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letsgojunior
05-02-2002, 10:29 PM
6000!!! :p :p :p

letsgojunior
05-03-2002, 10:36 AM
Hopefully we would be getting Colon and not Semicolon. Semicolon has a 5+ ERA and obsesses with blowing it by people at 100 mph. Colon mixes in other pitches and has good control. We have seen too much Semicolon the last few years.

GoReds
05-03-2002, 10:54 AM
Watching early Indians games (because my buddy is a #!$!#@% Indians fan), I can tell you that Colon seems to be a bit of a different pitcher this year - at least according to the announcers. They said that he wasn't trying so hard to blow everyone away as he was trying to conserve his pitches and get deeper into games.

I watched the first three games he pitched - when Cleveland was winning - and it was evident that he was working on his location. That being said, he still hit the high 90's on the gun when the situation called for it.

Now, if he had shoulder or elbow problems, could he actually throw that hard?

The guy has started 6 games, gone almost 42 innings and has a shutout under his belt.

Let's make the trade, already.

<small>[ 05-03-2002, 09:54 AM: Message edited by: GoReds ]</small>

letsgojunior
05-04-2002, 08:20 PM
Colon looked excellent today. Topping out at around 98 mph on the gun, was mixing up his pitches somewhat, and was not pulling his old routine where he threw nothing but fastballs. I say make the trade already.

Krusty
05-05-2002, 12:49 AM
Of course, I could see the Indians increase the price in a trade after Colon's performance today.

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 11:58 AM
The Indians were reportedly interested in Luke Hudson until he pulled his Mitch Williams impersonation.

I was informed yesterday that the Reds have dangled Sean Casey, as recently as Saturday, in an attempt to land starting pitching. No surprise there.

Several teams have inquired about the health and overall status of Ricardo Arambroles. Good luck. He is one of Jimbo's prized jewels. (i.e. Willie Greene)

San Francisco has entered the Gabe White sweepstakes. Jason Christiansen has chronic neck and back problems. The Ginats front office would like to unload him and replace his spot in the bullpen with another veteran lefty.

St. Louis has tried to pry former Cardinal "Super" Joe McEwing away from the Mets. The Mets said no.

Raisor
05-06-2002, 12:02 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>

I was informed yesterday that the Reds have dangled Sean Casey, as recently as Saturday, in an attempt to land starting pitching. No surprise there.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Well WOO HOO!

Looks like the brain trust finally has started taking my advice! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

PSR

Chip R
05-06-2002, 12:07 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>St. Louis has tried to pry former Cardinal "Super" Joe McEwing away from the Mets. The Mets said no.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Good God why? Doesn't LaRussa have enough utility guys on his team? Is attendance down there too? I know he was popular when he was there but that was ridiculous.

RFS62
05-06-2002, 12:10 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>

I was informed yesterday that the Reds have dangled Sean Casey, as recently as Saturday, in an attempt to land starting pitching. No surprise there.

</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">So, I see you are trying to test the views counter and see if it will handle 5 digit numbers!!!

<img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

Red Thunder
05-06-2002, 12:12 PM
Team Clark,

what is your opinion on trading Gabe White?

I know he makes much money but on the other hand he has really done a great job for us so far. Who could replace him if he is traded? And as long as the Reds are in the race (hey, they are still in first place) shouldn't they keep their players and try to get to the playoffs?

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 12:45 PM
I think the Reds should keep Gabe White at least until they are out of the race. Possibly wait until the July 31 deadline. Gabe has been as valuable as Sullivan IMO. However, if Gabe can help land a SOLID starting pitcher, I would have to go along with that.

I would not be in favor of trading Gabe just to trade him.

The Reds options are few in any to replace White. Mercado is gone, Atchley is not the answer. Davis is not a reliever. Surprisingly there are only two LH pitchers on the Reds 40 man roster. They do have righties that can get LH's out. However, I would rather see a LH pitcher go after a LH hitter in the 8th with runners on.

