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    August Trade Speculation

    Those of you who don't know; July isn't the last month for dealing. Just that this month things are a little trickier. First the player has got to pass through waivers. If the player gets claimed; the claiming team must work out a deal with that players team. The team can either work a trade with the claiming team or pull their player back. If their player passes through waivers then they are free to be dealt to any team with no restrictions. Let's post our rumors and thoughts and have a productive August!
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Teams can still deal after the July 31st trade deadline passes. This MLBTR Glossary entry explains how trading in August works:

    Teams have to pass players through revocable waivers to trade them after the July 31st deadline.
    Players acquired after August 31st can't play in the postseason.
    Teams will often put most of their players on waivers to determine interest, since they don't have to give up every player who's claimed.
    Unclaimed players can be traded to any club in August.
    Claimed players can be kept, traded or handed over to the claiming team (who would then pay the player's salary).
    If only one team claims a player, he can only be dealt to that team.
    If more than one team claims a player, he can only be traded to the team in his league with the worst record.
    If a player's only claimed by teams in the other league, he can only be dealt to the team with the worst record.
    Adam Dunn is one big-name player who has been dealt in August.
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Manny Ramirez to replace Gomes in LF
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsMan3203 View Post
    Manny Ramirez to replace Gomes in LF
    I'm in, but first they need to put Harang on Waivers and not pull him back if he's claimed to make room in the budget.
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    I'm on the fence on this. His health is a concern and the fact that the Dodgers most likely wont be forking over a lot of money in the deal based on reports at the deadline.
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Reds made a trade in August that helped the team more than any trade they could have made in July.

    And while I would love for it to be Manny, I doubt the Dodgers give up before Sept.

    BtW, considering he was caught with using a fertility drug, shouldn't he be now be called WoManny?
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Here is a list of some players expected to possibly clear waivers from ESPN:

    Among those hitters that could slip through waivers include Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee, Seattle Mariners first baseman Russell Branyan, Arizona's Adam LaRoche, Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee's Jim Edmonds.

    Other hitters not traded by Saturday's deadline including Toronto's Jose Bautista would not likely clear waivers due to reasonable salaries and club control advantages. Washington's Josh Willingham and Florida's Cody Ross likely fall in the same category.

    Nationals infielder Adam Kennedy and Baltimore's Luke Scott also could find a way through, but Scott, and perhaps even Branyan and LaRoche, could get scooped up as they aren't owed tons of money.

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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Offense: I'd look at Vernon Wells, Josh Willingham, Cody Ross, & Bobby Abreu
    Relief: Scott Downs
    Rotation: Aaron Cook & Ervin Santana

    Cash would have to come to the Reds in deals for Wells and Cook.

    Players that the Reds can and should dangle are: Yonder Alonso, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Chris Valakia, Matt Klinker, Matt Maloney, & Enerio Del Rosario

    Deal I make:

    Vernon Wells, Scott Downs, and Cash to the Reds for Matt Klinker, Yonder Alonso, Carlos Fisher, and Dave Sappelt to Toronto
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Offense: I'd look at Vernon Wells, Josh Willingham, Cody Ross, & Bobby Abreu
    Relief: Scott Downs
    Rotation: Aaron Cook & Ervin Santana

    Cash would have to come to the Reds in deals for Wells and Cook.

    Players that the Reds can and should dangle are: Yonder Alonso, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Chris Valakia, Matt Klinker, Matt Maloney, & Enerio Del Rosario

    Deal I make:

    Vernon Wells, Scott Downs, and Cash to the Reds for Matt Klinker, Yonder Alonso, Carlos Fisher, and Dave Sappelt to Toronto
    I'm pretty sure Vernon Wells is getting paid eleventy billion dollars over the next three or four years.

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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    I'm pretty sure Vernon Wells is getting paid eleventy billion dollars over the next three or four years.
    Yep.. Something like 70+ million over 3 more years. That's why cash would have to be involved.
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Offense: I'd look at Vernon Wells, Josh Willingham, Cody Ross, & Bobby Abreu
    Relief: Scott Downs
    Rotation: Aaron Cook & Ervin Santana

    Cash would have to come to the Reds in deals for Wells and Cook.

    Players that the Reds can and should dangle are: Yonder Alonso, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Chris Valakia, Matt Klinker, Matt Maloney, & Enerio Del Rosario

    Deal I make:

    Vernon Wells, Scott Downs, and Cash to the Reds for Matt Klinker, Yonder Alonso, Carlos Fisher, and Dave Sappelt to Toronto
    I like the idea of Aaron Cook. He'll be better next year and would give the team the innings vet to replace Arroyo in 2011. The team could save four or five million bucks off the 2011 budget by making that switch w/o having to go with all kids. The money will come in handy in addressing the OF, SS or C spots. I like Arroyo, but the team is up against the budget crunch and Cook could be a cheaper alternative who would not be a huge drop in production, would fit the park and is a local kid to boot.
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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    In case anyone didn't know, a player must be on the roster by August 31st in order to qualify for the post-season roster.

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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsMan3203 View Post
    Manny Ramirez to replace Gomes in LF
    sorry but Redszone has decided that left field defense is surely the key to a championship season

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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Quote Originally Posted by GADawg View Post
    sorry but Redszone has decided that left field defense is surely the key to a championship season
    You can roll around out there in a wheel chair if you put up an OPS+ above 150.

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    Re: August Trade Speculation

    Why would the Dodgers trade away Mannywood when they're in the thick of the playoff race? It makes no sense. Would they call up Trayvvon Anderson and move over Matt Kemp? That's an awful lot of faith for a guy who has a career OPS of .764 in the minors.


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