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    Scott Downs

    Per MLBtraderumors Reds are one of the teams in the hunt for him.

    Not sure how much I'd give up considering he's rental and he's kind of redundant with Rhodes already in the fold. They speculate he'd be a type A FA meaning the asking price would seem to have to be at least two legit prospects.

    The upside is that he's a left handed groundball machine and just going by WAR he'd be the best pitcher in our bullpen.

    All depends on the price I guess but I'm not sure I'd getting into a bidding war with the Red Sox, Yankees, Mets and Twins over him.

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    Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Per MLBTradeRumors.com - SI.com

    Downs might be the best arm availible. Like Rolen a year ago; if obtained would be a Blue Jay traded to Cincinnati who is playing close to home. Downs is from Louisville, Ky. The plot thickens.. I'd like to see more then just a bullpen arm.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Per MLBTradeRumors.com - SI.com

    Downs might be the best bullpen arm availible. Like Rolen a year ago; if obtained would be a Blue Jay traded to Cincinnati who is playing close to home. Downs is from Louisville, Ky. The plot thickens.. I'd like to see more then just a bullpen arm.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Two legit prospects? I think that would be overpaying.

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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    Two legit prospects? I think that would be overpaying.
    I think so too. But if he does turn out to be a type A....

    I'm just not sure he's a great fit here. Another Lefty? Seems somewhat redundant with Arthur and all.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

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    I think so too. But if he does turn out to be a type A....

    I'm just not sure he's a great fit here. Another Lefty? Seems somewhat redundant with Arthur and all.
    Arthur's gonna run out of gas if he doesn't start sharing duties with someone.

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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    If the Reds acquired him.. I'd think he would resign here because he'd be close to home. I'd deal mid level prospects. Perhaps Dorn and Fisher.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    I think so too. But if he does turn out to be a type A....

    I'm just not sure he's a great fit here. Another Lefty? Seems somewhat redundant with Arthur and all.
    He's effective vs RHHs as well. I'd be all over this guy.

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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Like the target, and I think Downs has occasionally closed games, giving the Reds (and Dusty) a back-up to Cordero if need be in an emergency.

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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Arthur's gonna run out of gas if he doesn't start sharing duties with someone.
    True. But we're already working guys in. Ondrusek more, Smith more, Bray back.

    I wouldn't mind getting Downs by any means. I just don't think to top flight prospects is a good use of resources when we're talking about a reliever-rental who's giving someone better a breather. Some mid-level prospects...absolutely.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    I think so too. But if he does turn out to be a type A....

    I'm just not sure he's a great fit here. Another Lefty? Seems somewhat redundant with Arthur and all.
    He'll be 35 years old next year and he's making $4M this year, so I'm not sure you trade for him with the idea that you're going to get comp picks instead of another fairly expensive season of him if you offer him arbitration.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    He'll be 35 years old next year and he's making $4M this year, so I'm not sure you trade for him with the idea that you're going to get comp picks instead of another fairly expensive season of him if you offer him arbitration.
    When I typed that I had no clue about where he was from. If we think we can resign him for a decent amount...and it's not costing us an arm and a leg...sure.

    I'm not against going after him. Just against overpaying.
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    Re: Reds In Pursuit Of Scott Downs

    I'd be all over him. I sure as heck don't trust Bray, and Rhodes is looking pretty worn down. Deal a prospect for him.


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