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Honestly, we have so many prospects knocking on the door for an outfield slot.

It is about damn time one or two of them step up to the plate, and unlock the deadbolt for themselves in a similar fashion to the way Mercado approached each day with hard hat level of effort.
 

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Honestly, we have so many prospects knocking on the door for an outfield slot.

It is about damn time one or two of them step up to the plate, and unlock the deadbolt for themselves in a similar fashion to the way Mercado approached each day with hard hat level of effort.
Agreed. It’s about time we find out if Allen, Zimmer, Johnson, Bradley, or one of the guys I’m forgetting can get the job done as RF/DH or if we just need to cut ties with a few of them.
 

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Agreed. It’s about time we find out if Allen, Zimmer, Johnson, Bradley, or one of the guys I’m forgetting can get the job done as RF/DH or if we just need to cut ties with a few of them.
Allen has earned a spot I believe. As to whether or not he can be a mainstay out there is the real question.

Zimmer is the guy with the biggest question mark. Bradley and Johnson are just waiting....
 
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Reds released OF Jose Siri to sign Castellanos, so should we go get him? I really think we should since I mean he is their 15ish ranked prospect, but I would like your guys opinion to the idea
 

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Reds released OF Jose Siri to sign Castellanos, so should we go get him? I really think we should since I mean he is their 15ish ranked prospect, but I would like your guys opinion to the idea
I'm all for anything that lights a fire and adds a sense of urgency to the outfield situation.

Pressure bursts pipes, however it is also the driving force behind creating diamonds.

About time to figure out if we have the latter or many lumps of coal.
 

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I'm all for anything that lights a fire and adds a sense of urgency to the outfield situation.

Pressure bursts pipes, however it is also the driving force behind creating diamonds.

About time to figure out if we have the latter or many lumps of coal.
He is a lot like who we have, a guy who has all the tools that hasn’t put it all together. I personally would get the kid and try to outright like a Maton in a sense. I think the crew we have in the minors for the bullpen has more talent than Maton.
 

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Reds released OF Jose Siri to sign Castellanos, so should we go get him? I really think we should since I mean he is their 15ish ranked prospect, but I would like your guys opinion to the idea
I think I would pass. I'm not seeing what he brings to the roster that isn't already covered by another on the Tribe 40 man roster (or someone in the Tribe's system). If you feel I am missing an aspect, please share what you see.
 

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Allen has earned a spot I believe. As to whether or not he can be a mainstay out there is the real question.

Zimmer is the guy with the biggest question mark. Bradley and Johnson are just waiting....
I like Greg Allen, but what has he done that's earned a spot? He's a decent 4th OF-type I suppose, but really is more organizational depth than anything else.

I'm not ready to give up on Zimmer, but he's highly likely to spend at least a chunk of the year with Columbus.

Bobby Bradley looked overmatched in the bigs, but I'm OK with him continuing to work in AAA. But as an option in 2019? That pushes Reyes to every day OF, which I'm not a fan of. You need to do better than Bobby Bradley at DH for me to want Reyes in the field that much.

Jake Bauers is a big question mark. Deshields can handle the left side of a platoon I suppose, but Luplow already does that.

I'm being patient but I'll be disappointed if this is the team we see on opening day. OF options are starting to run thin now though - Puig, Lillar, Maybin, Santana...that's about it, and none of those guys are much to write home about. Maybe they can swing a trade, or maybe they just really believe in someone like Daniel Johnson. But s projected opening day outfield of Oscar Mercado, Jake Bauers, and Jordan Luplow while your payroll sits under $100 M is a tough sell with me. I'm being patient though, because I do trust this front office.
 

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Couple tidbits from Rosenthal's latest piece regarding Lindor:
The Reds’ signing of Nick Castellanos prompted immediate speculation, both inside and outside the organization, that the team’s next move might be a trade for a premium shortstop such as the Indians’ Francisco Lindor or Dodgers’ Corey Seager.

Not so fast.

Castellanos’ $16 million salary for 2020 pushes the Reds’ payroll to $143.3 million, according to RosterResource. That figure would be a club record, and almost certainly would take the Reds out of any consideration for Lindor, whose salary in ’20 will be $17.5 million.

Seager, at $7.6 million, would be a better financial fit, but the Reds showed interest in him earlier this offseason only as a part of a three-team trade, according to major-league sources. The deal, which would have sent Seager to the Reds, Lindor to the Dodgers and prospects to the Indians, failed to materialize.
For now, the Indians’ talks involving Lindor appear dormant. The Dodgers appear more focused on trying to land Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts
The Reds talked to the Indians about a straight trade for Lindor, but had concern over his potential $25 million salary in 2021, a source said. (Seager, who also is under club control for two more seasons, projects to earn significantly less in his walk year).
Infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel and right-hander Hunter Greene, both mentioned in the Lindor discussions, are recovering from major surgeries; Senzel had a torn right labrum repaired late last September, and Greene underwent Tommy John surgery last April.
 

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Jose Siri is terrible, but the Indians should most certainly make a play for Nick Senzel, Jesse Winker or Aristides Aquino.
 

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Jose Siri is terrible, but the Indians should most certainly make a play for Nick Senzel, Jesse Winker or Aristides Aquino.
Winker didn't quite produce as I had hoped last year, but I'm very high on his bat, especially given the added power he displayed last season.
 
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