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    Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    I am bored as a Reds fan this offseason. I missed out on RedsFest this year and the hot stove has been more like an ice box. So I'm compiling a few moves to have Santa put under our Reds holiday tree.

    Trade Francisco Cordero and Chris Dickerson to the Tigers for Jeremy Bonderman and Alex Avila

    Trade Bronson Arroyo, Kyle Lotzkar, and Chris Valakia to the Angels Erick Aybar

    Trade Arthur Rhodes to the Marlins for PTBN

    Sign Vladimir Guerrero for 2yrs/16M

    Sign Chin Ming Wang 1yr/5M w/ Player Option @ 8M


    Reds Opening Day Roster -

    SP:

    Harang
    Cueto
    Bailey
    Wang
    Bonderman

    RP:

    Masset (Closer)
    Burton
    Herrera
    Viola
    Owings
    Fisher
    Lincoln

    Positions:

    Hanigan - C
    Hernandez - C
    Votto - 1B
    Phillips - 2B
    Aybar - SS
    Rolen - 3B
    Janish - UTL
    Sutton - UTL
    Bruce - RF
    Stubbs - CF
    Guerrero - LF
    Balentine - OF
    Taveras - OF

    With these moves the Reds don't gain any payroll and they don't gain much if any. These moves not only keep payroll where the team likes but also fills many needs for this team. A RH power bat to place between Votto & Bruce, a young solidified SS of the future, and a catching prospect for 2010 to compliment Ryan Hanigan. What would you ask for?
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    2009 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 2L

    2010 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 0L

    2011 Reds Record When I Attend: 0W - 1L

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I am bored as a Reds fan this offseason. I missed out on RedsFest this year and the hot stove has been more like an ice box. So I'm compiling a few moves to have Santa put under our Reds holiday tree.

    Trade Francisco Cordero and Chris Dickerson to the Tigers for Jeremy Bonderman and Alex Avila

    Trade Bronson Arroyo, Kyle Lotzkar, and Chris Valakia to the Angels Erick Aybar

    Trade Arthur Rhodes to the Marlins for PTBN

    Sign Vladimir Guerrero for 2yrs/16M

    Sign Chin Ming Wang 1yr/5M w/ Player Option @ 8M


    Reds Opening Day Roster -

    SP:

    Harang
    Cueto
    Bailey
    Wang
    Bonderman

    RP:

    Masset (Closer)
    Burton
    Herrera
    Viola
    Owings
    Fisher
    Lincoln

    Positions:

    Hanigan - C
    Hernandez - C
    Votto - 1B
    Phillips - 2B
    Aybar - SS
    Rolen - 3B
    Janish - UTL
    Sutton - UTL
    Bruce - RF
    Stubbs - CF
    Guerrero - LF
    Balentine - OF
    Taveras - OF

    With these moves the Reds don't gain any payroll and they don't gain much if any. These moves not only keep payroll where the team likes but also fills many needs for this team. A RH power bat to place between Votto & Bruce, a young solidified SS of the future, and a catching prospect for 2010 to compliment Ryan Hanigan. What would you ask for?
    I like some of your ideas... but calling Vlad a RH power bat is a bit misleading. His best days are long gone, and his only hope of continuing to be somewhat productive is as a DH. His knees, and more importantly his back, is all but shot. I would pass on him to be sure.

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Signing Johnny Damon to a 2 year/24M deal to play LF would not be a bad idea if I had a wish.

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Signing Johnny Damon to a 2 year/24M deal to play LF would not be a bad idea if I had a wish.

    If I had a wish it would be that they wouldn't do things like that.


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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    If I had a wish it would be that they wouldn't do things like that.

    I can think of worse things than having him. Might even teach most of the Reds the art of actually putting the bat on the ball.

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Signing Johnny Damon to a 2 year/24M deal to play LF would not be a bad idea if I had a wish.
    I'd be into a Damon deal if it were more reasonable on the money side.

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Trading Arroyo and Cordero will weaken the pitccing staff big time. Wang and Bonderman are to suspect to be counted on.
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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by vic715 View Post
    Trading Arroyo and Cordero will weaken the pitccing staff big time. Wang and Bonderman are to suspect to be counted on.
    Ask yourself.. Are those players going to be here past their contracts? I think Wang and Bonderman together can put up numbers you are used to seeing with Harang and aguy like Masset or even Burton could be a cheaper option at a lower price tag. Heck you could even sign Capps.. Still not CoCo but you add offense which is where this team lacks.
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    2009 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 2L

    2010 Reds Record When I Attend: 1W - 0L

    2011 Reds Record When I Attend: 0W - 1L

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    I can think of worse things than having him. Might even teach most of the Reds the art of actually putting the bat on the ball.
    Then hire him as a Hitting Coach for a lot less money.

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Dear Santa help my beloved Reds find a plan on what they are doing and stick to it!
    2006 Redzone mock Draftee's- 1(st) Daniel Bard(redsox), 1(st sup)( Jordan Walden (Angels), 2(nd) rd.- Zach Britton(Orioles), 3(rd) Blair Erickson(Cardinals), 3(rd) Tim Norton( Yankees),(cuz its a Tim Hortons thing

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    That I could take over ownership of the Reds so the losing could stop now!

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    Re: Dear Santa.. I Wish My Reds..

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    That I could take over ownership of the Reds so the losing could stop now!
    Are you an "Old School Baseball Guy" ?

    If not you aint gotta chance.


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