October 16, 2007

It’s Exactly What the Reds Need

Our friends at Home Run Derby are hypothesizing that everyone’s favorite slugger, Barry Bonds, could be interested in coming to Cincinnati to reunite with Dusty Baker.

Just imagine: an outfield of Adam Dunn, Barry Bonds, and Ken Griffey, Jr.

I bet people would lay off Dunn’s defense.

10 comments to “It’s Exactly What the Reds Need”

  1. DPardue says:

    What a bunch of unadulterated dog squeeze.

  2. Hamk says:

    I may leave the reds for the cards if that were to happen 🙁

    I would stop getting on dunn becouse I would be to sick of bond’s defence.

  3. BubbaFan says:

    JD at RR also wants to trade for Bonds. And he wants to trade Hamilton and Homer for Santana. And I think he’s serious. o_O

    On the transaction front….Bubba is no longer with the Reds. He was granted free agency. As was the gay porn star, Enrique Cruz.

  4. KC2HMZ says:

    More on the organizational situation.

    Mark Berry, Billy Hatcher, Brook Jacoby and Dick Pole along with bullpen catcher Mike Stefanski will be offered contracts for the 2008 season. Pat Kelly has been reassigned within the organization, returning to the jobs he held before becoming Pete’s bench coach (manager of the Sarasota Reds in the GCL and director of Florida on-field operation). Tom Hume is out.

    Also, Grant Griesser and Tim Naehring have been replaced, the Reds named Paul Pierson assistant director of development and scouting, and named Freddy Benavides minor league field coordinator. They also hired some scouts: Butch Baccala and Jeff Taylor as major league scouts, and Joe Katuska amateur scout.

    Ryan Jorgensen is gone. Cleared waivers, refused an outright to minors, elected free agency.

    I just read that the Yankees offered Torre a $5 million, one-year contract, half what he made last season, and he told them to stuff it.

  5. KC2HMZ says:

    Oh, also, I read where a reporter asked Baker about Baroid. Dusty’s reply was basically that he didn’t see any way Bonds would be coming to the Reds, and that he was probably an American Leaguer at this point in his career.

  6. BubbaFan says:

    It wasn’t half what he made. More like 2/3. (He made 7.5 million last year.)

    The general consensus seems to be that the Yankees intentionally offered Torre a contract so insulting he’d have to refuse. IOW, they were too gutless to actually fire him.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    I saw the news about Torre in a bar in Charlotte where I was stuck for 5 hours yesterday. I only cried a little bit.

    Does it strike anyone else as stupidly literal to fire the bullpen coach at this point? I would think the pitching coach would have more to do with the bullpen’s performance than Hume. Of course, I don’t think Dick Pole is getting fired any time soon.

    Not until Dusty is anyway. So, what, about July 2009?

  8. mhoward0612 says:

    I find it completely pointless to fire Tom Hume…maybe it is because he always talks to my family at the games and we absolutely adore him…but there are other coaches that deserved to be let go…

    Berry should have been given boot before Tom…I can’t even remember how many games the Reds lost because Berry sent them home when he shouldn’t have…

  9. Hamk says:

    I liked hume. It is not his falt he had little to nothing to work with. He got caught in the numbers game. Baker will want his own people. Pending how this year goes there could be so more fireings next year.

    Most of the people were probaly kept do to the fact baker will want people around who already know the players. He probaly does not want to yank out from under them all the people they feel like they can trust. You feel better and do better when you feel like you are trusted and can trust someone.

  10. mhoward0612 says:

    I told my 8 year-old step-daughter about Tom being let go (mind you she loves Mr. Hume because he always gives her baseballs out here in SF) and she was very upset. I tried explaining to her that Dusty wants his own people and she decided that, “Dusty is a pile of poop.” (Perfect 8 year-old language I must say!)

    Tom Hume has given many years to this organization…he deserves something better than this. They could have at least offered him a position somewhere else in the organization…