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    Not Good

    Unless something incedible happnes and a late deal is announced, Walt did nothing to address our #1 need... Leadoff, and all he got was a Bullpen arm, not a good deadline by Mr. Jockettey

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    Re: Not Good

    Guess you forgot we already have one of the fastest players in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvreds View Post
    Unless something incedible happnes and a late deal is announced, Walt did nothing to address our #1 need... Leadoff, and all he got was a Bullpen arm, not a good deadline by Mr. Jockettey
    A) We already overspent on a 2 month rental bullpen arm, why overspend more.

    B) We have a leadoff hitter, his name is Brandon Phillips

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    Haha, Reds have one of the best records in the league!

    The above poster is right, BP is a leadoff hitter. Unfortunately, Baker won't make the correct line up card. Stubbs should be in the 2-hole/BP leads off, problem solved!

    Let's be honest here, how much of an upgrade is a Span or Victorino? .20-.30 points more in OBP and less HR's?

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    Re: Not Good

    We're better than we were yesterday at this time.

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    It's not like the Cards and Pirates blew anyone away

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    Quote Originally Posted by LexRedsFan View Post
    We're better than we were yesterday at this time.
    Yep.

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    We do have a leadoff hitter but the man with the lineup card wont do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkimadee View Post
    It's not like the Cards and Pirates blew anyone away
    Cards and Pirates aren't the competition when you're thinking about best record in MLB. It's about being able to compete in the playoffs and not embarrass yourself like they did in 2010.

    As of now, Walt failed to improve the biggest weakness of this team moving forward. Whether or not there are reasons for that (perhaps the asking price was, indeed, too high for marginal players) remains to be seen. But it's disheartening to see so many deals go down and the Reds not getting a whole lot accomplished.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    Cards and Pirates aren't the competition when you're thinking about best record in MLB. It's about being able to compete in the playoffs and not embarrass yourself like they did in 2010.

    As of now, Walt failed to improve the biggest weakness of this team moving forward. Whether or not there are reasons for that (perhaps the asking price was, indeed, too high for marginal players) remains to be seen. But it's disheartening to see so many deals go down and the Reds not getting a whole lot accomplished.
    Ok. Let me re-state. It's not like the Nats blew anyone away. Dodgers are better but they didn't land Dempster. Why overpay when you have he best record without an awesome lead off hitter.

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    Broxton was a good add. It is tough to see what the Reds could do. Really 3B or SS seems to be the best upgrade option - but Frazier is good at 3B. If the Reds would have gotten a quality SS, I think that could have gone a long way. The OF has been playing better and Heisey adds depth at all three positions, so if you bring someone in you are going to have to get rid of one of those guys. Stubbs would seem like the only option, but Heisey is there if Stubbs struggles again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    A) We already overspent on a 2 month rental bullpen arm, why overspend more.

    B) We have a leadoff hitter, his name is Brandon Phillips
    they obv won't use him there. so no they don't

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    definitely disappointed over what could have been. This team will be in the playoffs but not sure it was the offensive firepower to score runs in postseason play like the Dodgers, Giants, and even Pirates will be able to. Yes BP can be a leadoff hitter but what makes everyone believe that Dusty will actually put in there when he hasn't all season??

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    Is there a chance a deal got done before the deadline, but is waiting to get approved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    A) We already overspent on a 2 month rental bullpen arm, why overspend more.

    B) We have a leadoff hitter, his name is Brandon Phillips
    I thought we didnt overspend because all we gave up was "Prospects" who have never performed at the major league level.


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