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Jim Edmonds was in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse yesterday. Yeah, that's right. That Jim Edmonds.
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rjj

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Yep, he's perfect, all right. 0-4.
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Aug 10, 2010
 
rjj wrote:
Yep, he's perfect, all right. 0-4.
With the exception of a pop-up out, he hit the ball on the screws at least two of the other times that I saw him. I really would like to have seen another good pitcher in the rotation, be it a reliever or starter, but Edmonds was a great move. The Reds will come around and Edmonds will be a difference maker.
WHO DEY

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Aug 10, 2010
 
Lets go Redlegs!!!!!
John

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There's a reason he cleared waivers and was picked up off of the Brewers AAA team. Bad pickup. The Reds will go downhill from here. 0-1 in the Jim Edmonds era.
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Aug 10, 2010
 
I don't know if the ends justify the means. Dickerson was hitting .441 in a 13 game rehab stint and a clubhouse presence also. Throw in about a 12 year difference in age and this is not a great deal. Don't make moves just to make moves or to appease the fans. Make moves that make sense for now and the future.

I just think they could have gotten another arm for Dickerson. This move also means they sent down there only lefty in the rotation, Travis Wood.

Maybe the 1997 Jim Edmonds, but not the 2010 version even if he is the consumate pro
Mike

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Aug 10, 2010
 
Cards fan here.....I like this move. ;-)
I would much rather have him in there than some of the other options.
Bruce, Nix, Heisey, Stubbs and Gomes already meant a full outfield, now it is even more clogged.
I for one was happy to see both Gomes and Stubbs sitting last night, quite frankly they scare me more than Jimmy at this point in his career.
Keep everyone on the bench, let them struggle to find their stroke and try to figure things out getting 10 or so at bats a week, works for me.

Reds will probably still take the division, the Cards aren't that good and are having an off year...but it's not like this move put them over the top.
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Aug 10, 2010
 
Reality check wrote:
I don't know if the ends justify the means. Dickerson was hitting .441 in a 13 game rehab stint and a clubhouse presence also. Throw in about a 12 year difference in age and this is not a great deal. Don't make moves just to make moves or to appease the fans. Make moves that make sense for now and the future.
I just think they could have gotten another arm for Dickerson. This move also means they sent down there only lefty in the rotation, Travis Wood.
Maybe the 1997 Jim Edmonds, but not the 2010 version even if he is the consumate pro
This is a great deal, Dickerson can't run to first base without getting injured for three months. Edmunds is a veteran with great leadership qualities which is exactly what this young ball club needs.
Travis Wood wasn't going to pitch next week anyway, the move free's up space so that a position player can play everyday instead of having a pitcher sit on the bench taking up space. Travis will be back up in a couple weeks.
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Aug 10, 2010
 
Mike wrote:
Cards fan here.....I like this move. ;-)
I would much rather have him in there than some of the other options.
Bruce, Nix, Heisey, Stubbs and Gomes already meant a full outfield, now it is even more clogged.
I for one was happy to see both Gomes and Stubbs sitting last night, quite frankly they scare me more than Jimmy at this point in his career.
Keep everyone on the bench, let them struggle to find their stroke and try to figure things out getting 10 or so at bats a week, works for me.
Reds will probably still take the division, the Cards aren't that good and are having an off year...but it's not like this move put them over the top.
Yeah the Cards may still take the division..... the Reds are having an off year too.
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Aug 10, 2010
 
Finally Hunter writes a column I can bear to read.
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Aug 11, 2010
 
Don't understand how they can send down a pitcher who has had 4 straight quality starts. Mike Leake can't say that and should have been the one to go down so he could work on his conditioning. There is no reason a 22 year old kid should be this wore out in the second week of August.
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This is a great deal, Dickerson can't run to first base without getting injured for three months. Edmunds is a veteran with great leadership qualities which is exactly what this young ball club needs.
Travis Wood wasn't going to pitch next week anyway, the move free's up space so that a position player can play everyday instead of having a pitcher sit on the bench taking up space. Travis will be back up in a couple weeks.

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