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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    One more reliever, preferably a lefty. would be nice. Unless Leake or Cingrani go to the pen, it appears we've got Masset and Ondrusek battling for the last spot. It's no fatal flaw by any means, but another competing arm would be a welcome addition.

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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    I can't recall another time in my Reds fandom where there is virutally no shot at any kind of trade/improvement, perhaps outside of picking up one more bullpen arm.

    I check mlbtraderumors.com every day of the year, and I can't even think about what a trade target would even look like (again outside some marginal bench/bullpen player).

    Peter Bourjous is available. Rick Porcello being discussed. RA Dickey on the block. Who cares? There isn't a weakness the Reds would (or need to) consider improving upon. It's just a weird feeling.
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    I can't recall another time in my Reds fandom where there is virutally no shot at any kind of trade/improvement, perhaps outside of picking up one more bullpen arm.

    I check mlbtraderumors.com every day of the year, and I can't even think about what a trade target would even look like (again outside some marginal bench/bullpen player).

    Peter Bourjous is available. Rick Porcello being discussed. RA Dickey on the block. Who cares? There isn't a weakness the Reds would (or need to) consider improving upon. It's just a weird feeling. Kind of boring actually. There's nothing to really discuss until the season (or at least Spring Training) starts.
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    I can't recall another time in my Reds fandom where there is virutally no shot at any kind of trade/improvement, perhaps outside of picking up one more bullpen arm.

    I check mlbtraderumors.com every day of the year, and I can't even think about what a trade target would even look like (again outside some marginal bench/bullpen player).

    Peter Bourjous is available. Rick Porcello being discussed. RA Dickey on the block. Who cares? There isn't a weakness the Reds would (or need to) consider improving upon. It's just a weird feeling. Kind of boring actually. There's nothing to really discuss until the season (or at least Spring Training) starts.
    It's like deja vu all over again.
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    Say it again!
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?



    Jack joined the dark side.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    I'm someone who fretted about the effectiveness of the bullpen all of last year, and to an extent I stand by it. Most relievers are so up and down from year to year, I'd like for the Reds to have a few more options than Arredondo/Ondrusek/Simon/injured Masset. Broxton, Marshall, Hoover, and LeCure are the only locks in my mind, and even then Hoover still only has 28 major league innings under his belt.
    "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: Are the Reds done dealing?

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    Jack joined the dark side.
    Holy crap, that's funny.

    Rep-tastic, that picture.

    Someone needs to Photoshop that one.
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    Not this year, but eventually, I see the Reds trading for that last piece of the puzzle........a legit cleanup hitter for LF.

    Ludwick is as good as it gets right now. But they really need someone of the caliber of Giancarlo Stanton hitting behind Votto.

    I was just playing my 9Innings game on my IPhone. I won the World Series last season playing the Reds. This season, I chose to be the Nationals. I'm 6-1 so far. Just defeated the Marlins in a 3-game series. Stanton hit 2 HR's in the last game, but I still won 8-4.
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    I think the reds may look to move some guys to save some cash in the spring. If Masset proves healthy, I could see him peddled for a low level minor leaguer and salary relief. Arredondo might be gone too, but his success against lefty hitting may save him on a team short on lefty relief options. If they could get a AAAA shortstop who plays defense and can sit in AAA as insurance for one of these guys, that would be fine.

    Speaking of that, a second lefty for the pen would be nice and I like JP Howell or maybe Raphael Perez on a cheap deal. Honestly, if the idea is to field the best big league team possible to go for the win in 2013, Tony Cingrani may be a better option than anything on the market

    Leake (Swingman)
    Arredondo/Simon/Ondrusek/Masset (I'd deal at least 2)
    Cingrani
    Lecure
    Marshall
    Hoover
    Broxton
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Honestly, if the idea is to field the best big league team possible to go for the win in 2013, Tony Cingrani may be a better option than anything on the market
    I think he joins the bullpen at some point midseason if there hasn't been a need for him in the rotation by then...
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Holy crap, that's funny.

    Rep-tastic, that picture.

    Someone needs to Photoshop that one.
    "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: Are the Reds done dealing?

    I'm feeling Yoda more than Darth

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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post View Post
    I'm feeling Yoda more than Darth
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    Re: Are the Reds done dealing?

    I'm thinking the Reds need to start attempting to acquire a power hitting OFer (left fielder) from someone's minor leagues. Maybe a team like the Dodgers that are stacked at the position for years to come. Or the Angels who have Trout, Hamilton, and others.

    Reds should find a team that is loaded in the OF, has other needs, and try and make a deal. Reds have pretty much zero power hitting outfielders in the minors right now.

    Twins have a triple A OFer, former #1 pick, Chris Parmalee, 24 years old, that hit for power and average. Twins need major league pitching.

    Dbacks have a 24 year old LFer in triple A, Ryan Wheeler, that hit for power and average.

    Brewers have a 24 year old OFer in triple A, named Khris Davis, that hit for power and average.
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