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    Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Name five players from outside the organzation who you would like to see the Reds acquire. I'm trying to keep this realistic.

    Here's my offseason wishlist:

    J.J. Hardy
    Mike Cameron
    Dioner Navarro/Kelly Shoppach
    Randy Wolf/Brad Penny

    I'd also be very happy with Stephen Drew.

    CF/LF Drew Stubbs/Chris Dickerson
    LF/CF Mike Cameron
    RF Jay Bruce
    3B Scott Rolen
    SS J.J. Hardy
    2B Brandon Phillips
    1B Joey Votto
    C Ryan Hanigan/Dioner Navarro/Kelly Shoppach

    Aaron Harang
    Johnny Cueto
    Bronson Arroyo
    Homer Bailey
    Randy Wolf/Brad Penny

    That, IMO, is a 90 win team assuming everyone stays relatively healthy and Bruce breaks out.

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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Wolf is a Type A, I believe.

    No love for Gomes?

    Is that a batting order? Looks like it could be, with Votto being the one glaring exception.

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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    No it's not a batting order.

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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Hardy is still a guy I'd be interested in.I know that last year he avoided arbitration by signing a one year deal.I didn't notice his name comming up in the non-tender thread even though he isn't under contract.I don't think the Brewers would be in a hurry to sign him or ever offer arbitration considering he was demoted to AAA this year.So could he just be let go or would the Reds have to trade for him?
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    I would love to get stephen drew, wonder what it would take? Hardy would be my 2nd choice. I would love to see Hernandez brought back cheap or Shoppache. As for pitching I would take a flier on Dave Bush or John Maine as well as signing a Randy Wolfe. My next priority would be a few solid bullpen arms.
    My #1 priority however is signing Dave Duncan.
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    J.J. Hardy
    Erick Aybar/Maicer Izturis
    Kelly Shoppach
    Grady Sizemore
    B.J. Upton

    J.J. Hardy and the Angels shortstop surplus are the best targets I see to fill our shortop weakness. I think Kelly Shoppach is the perfect compliment to Ryan Hannigan. And I think Grady Sizemore and B.J. Upton are the two best players to target as jaded superstars who could put the Reds over the top.

    I also like the Dave Bush idea. I'd rather just grab a bargain off of the scrap heap than spending money on guys who aren't much better like Randy Wolf...
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Ankiel rumors, although premature, had some substance...

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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Reid Brignac and Dioner Navarro for a deal involving Burton and Lincoln. TB needs pen help and those two with some AAA options (Carlos Fisher and say Valiaka to replace Brignac as the depth MI guy). The Reds chip in $1.5 Million towards Lincoln's deal.

    Burton, Fisher and Valaika for Brignac and Lincoln for Navarro in an exchange of bad contracts that fit the other team's needs better. If the Reds need to pay some of Lincoln's deal, OK. I think that is fair and fits what both teams are looking to do.
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Ankiel rumors, although premature, had some substance...
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    1. Maicer Izturis
    2. Miguel Olivo
    3. Justin Duchscherer

    And, to make it five,

    4. Reid Brignac (if we don't get Izturis)
    5. Dioner Navarro (if Olivo is a no go)
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Benjie Molina
    Kelly Shoppach
    Orlando Cabrera
    Magglio Ordonez
    Fred Lewis
    Last edited by Kc61; 10-07-2009 at 11:56 AM.

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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacarock View Post
    1. Maicer Izturis
    2. Miguel Olivo
    3. Justin Duchscherer

    And, to make it five,

    4. Reid Brignac (if we don't get Izturis)
    5. Dioner Navarro (if Olivo is a no go)
    Duchscherer would be a nice pickup if he can be had at a decent price.

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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    1. Dave Duncan (as pitching coach)
    2. Reclamation Project Arm That Somehow Wins 15 Games
    3. Reclamation Project Arm That Somehow Becomes a 30 Save Guy
    4. Chris Duncan (unfortunately, part of the package)
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    You guys need to set your sights on the Ryan Churches of the world. That's the market in which the Reds will be shopping.
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    Re: Five realistic options from outside the organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    1. Dave Duncan (as pitching coach)
    2. Reclamation Project Arm That Somehow Wins 15 Games
    3. Reclamation Project Arm That Somehow Becomes a 30 Save Guy
    4. Chris Duncan (unfortunately, part of the package)
    I'm ok with all of this.

    Hopefully by moving Cordero's contract, we're able to help the team address other needs, which could make Chris Duncan stomachable as a LF.

    And by other needs, I mean a SS.


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