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    Re: After the Choo deal

    I'd love to see Van Slyke but only with a AAA deal and that would be hard to do since I don' t want to trade for him. His premiere was lackluster and took some of my enthusiasm off. PCL stats can mislead even when they seem gargantuan. As a free pick I imagine any of the bottomdwellers will snag him first. Patrick got me looking hard last year...now I think I prefer LaMarre as a prospect anyway.

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    Re: After the Choo deal

    Van Slyke has a huge swing and can't hit a breaking ball to save his life. Much worse than Wliy Mo. I'd pass.
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    Re: After the Choo deal

    Quote Originally Posted by dfs View Post
    I'm not talking about somebody that they'll spend any resources on whatsoever. Jeremy Hermida was "free." I'll be shocked if they don't do something like that. Stash the "lucky" guy [cf] in AAA and then bring him up when they go west.
    I could see then signing a guy like this for depth, but who do they bump down to AAA when this guy is called up for a west coast trip?
    Maybe Donald has options, but he's the backup SS.
    Not sure any other bench player can be sent down..

    I think they will use Heisey for late game subs and live with that.
    Yea, we are going to be hurting a bit in big parks, I agree with that. I just don't see a solution other than playing Heisey. Although I guess I'm not totally convinced that Heisey would be significantly better than Bruce/Choo.
    I'm also not sure I want to lose Choo's bat just because they're playing in a big park. Might be better to just bite the bullet and let the extra hit or two fall in.

    Edit: Now I see you say to let the new CF compete with X Paul. That makes a lot of sense.
    I kind of forgot that Hanahan can fill the role of LH bat off the bench if need be.
    Good food for thought.
    Last edited by REDREAD; 12-13-2012 at 01:21 PM.
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    Re: After the Choo deal

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    The Angels have a surplus of outfielders following their agreement with Josh Hamilton, and there’s reason to believe GM Jerry Dipoto will make a deal to balance out his roster. The Angels are “very likely” to trade an outfielder such as Peter Bourjos or Mark Trumbo for a pitcher, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). Depending on the return, either player could be moved. Trumbo seems less available than Bourjos, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter).


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#AsGg7v6dss3LAbrK.99

    Both Bourjos and Trumbo will remain under team control through 2016 and won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2013 season. Earlier today, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explained that Bourjos closely resembles Cameron Maybin and suggested he’d be a worthwhile pickup for a team in need of a center fielder.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#AsGg7v6dss3LAbrK.99

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    Re: After the Choo deal

    Would it be worth the Reds trying to trade a pitcher for either Peter Bourjos or Mark Trumbo? What would be a good offer?

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    Re: After the Choo deal

    Was going to post about this also. I know we don't really need another corner OF, but I'd love to have Trumbo. Leake, Heisey and any two (or three) of Ondrusek, Massett, Arredondo, Soto and Lotzkar for Mark Trumbo & C Hank Conger.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...utfielder.html

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    Re: After the Choo deal

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Was going to post about this also. I know we don't really need another corner OF, but I'd love to have Trumbo. Leake, Heisey and any two (or three) of Ondrusek, Massett, Arredondo, Soto and Lotzkar for Mark Trumbo & C Hank Conger.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...utfielder.html
    LOL, I think you forgot Negron, Phipps, and Redmond. Reds might throw all of them in as well.

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    Re: After the Choo deal

    Putting aside the fact that we don't have a position for Trumbo to play, why on Earth would the Angels take our collection of fringe guys for a talent like Trumbo?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: After the Choo deal

    I wonder if Walt ever inquired about Bourjos? He seems like a player that would have been a fit for the Reds as well.
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