Also, The Oakland A's have inquired about Scott Sullivan and Luis Pineda. There was a "RUMOR" circulating that there was interest in Jose Rijo. I find that hard to believe and have found NO ONE to back that up. Just thought I would post that for a little humor. The source was credible but I think he was trying to pull our leg. (Maybe he thought May 1 was also a Fool's Day.)

gm
05-06-2002, 01:33 PM
"The Reds options are few in any to replace White. Mercado is gone, Atchley is not the answer. Davis is not a reliever. Surprisingly there are only two LH pitchers on the Reds 40 man roster."

princeton would be happy to hear you mention/handicap...Paul Darnell

For all the success the Reds have had acquiring/developing righthanded relievers, they've had difficulty finding/keeping southpaws for the bullpen. Some of this could be cost related, since an effective lefty will always be spendier than a RHR of similar caliber. My suggestion is: convert Lance Davis to bullpen duty, his road back to the 'show will be quicker, and the extra lefty in the 'pen will help with late game matchups

Bannon
05-06-2002, 01:35 PM
Team Clark,
Have you heard anymore about Colon or is it dead?

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 01:40 PM
I should know more on the Colon deal in the next few days. It is still a hot topic.

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 01:41 PM
Good question '62. If I posted some of the stories I have told you, the counter would surely be in six digits.

guernsey
05-06-2002, 01:51 PM
"The Indians were reportedly interested in Luke Hudson until he pulled his Mitch Williams impersonation."

When was that? Luke didn't walk anyone yesterday, contrary to McCoy's report of 8 walks (that was hits allowed, not walks). Hudson's 13 walks and 1 wild pitch in 33 innings is hardly Williams-esque.

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 01:56 PM
The report I received on Hudson was that he was deep in the count to a majority of the batters. He threw several pitches beyond the catcher with no one on. (Thank god). Basically he was very wild. When he got to a 3-2 count he threw the ball down the middle. Luke has a history of being wild. I am a huge fan of his and hope the Reds put him in the rotation this year for at least 6-8 starts.

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 01:57 PM
BTW the report came from Inidans Asst. Gm Neal Huntington.

BigRed75
05-06-2002, 02:05 PM
No way do you trade Sullivan or Pineda. Pineda may have some growing pains but man that guy has some excellent stuff. The A's would have to overwhelm the Reds for either one of those guys. I'm not sold any trading White either...at least not yet. Darnell was just sent to AA so that can't be good. Team Clark, what's the word on Shaw? Any talk about going after Rolen?

letsgojunior
05-06-2002, 02:52 PM
This thread is definitely headed to 10000! :)

I would really not like to trade Sean Casey, but his plummet in slg percentage and homers is really rather disturbing.

letsgojunior
05-06-2002, 07:20 PM
Looking at Sean's numbers -- and as I said before I love Sean Casey and wouldn't like to see him traded, but he is slugging .306 with 0 homers. He has a .678 OPS. That is barely acceptable for a middle infielder, let alone a first baseman. Hopefully he will turn it around. But he really hasn't played well since before the ASB of last year. I am concerned with this. Again, I would really hesitate before trading Sean, but its not like this is over 15 AB's. It is close to 100 AB.

letsgojunior
05-06-2002, 09:00 PM
so here's something that will keep this thread alive and very well. Jr went off again. TCII what is the story?

Team Clark
05-06-2002, 10:57 PM
I posted it in a diff't thread.

Team Clark
05-10-2002, 12:27 AM
The Braves are calling again in search of OF help. Shame they have traded away most of the pitcher's the Reds had coveted.

GoReds
05-10-2002, 07:06 AM
TCII - any word as to who the Braves were offering in the deal?

letsgojunior
05-10-2002, 07:14 AM
ahhh, the good thread is back <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

Chip R
05-10-2002, 07:38 AM
I think this thread has jumped the shark. It has mutated into an out of control monster. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

SandyD
05-10-2002, 07:49 AM
Alright ... sing along with me:

"This is the thread that would not end;
It just goes on and on, my friends.
Some people started writing it,
Not knowing what it was,
And they continued writing it
FOREVER .... just because ...

