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08:11 AM ET 11.09 | While Walt Jocketty said the Reds have talked to some free agents, it's unlikely they will be headliners. [You can] be pretty certain that they aren't named Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford. Jocketty says the Reds player payroll will go up. It was $76 million last year. But the Reds don't have to the kind of money to be a player for the top free agents. "Probably not," Jocketty said. "I'm always trying to do something, but it would be pretty tough (to sign Lee or Crawford)."

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November 9, 2010  10:01 AM ET

Do they really need anyone? maybe just let their young guys play.

November 9, 2010  10:02 AM ET
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Do they really need anyone? maybe just let their young guys play.

Interesting that this is your strategy for the Reds, while your strategy for the Yankees is to sign everyone with a name and a pulse.

November 9, 2010  10:07 AM ET
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As long as they stay in the PATHETIC NL Central they should be just fine.....

Where do want them, in the NL West so they can play half their games with pacific timezone teams? Houston needs to be out of that division.

You play where they put you. It's not their fault how the other teams in their division suck. They've got a good game plan going.

November 9, 2010  10:12 AM ET
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Interesting that this is your strategy for the Reds, while your strategy for the Yankees is to sign everyone with a name and a pulse.

this is patently not true. you have lumped me in with your vision of Yankees fans.

November 9, 2010  10:13 AM ET
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Too bad they can't just buy championships......

Barry Bonds...he is your favorite right?

Money, the whine of teams with poor ownership or no knowledge.

November 9, 2010  10:21 AM ET

They have some holes to fill, but should be fine. I would love to see them add one more solid starter unless Volq. gets it all together again.

November 9, 2010  10:22 AM ET
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Too bad they can't just buy championships......

How is Zito working out while I am at it. i think i am going to blame the Giants for the cost of Lee this year, thanks.

November 9, 2010  10:22 AM ET
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It am amused that the Yankees had a 206 million dollar payroll, and the two teams in the WS had a total payroll of 153 million. I think that's good for baseball.

i think it is good for baseball too. I am glad you are amused, good luck with those tenacious Padres next year...

November 9, 2010  10:27 AM ET
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this is patently not true. you have lumped me in with your vision of Yankees fans.

So, you're saying there's something wrong with grouping people together and saying they are all alike?

November 9, 2010  10:29 AM ET
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There are rumors of a buyout, but nothing has been said by the team or zito publicly.

Why would Zito agree to a buyout. He's got the best gig on the planet. The highest paid player on a Championship team. At this moment, he's drinking Cristal out of a gold pair of cleats.

November 9, 2010  10:32 AM ET
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On the 2010 Payroll Rankings, the #2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14th largest payroll teams didn't make the playoffs.

Payroll is directly ties to UZR...

November 9, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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Not worried about it. They're losing pitchers, and probably Gonzalez at some point, their only real hitter. They are a feisty little bunch though.

They weren't supposed to do anything last year either...

November 9, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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So, you're saying there's something wrong with grouping people together and saying they are all alike?

not if it is funny.

November 9, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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Payroll is directly ties to UZR...

I think the UZR should be used in calculating interest rates & should be touted by tea party activists.

November 9, 2010  10:34 AM ET
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Shame? Try to salvage a little public good will towards his name? He's publicly humiliated in front of the entire nation, by being kept of any roster that actually matters.

i doubt this will happen...

November 9, 2010  10:40 AM ET
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On the 2010 Payroll Rankings, the #2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14th largest payroll teams didn't make the playoffs.

Then there is no problem, and you have not point.

November 9, 2010  10:41 AM ET
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Then there is no problem, and you have not point.

Unless you are advocating that the big spenders should stop spending because you want to see them save themselves, from themselves.

 
November 9, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Hardly a logical argument, but hey, you're a Yankee fan! How cool is that!

Nothing better. I would rather be in the mix every year and win a WS every now and then, than win one every 50+ years.

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