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 Post subject: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Did they have an injury? Or is this a playoff experience acquisition?


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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:41 pm 
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ParrotLuv wrote:
Did they have an injury? Or is this a playoff experience acquisition?

Neither. It's a "We need an outfielder that can hit" acquisition.

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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:08 am 
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ParrotLuv wrote:
Did they have an injury? Or is this a playoff experience acquisition?


They wanted a guy in the clubhouse that's been through a playoff stretch run, but regardless the Reds will shit the bed and end up 5 games or more out IMHO.

And not sure I'd call a 57 yr old with 8 HR's an outfielder that can hit.


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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:52 am 
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AndyLaroche'sUpside wrote:
ParrotLuv wrote:
Did they have an injury? Or is this a playoff experience acquisition?


They wanted a guy in the clubhouse that's been through a playoff stretch run, but regardless the Reds will shit the bed and end up 5 games or more out IMHO.

And not sure I'd call a 57 yr old with 8 HR's an outfielder that can hit.

Spoken like someone who did not do his homework. I don't know where you got the "57 yr old" from (Edmonds is 40), but the 8 HRs came in 240 plate appearances. That's a lot in a short amount of time. He's also hitting .286/.350/.493, which is better than any of the Reds' current outfielders.

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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:19 pm 
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Boy Wilton, you do have a hard time with irony, don't you.

Sure Edmonds can still hit the ball. It is the running and fielding that he cannot do anymore. Playing against the Pirates, he would get a single, and immediately leave the game to a pinch runner because he simply cannot run anymore.

I don't know how the 40 yo with the 57 yo body will last out the stretch if the Reds ask him to play his position.

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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:23 pm 
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ZelieMike wrote:
Boy Wilton, you do have a hard time with irony, don't you.

ALU was not using irony; he was using hyperbole. Irony is an incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens. Hyperbole is a gross exageration of the actual circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Willton wrote:
ALU was not using irony; he was using hyperbole. Irony is an incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens. Hyperbole is a gross exageration of the actual circumstances.

Example 1 [Irony]: Bucfan's fantasy baseball team features numerous nibbling soft-tossers.
Example 2 [Hyperbole]: Bucfan has made at least 1,500 trade offers and roster moves to clear out the nibbling soft-tossers on his team.


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 Post subject: Re: Edmonds to Reds
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:59 pm 
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ZelieMike wrote:
Boy Wilton, you do have a hard time with irony, don't you.

Sure Edmonds can still hit the ball. It is the running and fielding that he cannot do anymore. Playing against the Pirates, he would get a single, and immediately leave the game to a pinch runner because he simply cannot run anymore.

I don't know how the 40 yo with the 57 yo body will last out the stretch if the Reds ask him to play his position.

ZM

I could be mistaken, but I believe that the reason he was immediately leaving the games after pinch hitting was that he had a leg injury.

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