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    July Trade Speculation

    I figured it'd be a good idea to start a thread for tidbits heard about the Reds as the deadline approaches, that aren't really needing their own thread.

    Buster Olney just tweeted:
    Buster_ESPN Heard this: The Reds are looking hard for a right-handed reliever. Pure speculation: You wonder if Kerry Wood would be a good fit.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    I know he's been in the business a long time, but I always wonder who he 'hears' this stuff from? Rival GM's? Someone in the organization he rubs elbows with? I'd love to see Buster's source list, I think it's a decent one.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruce32 View Post
    I know he's been in the business a long time, but I always wonder who he 'hears' this stuff from? Rival GM's? Someone in the organization he rubs elbows with? I'd love to see Buster's source list, I think it's a decent one.
    I have a feeling Buster Yankee gets it from a Yankee insider, maybe even the NY Post. I swear this guy may have the worst sources of any baseball reporter I know.

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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...hen/?page=full

    Ty Wigginton, INF, Orioles — Awaiting some trade movement with Wigginton, whose righthanded bat and versatility make him attractive to teams such as the Reds, Rays, Angels, and even the Yankees. Wigginton has no idea what could happen, but while he likes playing in Baltimore he wouldn’t mind being in a playoff race.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Disregard, moved to Volquez's return thread.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    From Yahoo Sports

    The scouting seats at Camden Yards were nearly full Sunday, as the Reds, Dodgers, Rangers, Marlins, Astros, Tigers, Phillies, Mets, Cardinals and Rays each had representatives to watch the series finale against Toronto, The Sun reported on its website.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Wigginton would be a great bat off the bench and could improve the Miguel Cairo drop off when we need to sit/rest Rolen. I certainly wouldn't be opposed to him if the price is reasonable.

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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Wigginton would be a great addition. It's clear, given the amount Rolen is on the bench, the Reds could stand to benefit from an upgrade at that position. Having Wigginton in the lineup every other day (whether backing up Rolen, Votto or Phillips) would be a tremendous advantage. It certainly gives a lot of insurance in the event Rolen goes down for more than a few days.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    I agree he'd be an upgrade but Wigginton has been horrible the last two months.....Sub .600 OPS.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Would Gomes be a good trade piece...cheap contract, would someone greatly overpay for him?

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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    I understand the interest in Wigginton, but would anyone rather have Aubrey Huff instead? I realize the Giants are looking to buy, but if they tank over the next week or so, they could become sellers. Even if the Giants aren't looking to sell, they might be okay with trading him since Burrell and Posey are doing well.

    Huff could platoon with Gomes, play third base in a pinch, spell Votto every once in a while, and put up great numbers in GABP.
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I understand the interest in Wigginton, but would anyone rather have Aubrey Huff instead? I realize the Giants are looking to buy, but if they tank over the next week or so, they could become sellers. Even if the Giants aren't looking to sell, they might be okay with trading him since Burrell and Posey are doing well.

    Huff could platoon with Gomes, play third base in a pinch, spell Votto every once in a while, and put up great numbers in GABP.
    The Giants pitching means that unless they get to 10+ games out, they are still within striking range. They aren't trading away anybody.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
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    Were the scouts there to see Wiggington or a TOR reliever?
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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    Were the scouts there to see Wiggington or a TOR reliever?
    Wigginton, was how the story was worded, but given Walt's known OP, I would guess it could be both. Here is the link to the story.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...s-2010-mlb-bal

    Scott Downs is an interesting name in Toronto. Pedro is right about Wigginton's last two months.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: July Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    The Giants pitching means that unless they get to 10+ games out, they are still within striking range. They aren't trading away anybody.
    To get Huff, there's no doubt that the Reds would have to give up someone who's major league-ready. The rise of other players had made Huff expendable, and the Giants may trade him in an effort to upgrade at weaker areas.


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