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The Nationals just acquired Austin Kearns (among others) for pretty much nothing. Sure they sent some young relievers over but the Marlins probably could have had Kearns for Borowski and Resop. And even that seems like more than the Nats gave up

 

wonder why we didnt try to get Kearns

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well bowden did run the show in cincy at one time....

 

 

probably means nothing though.

 

 

as i said in that other thread, i really dont get this deal for cincy.

 

 

they are the wild card leaders and their biggest problem is pitching. so they pick up mediocore arms.

 

 

austin kearns alone should have brought them a solid reliever.

 

 

i just dont get it. has ryan wagner fallen off the face of the earth btw, because a couple years ago he was hearalded as the man in cincy for years to come. you would have thought they wouldnt give up on him so easily.

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we probably didnt pick him up because of salary, I doubt the payroll will go up very much at all no matter what.

 

pro-rated, he would be due less than $900,000 for the rest of the season

 

 

true, didnt think of the pro-rate, I was also under the impression he made around 3-3.5 mill, o well, yea we might have missed a good one, but again, until next year I dont see the FO raising payroll more then a 1 million if not take a little more off (borowoski,Herges, Moe ) at the break. But who knows with Loria.

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we probably didnt pick him up because of salary, I doubt the payroll will go up very much at all no matter what.

 

pro-rated, he would be due less than $900,000 for the rest of the season

 

 

true, didnt think of the pro-rate, I was also under the impression he made around 3-3.5 mill, o well, yea we might have missed a good one, but again, until next year I dont see the FO raising payroll more then a 1 million if not take a little more off (borowoski,Herges) at the break. But who knows with Loria.

 

"We will not tolerate people not spending the money," Selig said.

 

 

Take that for what is worth...

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Here' the story, an eight man trade. And oh, btw, Denorfia just called up.

 

Reds Send Kearns and Lopez To Nationals

 

Reported by: 9News

Web produced by: Matthew Daniels

Photographed by: 9News

First posted: 7/13/2006 3:41:55 PM The Cincinnati Reds announced an eight player trade Thursday afternoon that sent Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez, and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals for RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Bill Bray, SS Royce Clayton, IF Brendan Harris, and RHP Daryl Thompson. The move reunites Kearns with the man who drafted him and Felipe Lopez with the man who went to great efforts to make him a Red, former GM Jim Bowden.

 

The Reds will hold a press conference to announce the deal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Great American Ballpark.

 

WCPO.com will stream the press conference live.

 

The following was the press release sent to 9News by the Reds:

 

REDS GET MAJEWSKI, BRAY, CLAYTON, HARRIS, THOMPSON FROM NATIONALS

 

Send Kearns, Lopez, Wagner To Washington In 8-Player Deal

 

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds today acquired from the Washington Nationals RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Bill Bray, SS Royce Clayton, IF Brendan Harris and RHP Daryl Thompson in exchange for OF Austin Kearns, SS Felipe Lopez and RHP Ryan Wagner.

 

Reds general manger Wayne Krivsky and field manager Jerry Narron will be available to the media today at 4:30 p.m. ET in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park.

 

The press conference will be broadcast live on reds.com.

 

Majewski, Clayton and Bray are expected to report to Cincinnati in time for tomorrow?s 7:10 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies. Corresponding roster moves will be announced when they arrive. Harris will report to Class AAA Louisville and Thompson to Sarasota in the Gulf Coast League.

 

To fill the roster spots of Kearns and Lopez for tonight?s game, the Reds have recalled from Louisville OF Chris Denorfia and IF William Bergolla.

 

Majewski, 26, participated in the World Baseball Classic as a member of Team USA. He has posted a 3.27 ERA with 2 saves in 141 career relief appearances for the Montreal Expos and Nationals. Last season for Washington, Majewski recorded a 2.93 ERA while leading the pitching staff with 79 appearances, a franchise record for a rookie. During the first half of this season he went 3-2 with a 3.58 ERA and begins the second half ranked T5th among all Major League pitchers with 46 games pitched.

 

Bray, 23, was selected by the Expos with the 13th pick overall of the first round of the 2004 first-year player draft and entered this season already ranked as one of the best prospects in Washington?s minor league system. He made his Major League debut this season and has posted a 3.91 ERA in 19 relief appearances. Also this season Bray went 4-1 with a 3.98 ERA and 5 saves in 21 relief appearances at Class AAA New Orleans.

 

Clayton, a National League All-Star in 1997, entered the 2006 season ranked second among active shortstops in games, starts, innings, total chances, putouts, assists and double plays. In each of those categories he trailed only 10-time Gold Glove Award winner Omar Vizquel. His career fielding percentage of .974 fielding percentage entering this year ranked seventh among all Major League shortstops.