This is the thread that would not end ..."

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND ... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

:p <img border="0" alt="[Rollin]" title="" src="graemlins/roll.gif" /> :p

Az Red
05-10-2002, 11:27 AM
Very interesting stuff. TC who are the real talkers and who are the pretenders? It seems to me that from where the Reds are sitting, Cleveland is the most likely trading partner. The A's are not giving up any of their starters and that is who the Reds would be asking for. As stated earlier, the Braves are pretty depleted and Jimbo is not going to be taking any AA or AAA pitchers this year unless they are thrown in with a starter.

The Reds will hold onto White as long as they are in first place. You don't trade away a great season from White as long as everyone is chasing you in the standings.

TC: How about the Yankees? Are they looking at any of the Reds outfielders?

Az Red
05-10-2002, 11:49 AM
This could be the thread that never ends:

TC, I'd like to har your comments on this Post article.

<a href="http://www.cincypost.com/2002/may/10/reds051002.html" target="_blank">http://www.cincypost.com/2002/may/10/reds051002.html</a>

This is a good position for the Reds to be in, but also a difficult one. I hope JB keeps Miller and Kearns up to keep the offense hot.

Northern Red
05-10-2002, 12:15 PM
TC, the Reds were said to have been interested in Jeff Weaver a few days ago. I've been watching him since he came up, and I love the guy. He's always pitching late into the game and hasn't had any medical problems that I'm aware of. He's a tough competitor who has been the Tiger's version of Elmer in the lack of run support category.

I almost would rather have Weav's over Colon - or give us both, I wouldn't complain. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

Have you heard anything on the inside about Weaver?

BigDog
05-10-2002, 12:52 PM
7,000 and counting. Can we get to 10K? <img border="0" alt="[Beer Me]" title="" src="graemlins/beerme.gif" />

TC, I really appreciate all of the info that you share with the Redszone family. Thanks.

redsfan4445
05-10-2002, 12:54 PM
Yes I also agree, Thank you TC for your insights...
Question, Who do you see in your article about LaRue, what team he would go to?&gt; and who on that team would we looking at in return??

LOve to see a package to get Texiera from the Rangers.. i know I am dreaming.. but you got to dream big.. :)

Mike de la Hoz
05-10-2002, 01:09 PM
Lets get to 300 replies, Team Clark what is your erudite opinion of Tim Belk?

Team Clark
05-10-2002, 02:18 PM
Tim Belk... Tim BELK! Now that is one obscure Red! Mike you really got me there! First I had to look up erudite then I had to find SOMETHING about Tim Belk. We need to have lunch sometime.

Tim Belk a tall, lanky, light hitting first baseman. Tim put up good power numbers in AAA but his career was cut short playing behind Eduardo Perez. Career avg of .200

I have one for you. Gregg Tubbs.

Now back to reality.

I firmly believe the Reds will make a trade when Jr returns. Kearns is the real deal. Dunn is tearing the cover off the ball. Junior will certainly produce in the 3 hole. The odd man out is Encarnacion. Mateo, Clark and Taylor are after thoughts. Encarancion is too expensive to sit on the bench. His value has increased.

I agree that the Reds will keep White as long as they can. He's one of the best LH relievers in Baseball right now. Who would replace him?

LaRue is counting the days until he is moved. Boone wants Jason gone and Jason will be happy to move. Stinnett will need to show he is 100% before any move can be made.

I think Jason would be happiest and well suited to play for the Rangers. There is no guarantee that Pudge will be the catcher he once was if and when he recovers. LaRue also lives in Texas. Good fit. The chances of Texeira is such a long shot. Maybe Jimbo could get Rocker?? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

Weaver would be a good #2 or #3. I have seen him pitch in person. He has good stuff. He could be a lot better under the tutelage of Gully and Humey.

The Reds had two scouts present for Colon's last start. Colon may be a Red sooner than later.
The Indians continue to watch Encarnacion and Luke Hudson.

The real players in the trading mix are Oakland and Cleveland.

