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    Re: A-Rod

    He'll go to St. Louis, become a model citizen, hit 50 HRs and win a gold glove. And nobody here would be surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    He'll go to St. Louis, become a model citizen, hit 50 HRs and win a gold glove. And nobody here would be surprised.
    I would not be surprised in the least if they got him and put him at 1B.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    A-Rod used to be a pretty good SS...
    Don't remember, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was. I stand corrected. Thanks.
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    Rodriguez won’t ask to be traded, but he has told close friends he won’t block a deal as long as he’s going to a large-market team.
    Wow, what a queen. OK, I'm off the Arod idea altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Wow, what a queen. OK, I'm off the Arod idea altogether.
    You think ARod wants to live in Cincinnati?

    I certainly don't think he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    For the record I know it won't happen

    But there are a lot of places far less desirable for A-Rod to go than Cincinnati. He's a competitive person by all accounts and we're sitting in a position to be competitive for a while. I think if we're winning, Rodriguez would put his head down and play. For all the talk of needing big lights to play, Seattle and Arlington aren't exactly the most glamorous places on earth either. Plus the Reds are a historic team. I think if A-Rod thought he could become a major part of a team's history, in ending one of the league's most historic team's long championship drought, he would probably jump at that.
    I don't see ARod as committed to winning, in fact, I see something very different.

    He had a chance to be known as the greatest player ever, but instead, he focused on being the highest paid player ever, numerous times. He's all about ARod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I would not be surprised in the least if they got him and put him at 1B.
    I would, because they have a fella named Allen Craig who has had a pretty good year.

    On another note, I have never really considered A-Rod an attention seeking primadonna type. Just because he has taken max money to play baseball in his career and the landed him in NY, where all the media is, doesn't equate to him craving the attention. Tebow doesn't crave the media attention and he gets it all, especially in NY. He has a WAR of 2.2 this year and one of 3.8 while limited in 2011, I wouldn't say he is done yet, an OPS of .800+ could be doable.

    ARod at 3rd and Frazier to left for 5 mil a season. I would do it, it is cheaper and probably more productive than what we just had in the two spots. Ludwick has had a WAR above 2.2 3 times in his career, and just last year it was 0.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I would not be surprised in the least if they got him and put him at 1B.
    They have Adams coming up there to play 1B and Craig to spell him until he is ready. So I doubt that is happening.

    And I hate even seeing Homer, Corcino, or Cingrani's names brought up in trade talks of this liking.

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    NO, NO, NO. And anyteam that takes him on, no matter how much money the evil empire throws at them are suckers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob60 View Post
    They have Adams coming up there to play 1B and Craig to spell him until he is ready. So I doubt that is happening.

    And I hate even seeing Homer, Corcino, or Cingrani's names brought up in trade talks of this liking.
    The further thing I thought would happen was Craig to RF, Beltran to CF, but I didn't know about the prospect 1B.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: A-Rod

    Have you guys watched how terrible he's been? He's done. No bat speed, no foot quickness. Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    Have you guys watched how terrible he's been? He's done. No bat speed, no foot quickness. Done.
    And yet in terms of OPS for the year, he still outproduced half of our lineup.




    Also if A-Rod is a 'queen' for only wanting to play in a big market, does that make him a 'size queen'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    Have you guys watched how terrible he's been? He's done. No bat speed, no foot quickness. Done.
    Broken hands will do that to you

    (bat speed wise anyway)
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    A-Rod would be miserable in Cincy. He needs the bright lights of a big city. He has not one, but two paintings of himself as centaur in his house, one on the ceiling over his bed.
    Chad Johnson/Ochocinco/Johnson thrived in Cincinnati. In fact, he was just back in town for the past week despite the fact he hasn't played for the Bengals in years. "Prime Time" Neon Deion Sanders did well here too.

    Besides, A-Rod also played in Arlington, Texas, hardly Gotham City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    And yet in terms of OPS for the year, he still outproduced half of our lineup.




    Also if A-Rod is a 'queen' for only wanting to play in a big market, does that make him a 'size queen'?
    His OPS is trending downward, big time. It's likely to go even lower next year. And while GABP is a homer park... so is Yankee Stadium. So it's not like he'd see a monster boost in numbers thanks to the ballpark switch. ARod can't catch up to heat anymore. He can barely play defense anymore. He can't stay healthy anymore. And he's a horrible clubhouse guy, from all accounts. You think his stuff would play in that clubhouse? I can't see it.


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