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Jocketty's frustrated (but he still likes Dmitri Young)

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08:10 AM ET 12.08 | Walt Jocketty empathizes with Reds fans. The Reds came to Dallas in search of starting pitching. So far, they???ve come up empty. "It???s very frustrating," Jocketty said. "It???s that way every year. You plan. We???ve been working on stuff since the (July) trade deadline. You get your information. You start to try to work on it, putting it into play, and then you???re not able to do anything." ... Jocketty has not connected with Dmitri Young yet, but he???s open to bringing young in on minor league contract. "Dusty (Baker) talked to him," Jocketty said. "Dusty had him call up here (to suite) and I wasn???t here. He???s looking for a job. I???d consider it. I like Dmitri." Young lost 70 pounds and is down to 230 pounds.

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December 8, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Dmitri Young? That tells Reds fans everything they need to know about their teams budget.

December 8, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Dmitri Young is the new plan? That's hilarious.

For all of Walt's great moves with the Cardinals, Young represents one of his biggest blunders, when he shipped the very young prospect Young to the Reds for worthless Jeff Brantley.

December 8, 2011  08:56 AM ET

say its not so Jocky, remember this is where Dimiti Young started out and we don't need him back - where would he play ....maybe in the sandbox out back? Alonso backs up Votto and thats the only place Dimiti could play.....move-on.

December 8, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Dmitri Young is the new plan? That's hilarious.For all of Walt's great moves with the Cardinals, Young represents one of his biggest blunders, when he shipped the very young prospect Young to the Reds for worthless Jeff Brantley.

When we got him from the Cards he had 4 good years in Cincy 300avg and a good OPS avg

Maybe Cards ought to resign him to replace Albert when he signs with the Marlins or Angels

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December 8, 2011  09:41 AM ET

D Young was a very good hitter when he played. But he hasn't played since 2008. Seriously? That's the Red's idea of a game changer?

December 8, 2011  10:00 AM ET
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When we got him from the Cards he had 4 good years in Cincy 300avg and a good OPS avg Maybe Cards ought to resign him to replace Albert when he signs with the Marlins or Angels

Yeah, I hated that trade. Brantley was terrible for the Cards and Young was a good young hitter at the time that we gave up.

December 8, 2011  11:25 AM ET
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D Young was a very good hitter when he played. But he hasn't played since 2008. Seriously? That's the Red's idea of a game changer?

Blowin smoke

December 8, 2011  01:30 PM ET

They've been working on Stuff since July...
They've Planned...
They've got their information...

Everything looks great... Until they go talk to potential players.

Seriously... As far as Destinations Go: Who's worse:

Cincy, Cleveland or Seattle?

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December 8, 2011  01:47 PM ET

remember when dmitri young got cut midseason from the tigers while hitting .300? tigers were in first place, en route to the AL pennant. the word from the front office was that he had become such a clubhouse cancer that they didn't care about losing the production. they just wanted him out of town.

December 8, 2011  02:16 PM ET
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Have you ever been to any of them?

actually... All of them...

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December 8, 2011  10:32 PM ET
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Oh yea? So has you momma!!!!!

You think of that one all by yourself?

 
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