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    the outfield

    If i were making the reds lineup in spring training this year i would tell stubbs if you don't stop striking out you aren't playing. I'd rather start heisey in center anyway if you are going to put yonder in left. I would personaly rather have heisey in the linep than yonder because of the fact he doesnt have to be in the middle of it but the only person who has earned thier spot in the outfield is bruce. Heisey and yonder need thier chances even though i dont see yonder as an outfielder.

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    The Reds have checked in on Josh Willingham per MLBTRADERUMORS.com. Let the Willingham bashing begin.

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    I don't think Willingham is a bad player but with nine teams (per mlbtraderumors) after him you'd think he is not going to settle for a one-year contract. He will be 33 next year. His signing will leave Alonso without a position. Any payflex the Reds currently have will be severely eaten into.
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    Re: the outfield

    He's not a bad player, but we have a Willingham type of player in Heisey. Willingham will likely get 7-8 million, Heisey gets around 440k. He's not 16-18 times better than Heisey.

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    I know this sounds like a Wild Card but what about Alfonso Soriano? According to MLTR, there is some interest in Soriano and the thought is that the Cubs would have to eat over $40M of the owed $54M over the next three years, averaging around $4.5M a year for the club that would get him. What do you think? If interested who would you give up?

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    No thanks, I would want no part of Soriano.

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    Heisey hasn't proved that he can play every day. Granted he hasn't been given much of a chance. But when he has had the chance he hasn't really taken advantage of the time he has been given. Chris Heisey is a very good sub outfielder, and an outstanding pinch hitter, but he is another question mark. Willingham is going to be affordable, but will eat up most if not all of the Reds payflex. But at least you can count on his production barring injury. Willingham will hit for power and drive in runs. I think it is a good fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad1176 View Post
    He's not a bad player, but we have a Willingham type of player in Heisey. Willingham will likely get 7-8 million, Heisey gets around 440k. He's not 16-18 times better than Heisey.
    This sums up my feelings as well. Fangraphs has been doing crowd-sourcing predictions for free agents, and has Willingham getting about 8 million a year for 2-3 years. If the Reds want to spend that much money on a free agent, I think they'd be better served going after Hiroki Kuroda or Edwin Jackson. True, a SP like one of those two would be a bit more expensive, but I think the upgrade for the team would be much greater.

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    Why not just trade Yonder Alonso to the Rays for Wade Davis ? Solves problems for both teams.
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    Why not just trade Yonder Alonso to the Rays for Wade Davis ? Solves problems for both teams.
    Yonder is worth Matt Moore not Wade Davis but i am not that big a fan of Willingham ecspeacily at 7-8 Mill for one year

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    Yonder is not worth Matt Moore! Point Blank! I like Yonder but he is not Matt Moore worthy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dMaus14 View Post
    I know this sounds like a Wild Card but what about Alfonso Soriano? According to MLTR, there is some interest in Soriano and the thought is that the Cubs would have to eat over $40M of the owed $54M over the next three years, averaging around $4.5M a year for the club that would get him. What do you think? If interested who would you give up?
    Exactly what this pitching staff needs is the worst fielding OF in the Show.

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    They play at GABP, not a lot of room to cover so range is a big factor! Then there is Stubbs in CF and Bruce in RF, who are both above average fielders. No real concern defensively to be honest for anyone they put out there outside of a blind person.


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