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    What this NLDS game today should prove to Walt an FO

    That the Reds need a true #1 ace type pitcher to compete for a World Series title. They have proven they can get to the playoffs wit what they have. 5 #3 caliber starters in there rotation. But the Phillies are proving to them right now that in order to wn championships you need a ace. That has to be the Reds #1 priority this off season. Put Cliff Lee on this Reds team an look out. Probably wont happen but in order to win WS titles that has to happen.

    Also Phillips has to be dropped in the order,he is not a leadoff hitter at all.

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    bump the payroll to 140 mill, might have a shot. 1 true ace wont help this series. the phillies have 3 of them.

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    Yep, right now, the money is winning.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: What this NLDS game today should prove to Walt an FO

    The Reds could have Don Larsen from the 1956 WS on the mound, and it would be tied.

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    nah you could bump the payroll to bout 85 mil. an get a ace but we know thats not going to happen. Hamels an Oswalt are very solid #2s believe Roy once was a ace but not now.

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    their hoping theres a cuban in the pen that will emerge as that guy. volquez pitches like an allstar again. if that doesnt happen i think the plan will be to have these guys be good enough to get us to the playoffs which they were and make a trade deadline trade for a big time ace who can finish off the season for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott91575 View Post
    The Reds could have Don Larsen from the 1956 WS on the mound, and it would be tied.
    This is what I was thinking. Luckily it was only one game.

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    Re: What this NLDS game today should prove to Walt an FO

    they also need 3 more hitters that hit for a good average and not ones that strike out all the time. we're a ways away

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    Greinke is going to be shopped by the Royals. He is a perfect NL guy, great athlete and can handle the bat.

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    We have that guy in Aroldis Chapman, and I hope we don't make the mistake of keeping him in the bullpen.

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    Re: What this NLDS game today should prove to Walt an FO

    Get rid of phillips (valaika), get rid of ocab (janish), get rid of gomer (heisey/alonso), get rid of cordero (anyone).

    Rotation for next season
    Chapman
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    Leake
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    Arroyo

    Possibly have EV start the season in the rotation, get his stock up and move him. Same w/ cueto, can't trust him. Harang's finished as well.

    Bring in Sweet Lou & rescind Dusty's extension due to stupidity.

    Salutations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxblood View Post
    Get rid of phillips (valaika), get rid of ocab (janish), get rid of gomer (heisey/alonso), get rid of cordero (anyone).

    Rotation for next season
    Chapman
    Wood
    Leake
    Bailey
    Arroyo

    Possibly have EV start the season in the rotation, get his stock up and move him. Same w/ cueto, can't trust him. Harang's finished as well.

    Bring in Sweet Lou & rescind Dusty's extension due to stupidity.

    Salutations.
    How can you trust Leake, Bailey, and Chapman who hasn't started in the bigs before and then say you can't trust Cueto. He was the best pitcher we had in the regular season and you want to get rid of him. That doesn't make sense at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fewfirstchoice View Post
    That the Reds need a true #1 ace type pitcher to compete for a World Series title. They have proven they can get to the playoffs wit what they have. 5 #3 caliber starters in there rotation. But the Phillies are proving to them right now that in order to wn championships you need a ace. That has to be the Reds #1 priority this off season. Put Cliff Lee on this Reds team an look out. Probably wont happen but in order to win WS titles that has to happen.

    Also Phillips has to be dropped in the order,he is not a leadoff hitter at all.
    The problem is the FO and many fans believe Volquez is a true #1 ace. Just because you traded an MVP away for him does not make him an ace. He had 3 great months in his whole career THAT IS IT

    Who on this team is a leadoff hitter? Phillips has a better OBP than Stubbs

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    Re: What this NLDS game today should prove to Walt an FO

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxblood View Post
    Get rid of phillips (valaika), get rid of ocab (janish), get rid of gomer (heisey/alonso), get rid of cordero (anyone).

    Rotation for next season
    Chapman
    Wood
    Leake
    Bailey
    Arroyo

    Possibly have EV start the season in the rotation, get his stock up and move him. Same w/ cueto, can't trust him. Harang's finished as well.

    Bring in Sweet Lou & rescind Dusty's extension due to stupidity.

    Salutations.
    Dump the best defensive 2nd baseman in baseball, who it should be pointed out is NOT a lead-off guy, but does it because there are no other options. Expect a simply solid utility guy to be your SS. Heisey (another utility guy), or Alonso strictly a 1B to play LF? The only sense of this is somehow a LF needs located who can lead-off, or a SS to do same instead. Carl C? Hanley R?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedred69 View Post
    Dump the best defensive 2nd baseman in baseball, who it should be pointed out is NOT a lead-off guy, but does it because there are no other options. Expect a simply solid utility guy to be your SS. Heisey (another utility guy), or Alonso strictly a 1B to play LF?
    Yes.

    And get a manager in here who is not completely brain dead and we run away with the division next season. I could see us building a very stellar, near dynasty system. Sort of like the Twinkies of the NL.


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