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    20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    Just a quick poll among you. I'll tally the answers as they come in, and we'll see if a roster 'consensus' can be found among Redszone.

    1. C: A) Decline Hernandez option & add Mesoraco or Corky Miller as 2nd catcher, B) Decline Hernandez option and sign a free agent as second catcher, C) Keep Ramon & Hanigan both

    2. 2B: A) Trade Brandon Phillips and use Valaika or B) Status Quo

    3. SS: A) Exercise Cabrera option to keep status quo, B) Make Janish the starter and find a backup from within the system, C) Use Cozart, Valaika or another existing guy the starter or D) Go out and find an everyday starting SS from outside the system

    4. LF: A) Gomes, B) Heisey, C) Nix, D) Francisco, E) Dorn, F) Balentien, G) Alonso or H) Outside help

    5. Find a spot for: A) Francisco, B) Frazier, C) Valaika or D) Alonso

    6. Keep Cairo: A) Yes, B) No

    7. Exercise Arroyo option: A) Yes, B) No

    8. Trade a starter for help elsewhere? A) Yes, B) No

    9. First odd man out for 2011: A) Bailey, B) Volquez, C) Leake, D) Wood, E) Chapman, F) Cueto

    10. Second odd man out for 2011 if Arroyo is kept: A) Bailey, B) Volquez, C) Leake, D) Wood, E) Chapman, F) Cueto

    11. Keep riding the Rhodes train: A) Yes, B) No

    12. LHP reliever of choice: A) Bray, B) Herrera, C) S.O.S.!

    13. Least faith in: A) Fisher, B) J. Smith, C) Ondrusek

    14. Joey Votto long-term extension: A) 10 years or more, B) 5-9 years, C) 2-4 years, D) None yet, just arbitrate or 1-year deal

    15. Jay Bruce long-term extension: A) 10 years or more, B) 5-9 years, C) 2-4 years, D) None, just arbitrate or 1-year deal

    16. Cordero in 2011: A) Yes, B) No, but promote within if Cordero can be traded, C) Find a taker at all costs and sign or trade for a new closer

    17. Add Dorn to the 40-man, A) Yes or B) No

    18. Include Balentien in the 25-man mix, A) Yes or B) No

    19. Trade Alonso: A) Yes or B) No

    20. More fun than 2000-2009: A) Yes, B) Yes, C) Yes or D) Yes

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    BTP's answers:

    1. C
    2. B
    3. B
    4. B
    5. B
    6. B
    7. A
    8. A
    9. B
    10. A
    11. A
    12. B
    13. B
    14. B
    15. C
    16. A
    17. B
    18. A
    19. A
    20. A
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1.c
    2.b
    3.c
    4.g
    5.d
    6.a
    7.b
    8.b
    9.c
    10.d
    11.a
    12.a
    13.a
    14.b
    15.b
    16.a
    17.b
    18.a
    19.b
    20.abcd
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1 - a
    2 - b
    3 - b
    4 - g
    5 - d
    6 - b
    7 - b
    8 - b
    9 - c
    10 - a
    11 -b
    12 - a
    13 - c
    14 - b
    15 - c
    16 - c
    17 - a
    18 - a
    19 - a
    20 - a
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. C
    2. B
    3. D
    4. H
    5. A
    6. B
    7. A
    8. A
    9. B
    10. B
    11. A
    12. A
    13. A
    14. B
    15. B
    16. A
    17. A
    18. A
    19. A
    20. D
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. C given Hernandez year (but I think A will prove to be the best decision)
    2. B
    3. C (though a tandem of B, C, & D would be my choice - Reid Brignac to add a lefty to the mix please)
    4. H
    5. C if I have to choose one
    6. B
    7. A
    8. B
    9. C
    10. E
    11. A
    12. C (Chapman)
    13. B (for 2011, but A long term but I like all three)
    14. B
    15. B
    16. B if the deal is right, otherwise A
    17. B
    18. B
    19, A
    20 All of the above
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1: C
    2: B
    3: C
    4: H
    5: "Find a spot" - Roster spot? Spot in the lineup? Vague question but I guess I'll go with C
    6: B
    7: A. A. A. A. A. AAAAAAAAAAAA
    8. B
    9. B
    10. C
    11. B
    12. A
    13. B
    14. B
    15. C
    16. B
    17. A
    18. B
    19. A
    20. ABCD
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. A)
    2. B)
    3. C)
    4. G)
    5. D)
    6. B)
    7. B)
    8. B)
    9. C)
    10. D)
    11. B)
    12. C)
    13. B)
    14. B)
    15. B)
    16. B)
    17. A)
    18. A)
    19. B)
    20. A) Yes, B) Yes, C) Yes or D) Yes

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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    Nice work....some of those were really hard.

