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Old 12-12-2012, 08:28 AM   #181
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So much for that. Might be time to get serious about Bonifacio or Ichiro.
Ichiro is going to sign with the Yankees soon. Read on ESPN that it's just a matter of getting all the details of the contract straightened out.
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The most likely option to start the season is gonna be Prado in LF and Francisco at 3B. I wouldn't be completely opposed to it. According to Frank Wren via DOB, Juan has cut down some of the motion on his swing and some of his extra weight. He tore it up in winter league (not that he's ever particularly struggled with it, though). I wouldn't mind seeing what he could do in a consistent starting role. He was highly thought of in the Reds organization but was blocked by others. Defensively, he's not that bad and offensively he has ridiculous power. Then we can see how the change in his swing changes his Ks. And to be honest, is letting Juan try out really that much worse than signing/trading for an average LF?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #183
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Devils advocate, who is gonna give him that money? All the suitors have locked up their CF options. Media deal will give each team 20 million more next year, see if Liberty (sell the team damnit) would front a few million.

I wouldn't care who was in left and who was in center, that D would be insane.
Scott Boras is his agent. Someone will pay up.

And neither he nor Upton would want to play left because it decreases their value.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #184
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I'm not against the Fat Juan plan because he's obviously working hard and improving. He has the potential to be a 30+ HR guy. He just needs more ABs against big league arms. But the one problem is who leads off?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #185
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I'm not against the Fat Juan plan because he's obviously working hard and improving. He has the potential to be a 30+ HR guy. He just needs more ABs against big league arms. But the one problem is who leads off?
Prado or Simmons could always lead off. Juan is better than most of the crap that is left. Especially at the price. Remember, he was a top prospect for the Reds at one point, so maybe he's a late bloomer.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:47 PM   #186
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Prado or Simmons could always lead off. Juan is better than most of the crap that is left. Especially at the price. Remember, he was a top prospect for the Reds at one point, so maybe he's a late bloomer.
Well what pisses me off is that they seem to be against Prado at leadoff. Do you remember how awesome he was at leadoff and how well that offense was with him there in 2010?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #187
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #188
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Well what pisses me off is that they seem to be against Prado at leadoff. Do you remember how awesome he was at leadoff and how well that offense was with him there in 2010?
At that time they wanted more speed. Now we have Upton and Heyward so that need is taken care of.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #189
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My %%%%ing ass we did.. Drew Stubbs was the centerpiece? Give me a break... This trade killed us- we lost out on Choo and Upton, and the Reds are much stronger as a result.

What's the point of getting Upton and paying that much if we aren't even going to have a better team than last year? Especially with the Dodgers getting amazing and the Nats better too
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My %%%%ing ass we did.. Drew Stubbs was the centerpiece? Give me a break... This trade killed us- we lost out on Choo and Upton, and the Reds are much stronger as a result.

What's the point of getting Upton and paying that much if we aren't even going to have a better team than last year? Especially with the Dodgers getting amazing and the Nats better too
There was just no way we could match the return that they got in Bauer and Stubbs. Thats 2 really good players that are MLB ready. Stubbs is really good and we as Carolina fans know Bauer's potential from watching him in Omaha.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #191
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There was just no way we could match the return that they got in Bauer and Stubbs. Thats 2 really good players that are MLB ready. Stubbs is really good and we as Carolina fans know Bauer's potential from watching him in Omaha.

Didn't realize they got Bauer!
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The Braves have signed INF Ramiro Pena to a 1-year Major League deal. He has appeared in 180 big-league gms over the past 4 yrs with NYY.

Uhhhhhhh. Ok. Career .230 hitter with 2 HRs. This makes no sense. What about Janish?
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #193
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You have got to be kidding me.


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Typical FW offseason. Make a big FA signing, then screw up on acquiring what would put us "over the top", aka leveraging our vast young SP's for talent now.

Pisses me off beyond belief
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #195
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Hamilton just got 5 years 125 million from the Angels. Yeah there was no way we could have even sniffed that. Funny thing is that Bourn and Swisher are still just chilling with no team. Don't even think about it, Frank
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lol I give Swisher 5 or 6 million to play left no more then that though
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Trout, Trumbo, Pujols, and now Hamilton. That Angels lineup is going to be nasty.


Wonder if the Rangers make a play for Bourn with Hamilton gone?
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Not sure about how I feel about us potentially going after Trumbo
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Mark Trumbo would be a great player in Atlanta. Chipper said last year at the Home Run Derby that he's one of the best power hitters in the game. He's not the best fielder but he would provide tremendous power to the lineup. If Wren can get him without giving up a ton then I'm all for it.
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The Justin Upton rumors are starting again. D Backs say they may be willing to trade him again. Another tease more than likely.
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