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    Players we were wrong on...

    Just a little canvassing... which player when the Reds acquired him, did you put up a stink about, but then turned out to be pretty good. Mine is Miguel Cairo. I thought he was another member of the "Dusty club" that was going to eat up at-bats of our younger players. He has turned out to be a very good sub, both offensively and defensively....
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Bronson Arroyo.

    I hated that trade, but Arroyo has been a steady league average inning eating 15-win machine and WMP is nowhere to be found.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Eric Milton-- I thought he'd be league average or better, with an outside shot at ace-level production.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Jeff Conine, I mean as Marty told us that body was built for hitting. Thought he would give us a little more

    seriously though, Joe Randa I despised that signing and was pleasantly surprised. Just wish Germano or Chick would have panned out for us
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Rich Aurila - he played much better for Reds than I ever dreamed he'd do.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Drafting Yonder Alonso when we had Joey Votto. He has been a main reason the Bats turn the year around and could help the Reds net that missing piece this offseason.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Logan Ondrusek...while his time is still short for evaluation and projection, his beginning of the season appearances before he was sent to AAA had me never wanting to see him again. Since he came back, I've been able to relax a little when he is in there, figuring he'll get the job done quietly most of the time.

    David Weathers...after he started and Graves finished the meltdown against the Cardinals several years ago, I was ready to DFA. He recovered that season and of course went on the next three seasons or so to be a reliable reliever.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    I hated everything about trading for Brandon Phillips when it happened. Oops.

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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Bronson Arroyo.

    I hated that trade, but Arroyo has been a steady league average inning eating 15-win machine and WMP is nowhere to be found.
    Same here. I was ready to fire Krivsky when he made that move. I thought for sure Pena would turn into a monster while Arroyo would struggle in GABP. It turned out to be one of the best trades the Reds have made in a long time. Pena is now in the minor leagues while Bronson Arroyo has provided the Reds with 1,301.2 innings of 112 ERA+ baseball.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    After beating my chest following Gomes' hot start, I'll have to put my tail between my legs and say that I'm starting to think I've been wrong on him.

    In all fairness, I did say that I think he should play everday vs LHP, and about 60% against RHP, and I think he is now being overexposed. At this point, he can't be run out there everyday with the way he has defended. I think his defense has gotten significantly worse as the season has gone along.

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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Arthur Rhodes. I thought he was washed up and didn't understand that signing at all (at the time).

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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Sean Casey.

    When the Reds traded him I was pretty upset figuring he had some really good years left in the tank as the everyday 1B.It may have been the teams he ended up with more then anything but he never had another big season after he left Cincinnati filling in mostly as backup.

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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Too many to list, which is probably why I'm not a GM. Players I was right on would be easier to compile.

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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Bronson Arroyo.

    I hated that trade, but Arroyo has been a steady league average inning eating 15-win machine and WMP is nowhere to be found.
    funny, didn't we trade wily mo! This is probably one of the best trades ever.
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    Re: Players we were wrong on...

    The player on this year's team I was totally wrong on was Cairo. I will admit at the beginning of the year I could not figure out why he made the team and I thought he a waste of a roster spot and would not be around long. I am very glad to say I was completely off. He has been an huge part of the success of this team with the way he has filled in for Votto, Rolen, Phillips, etc he has really been clutch all year. Plus from everythnig I have read about him he seems like a real team leader behind the scenes too.


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