    1c, 2b,3b,4b, 5d,6b,7a,8b,9e,10a,11a,12c,13a,14b,15b,16b,17b,18a ,19b,20a
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. C: A) Decline Hernandez option & add Mesoraco or Corky Miller as 2nd catcher, B) Decline Hernandez option and sign a free agent as second catcher, C) Keep Ramon & Hanigan both

    C. Ramon has exceeded my expectations this year. No reason to cut ties with him right away. Let Mes develop and if he becomes a star then trade Ramon like the Giants did Molina

    2. 2B: A) Trade Brandon Phillips and use Valaika or B) Status Quo

    B. I only trade BP it that means I am bringing a big time upgrade to the offense.

    3. SS: A) Exercise Cabrera option to keep status quo, B) Make Janish the starter and find a backup from within the system, C) Use Cozart, Valaika or another existing guy the starter or D) Go out and find an everyday starting SS from outside the system

    C. I like Cabrera but I think his vet presence won't be in as high demand as before

    4. LF: A) Gomes, B) Heisey, C) Nix, D) Francisco, E) Dorn, F) Balentien, G) Alonso or H) Outside help

    H. Don't think Alonso can cut it in LF. Gomes has played himself out of his option.

    5. Find a spot for: A) Francisco, B) Frazier, C) Valaika or D) Alonso

    E. None of the above. Valaika will have a role next season. I find a LF whether that is Alonso, Francisco, Frazier or a FA. I do not find a spot for an unproven player.

    6. Keep Cairo: A) Yes, B) No

    B. Thanks but Valakia is better

    7. Exercise Arroyo option: A) Yes, B) No

    A. No brainer to me

    8. Trade a starter for help elsewhere? A) Yes, B) No

    A. Yes. Find LF help in FA or trade market.

    9. First odd man out for 2011: A) Bailey, B) Volquez, C) Leake, D) Wood, E) Chapman, F) Cueto

    B. Don't like the prospects Volquez right now.

    10. Second odd man out for 2011 if Arroyo is kept: A) Bailey, B) Volquez, C) Leake, D) Wood, E) Chapman, F) Cueto

    E. Hammer in the pen

    11. Keep riding the Rhodes train: A) Yes, B) No

    B. Tough call but I have a feeling the Rhodes train is about to derail.

    12. LHP reliever of choice: A) Bray, B) Herrera, C) S.O.S.!

    A. Its SOS but I give Bray one more shot.

    13. Least faith in: A) Fisher, B) J. Smith, C) Ondrusek

    A. Really no debate

    14. Joey Votto long-term extension: A) 10 years or more, B) 5-9 years, C) 2-4 years, D) None yet, just arbitrate or 1-year deal

    A. 2nd year in a row putting up Pujols numbers. Give me Votto through his prime.

    15. Jay Bruce long-term extension: A) 10 years or more, B) 5-9 years, C) 2-4 years, D) None, just arbitrate or 1-year deal

    D. Let him prove he can be more consistent. No reason to act now.

    16. Cordero in 2011: A) Yes, B) No, but promote within if Cordero can be traded, C) Find a taker at all costs and sign or trade for a new closer

    A. Unless there is a taker Cordero has value. Has been good once he fixed his mechanics

    17. Add Dorn to the 40-man, A) Yes or B) No

    B.

    18. Include Balentien in the 25-man mix, A) Yes or B) No

    B


    19. Trade Alonso: A) Yes or B) No

    A. Unless he can play LF there isn't room for Alonso.

    20. More fun than 2000-2009: A) Yes, B) Yes, C) Yes or D) Yes

    A

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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1.c- I think he's got enough left in the tank after this year, and the organization's catching depth is pretty thin

    2.b- Why on earth would I trade Phillips

    3.b- I think he can handle it

    4.b- He's just the best choice

    5.a- he could be a beast off the bench

    6.b- nope, he's had a great year I don't think he can match, let him ride off into the sunset, and let the organization's infield depth handle it

    7.a- need the innings, veteran-ship, not to mention the good pitching

    8.b- probably not, the only one I would trade is Stubbs, and only if he can bring a legit, young, knock-your-socks-off, left or center fielder

    9.a- I think they'll all be here, and it came down to Homer or Leake, and I think Leake gets the edge

    10.c- I guess Leake, whatever.

    11.a- WHY NOT?!

    12.c- SOS, Chapman

    13.a- Just think he's the weakest one

    14.a- Think it's the smartest choice, looks like a great hitter for a LONG time

    15.c- I could still see him eventually be a bust. Don't want to be tied up with him forever

    16.b- I don't think it's urgent, but I think Chapman could handle it

    17.a- yes, he seems to be hitting very well, there isn't much room on the 40-man, though

    18.a- in the mix- yes.

    19.a- If you can get a good SS or LF, yes

    20.c- of course

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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. C: A) Decline Hernandez option & add Mesoraco or Corky Miller as 2nd catcher, B) Decline Hernandez option and sign a free agent as second catcher, C) Keep Ramon & Hanigan both

    C.

