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    Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    I personally cannot. It pains me to go on Redszone every day and see no topics of news.
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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Last season?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    I agree Reds news has been scarce but it could always be worse.

    Last year on this date the Reds signed Willy Taveras.

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    maybe we should create a fake page announcing all the deals that "happen"....Krusty could be the moderator....imagine the missed heart beats by the folks that haven't been keeping up!

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Last season?
    Last off-season eventually turned out to be dull, but I was actually anticipating a lot of action by the Reds. When the off-season started, I was excited with the potential moves that lied ahead. Instead, it was an epic failure based on the results and from my/our expectations.

    The difference is this season I'm expecting squat and will be delivered squat. And sadly, I'm actually ok with it. The Reds front office has fully graced the presence of mediocrity and shows no signs of trying to shake that label. Apathy has set in.
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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Last season?
    Last year was worse than this year, IMO.

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I agree Reds news has been scarce but it could always be worse.

    Last year on this date the Reds signed Willy Taveras.
    I have to keep reminding myself that, sometimes, doing nothing is far better than taking a step backwards.

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Last year was worse than this year, IMO.
    I'm pretty much agreeing. Last year I don't even remember a Harang to the Dodgers type rumor [I'm sure there were some] but basically this it two non-eventful off seasons in a row thus far.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    But last year brought Taveras, Hernandez, and a 2 yr deal for Lincoln all of which generated much angst or debate. Then there was the Rhodes signing and the Gomes/Nix pickups which answered the much debated question about what was going to happen in left.

    This year has been mostly crickets.
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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Couldn't you say that this year has been the debate on whether or not to pick up Gomes, the release then re-signing of Nix, & the question about Hernandez' return.

    Add in the Harang and Arroyo rumors along with the whispers of the Counsels and Carrolls of the league and this season could be considered more exciting.

    I realize this is the proverbial 'eye of the beholder' conversation. Both have been excruciatingly boring bordering on horrid.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Well they signed Nix and Burke after much soul searching, what more do you guys want?
    Duck incoming
    .....

    I mean gee just think of all the round table hours that Jocketty, Bavasi, and Baker must have put in for you guys to come to those horrendous decisions. We still await with bated breath what the prognosis on Willy T will be.
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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    But last year brought Taveras, Hernandez, and a 2 yr deal for Lincoln all of which generated much angst or debate. Then there was the Rhodes signing and the Gomes/Nix pickups which answered the much debated question about what was going to happen in left.

    This year has been mostly crickets.
    Seems like the non-tendering of Gomes has made more noise than last year's Willy Taveras disbelief, and Hernandez is an after-thought for both offseasons. At least this offseason, the Reds have been rumored to be buying players or selling players. Last offseason, we weren't in any rumors, IIRC.

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I have to keep reminding myself that, sometimes, doing nothing is far better than taking a step backwards.
    I get your point, but, I am not sure that doing nothing is, because stagnation can be going backwards.

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I have to keep reminding myself that, sometimes, doing nothing is far better than taking a step backwards.
    Very true. Sometimes the best moves are the moves you never made.

    Or somthin' like that.

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    Re: Can you remember a more dull off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    I get your point, but, I am not sure that doing nothing is, because stagnation can be going backwards.
    Oh, I'd rather go forwards, but I am not sure if this FO has a map for doing so. Or knows how to ask for directions.

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