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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby JTWood » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:18 am

Dear Reds Ownership,

Hire me. I won't F up your organization.

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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby chipper » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:43 am

Why does ANYBODY deal with Beane?


I would talk to Beane about whatever he wanted.....pretend like I was really interested and close to making a deal with him.....and then go sign the guys he wanted to 5 year extensions. :-D
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby ukjohn » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:55 am

^ Lopez and Kearns got bigger contracts, and what exactly have they done? ^

Say all you want about how bad that deal was, if the relievers didn't get hurt that deal would look really good for Cincinnati. Right now it just says that the Reds saved money, have better defense, and don't strike out as much.
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:40 am

Billy Beane seems to have the ability to view every other team's minor league system as a Wal Mart, where everything is much cheaper than it is elsewhere and if he can flip Joe Blanton for either Bailey or Cueto, it would be the equivalent of a Black Friday style discount. :-B
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby moochman » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:46 pm

JTWood wrote:Dear Reds Ownership,

Hire me. I won't F up your organization.

Signed,

Everyone else in the world


LOL. If they do a trade like that for Blanton (who I don't get the love for) then not only can you sign that "Everyone else in the world" but you could add "and also anyone you might be able to pull out of Uranus."
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby thedude » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:54 pm

AussieDodger wrote:Sometimes it is the negotiator and not the goods ;-D
Don't forget this is Beane Vs Krivsky. (And possibly Vs Colletti :-L)
Everyone remembers the famous Austin Kearns/Felipe Lopez deal.
Will that deal have an uglier big brother?

No-one on this board would do this deal (because you guys are smart) - but would Krivsky?



Meh, awful GMs screw "good gms" upon occasion. dan duquette has made several amazing deals, but he is unable to find a job in MLB.
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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby ukjohn » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:07 pm

Wayne Krivsky...

signed Fransico Cordero
re-signed Aaron Harang to a very nice deal
re-signed Bronson Arroyo to a very managable contract
traded Jeff Stevens for Brandon Phillips
got Josh Hamilton for nothing
traded Josh Hamilton for Edison Volquez

also hasn't traded away Bruce, Bailey, Votto, Cueto, Frazier, Stubbs, etc like a lot of GM's would

not sure why everyone has a problem with this guy
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Blanton to Red's (A's Fans)

Postby totalair32 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:43 pm

There's talk that in continuing with the A's "youth movement", the A's & Reds are in discussion about a deal that would send Joe Blanton to the Reds in exchange for Homer Bailey and Joey Votto or Johnny Cuet.

As an A's fan eagerly anticipating the opening of the Fremont stadium and an influx of young talent, I am ecstatic about the possibility of acquiring Homer Bailey and even more surprised to see Votto mentioned in the deal.

If we get Bailey that would be amazing as he is regarded as one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. If Votto comes along that would be outstanding, but if a deal gets done I would expect a lesser name to go along with Bailey, which is who I think the A's are really targeting.

What are your opinions on this deal? With all the young talent coming in are you as excited about the future of the A's. I've come to the conclusion that we aren't going to be in contention until we get a new stadium, and this seems to be the perfect way to set everything up so we are ready for our new home.
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Re: Blanton to Red's (A's Fans)

Postby thedude » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:55 pm

aussie is so excited excited:

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Re: I Hope This Is For Reals

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:30 pm

ukjohn wrote:Wayne Krivsky...

signed Fransico Cordero
re-signed Aaron Harang to a very nice deal
re-signed Bronson Arroyo to a very managable contract
traded Jeff Stevens for Brandon Phillips
got Josh Hamilton for nothing
traded Josh Hamilton for Edison Volquez

also hasn't traded away Bruce, Bailey, Votto, Cueto, Frazier, Stubbs, etc like a lot of GM's would

not sure why everyone has a problem with this guy


i sorta agree. not to mention didnt trade away dunn...the washington deal was very questionable, granted felipe and kearns arent worth much, but more than what the reds got.
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