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How about this??

Unread postby captain_wahoo » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:49 am

With all the talk of the Yankees possibly being willing to deal Hughes, I say we bite the bullet and trade Hafner to the Yankees for Phillip Hughes and Melky Cabrera. Hughes would be available to go nto our rotation and would give us enough starting pitchers to acquore another bat. We could then turn around and trade Cliff Lee, Melky Cabrera, and Fernando Cabrera to the Reds for Griffey and a bullpen arm. Griffey could become our primary DH to replace Pronk. Griffey as a DH cuts down on the risk of injury as well. I know people are going to say that Pronk will be fine, and it will look like a white flag, or cheap skate Dolan can't afford to resign him. However we should concentrate all resources on resigning CC. This trade would give us CC, Fausto, Hughes, A. Miller, and Westbrook as a possible rotation next year which is relatively impressive. We also would still have Stanford, Sowers, Sloccum, Byrd if his option were picked up, and possibly Lofgren as well. Griffey would have to agree to the trade, but since we are the same state and contending, I don't think it is too far fetched.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:06 am

1) Do you have a link that suggests the Yankees are willing to trade Hughes?

2) Travis Hafner might not be enough to get Hughes, much less Hughes AND Cabrera. Think of Hughes as Adam Miller, except better.
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Re: How about this??

Unread postby intenso » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:08 am

The Reds aren't giving up Griffey. And, Griffey's contract is up after 08, but has a club option for 2009... at 16.5 Million, with a 4 million buyout.

We need a power hitting corner outfielder a lot more than Phil Hughes.
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Unread postby captain_wahoo » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:18 am

There is alot of talk going that the Yankees were considering moving Hughes for Teixeira. They must assume they can throw enough money at him to resign him. That's why I said maybe we should trade Hafner instead for Hughes. Hell if Griffey isn't an option. Trade Cliff Lee, Jeremy Sowers, and something else for Carl Crawford.
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Unread postby Eckersley » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:27 am

Hughes is 1 of the top young arms in the game today. If the Bankees are willing to trade him, we should do everything possible to get him.

If the rumors are true that they are willing to take Tex, then they may take Pronk if Pronk were hitting like he hit in 2005-06. The problem is, he is hitting nowhere near like he hit in 2005-06 & if he were, we probably wouldn't want to trade him.

It's interesting to think about though. A 2008 rotation of CC, Jake, Fausto, Miller & Hughes could very well be the best in MLB.

Then to think what Pronk could do in Bankee stadium with that short RF porch....wow!
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Re: How about this??

Unread postby leadpipe » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:01 pm

intenso wrote:The Reds aren't giving up Griffey. And, Griffey's contract is up after 08, but has a club option for 2009... at 16.5 Million, with a 4 million buyout.

We need a power hitting corner outfielder a lot more than Phil Hughes.


Power hitting corner outfielders are more readily available then Phillip Hughes. They deal him they are insane.
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Unread postby ArtGold » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:48 pm

Hafner for Hughes? Sure, in a second.
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