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    Quote Originally Posted by baseballPAP
    I guess this answers my question of whether or not Nats fans like the deal

    Don't be shocked when Lopez is a 1.5 year rent a player...he's a Boras guy and has already asked the Reds for 10M per based on last year. I really hope AK is as good as I always wanted him to be as a Nat...but look for his power to suffer in DC. His 16 HR so far have been about 75% fence scrapers. He's probably still a 280/25 guy, and his defense is pretty solid. You'll all be wishing for a defensive replacement for FeLo by August I would imagine....makes some great plays, then throws the ball away on routine ones.

    As I said on the Reds side of things.... I'll hold judgement for now. I think it does shoot the Reds' WC hopes in the foot though....but makes them look strong next year and down the road, especially if they lock up Dunn long term with the money saved here.
    I agree that Lopez is overrated, but the Nats will get the benefit of his last years before free agency.
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    As A Hudge Reds Fan I Could Say That Was A Great Deal For You Guys Bad For Us....My Opinion Kearns Wont Do As Good On Your Team..He Was 0-3 In The First Game He Even Said In A Press Confrence I Would Much Rather Be With Cincinnati Than Washington...And Lopez He Is ok but he is way inconsistent....He might have a good BA...but he is not a great shortstop....We Still have guys like: Dunn, Ken Griffey, Phillips (BA: Over .320), Freel, Plus A AAA Star That Just Came Up With A .385 BA In The Minors...So Really If Ya Think About It Wasnt A Bad Deal For The Reds...
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    So when are the newest Cincinnati transplants going to start hitting at least their season averages? Lopez - 2 for 12, 17 LOB. Kearnes - 0 for 9, 13 LOB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peorgie T
    So when are the newest Cincinnati transplants going to start hitting at least their season averages? Lopez - 2 for 12, 17 LOB. Kearnes - 0 for 9, 13 LOB.
    when they get to know RFK.
    Cristobal

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    Both were upset to leave Cincy, so it's not unexpected that they would both struggle. Lopez stinks against LHP anyway, so Robinson may wanna consider benching him against southpaws.

    Kearns' power production will probably be low because of RFK, but over the long haul this deal clearly favors WAS. Majewski's already sucked a couple of times, but the Reds got lucky that the Rocks suck more.

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    Lopez wasn't upset to leave Cincy just Kearns.
    The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

    The A: No

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    Bill Bray...we just dealt away the next Billy Wagner.
    Cristobal

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    Let's be realistic here. This wasn't a make a run for it type deal for us. It was maximize value where we can. Anytime you can get TWO starting players for TWO middle relievers (solid, not great by the way) you pull the trigger every time. The player no one is talking about it the reliever we got in return. Still very talented. I believe that he was in Cordero's draft class. We get the remainder of the season out of Kearns and Lopez (maybe - does one of them get moved too?) Then we'll see where we're at next year and maximize value out of these guys too. Pretty much a no-brainer for me. It stunk losing Bray (does it really???) but the value was there to pull the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilkerson_rulz-06
    Bill Bray...we just dealt away the next Billy Wagner.

    Maybe, maybe not. Bray right doesn't look like anything more than a specialist. His ERA may be 3.80ish, but he has 5.50 ERA v. righties while 1.90 ERA v. lefties. Until he shows he can get right handed hitters out he isn't the next Billy Wagner.
    The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

    The A: No

    ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
    Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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