Seattle continues to show interest in Mateo and have also inquired about several Reds' pitchers. With Nelson on the shelf and Sasaki in Japan they may want to move fast.

<small>[ 05-10-2002, 01:20 PM: Message edited by: Team Clark ]</small>

beb30
05-10-2002, 02:24 PM
TC, do you really think we have a shot at getting Colon?

BigD
05-10-2002, 02:25 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>
Seattle continues to show interest in Mateo and have also inquired about several Reds' pitchers. With Nelson on the shelf and Sasaki in Japan they may want to move fast.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sasaki in Japan??

RBA
05-10-2002, 02:39 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by BigD:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>
Seattle continues to show interest in Mateo and have also inquired about several Reds' pitchers. With Nelson on the shelf and Sasaki in Japan they may want to move fast.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sasaki in Japan??</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">He is just there temporary. Death in the family or something like that.

GoReds
05-10-2002, 02:44 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>The real players in the trading mix are Oakland and Cleveland.
</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">That's the first time I've seen Oakland involved in the rumors. What are they looking for and who are the Reds interested in?

<small>[ 05-10-2002, 01:45 PM: Message edited by: GoReds ]</small>

gm
05-10-2002, 02:45 PM
Oakland, eh? Any chance of the Reds scoring German?

(Too bad my "Tomko for Eric Chavez" proposal (ca 1998) was never realized...)

Keep the scoops comin' TC

Az Red
05-10-2002, 03:44 PM
Yeah, Baby, Yeah!!!

That's what I like to hear, the Reds have people calling them for a change. Now, If I'm Jimmy (and I have WAY too much morals to be him), I hold out for the true #1. The Reds are winning and this weekend will show they can sustain it.

I like Colon, he's a gamer. Now put him under Rijo's wing and the man could become the next Dominincan King of baseball.

What do the A's have that they would be willing to give up?

Do you start a bidding war between the M's and A's and see who they are each willing to throw in?

Anyone know of the better AAA prospects of the two clubs?

Would it be easier to start a daily/weekly posty on Reds trade rumors or shall we keep this little itty-bitty thread going all season?

Bannon
05-10-2002, 08:14 PM
WOW!!! Did you ever think we would be this fired up about the Reds this season. TC,Who do you see us having the best chance at landing and how long do think it will be before we make a move? I saw we had talked to the D-Rays,is it possible we could make more than one move?

redsfan4445
05-11-2002, 05:13 PM
Hi TC..

Curious if the FO will be bringing up a 3rd baseman if Boone keeps struggling? Has there been any rumblings about LArson or Leon coming up real soon like?? To bad they both cant play SS, would help as a backup as well..

Bannon
05-11-2002, 08:55 PM
TC,Just wondering where you were with all the juicy updates and trade rumors? <img border="0" alt="[Smokin]" title="" src="graemlins/smokin.gif" />

buckeyenut
05-13-2002, 05:30 AM
You thought this thread was dead? Ha, ha. It will NEVER DIE!!!!

:D

redsfan4445
05-13-2002, 03:53 PM
NOpe it will not die.. we are just waiting on updates from Team CLark.. I wonder if LArkin was really happy coming out of the game Sunday...hmmmm

Team Clark
05-13-2002, 05:37 PM
Lark would have liked to have had another AB. Glad to see his bat coming around.

Jim's phone must be ringing off the hook. This week the Reds had scouts in Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. They even pulled a few of their scouting supervisors off their Amateur scouting duties to look at some Major League Players.

VR
05-13-2002, 05:41 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Oakland, eh? Any chance of the Reds scoring German?

</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Is German Barranca still worth acquiring?

Kc61
05-13-2002, 05:45 PM
TC, I understand Cleve.(Colon), Tampa (maybe Wilson) and LA(Perez). What's up with Philadelphia?

redsfan4445
05-13-2002, 06:01 PM
Hmmmmmm Philly!!! Maybe that Rolen & Wolfe trade thought!!

