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    Arthur Rhodes

    I know it's easy to look back now and say what should've been done. But, let's play a little guessing game. Guess the Reds record right now if they had signed Rhodes.

    My guess is 11-1. I really think they would've won that last home game against Houston, the last game against Arizona and the last game against San Diego.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda...but maybe. I'll take an 8-4 start.
    Hey Homer! If you can put it together, you'll put the Reds over the top....think about it.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    I'm going to go 12-0. Just his presence in the bullpen would have made Travis Wood pitch better in the 13-2 game.
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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    If we continue the trend that we're on (.667 ball), we'll win the Division by 20 games and tie the 1976 REDS for the best record ever by a Cincinnati REDS' team.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    He signed a 2 year 8 million dollar contract

    and he is 41 years old

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    If we would have signed Rhodes then Chapman would probably be starting right now in Louisville and therefore Rhodes would be pitching in the same situations Chapman has been in and we would still have to rely on Masset for some sort of decent relief pitching.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Arthur is one of the few players in league that's overpaid and underrated.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Massett will be fine............

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by VottoFan54 View Post
    If we would have signed Rhodes then Chapman would probably be starting right now in Louisville and therefore Rhodes would be pitching in the same situations Chapman has been in and we would still have to rely on Masset for some sort of decent relief pitching.
    Chapman would not be in the minors this year. They are paying him too much to sit in Louisville.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    Arthur is one of the few players in league that's overpaid and underrated.
    Good post, I agree. Would have LOVED to have had him back this year, but he wanted too much money, esp for 41 year old pitcher with a bad foot. He gave his all last year on that bad foot every time out and I respect the heck out of him for what he did, and wish him the best, but that was a risk the Reds couldnt pay that much for.
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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonFlyer View Post
    Chapman would not be in the minors this year. They are paying him too much to sit in Louisville.
    He would not be "sitting" in louisville, he would and should be down there learning how to be a pitcher. What we have right now is a kid who is a thrower and sorry in the major leagues "throwers" are usually not very good for very long. He has the abiity to be a very good pitcher, but that is being wasted right now out in the Reds BP.

    As for Rhodes, great guy, great competitor but to old to get the monies he got.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Probably the only mistake management has made since Castellini took over is not resigning Rhodes.

    They trade for Rolen for his winning presence. Same should have been thought about Rhodes.
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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    I'd rather remember Arthur Rhodes for what he did, and leaving the team on a relatively high note because sooner or later, he will decline and be a problem for somebody else.

    He's been one of my favorite players in recent years. The guy has seen it all, and nothing rattled him.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Probably the only mistake management has made since Castellini took over is not resigning Rhodes.

    They trade for Rolen for his winning presence. Same should have been thought about Rhodes.
    there's a big difference in paying a guy $4mil to throw 50 innings and paying Rolen $8mil to play 120 games. Maybe if they weren't strapped with the Cordero contract they could have brought him back.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes

    Rhodes is gone, get over it. The Reds must develop the younger players that they have in order to win for many years to come. I think Rhodes had a career year and was fragile last year and your cannot build on that.


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