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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby Yoda » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:15 pm

Matthias wrote:I don't see what's wrong with Ricardi's answer. He was asked, "Why don't you guys trade for Adam Dunn?" And his long answer, although a bit long-winded, was: "We've looked into it and are not interested." Maybe he rambled a bit more than he needed to, but no big deal.

Sheesh.... touchy touchy.


Calling him a bad hitter is one thing but passing judgment on his work ethic and desire to play without really knowing is another. It's classless.
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby JoshExley » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:27 pm

I'd like to see the notes on his big GM desk....

Sign Frank Thomas. Check.
Release Frank Thomas. Check.

I cannot think of one move he's made that I've said, "Wow, now I know why I couldn't be a GM." Conversely, everything he does - including his moronic outbursts - makes me think I CAN be a GM!
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby byfrcp » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:28 pm

I wonder what he thinks of Ryan Howard? :-?
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby Rotundor » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:02 pm

JoshExley wrote:I'd like to see the notes on his big GM desk....

Sign Frank Thomas. Check.
Release Frank Thomas. Check.

I cannot think of one move he's made that I've said, "Wow, now I know why I couldn't be a GM." Conversely, everything he does - including his moronic outbursts - makes me think I CAN be a GM!


As much as I dislike him as a GM, his moving of Shea Hillenbrand (+ vinnie Chulk) for Accardo was nice, as was the moving of Koskie for Wolfe, who is turning out alright.
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby mweir145 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:05 pm

Rotundor wrote:
JoshExley wrote:I'd like to see the notes on his big GM desk....

Sign Frank Thomas. Check.
Release Frank Thomas. Check.

I cannot think of one move he's made that I've said, "Wow, now I know why I couldn't be a GM." Conversely, everything he does - including his moronic outbursts - makes me think I CAN be a GM!


As much as I dislike him as a GM, his moving of Shea Hillenbrand (+ vinnie Chulk) for Accardo was nice, as was the moving of Koskie for Wolfe, who is turning out alright.

There are many good things he's done (drafting Marcum may be the best of them all), and many bad things. The bad things seem to really outweigh the good...especially this year.
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:25 pm

Matthias wrote:I don't see what's wrong with Ricardi's answer. He was asked, "Why don't you guys trade for Adam Dunn?" And his long answer, although a bit long-winded, was: "We've looked into it and are not interested." Maybe he rambled a bit more than he needed to, but no big deal.


Here you go:

You know the guy doesn't really like baseball that much? ... Do you know the guy doesn't have a passion to play the game that much?
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby IllinoisBandit » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:13 pm

No truer words have been spoken.

I pity the fools that take Dunn on next season. That guy is a black hole in the lineup. He hits his 40 HR's and collects paychecks.
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby mweir145 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:19 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:
You know the guy doesn't really like baseball that much? ... Do you know the guy doesn't have a passion to play the game that much?

If we assume that Ricciardi wasn't lying to the fan, then Ricciardi probably obtained this information from some kind of scouting, or from asking other players that have played with Dunn. The problem isn't necessarily with believing that Dunn doesn't like baseball, it's actually saying it over the radio.

Of course the scariest thing of all is that some GMs in baseball may be making decisions based on who likes baseball the most as opposed to who is actually good.
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby mweir145 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:20 pm

IllinoisBandit wrote:No truer words have been spoken.

I pity the fools that take Dunn on next season. That guy is a black hole in the lineup. He hits his 40 HR's and collects paychecks.

That career .900 OPS just screams black hole.
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Re: JP Ricciardi vs. Adam Dunn

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:38 pm

I could only hope that his market is nonexistent because of his batting average. I'd love to have him being a blackhole at first for the Yanks.
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