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    We did not have a Reds thread before…

    #115854
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    Seems like an odd move for the Reds, as they don’t really need a 3B. Is Moustakas really playable at 2B? At that deal, I’m very glad we missed out on Moose. He could hit 40 HR at GABP though.

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    Will he be bad on the road at 2B though?

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    Votto, Suarez, Moose: there’s some thunder coming from that infield in that park.

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    16 million per for a guy the wrong side of 30 playing the keystone position with limited experience they can have him. This deal is the clubhouse leader for worst offseason contract and we are still six days away from the winter meetings. No doubt he could hit a ton of homeruns in the home ballpark but the player age, position, and years/money just don’t make sense.

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    Moose played 2B as well as he did 3B last year if you go by DRS. Nearly a third of his innings were at 2B and Fangraphs has DRS=0 for both positions. I would not like the 4-year length of contract, seems like a lot of risk.

    On the other hand, Moose is younger than Goldy, they had similar offensive output last year, and similar WAR. If last year was not a just a one-year drop-off for Goldy and represents a real decline, then Moose might end up looking like a great bargain in comparison. Still, I wouldn’t want to commit four years in Moose even if the need was for 3B.

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    Looks better than the Carpenter extension.

    Reds could end up winning this thing if the Cards and Cubs do next to nothing.

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    I am a big fan of Moose but the Reds overpaid to get him, and then are going to play him at 2B? Yikes!

    The Brewers were so smart to get Moose on short term deals.

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    The Reds certainly have been making a splash with acquisitions since the trade deadline of this year but how that talent will mesh is another story. They could finish anywhere from 1st to 4th and it wouldn’t be too surprising to me.

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    It is probably not fair, as every year is different. But I can still recall vividly last winter at this time when some proclaimed that the Reds had won the entire MLB off-season after adding Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, etc.

    They did improve from last place in 2018 to fourth, and closed the gap to the Cards from 21 games back to “just” 16 games last season.

    I will reserve judgment until they actually show me they are a contender. I do give them credit for continuing to try to get better.

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    Everyone keeps hyping up the Reds rotation, but I don’t see a lot of upside past Castillo. With regards to the other players, doesn’t GABP suppress RH power? Moustakas may hit 40 HRs but I can see his BA and doubles power dwindling substantially. If they go after Ozuna, the same would occur imo.

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    One less place for Ozuna if this comes to pass? Other starting OFs are Senzel and Aquino. No DH in the NL.

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    Arizuna, I mean, Arizona is one less place for him as well now that they’ve signed Haystacks Calhoun.

    r/Esteemed Rat

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    Haystacks??

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    Look him up mudville. 600 pounder. Pugs muscled him around though.

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    I remember Haystacks. Heck of a wrestler.

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    Does this take the Reds out of the Ozuna sweepstakes?

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    That’s a really good move for them. They were going to be counting on a lot from some younger players and he can play CF. Big addition.

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    Boog Powell? Any relation to the original?

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