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  1. Also SilverBullet, I'm going to take that awful Astro's soup you concocted and make you butt chug it. Not diggin' the turncoat stuff. SAD. FAKE NEWS.
  2. I'm having a hard time believing that even the media or casual fan would be upset with Michael Hill being fired. I can't think of a single positive trade he's done or a free agent signing that's worked out well for us in the last several years. Not a single person would come to his defense... honestly if they did I feel like it would be out of pity or to be like OK everyone relax he wasn't THAT bad. But yea, he truly was. Only excuse is that he is indeed a puppet, was before for Loria and Beinfest and continues to be now with Jeter / Denbo. I could see negative media/comments if we fired Mattingly though.
  3. Let's not forget the Chris Paddack trade.
  4. We aren't going to compete in the next 2 years so it doesn't really matter where we trade him to. If anything he'll help the Phillies beat us more often to guarantee us that worse record to get better picks. And then in two years when he's a FA and we hopefully begin sniffing progress, who knows where he'll end up. So we did absolutely the right thing in getting the best return possible and not worrying about divisions or where he went.
  5. That tool bar should continue further and it would have font size and color, etc. Strange. ?
  6. Are you on your phone or high? lol Because if you just hit reply on your computer all the quotes, alignment, font size and color, bold, italics, underline... it's all there right on top of the gray sqaure.
  7. I think it's fair to say that if we're demanding Sixto from Phillies, still means our price is high no matter who we talk to and we can forget a trade centered around India with lesser parts and Barnhart from Reds. Which is what we hoped was the case. Seems like this might get to ST. You spelled 'buy' wrong.
  8. I predict that you'll make more predictions before year end.
  9. Basically the next Brad Hand or Andrew Miller. Just letting a quality bullpen arm go due to not being able to identify potential, role and/or worth. I guess I should wait to see what we're getting back, but when the minor leaguer doesn't have a name or is TBD... usually means it's not good.
  10. The only problem with your scenario is that we lack the players and depth for things to suddenly start getting better in the next 1-2 years and then we'd have to commit big bucks to a player going into his age 30 season. Do you really want to hand Realmuto a 5 year 100M type deal in 2020-2021 with him in his 30's? To me, even though the return wasn't great on Ozuna, it was necessary. Stanton was actually a solid trade considering how teams are being more financially responsible. But to me, you either keep Realmuto and Yelich in their primes and build around them so by the time they're at the end of their deals hopefully we have some propsects and new FA signings to compete. Or you trade both of them. You can't half-ass this. Look at how deep and good the teams are in the playoffs, we're sooooo soooo far away from that.
  11. Roto: Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com is hearing that the Marlins and Reds are still negotiating a possible J.T. Realmuto trade. Mayo's sources indicate that a package is coalescing around catcher Tucker Barnhart, prospect infielder Jonathan India and one or more lesser prospects heading to the Marlins. Every day generates new rumors about Realmuto's possible destination but this is one of the more specific scenarios we have seen. Sources indicate the Reds have taken their top three prospects off the table (3B/2B Nick Senzel, OF Taylor Trammell and RHP Hunter Greene). India was the fifth overall selection in last year's Draft. He makes a natural trade candidate because he is blocked in Cincinnati by Eugenio Suarez at third base and at second base by Scooter Gennett and Senzel. The Marlins have been shopping Realmuto for years and are currently negotiating with the Padres in addition to the Reds. The Dodgers and Braves are among some other teams that are interested as well. Yikes... So basically India, a mediocre/solid-ish catcher and some lesser prospects? It can't be. If the Reds give up 1 prospect from their top 10 and it's not one of those 3, this trade will go down just like the Yelich one. If India is the best player in the deal there better be multiple prospects in the 5-15 range from their farm coming along with him. If by lesser, they mean just lower than India (who's ranked 4th), that's fine. Tony Santillan and Mike Siani. But if they mean lesser meaning 15-25 range... that's super lame. I still don't understand why we'd give value for Barnhart. I know having a solid defensive catcher is important for pitcher development but this is not the way to go about it.
  12. Padres are now linked to Gio Gonzalez as well. They could take advantage of this buyers market and swoop in and make a slew of moves and get into the postseason talk real quick. Looking like they could add Machado or Harper along with Gio and JT. Think it gets done this weekend. Someone needs to blink... right?...
  13. pretty sure Jeter and Denbo were around when we got fleeced in that Yelich deal. So... not sure this is all on Hill.
  14. Someone previously had mentioned that maybe if the Padres got JT, it would be more likely that Machado or Harper would want to sign with them. I'm not sure that's exactly the domino effect. I think the Padres are looking at this as more of a package deal. If one shoes drop they'll be aggressive and complete the acquisitions. So as of right now, talks are in intensified stages for Realmuto with the Padres. And they just so happen to be meeting with Harper in Vegas later today or tomorrow. Padres are finding out exactly how much it would take to sign either Machado or Harper and what it would take to get Realmuto and then they'll decide if they pull the trigger and make a splash and get JT plus one of those two. If not I don't think they get any of them.
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