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    Reds Rumor Central

    As they are coming in fast and furious now, here's a place to dump the rumors.

    http://danny-knobler.blogs.cbssports...90096/30717444

    Even as they've strongly pursued Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez and have looked into Houston's Wandy Rodriguez, the Reds have expanded their search for a new leadoff hitter, as well.

    The two names that currently interest them, according to sources: Seattle's Chone Figgins and Oakland's Coco Crisp.
    Unstated if they looked into Figgins to make Janish feel better about his slash line.

    Re Ubaldo
    http://danny-knobler.blogs.cbssports...90096/30717551
    While the Yankees' interest in Jimenez has been widely reported, some people familiar with the Rockies plans believe that the Reds or the Rangers would have a better chance of landing the ace right-hander. Both Cincinnati and Texas are said to have enough young talent to motivate the Rockies to make a deal.

    The Tigers have also been in touch on Jimenez, but it appears they don't have enough available talent to get him. The Tigers continue to prioritize starting pitching; they've asked about almost every starter on the market.
    From Morosi

    http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/m...relief/5612356
    The Cincinnati Reds are focused on trading for a high-end starter and/or middle reliever leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, major league sources say.
    At one point, Cincinnati was seriously considering a shortstop upgrade, but the impressive play of rookie Zack Cozart (.862 OPS in seven games) apparently has changed that thinking.
    Cincinnati is among the many clubs interested in the Colorado Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez. The Reds’ farm system is deep enough that they should be able to put together an offer worthy of consideration.
    Meanwhile, sources said, the Reds have had internal discussions about a number of middle and setup relievers. The list includes Jim Johnson and Koji Uehara of the Baltimore Orioles; Jason Isringhausen of the New York Mets; Jason Frasor of the Toronto Blue Jays; and Todd Coffey of the Washington Nationals.
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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    As I said on the other thread, I wouldn't trade someone else's bag of used baseballs for Chone Figgins.
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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Todd Coffey of the Washington Nationals.

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    As they are coming in fast and furious now, here's a place to dump the rumors.

    http://danny-knobler.blogs.cbssports...90096/30717444



    Unstated if they looked into Figgins to make Janish feel better about his slash line.

    Re Ubaldo
    http://danny-knobler.blogs.cbssports...90096/30717551
    Chone Friggin' Figgins as a leadoff option? Chone (.183/.230/.243/.473) Figgins? Taveras isn't availble?

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    I HATE the idea of giving up talent to make a sideways move. Bringing in somebody who's fast but can't find 1B just because we can more comfortably call them a leadoff hitter would be a big mistake. What I'd give to have Reds manage see a leadoff hitter as somebody who, first and foremost, gets on base and not just somebody who can steal bases.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Serious question.... why give up talent to acquire someone who isn't a good leadoff guy when you can just bring up Dave Sappelt for free?

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Serious question.... why give up talent to acquire someone who isn't a good leadoff guy when you can just bring up Dave Sappelt for free?
    Hey, Walt doesn't like those questions, so cut it out.

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Serious question.... why give up talent to acquire someone who isn't a good leadoff guy when you can just bring up Dave Sappelt for free?
    I could only see the Reds taking Figgins is if he is a throw in in a acquisition of Brandon League from Seattle and taking on Figgins reduces the asking price.

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Figgins only makes sense if Rolen is headed for the DL and Stubbs or Heisey are involved in serious trade talks involving Jiminez, Rodriguez, or Beltran. Even then it makes little sense.
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    Figgins makes absolutely no sense unless he is coming in to help with the grounds crew.

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Figgins only makes sense if Rolen is headed for the DL and Stubbs or Heisey are involved in serious trade talks involving Jiminez, Rodriguez, or Beltran. Even then it makes little sense.
    Yep. Cairo would still be the better option in that case.
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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    Wandy has had 4 bad starts out of 5. Which is odd considering he always seems to pitch better in the 2nd half. I look for him to be in the mid 3's the rest of the way.

    I wonder what it would realistically take to get him.
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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    This makes no sense but I would take a flyer on Figgins if he's free and Rolen is dead.

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    Re: Reds Rumor Central

    I agree, reds44. If Rolen dies this week, I might kick the tires on Figgins.


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