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    Buy?

    So if the Reds turn it on over the next month or two, who should they target in trade to help them? My choice is Max Scherzer.
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    Re: Buy?

    100% a real SS

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    Re: Buy?

    Schrok for Scherzer.

    Schtraight up.

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    Re: Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    100% a real SS
    jose barrero is the real SS. it's just a matter of when they call him up. no need to trade for a SS now when we know who our SS of the future is.

    the time to trade for a SS was the offseason. now? might as well roll with farmer until they call barrero up. which i imagine won't be long from now.

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    Re: Buy?

    If they turn it around, I'd trade for Trevor Story and some relief help. The Reds will never spend the money to add and shouldn't spend the controllable talent.
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    Re: Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JFLegal View Post
    jose barrero is the real SS. it's just a matter of when they call him up. no need to trade for a SS now when we know who our SS of the future is.

    the time to trade for a SS was the offseason. now? might as well roll with farmer until they call barrero up. which i imagine won't be long from now.
    Agree. Need to be a little more patient with Jose. Prior to this season he's only had two seasons of low/high A ball. Doing well at AA Chattanooga, a true test, for the moment ...

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    Address the pitching woes they created (lol). Of course young arms like Greene, Lodolo, Santillan, and Gutierrez may correct that. Just get a couple to hit and that's a huge improvement to this rotation with a Gray and Mahle. They still have Castillo under their control relatively cheap. Keep fingers crossed he can figure it out. But at the soon-to-be age of 29 the clock is ticking.
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    Re: Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    If they turn it around, I'd trade for Trevor Story and some relief help. The Reds will never spend the money to add and shouldn't spend the controllable talent.
    Like the idea but I think Story will cost you talent. More likely course, should this possibility arise (i.e. of our being buyers), is to buy the last part of Simmons' contract from the Twins. Shouldn't cost any more than the cash.

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    Re: Buy?

    Run prevention is the big issue now.

    I think a big impact could be made with some reasonable bullpen help. They don't necessarily have to go after a Chapman type, just a couple of real, major league caliber arms added to the couple they have. This shouldn't take much at all in prospect capital.

    Two new arms, plus Antone, and perhaps Doolittle, Hembree, and Sims can be your hopefully OKish guys, with another slot or two saved for the AAAA shuttle/rebound guys.


    Examples:

    Josť Cisnero or Fulmer from DET
    Drew Steckenrider from SEA
    John King TEX
    Clay Holmes PIT
    Daniel Bard COL
    Cole Sulser BAL
    Daniel Hudson WAS

    I mean, aim higher if you can, but to me a couple of solid bullpen arms helps 2021 without hurting anything in the future.

    Could use another depth starter as well.

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    Re: Buy?

    If the Reds are buying presumably it’s for a playoff run this year. If so, they have to begin with a starting pitcher.

    They only have three reliable starters right now, Gray, Miley, and Mahle.

    They need relievers too, and maybe some answers come from the farm. But Reds won’t make much progress with only three dependable starters.
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    Re: Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JFLegal View Post
    jose barrero is the real SS. it's just a matter of when they call him up. no need to trade for a SS now when we know who our SS of the future is.

    the time to trade for a SS was the offseason. now? might as well roll with farmer until they call barrero up. which i imagine won't be long from now.
    Barrero is not getting called up this year IMHO. He needs more development. Story is a perfect target IF the reds are in the hunt, which I don’t think they will be.
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    Re: Buy?

    The last thing this team should be doing to "buy"

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    Re: Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    If the Reds are buying presumably it’s for a playoff run this year. If so, they have to begin with a starting pitcher.

    They only have three reliable starters right now, Gray, Miley, and Mahle.

    They need relievers too, and maybe some answers come from the farm. But Reds won’t make much progress with only three dependable starters.
    If Castillo is not reliable from here on, the Reds won’t be in contention. So if the Reds are in contention by the trade deadline, it’s unlikely they will need a starting pitcher.
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    Re: Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    If Castillo is not reliable from here on, the Reds wonít be in contention. So if the Reds are in contention by the trade deadline, itís unlikely they will need a starting pitcher.
    Even if Castillo rebounds, and I think he does, you have 4 decent starters. That leaves a spot even if they are all healthy, which is highly unlikely.

    You can always use another starting pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaiGuy View Post
    Even if Castillo rebounds, and I think he does, you have 4 decent starters. That leaves a spot even if they are all healthy, which is highly unlikely.

    You can always use another starting pitcher.
    The 5th and 6th starters are going to be Santillian and Lodolo by late summer (at the latest).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose Herd View Post
    The 5th and 6th starters are going to be Santillian and Lodolo by late summer (at the latest).
    Even if those guys ever make an impact in the major league (doubtful in Santillian's case), it won't be in 2021. Takes a long while for pitchers to transition to the ML...look at Mahle.

    I was talking help for the '21 season.


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