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    Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    I'll go first

    Counting on Scott Rolen to be a solid defender/ clubhouse leader/ not a hole in the lineup for 100-120 games at 3B? Good idea.

    Counting on Rolen to be your cleanup hitter for 140 games? Bad idea.

    Bringing back guys like Gomes, Hernandez, or Cabrera to be paid like and treated as bench players a la Edmonds and Cairo? Good idea.

    Bringing them back on a team with a manager who will treat them as everyday players in their prime until you pry the lineup card from his cold dead fingers? Bad idea.
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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Starting Chapman out in Louisville as a starter next year until he has a 3rd pitch? Good idea

    Not shopping Alonso in a deal with others to try and fill a hole on our team? Bad idea

    Bringing back Laynce Nix? Good idea

    Phillips batting leadoff next season? Bad idea

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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Jonny Gomes coming off the bench as a power bat from the right hand side to face lefties and get spot starts. Good Idea


    Jonny Gomes as your every day left fielder. Bad Idea

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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Janish as your starting SS, good idea.
    Janish as your starting pitcher, bad idea.
    If winning the division was easy, the Pirates would do it.
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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Brandon Phillips as your starting 2B, good idea.
    Brandon Phillips as your ambassador to St. Louis, bad idea.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Jay Bruce batting no lower than 4th in the lineup. Good idea.
    Automatically handing the closer role to Francisco Cordero. Bad idea.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Picking up Arroyo's option: Good idea

    Signing Arroyo to an extension and/or relying on him to be your #1: bad idea

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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Good idea - Making Chapman a starter
    Bad idea - Counting on Chapman to be on the opening day roster
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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Management making some changes and adding additional pieces to an already talented Reds team, in order to increase our chances next year - good idea.

    Management staying put and making no significant roster changes, because they have already watched this Reds team when a division title - bad idea.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: Let's play Good Idea/ Bad Idea

    Signing Carl Crawford....Good Idea
    Having Gomes as your starting LF on OD.....Bad Idea

    Having Chapman work a full season at AAA as a starter .....Good Idea
    Having Chapman bounce back and forth between bullpen/starter role......Bad idea

    Having Bruce learn how to bunt....Good Idea
    Having Brandon Phillips in the 4 spot ever again....Bad Idea


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