    2. 2B: A) Trade Brandon Phillips and use Valaika or B) Status Quo

    A.

    3. SS: A) Exercise Cabrera option to keep status quo, B) Make Janish the starter and find a backup from within the system, C) Use Cozart, Valaika or another existing guy the starter or D) Go out and find an everyday starting SS from outside the system

    D.

    4. LF: A) Gomes, B) Heisey, C) Nix, D) Francisco, E) Dorn, F) Balentien, G) Alonso or H) Outside help

    H.

    5. Find a spot for: A) Francisco, B) Frazier, C) Valaika or D) Alonso

    C.

    6. Keep Cairo: A) Yes, B) No

    B.

    7. Exercise Arroyo option: A) Yes, B) No

    Yes

    8. Trade a starter for help elsewhere? A) Yes, B) No

    No

    9. First odd man out for 2011: A) Bailey, B) Volquez, C) Leake, D) Wood, E) Chapman, F) Cueto

    A.

    10. Second odd man out for 2011 if Arroyo is kept: A) Bailey, B) Volquez, C) Leake, D) Wood, E) Chapman, F) Cueto

    B.

    11. Keep riding the Rhodes train: A) Yes, B) No

    B.

    12. LHP reliever of choice: A) Bray, B) Herrera, C) S.O.S.!

    A.

    13. Least faith in: A) Fisher, B) J. Smith, C) Ondrusek

    A.

    14. Joey Votto long-term extension: A) 10 years or more, B) 5-9 years, C) 2-4 years, D) None yet, just arbitrate or 1-year deal

    B.

    15. Jay Bruce long-term extension: A) 10 years or more, B) 5-9 years, C) 2-4 years, D) None, just arbitrate or 1-year deal

    C.

    16. Cordero in 2011: A) Yes, B) No, but promote within if Cordero can be traded, C) Find a taker at all costs and sign or trade for a new closer

    B.

    17. Add Dorn to the 40-man, A) Yes or B) No

    B.

    18. Include Balentien in the 25-man mix, A) Yes or B) No

    B.

    19. Trade Alonso: A) Yes or B) No

    A.

    20. More fun than 2000-2009: A) Yes, B) Yes, C) Yes or D) Yes

    A.
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    WOW, VErY NICE

    1. C

    2. B

    3. B

    4. B

    5. B

    6. A

    7. A

    8. B

    9. B

    10. A

    11. A

    12. A

    13. B

    14. C

    15. B

    16. B

    17. ???

    18. A

    19. B

    20. E
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1 C) Mes can be at AAA and come up for cups of coffee when/if Hernanigan get banged up
    2) B) Keep Phillips. It’s gonna cost us $$$$ He’s gone at the deadline if we’re not in it.
    3) B) Can’t afford D)
    4) B) Heisey.
    5) A) Francisco LF platoon, spelling Rolen at 3B.
    6) B) No. Cairos been great but the roster spots are limited
    7) A) Yes, if financially viable. See Philllps, Brandon.
    8) B) No. You can’t have enough quality starters. But I’d do a decent deal for Volquez
    9) B Volquez
    10) A) Bailey
    11) B) No
    12) A) Bray or D) Chapman
    13) B) J. Smiith
    14. B) 5-9 for Votto
    15) B) 5-9 for Bruce
    16) B) I’d love to get rid of that conract.
    17) B) No. Who is Dorn?
    18) B) No. Who is Balentien?
    19. A) Yes, if you can do the Votto LTC
    20. Yes.
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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. C

    2. B

    3. B (Janish/Cozart)

    4. LF: H (Would love a big bat here)

    5. D

    6. A (for cheap, right?)

    7. A!!!!!!

    8. A (Trade some depth for a TOR hammer. Pay big, I don’t care. Too much talent thinly spread on this team (good problem to have)).

    9. E (let’s see him start in the minors for a few months)

    10. C (Can this guy strike enough people out?)

    11. A

    12. A

    13. B

    14. B

    15. B

    16. A

    17. A

    18. B

    19. B (assuming a LF, SS, or TOR SP, yes)

    20. A

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    Re: 20 Questions: 2011 Roster Version

    1. C: A) Decline Hernandez option & add Mesoraco or Corky Miller as 2nd catcher

    2. B) Status Quo

    3. B) Make Janish the starter and find a backup from within the system

    4. G) Alonso

    5. B) Frazier

    6. B) No

    7. A) Yes

    8. A) Yes

    9. E) Chapman

    10. C) Leake

    11. B) No

    12. A) Bray

    13. A) Fisher

    14. B) 5-9 years

    15. C) 2-4 years

    16. C) Find a taker at all costs and sign or trade for a new closer

    17. B) No

    18. B) No

    19. A) Yes

    20. D) Yes

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