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2012 MLB Free Agency: 5 Reasons Cincinnati Reds Shouldn't Sign Josh Willingham

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2012 MLB Free Agency: 5 Reasons Cincinnati Reds Shouldn't Sign Josh Willingham
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I moved to Norwalk, Connecticut a few months ago, so I don't have the ability to read the Cincinnati newspapers the way I used to.  Therefore, I rely on my dad, who still lives in the area, to provide me with the general nonsense that talk radio and newspapers tend to produce.

Today he told me something that immediately made me want to punch babies, or maybe puppies.  

He uttered the phrase "John Fay thinks the Reds should go after Josh Willingham."

That sounds innocent enough, but the reason it causes such a violent reaction is because anybody that's been a Reds fan long enough can envision a scenario where the Reds give Willingham an Eric Milton-esqe four-year, $28 to $32 million contract.

The Reds would market that as their major offensive acquisition and he'd go on to strike out 175 times and bat .230 next season.  We'd be stuck with an aging, mediocre player with a bad contract.

It's such a bad move, that it probably will happen.

However, here are five reasons why the Reds shouldn't pursue signing Josh Willingham.


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