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Postby gofish » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:26 pm

Sellers trade deadline, the Reds bumble things up and didn't get any arms.... :-?
The Reds, on the other hand, sent mixed signals in all directions -- and aggravated more teams than anyone else in baseball.

"I don't understand what they were doing," said an executive of one contender. "I thought we made real solid offers for a couple of their guys, and we'd never get a response. They'd never give you names of guys they want. They wouldn't tell you what they were trying to do. You were never sure who they wanted. You could never tell whether guys you were talking about were available. And they might not even call back."

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=2121261&num=2
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Postby benjapage » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:35 pm

and the shame mounts upon this once proud franchise... :-/

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Postby Oat Soda » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:47 pm

gofish wrote:"I don't understand what they were doing," said an executive of one contender. "I thought we made real solid offers for a couple of their guys, and we'd never get a response. They'd never give you names of guys they want. They wouldn't tell you what they were trying to do. You were never sure who they wanted. You could never tell whether guys you were talking about were available. And they might not even call back."


I'm sure some guys were saying the same thing about me the first year I played fantasy baseball. I was never sure if I was getting ripped off or not. Sounds like whoever's running the Reds is a novice.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:50 pm

But you are a FANTASY MANAGER, not a GM of a professional sports team. HUGE difference.
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Postby Oat Soda » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:54 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:But you are a FANTASY MANAGER, not a GM of a professional sports team. HUGE difference.


Exactly. I guess your point is that the stakes are higher for the pros, but my point was that I'd think the pros should at least know what they want/need.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:57 pm

Ok. We agree.

Are the Reds run by a woman? (In the "I can't make up my mind and don't know what I need" kind of sense.) And no, the ghost of Marge Schott doesn't count.
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Postby benjapage » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:58 pm

dude, at least marge showed a personal interest in winning.

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Postby stumpak » Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:23 pm

The Reds management is a joke. The team is a mess and the only move they have made is to fire the manager, which does nothing to solve the core problem of terrible decision-making at the executive level.

Unfortunately, they have good fans, who you have to feel really bad for.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:34 pm

The Reds management are a bunch of morons
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Postby bigjimblue » Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:58 pm

Sounds like they are primed to do business with the Nats since the Reds old GM, who operates the same way, is the Nats GM!
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