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    Rockies sign Cuddyer

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    Good! Now either go sign Carlos Beltran or trade for Seth Smith.

    One suitor for Carlos Beltran likely disappears now that the Rockies have Cuddyer. As Renck points out, Seth Smith's role becomes uncertain with the addition of Cuddyer. He would become a bench bat or a trade candidate if the Rockies use Cuddyer in the outfield.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

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    Good! Now either go sign Carlos Beltran or trade for Seth Smith.
    I like the former in this park.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    I think this is a domino the Reds needed to fall.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    So, you're thinking trade Alonso, maybe Heisey or Stubbs too, and platoon Smith with Sappelt? Smith is totally a platoon guy, but he hits RHP very well (at Coors). I could swim with the idea of Smith, but he seems redundant since we have Alonso, who seem better at the plate.
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    So, you're thinking trade Alonso, maybe Heisey or Stubbs too, and platoon Smith with Sappelt? Smith is totally a platoon guy, but he hits RHP very well (at Coors). I could swim with the idea of Smith, but he seems redundant since we have Alonso, who seem better at the plate.
    I think there's a chance Smith comes to the Reds in a Volquez deal. If that happens, he could possibly be packaged to Atlanta. Or, he could stay and Alonso could be dealt. I think the Reds would control Smith for 3 years.

    Guy crushes righties. Like Cozart, a graduate of Ole Miss. (A platoon with Cody Ross might be quite potent, though I doubt Ross would sign somewhere where he's slotted to start only against lefties.)
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    Colorado has nobody who is remotely appealing outside of Gonzalez and Tulo.
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    I have a feeling Beltran is going to end up in red... Cardinal red.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Colorado has nobody who is remotely appealing outside of Gonzalez and Tulo.
    I'd take Drew Pomeranz in a second, although of course the Rockies have no intention of trading him.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I have a feeling Beltran is going to end up in red... Cardinal red.
    I fear this too.
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    I like Smith.

    I like Beltran better.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Colorado has nobody who is remotely appealing outside of Gonzalez and Tulo.
    But I would trade GABP for Coors Field in about a half a second. And I'll throw in a Jared Burton just to be fair.

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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    Volquez for Smith works well IF the Reds can get a good starter for Alonso plus. I suspect the first deal would be revenue neutral which would still give the Reds $10M to get the starter they need and the closer they want.
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    Re: Rockies sign Cuddyer

    If the Reds could get Seth Smith for Volquez, they should pull the trigger now. I agree that Smith is a platoon player, but as a lefty he would give 400 productive ABs against RHP and plays a good defensive corner OF. He would be a good platoon guy with Stubbs. Stubbs plays CF againts LHP with Heisey in left. Heisey moves to CF against RHP with Smith in left. Alonso dealt for pitching.

    Smith (.891 OPS vs RHP) and Stubbs (.896 OPS vs. LHP) would make an effective mid-order platoon.
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