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Thread: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

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    You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Lets say our owner tells Walt he will pay whatever the cost is for 1 major addition in the offseason. Which player should Walt get?

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Cawford, and I don't even have to think about it. Although, I'd take either (and we'll get neither).
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    I love Crawford and would love to see him in a Reds uniform, but we saw once again yesterday the importance of having an ace on your pitching staff. If we already had a stud pitcher, I'd take Crawford over Lee. But we don't, so I voted for Cliff Lee.
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    I voted for Lee but considering that Crawford is only 9 years old I think I'm going to have to change my mind.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Crawford

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggidy View Post
    I voted for Lee but considering that Crawford is only 9 years old I think I'm going to have to change my mind.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Crawford
    LOL ... he's got quite a future!
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggidy View Post
    I voted for Lee but considering that Crawford is only 9 years old I think I'm going to have to change my mind.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Crawford
    LOL!! I had to look that up to see what you were talking about!!

    Seriously though, I voted for Lee and any ace brothers and cousins he might have laying around!! People can talk all they want about how great the Phillies are, give the Reds the same pitchers and we RAKE!!!!!!

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    I vote Lee. I really like Crawford and it would be tough if it was an option but we need a dominant #1 hands down no questions asked ace.

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    I love Crawford and would love to see him in a Reds uniform, but we saw once again yesterday the importance of having an ace on your pitching staff. If we already had a stud pitcher, I'd take Crawford over Lee. But we don't, so I voted for Cliff Lee.
    Exactly how well did the mighty Philly offense do against our pitching? What like 4 runs off of 5 hits? Had our SS not been old and poor in the field it's a difference game. If we have Crawford and not Gomes in LF it's a different game. We have pitching, what we don't have is a leadoff hitter who can play incredible defense in the field.

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Exactly how well did the mighty Philly offense do against our pitching? What like 4 runs off of 5 hits? Had our SS not been old and poor in the field it's a difference game. If we have Crawford and not Gomes in LF it's a different game. We have pitching, what we don't have is a leadoff hitter who can play incredible defense in the field.
    Agreed. Philly pretty much scored 1 legit run off of us. Our SS and LFer did alot of helping out.

    But doesn't matter what the final score in a loss is. A loss is a loss. But if you're looking for positives, the Philly offense really didn't light it up that much.
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    I vote Crawford. I would love to have Lee but hes 32 and you know hes gonna want a long, expensive 5 or 6 year deal. Not a big fan of giving pitchers in thier 30's long term deals. I would have a feeling the final 2 years of that deal he would not be worth what he was making.

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Team needs an all around solid LF much more than an ace pitcher. Throw in their ages and it's not even a fair question, imo.
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Good pitching > good hitting. I think Heisey in left is good enough to fill the hole. I voted Lee
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrolen View Post
    LOL!! I had to look that up to see what you were talking about!!

    Seriously though, I voted for Lee and any ace brothers and cousins he might have laying around!! People can talk all they want about how great the Phillies are, give the Reds the same pitchers and we RAKE!!!!!!
    Just give us Halladay and it's a different looking series. Heck, we'd have won 100 games and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs if we had Halladay taking the hill every fifth day.
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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    Lee would make us better right now but he wants a long term deal that could really hurt us the final couple years.

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    Re: You can only have 1, which one would it be?

    At this point in the careers, give me Crawford and go out and trade for a pitcher with some potential to be that ace. We have the prospects to part with. Lee's age right now kinda deters me. If you give me a similar question asking me whether I want King Felix or Crawford, I'll take Felix. All depends on the age for me.


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