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    Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

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    Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:34 am EDT
    Cardinals Ankiel could go to Reds or Pirates

    By Mark Miller

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel(notes) is soon to be a free agent and it isn't believed he'll be returning to the Gateway to the West. Rumor has it that the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates want the fella who has hit 36 homers over the last two years, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    It might be good for Ankiel to move on from the Cardinals where he suffered a famous meltdown during the 2000 postseason when he was a rookie pitcher who had just won 11 games and struck out 194 batters. He suddenly couldn't throw strikes. The guy continued to suffer as a pitcher before dumping it to become an outfielder, where he surprisingly has been able to rise back to major-league level. Of course there was a little help from HGH in those early comeback days, but that's old news.

    Now it's looking like Ankiel will be playing elsewhere next season and that could be best for all involved.

    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/p...urn=mlb,193357


    Why in the world would we want a lighter-slugging version of Laynce Nix?!?!

    I guess it's just easy to lump us in with the Pirates whenever discussions of a scrap-heap reject come up eh?

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    Stay far, far away...

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    No!, No!, No!, A Million Times NO!!!!!!!

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    If the 2010 OF consists of Bruce/Stubbs and some sort of LF platoon, I would take Dickerson over Ankiel.

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    I won't be able to stand looking at that Gameday picture. Please no.

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    So, we would have a hitting pitcher who can't pitch and a pitching hitter who can't hit?
    Variatio delectat - Cicero

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    Jeezus... Are are they wanting us to become Cardinals East?

    No, No! And to top JBFan--Ten Billion Times NO!!!

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    This would not be an upgrade, we have young talent that needs to play!!!

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    Re: Reds interested in Ankiel?!?!

    We all know Votto's in left next year...it's Alonso time!

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    thumbdownNO!!! To quote Michael Scott.


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