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    Which trade surprised you the most

    Of all the trades the Reds have made say since 1990, which one:

    1. Caught you off guard?
    2. Was the best trade?
    3. Was the worse trade?

    my answers:

    1. Dave Burba for Sean Casey on like 2 days before opening day
    2. Junior trade
    3. Paul O'Neill deal

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    1) Chris Reitsma - I remember being in the car with my dad when I heard that one and was pretty surprised by it.

    2) Arroyo - By far the best trade since 1990.

    3) David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    1. Caught you off guard? Griffey trade when we got Junior
    2. Was the best trade? Scott Rolen for Edwin
    3. Was the worse trade? Might be surprised by this but Konerko for Cameron
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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by KOBasinger View Post
    1. Caught you off guard? Griffey trade when we got Junior
    2. Was the best trade? Scott Rolen for Edwin
    3. Was the worse trade? Might be surprised by this but Konerko for Cameron
    I was kinda surprised by how little we gave up for Junior but not that we got him. Rolen is a good get, but I don't see him being a long term help for this team. That was a tough trade, either you deal Konerko or Casey, and looking back now Konerko has had the better career.

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    1) I was shocked when I heard Kearns and Lopez for Majewski and Bray plus whatever flotsam and jetsam was included. I would say trading Josh Hamilton was a bit of a shock to the system as well.
    2) Picking up Brandon Phillips has turned out pretty nicely.
    3) Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
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    3) Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.
    Really? Arizona did not make the play-offs with Dunn and then thought so much of him that they did not resign him. The Reds were not going to resign him anyway and gained a servicable major league pitcher in Owings.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Really? Arizona did not make the play-offs with Dunn and then thought so much of him that they did not resign him. The Reds were not going to resign him anyway and gained a servicable major league pitcher in Owings.
    Not according to Sir Dusty....

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Caught you off guard?

    See Texasdave's post

    2. Was the best trade?

    Again, Texasdave nailed it for me.


    3. Was the worst trade?

    David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin.

    GIDP called it.

    Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.
    Agreed.

    It still boggles the mind that Walt received a much better return for Griffey than Dunn in 2008.
    Last edited by Revering4Blue; 07-23-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Not according to Sir Dusty....
    Micah is ok, Dusty never pitched him, how do you expect the guy to pitch well when he throws in a game situation once every two weeks.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    Caught you off guard?

    See Texasdave's post

    2. Was the best trade?

    Again, Texasdave nailed it for me.


    3. Was the worst trade?

    David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin.

    GIDP called it.



    Agreed.

    It still boggles the mind that Walt received a much better return for Griffey than Dunn in 2008.
    It's difficult to get much for impending free agents, unless they're Cliff Lee.
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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    It's difficult to get much for impending free agents, unless they're Cliff Lee.
    True, but in that case, take the draft picks.

    The mistake was in not dealing Dunn before the July 31st deadline, or even earlier in the Summer of 2008, when it was obvious the team wasn't going anywhere. I suspect that Bob C. put the kibosh on that because of "the losing stops now" mode.

    I'll give Jocketty the benefit of the doubt, there.

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Of all the trades the Reds have made say since 1990, which one:

    1. Caught you off guard?
    2. Was the best trade?
    3. Was the worse trade?
    1. Kearns trade
    2. Arroyo trade
    3. O'Neil trade

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    3) David Wells to Baltimore for Trovin Valdez and Curtis Goodwin
    He had a 5.14 ERA with Bal for his one season and then was a FA and signed with the Yankees. He would have went for the money if he was with the Reds or O's

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    1)3) Trading Dunn for Owings, Wilkins and Buck hasn't worked out so well.

    They would have lost Dunn and season's end anyway

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    Re: Which trade surprised you the most

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    He had a 5.14 ERA with Bal for his one season and then was a FA and signed with the Yankees. He would have went for the money if he was with the Reds or O's
    How does that justify such a miserable return?
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