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Accepting the fate of Lowell and Burnett


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I replied this, but I think it was my best post ever so I decided to give it a go as its own topic:

Holy crap WildMarlin2003, we agree on something. And I am suprised someone else brought Bostik up, but I am glad, the kid is a good lefty with hopefully a bright future, who I think will be good as a spot starter/reliever some day, and another good young arm to offset Resop in the bullpen. Cinci would prob actually want Tankersly instead of either Penn or Johnson to get a LHP/RHP combo, hoping that they could develop quickly and be ready to be inserted into their rotation next year or the year after as young lefty/righty one two punch(plus they MIGHT want Bigbie to help ease the loss of Dunn, or we could keep him to backup along with Aguila). I wouldn't be as sad to see Willingham go as many others. And yes, our farm system is stocked and will probably stay stocked, as that seems to be the direction we are going lately in the draft going after good young arms. Plus we could afford Dunn, and possibly trade Enc for more bullpen help freeing up more cash. But my guess is, from now on, our rotation and most of the bullpen will be built from within, and keeping enough money from year to year to keep our pitching here. Plus, I think this move is also a way of freeing up $$ to resign Gonzo. And just look at our lineup next year:

CF Pierre

2B Castillo

3B Cabrera

1B Delgaso

LF Dunn

C Lo Duca

RF Hermida

SS Gonzalez

 

Rotation:

Beckett

Willis

Olsen

Johnson/Penn

Vargas

 

Good young lineup, with Castillo, Lo Duca, and Delgado being the only starters lineup/rotation over 30.

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that's your best post ever....?

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Well ya, I am not usually so objective and I just wine about everyone wanting to get rid of Lowell and everyone thinking we have no shot at resigning Burnett, I aint a big fan of pessimism. Maybe not my "best ever" but probably my least arguementative.

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That better?

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Kinda long...you could have just posted this in the other Lowell/Burnett threads.

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But then he wouldn't be headlining a thread.

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that's your best post ever....?

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Well ya, I am not usually so objective and I just wine about everyone wanting to get rid of Lowell and everyone thinking we have no shot at resigning Burnett, I aint a big fan of pessimism. Maybe not my "best ever" but probably my least arguementative.

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It's not bad, but while I agree with your Lowell-Burnett thoughts and anti-pessimism, I think the post is just another trade fart.

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Johnson/Penn

 

We just had an Orioles guy on the boards a few hours ago and he mentioned Penn won't be ready for another 3-4 years.

 

How do you plan on acquiring Dunn without Penn? Penn is going to be involved in any other trade we make this year.

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I don't have to accept crap! This is baseball, not religion!

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Heretic!!!!!!!! Shhh you will anger the baseball gods and caught a losing streak. Then we will need to beat you with wet noodles.

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I don't think the baseball gods have much more anger they can send our way. Losing streaks? We're already in one.

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I dont care what ESPN says, I trust Cbs Sportsline more than them. And if you read, a combination of Penn, Tankersly, and Willingham for Dunn, in hopes(Cincinnattis) that Tankersly/Penn will develop into a good young lefty/righty combo in the rotation.

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I dont care what ESPN says, I trust Cbs Sportsline more than them. And if you read, a combination of Penn, Tankersly, and Willingham for Dunn, in hopes(Cincinnattis) that Tankersly/Penn will develop into a good young lefty/righty combo in the rotation.

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and why do the Reds want Willingham?

 

and Willingham is hurt, he cant be traded anyway

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I don't have to accept crap! This is baseball, not religion!

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Heretic!!!!!!!! Shhh you will anger the baseball gods and caught a losing streak. Then we will need to beat you with wet noodles.

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A losing streak? To have one we first need a winning streak, and that's an animal in extinction right now... :p

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I don't have to accept crap! This is baseball, not religion!

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Heretic!!!!!!!! Shhh you will anger the baseball gods and caught a losing streak. Then we will need to beat you with wet noodles.

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BTW, a heretic is somebody who spreads false teachings as if they were the Truth. I am just being sarcastic... :lol

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