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    Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    This is hard for me to pick because I love Bauer's competitiveness. I usually would take a Cy Young pitcher over an everyday player but when that everyday player could be and MVP type player it is a hard pick. If I had to choose between a long term contract for Bauer or Lindor I think I would take Lindor.

    He would be the face of this franchise and a solid switch hitting leadoff hitter.

    I could be persuaded though to take Bauer.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Good idea for a thread. I would take Lindor. I think his game will age gracefully and this team needs an everyday, up the middle superstar like Lindor more than a CY competitor. Lindor has a longer, more-consistent track record too.

    It’s fair to say the Reds haven’t done a great job developing hitters as of late. They seem fairly well set-up to identify and develop on the pitching side.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    That’s tough. I think Bauer would insist on pitching every 4 days for a LTC, and I wouldn’t want to roll the dice on an injury that might result because of that.
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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    There are position players I might pick over Bauer, but Lindor sure isn't one of them.

    He sucks in the post season and I don't see that changing. And he will want a big fat long term contract that the Reds will be stuck with, ala Joey Votto.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Bauer was amazing last year.
    But pitchers are a bigger risk for injury, and consistency over the long term.
    Bauer might have another Cy Young season next year, or he might fall back to earth (but still be very good).
    I chose Lindor.

    I know this wasn't asked, but what if we only got the player for one year? Normally, I would take Bauer, but the team's offense is so bad, I would also take Lindor if it was just for one year.
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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Lindor for long term, if it was just for 2021 I would take Bauer. If he repeats what he did in 2020 the reds would contenders IMHO.
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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Lindor.

    Lindor solves three issues:

    1. Added offensive punch/ proficiency
    2. Leadoff hitter with high OBP
    3. Defense adequacy to excellence at a demanding position

    The rotation still has Gray and Castillo, two of the 25 or so best pitchers in baseball over the past two seasons. Last season, Mahle developed into a solid MOR guy (assuming the small sample proves real). Miley is a capable BOR guy. Antone looked good in even more limited innings. I'm guessing Johnson can find a stopgap and shine him up to adequate SP too.

    In short, the offensive black hole at SS is bigger than the ace hole.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Bauer.

    I guess we'll find out what Suarez is at the plate, but I feel like last season was an anomaly...in a bad way. Same for Moose. I think Winker is Winker (streaky), and I suspect Cast will bounce back from his late season woes.

    Suarez, Moose, Wink and Cast...not a bad four to build around.

    Bauer brings things this team needs, even outside his pitching. Leadership. And his pitching ain't bad.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    I think the history of the franchise during the free agency period suggests that rewarding a player for high performance with a long term contract is overall a losing strategy for the franchise. The team withered when Junior arrived. Look at discussions about Votto on this board over the last few years. Homer Baily anyone? Even when Larkin got paid folks started talking about what a waste it was.

    As much as I would like to live in a world where resigning Bauer makes sense, I think spending the money elsewhere is what the reds should do. Invest in a couple more Sonny Gray's.
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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    I would sign Bauer. There is no way that I would give up the talent we have drafted for a one-year rental of Lindor. Reds fans suffered through too many losing seasons and the only positive result has be high draft picks. Don’t want to trade them unless we get 3-4 years control of a young stud.

    Now, if you can extend Lindor for 4-5 years, I will help those high draft picks pack and take them to the airport.
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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Bauer.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Bauer.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Lindor, but I don't see a rotation of Castillo, Gray, Mahle, Miley, and Antone as being competitive for the division win.

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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Lindor, but I don't see a rotation of Castillo, Gray, Mahle, Miley, and Antone as being competitive for the division win.
    Yeah Mahle as a third starter doesn’t cut it
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    Re: Would you take Bauer, Lindor or spend money elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Yeah Mahle as a third starter doesn’t cut it
    Totally agree on this. I admit I was mostly wrong about Mahle, but he’s a BOR starter not MOR. I’m fine with him as 4th or 5th guy. In fact I think Gray, Castillo, ::insert solid and proven starter::, Mahle, Antone is quite formidable. I don’t like idea of Miley being that other pitcher, though.
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