeLo should command a high value once they became eligible for arbitration. I have to think WK shopped them and that deal was the best offer he got. That trade turned out to be the ultimate junk for junk deal.

    I was wrong on that one in that I thought Bray and Thompson would prove to be more valuable than what they turned out to be.

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    I thought those bums they got back in the fall of '71 would never be worth trading Lee May, Tommy Helms, and Jimmy Stewart.

    I thought the youth filled World Champion 1990 Reds would be great for many years after.

    I thought adding Ken Griffey, Jr. to a young Reds team that finished one game short of the playoffs was a foolproof plan for success.

    I thought we'd never be able to sign Votto, Bruce, AND Phillips to long-term contracts at the same time.

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    Jonathan Broxton's twitter account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Jonathan Broxton's twitter account.
    I'm still getting my mind around the fact that there is enough appetite for information in the world that it occurs to ANYONE IN THE WORLD to create a fake twitter account for *Jonathan Broxton*. And that people then follow it.

    The world boggles.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    At one point in my life, I thought that Jim Bowden was a good general manager.

    'Nuff said.

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    In August of 1982, Duane Walker hit 2 HR off Nolan Freakin Ryan in the same game, during his rookie year.

    I thought Duane Walker was going to be the next Roger Maris (at least).

    I was wrong.

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    I remember that game.

    Loved me some Duane Walker.
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    I thought Gary Majewski was a decent pick-up who could at least perform better than the Chris Hammond's, Rick White's, Mike Burns', and Jason Standridge's of the Reds 2006 bullpen.

    Nope.
    "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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    I thought Juan Pierre was going to become a Red this week. Incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I thought Gary Majewski was a decent pick-up who could at least perform better than the Chris Hammond's, Rick White's, Mike Burns', and Jason Standridge's of the Reds 2006 bullpen.

    Nope.
    Mike Burns was, I think, the worst pitcher Cincy had in the 2000s. I'd love to hear other opinions but I'm not sure that it will change my mind. Am I forgetting anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Mike Burns was, I think, the worst pitcher Cincy had in the 2000s. I'd love to hear other opinions but I'm not sure that it will change my mind. Am I forgetting anyone?
    Phil Dumatrait was as bad as anybody I can ever remember pitching. In 6 starts, he pitched only 18 innings and gave up 30 runs.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Mike Burns was, I think, the worst pitcher Cincy had in the 2000s. I'd love to hear other opinions but I'm not sure that it will change my mind. Am I forgetting anyone?
    Jeff Austin.

    Poor guy.
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    All excellent candidates. Burnsy had 36 base runners in 13 innings. I didn't remember how bad Dumatrait was. Austin was also awful.

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    In 1970, I predicted that Johnny Bench would break Babe Ruth's home run record. He hit 45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Mike Burns was, I think, the worst pitcher Cincy had in the 2000s. I'd love to hear other opinions but I'm not sure that it will change my mind. Am I forgetting anyone?
    No. Dave Williams. The guy they got for Sean Casey. I think he single-handedly sealed the fate of DanO.

    As bad of a GM as Bowden was, DanO was worse. They had some good drafts under him, but man he was BAD.
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