 

In his career Clayton has a .259 batting average and 223 stolen bases in 1,981 games for the Giants, Cardinals, Rangers, White Sox, Brewers, Rockies, Diamondbacks and Nationals. He has appeared in 13 post-season games. This season for the Nats, Clayton is hitting .269 with 22 doubles and 8 stolen bases in 87 appearances.

 

Harris, 25, originally was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the fifth round of the 2001 first-year player draft and was sent to the Nationals on July 31, 2004 as part of a 4-team deadline deal that also sent SS Nomar Garciaparra to the Cubs and SS Orlando Cabrera to the Red Sox. This season, he appeared in 17 games for the Nationals and hit .283 with 5 HR and 32 RBI in 59 games for New Orleans.

 

Thompson, 20, was selected by the Expos in the eighth round of the 2003 first-year player draft and entered this season ranked as Washington?s 10th-best minor league prospect. This season for Vermont in the Class A New York-Penn League he went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 4 starts.

 

Kearns, 26, this season for the Reds hit .274 with 16 HR and 50 RBI in 87 appearances.

 

Lopez, 26, during the season?s first half hit .268 with 9 HR and 30 RBI in 85 games.

 

Wagner, 23, has spent the entire season in the minor leagues at Louisville, where he has posted a 6.34 ERA in 35 relief appearances.

 

Denorfia last night played for the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Toledo and went 1-for-3 with 2 runs scored. This season he hit .347 with 14 stolen bases in 70 games for Louisville and has appeared in 7 games during 2 stints with the Reds (4/3-4/8, 5/4-5/10). He was the organization?s Minor League Player of the Month for April. Bergolla is hitting .250 with 7 steals in 73 games for the Bats.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.wcpo.com/news/2006/local/07/13/redstrade.html

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we probably didnt pick him up because of salary, I doubt the payroll will go up very much at all no matter what.

 

pro-rated, he would be due less than $900,000 for the rest of the season

 

 

true, didnt think of the pro-rate, I was also under the impression he made around 3-3.5 mill, o well, yea we might have missed a good one, but again, until next year I dont see the FO raising payroll more then a 1 million if not take a little more off (borowoski,Herges) at the break. But who knows with Loria.

 

"We will not tolerate people not spending the money," Selig said.

 

 

Take that for what is worth...

 

They won't do anything...

 

"Spending" is a very vague term, and next year Miggy and Dontrelle will be making combined about what we spent on payroll this year.

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For once, I'd actually like to get Felo's comments on this and El Peguino as well, as I believe he follows the Nats.

 

Doesn't seem to me the Nationals got all that much better giving up all that pitching but perhaps they'll recoup it if and when they trade Soriano. And I wonder if Denorfia sticks given what looks like a pretty crowded 25 man roster. Might still be a chance there to acquire him (big big big maybe) still.

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For once, I'd actually like to get Felo's comments on this and El Peguino as well, as I believe he follows the Nats.

 

Doesn't seem to me the Nationals got all that much better giving up all that pitching but perhaps they'll recoup it if and when they trade Soriano. And I wonder if Denorfia sticks given what looks like a pretty crowded 25 man roster. Might still be a chance there to acquire him (big big big maybe) still.

 

The only thing the Nationals weakened was their bullpen. That offense just got a whole lot better and they could make a legit Wild Card run.

 

as for most Reds fans, they are stepping near the proverbial ledge... FeLo is trying to spin it as best he can so he doesnt have to jump :mischief ... 03, check out redszone.com... it's pandamonium

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For once, I'd actually like to get Felo's comments on this and El Peguino as well, as I believe he follows the Nats.

 

Doesn't seem to me the Nationals got all that much better giving up all that pitching but perhaps they'll recoup it if and when they trade Soriano. And I wonder if Denorfia sticks given what looks like a pretty crowded 25 man roster. Might still be a chance there to acquire him (big big big maybe) still.

 

The only thing the Nationals weakened was their bullpen. That offense just got a whole lot better and they could make a legit Wild Card run.

 

as for most Reds fans, they are stepping near the proverbial ledge... FeLo is trying to spin it as best he can so he doesnt have to jump :mischief ... 03, check out redszone.com... it's pandamonium

It was so much pandamonium the server crashed.

:lol

 

My head is spinning.

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Denorfia is going to share time with Freel in RF, but Freel will also get those starts in the infield...

 

I know Im not FeLo, but Im pretty sure thats the case

 

Yep Ramp is right on that one. Denorfia is going to be the everyday right fielder with Freel playing his super utility man. Freel will probably get more starts at RF then anywhere else.

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