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    Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Okay what do you think are the chances Walt pulles off a trade before opening day?

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    I said 30% because 20% wasn't a choice. If it is short-term they probably stay with in-house options. If more bad news pops up then he may be forced to pull the trigger. I say Walt is in 'sit tight' mode right now. Or maybe 'sit tight and cross your fingers' mode.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    slim chance atm imo

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Last count: 2 open spots on the 40 (Judy outrighted, Madson 60 day DL). The only player that may make the team that's not on the 40: 1 (Francis). Trade possible. Not guaranteed.
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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    30% sounds reasonable to me. It's not like we don't have options. Fisher is reliable. Judy seems capable of handling a middle relief job. Francis will probably be useful out of the bullpen. Mike Gonzalez might also be a worthy addition if we need him. Either way, I'd ride this wave of injuries out rather than losing value over it.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Beginning to be worrisome. Bray hasn't pitched, Masset's out, Madson gone for the year. So pen right now is Marshall, Ondrusek, Arrendondo, LeCure and that's it?

    Reds bring up Judy, they have to move somebody off the 40 man roster.

    I'd be making a trade. Doesn't have to be a stud, but somebody has got to be available without trading away too much.

    Maybe Majewski is available?

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    The payroll is tapped out so unless we bring in a minimum guy or trade salaries then nothing is going to happen.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT View Post
    Beginning to be worrisome. Bray hasn't pitched, Masset's out, Madson gone for the year. So pen right now is Marshall, Ondrusek, Arrendondo, LeCure and that's it?

    Reds bring up Judy, they have to move somebody off the 40 man roster.

    I'd be making a trade. Doesn't have to be a stud, but somebody has got to be available without trading away too much.

    Maybe Majewski is available?
    Bray finally made his first appearance the other night.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    The payroll is tapped out so unless we bring in a minimum guy or trade salaries then nothing is going to happen.
    I find it laughable this whole idea that the the payroll is "tapped" out...

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    I find it laughable this whole idea that the the payroll is "tapped" out...
    Why is it laughable? All the reports are that the payroll is at it's max.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Why is it laughable? All the reports are that the payroll is at it's max.
    Simple, look at bob's history, he spends money when "he" wants to be dam the budget. Is there a "set" budget sure there is, but will that stop the Reds from making moves if Bob likes it and thinks it will help the team...not a chance...these owners are raking it in...

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Simple, look at bob's history, he spends money when "he" wants to be dam the budget. Is there a "set" budget sure there is, but will that stop the Reds from making moves if Bob likes it and thinks it will help the team...not a chance...these owners are raking it in...
    Name one example where Bob went out and spent a bunch of money that cratered his set budget? Take your time. You're gonna need it.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Simple, look at bob's history, he spends money when "he" wants to be dam the budget. Is there a "set" budget sure there is, but will that stop the Reds from making moves if Bob likes it and thinks it will help the team...not a chance...these owners are raking it in...
    I think Bob's mantra has always been that he doesn't need to make money off the team but he is not going to lose money on the team.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Name one example where Bob went out and spent a bunch of money that cratered his set budget? Take your time. You're gonna need it.
    Pretty sure he never has.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Chances Reds make a final trade before opening day

    I found it odd the OP included every interval of 10 except for 20 - which is exactly where I'd guess. I see a trade as the least likely way Walt decides to fill the bullpen. I would expect Jeff Francis gets converted, if not Mike Gonzalez or other FA gets signed, and if not any of these, perhaps a trade. Problem is, the major trading chips are gone.

    If Walt can deal Juan Fransisco for an average reliever he should, even if it means giving up a much needed left handed pitch hitter.


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