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    Francisco Liriano

    Anyone interested in this guy?

    ESPN has a proposed trade idea of the Reds sending Hanigan/Janish to the Twins and maybe throwing in Frazier if it takes that much to get the deal done.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...he-reds-recipe

    Liriano has an e.r.a. over 5.00 this year. But hitters are only hitting .212 against him. Seems to have problems of walking alot of guys. Only making $4.3M this year.

    Suggest giving them Hanigan to get Joe Mauer out from behind the plate to stay healthy. They also need an actual SS.

    Liriano is a 28 year old lefty.
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    Re: Francisco Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Anyone interested in this guy?

    ESPN has a proposed trade idea of the Reds sending Hanigan/Janish to the Twins and maybe throwing in Frazier if it takes that much to get the deal done.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...he-reds-recipe

    Liriano has an e.r.a. over 5.00 this year. But hitters are only hitting .212 against him. Seems to have problems of walking alot of guys. Only making $4.3M this year.

    Suggest giving them Hanigan to get Joe Mauer out from behind the plate to stay healthy. They also need an actual SS.

    Liriano is a 28 year old lefty.
    Don't we already have him? He's wearing a crooked hat over a do-rag, and playing for Louisville. I actually wouldn't mind that trade there are a couple dozen pitchers I would rather have, but I wouldn't give up Frazier. Let Frazier build up his trade value, and prove last year was a just a bump in the road.

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    pretty sure it would take more than Hanigan/Janish. Maybe Grandal/Frazier

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    If the Reds do make a trade, it needs to be a starting pitcher that give give them 7+ innings a game consistently. I don't see Liriano being that guy, he's too inconsistent. Despite his lack of offensive prowress, I would be hesitant to give up Janish simply because that leaves Renteria and Frazier, who has had one MLB at bat. Rolen will not be able to play consistently for the rest of the season, so Cairo/Janish/Francisco will need to cover for him at 3rd.

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    I don't like touching damaged goods, and from the velocity on his fastball this season, he definitely looks like damaged goods.

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    Yes I do this trade bring it on.

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    He really would fit right in, he missed his start today due to inflammation in his left shoulder

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    We need to bust the wallet open and grab an ace. We need that Hallaway/Lincecum type pitcher that's going to go out, dominate and give our bullpen a rest nearly every time out. The problem is that we can't afford them. Sure we can afford to give up one of our two catchers and bring up Mes...but I wouldn't do it for Liriano. I'd want something more.

    It bugs me that starting pitching depth was our strength coming into the season...and it's always "one more year" for way too many of these guys. The only solid starters we have up here now are Wood and Cueto. You think ONE of the 12 guys we have would've reached their potential by now. By the time two or three of them do, they'll either be on other staffs or our offensive weapons will be free agents.

    We also need to address SS and LF badly. Very badly. It bugs me that Cozart, Sappelt etc. are slugging away in the minors and we're still sticking with these clowns we have up here and it's worth giving them a shot. Might as well give someone a chance...without wasting an option moving them immediately back down to Louisville.

    There's been some awful mistakes that can solely be blamed on Dusty. Not bringing in another pitcher during that 19 inning marathon game of baseball and basically conceding a L to the Phillies was a huge mistake. When you've gone that long and wore your entire pitching staff out, you HAVE to come out of that with a win to make it worth it. Instead we were the laughing stock of baseball for a day and left our entire staff worn.

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    Why would they want Janish? Geez remember all the people moaning about O Cab starting over Janish last year? Would take O cab back in a hearbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    We need to bust the wallet open and grab an ace. We need that Hallaway/Lincecum type pitcher that's going to go out, dominate and give our bullpen a rest nearly every time out. The problem is that we can't afford them. Sure we can afford to give up one of our two catchers and bring up Mes...but I wouldn't do it for Liriano. I'd want something more.

    It bugs me that starting pitching depth was our strength coming into the season...and it's always "one more year" for way too many of these guys. The only solid starters we have up here now are Wood and Cueto. You think ONE of the 12 guys we have would've reached their potential by now. By the time two or three of them do, they'll either be on other staffs or our offensive weapons will be free agents.
    The Reds' "pitching depth" is a bit misleading. Yes, the club has 7 starters by my count, but none of them are ace material. Yes, Cueto, Bailey, and even Volquez have shown flashes, but they have not been consistent. What the front office needs to do is pick 4 guys out of those 7 and say "these are our starters." The 5th starter needs to be the ace and come from a trade.

    The issue with the "pitching depth" theory is that people think the rotation will pan out. I don't think this will happen and a reshuffling of the rotation would energize it. Arroyo is the veteran of the group, but he doesn't seem to exude leadership. He's an excellent 3rd starter, but he's not going to help out the younger guys in the rotation.

    Offense is not the issue. We should look to trade for a bona fide starter that can give us 7+ innings consistently.

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    It's going to be difficult come trade deadline because Jocketty is going to have to pick between a big time shortstop or a big time pitcher, because I imagine we would have enough cards to trade to get both. I would personally prefer to get the shortstop, because I think our pitching will level out here soon, but I can see why people would think otherwise. I'm just over Janish.

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    You can't really trade for these "Aces". You've got to pick them up via free agency. A lot of people didn't think we had a shot at Aroldis Chapman, but we snuck in and stole him from the huge market teams.

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    Re: Francisco Liriano

    A) No i want no part of this Twins deal
    B) I really don't see Walt making any kind of "big time" deal this year.

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    Re: Francisco Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by ezluke View Post
    Don't we already have him? He's wearing a crooked hat over a do-rag, and playing for Louisville. I actually wouldn't mind that trade there are a couple dozen pitchers I would rather have, but I wouldn't give up Frazier. Let Frazier build up his trade value, and prove last year was a just a bump in the road.
    That was my first thought as well.

    But he young with a live arm, and if that's all it would take to get him, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Something tells me it would take considerably more, though.
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    Re: Francisco Liriano

    Quote Originally Posted by Seņor Rojo View Post
    The Reds' "pitching depth" is a bit misleading. Yes, the club has 7 starters by my count, but none of them are ace material. Yes, Cueto, Bailey, and even Volquez have shown flashes, but they have not been consistent. What the front office needs to do is pick 4 guys out of those 7 and say "these are our starters." The 5th starter needs to be the ace and come from a trade.

    It's definitely an interesting situation. When you're looking at the entire rotation, it is deep. But as you say, they don't have the hammers at the top. Most of the other contenders have a guy or two (or three, in the Phillies' case) who could be the ace. The Reds don't have one. Several potential 2s, borderline 3s.
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