I know its just a dream.. nice one though :)

Az. Reds Fan
05-13-2002, 06:03 PM
Hopefully, the Reds would be scouting Wolf and, who knows, Rolen? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

Hey TC, If Bowden is pulling scouts from the amateur ranks, do they pretty much know who they're gonna take with the third pick? Is it going to be Gruler? Any ideas?

<small>[ 05-13-2002, 05:04 PM: Message edited by: Az. Reds Fan ]</small>

Team Clark
05-14-2002, 12:04 AM
I tried to pin down Leland Maddox on the June Draft. He was very tight lipped about any possible picks. Understandable. He was nice enough to tell me some of his best scouts are out looking at Major Leaguers right now. He did tell me they had a pretty good idea of who they want 1-5. Also told me this will be a weak draft.

buckeyenut
05-14-2002, 05:58 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Team Clark:
<strong>I tried to pin down Leland Maddox on the June Draft. He was very tight lipped about any possible picks. Understandable. He was nice enough to tell me some of his best scouts are out looking at Major Leaguers right now. He did tell me they had a pretty good idea of who they want 1-5. Also told me this will be a weak draft.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Glad we picked this one to have 3 picks in the top 50. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />

redsfan4445
05-14-2002, 07:49 PM
what happened to the viewing count? it is now on "7"..huh??

letsgojunior
05-19-2002, 08:59 PM
Couldn't let this little thread get too far off the front page :D

TeamBoone
05-19-2002, 09:04 PM
TCII,

Why does Bob Boone dislike Jason so much? I just don't understand the entire situation, especially since he actually spent time living under his roof!

In addition, there's the added fact that he's a pretty decent catcher. IMHO, the Reds would be better off with Corky and Jason over Corky and Kelly.

Team Clark
05-19-2002, 11:06 PM
The Bonne vs. LaRue saga will not end. Even if LaRue is traded I can not see Jason letting bygones be bygones. They have a poor relationship. The relationship worsened after LaRue visited with Boone at his home in California.

Sorry I have not been around. I am sick and not getting much better. Really taking a toll on me.

SirFelixCat
05-19-2002, 11:42 PM
First off, TC, thanks for the wonderful insight into the team. With so many questions and rumors flying around (the joys of first place :D ), I'm sure all of us really appreciate it. I have 2 questions for you:

#1) I know this is THE question around here, and that's: What is the real story on Jr.? Is it because we're in first place and can afford him to rest or is he not really healed?

#2) I'm still fairly new around here (about a month or so) and I'm dying to know: Who are you??? I mean, how is it you get all this awesome info? Even if you don't want to share, keep it up, please. It's a pleasure hearing from you! <img border="0" alt="[Beer Me]" title="" src="graemlins/beerme.gif" />

-Eddie in S.C.

Team Clark
05-20-2002, 02:05 AM
Eddie,

Nice to meet you. We seem to have quite a few people on the board from the Carolinas.

I am a Baseball Writer.

Junior is ready to go. Kremchek, Lynn and Soloff disagree. Had it not been for all of the bad weather recently, Junior would have been able to showcase his healthy patellar tendon for the Reds medical staff. To my knowledge Junior has had no serious set backs and is ready to play.

Acevedo will likely be sent out on Monday night or Tuesday morning. With the call up of Almanzar look for the Reds to bring Bohannon or Silva back. However, I have heard some talk of Larson being recalled.

The Dodgers have entered the Bartolo Colon sweepstakes.

Buddy Bell is rumored to be the man to replace Charlie Manuel during Cleveland's next losing streak.

Team Clark
05-20-2002, 02:27 AM
Were the "views" reset or did we pass 10,000? Anybody?

redsfan4445
05-20-2002, 02:48 AM
hi TC,

hope u r feeling better.. the count reset on this topic.. I had posted on another thread, as i was curious what the team thinks on the handling of AAron always batting nehind Dunn. Why he doesnt bat 8th is beyond me..if papa doesn't want him out of the lineup.. i hope they bring Larson up but very curious with Silva about ready and Bohanon ready why they choose that other pitcher..???

anyway, i hope u r feeling better. i hope we get colon before LA does!!!!