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Thread: Leatherpants grades the Reds' offseason

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    Leatherpants grades the Reds' offseason

    Cincinnati Reds – Grade: A-
    Key Transactions: Acquired RHP Mat Latos from San Diego for 1B Yonder Alonso, C Yasmani Grandal, RHP Edinson Volquez and RHP Brad Boxberger; acquired LHP Sean Marshall from Chicago Cubs for LHP Travis Wood, OF Dave Sappelt and IF Ronald Torreyes; acquired IF Wilson Valdez from Philadelphia for LHP Jeremy Horst; signed RHP Ryan Madson, one year, $8.5 million; signed OF Ryan Ludwick, one year, $6.78 million; signed LHP Jeff Francis, one year, $2 million; signed RHP Andrew Brackman, one year, $500,000.

    Bowden’s Take
    The Reds weren’t afraid to trade away four of their top 10 prospects this offseason, but the haul from those deals at the major league club was astounding. Latos is a potential No. 1 starter; Marshall is a shutdown left-handed setup man; and Madson is an impact closer. Ludwick was a solid midlevel free-agent signing who should add some pop in the small confines of Great American Ball Park. The Reds are primed to return to the postseason this year.

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    Re: Leatherpants grades the Reds' offseason

    Somewhat surprising considering the thrashing he gave the Latos trade shortly after it happened.
    "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

    I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.

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    Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.

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    Re: Leatherpants grades the Reds' offseason

    I have to admit Leatherpants has really surprised me here.

    (I wonder if Kevin Mitchell knows he has forever branded Bowden as Leatherpants to Reds fans!)
    Last edited by brad1176; 02-23-2012 at 08:51 AM.

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