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    Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Didn't see this a a thread but ESPN and MLBTradeRumors have the Yankees and Reds interested in Brian Giles.
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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    yay, the Reds are once again interested in a great player who is more than 5 years past his prime.
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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    The Reds are going to have to build a retirement center onto GABP if they continue their interest in the elderly
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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Please just say no!

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Until last year's 55 OPS+ 253 PA debacle, Brian Giles had produced a better than average OPS+ for every year in his career. Granted his defense just isn't what it used to be, but he might have a little juice in his bat. There certainly are other players I would be more concerned with getting PT than Brian Giles.

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    The Reds are going to have to build a retirement center onto GABP if they continue their interest in the elderly
    Yes, the Reds with those 7 whole players on the 40 man who are older than 30.
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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    yay, the Reds are once again interested in a great player who is more than 5 years past his prime.
    That would be par for the course.

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    It's like the team is personally inviting me not to care about them anymore.
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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    was there some injury that caused Giles to be so incredibly bad last year?
    his dropoff from 2008 to 2009 was like falling off a cliff.
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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    was there some injury that caused Giles to be so incredibly bad last year?
    his dropoff from 2008 to 2009 was like falling off a cliff.

    That usually happens when players near 40 years of age.

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Not exactly a big fan of signing up someone with a sketchy history off the field either.

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    was there some injury that caused Giles to be so incredibly bad last year?
    his dropoff from 2008 to 2009 was like falling off a cliff.
    He got hit with a multimillion dollar palimony lawsuit brought by a longtime girlfriend who charged that he physically attacked her while she was pregnant.

    Giles acknowledged that he slapped the woman in a Phoenix bar in an incident that got videotaped, but otherwise refuted the rest of the charges, saying, "At no time did I hit, kick, or push the plaintiff so that it caused her to miscarry."

    Still, pretty nasty business that seemingly cast a cloud over his entire 2009 season.

    I'd pass on him -- not because of the personal allegations, but owing to the fact that he looks cooked. We have enough problems already.
    Last edited by Guacarock; 12-13-2009 at 09:21 PM.

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Didn't see this a a thread but ESPN and MLBTradeRumors have the Yankees and Reds interested in Brian Giles.
    Woops. I probably should've started a thread instead of putting the news about the Reds interest in Giles here:
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=23
    and here:
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showp...&postcount=130

    Oh well. Like I said in those posts this only shows that they didn't non-tender Gomes because of a "youth movement". This is from an OBM post in the thread "Jonny Gomes Non-Tendered":


    I told Jonny last night that wed like to make it work and well try to do that, Jocketty said. We just didnt want to be locked in with arbitration.

    Jocketty continues to talk with Laynce Nixs agent as well.

    Were pretty close to getting something done on that, Jocketty said.

    He said he was intigued by some of the other clubs nontenders.

    I dont want to mention names yet,


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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    His age and past PED use kind of make it a risky move but in his career at GABP his OPS is 1.113 so I might throw a 2 year offer at him but no more.

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    Re: Reds Interested In Brian Giles

    Really?

    I am all for bringing in players that upgrade the talent level. All Giles would serve to do, is to take at bats from younger players.
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