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Gallen5862
02-01-2006, 09:00 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions
Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment; named Mile LaCoss roving minor league pitching instructor.
This makes room for Rick white on the 40 man roster. Hopefully Bubba Nelson clears waivers and we can send him to AAA.

wheels
02-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Mike LaCoss?

Wow.

They're coming out of the woodwork nowadays.

Tony Cloninger
02-01-2006, 09:43 PM
Mike freaking LaCoss??

Why not bring back Keefe Cato.......... or Arturo DeFrietas too.

dougflynn23
02-01-2006, 09:53 PM
:thumbdown Bad, bad move. Nelson rebounded nicely last season, posting strong K/IP numbers after a full time switch to the bullpen. He is still young, and did well in a new role, yet Brad Kullman decided to replace him on the 40 man with Rick White. This will not get criticized as it should because Bubba Nelson is an easy target with his 2004 stats and the fact that he was acquired in a trade for a very overrated Chris Reitsma, but it's a bad trade and reinforces my belief that Brad Kullman couldn't GM a winning team in my fantasy baseball league, let alone the Reds.

TeamBoone
02-01-2006, 10:00 PM
His Dad predicted it in another thread.

savafan
02-02-2006, 01:30 AM
His Dad predicted it in another thread.

Not sure if it was so much a prediction, as I think Bubba may have already been told this was coming.

Krusty
02-02-2006, 01:46 AM
Most likely Nelson will clear waivers like Hancock did.

Doc. Scott
02-02-2006, 02:13 AM
I still would have made it Mike Burns or Jung Bong. Nelson was an AA All-Star and is not older than prospect age. He's got a far better chance of getting claimed than Burns or Bong.

jmcclain19
02-02-2006, 03:50 AM
I would bet 50/50 that someone takes a flier on Bubba and see what he has out of spring training. His ceiling is still much higher than the two Doc mentioned.

Hopefully no one does, I still think he could be a serviceable major leaguer.

Jpup
02-02-2006, 04:51 AM
"Soup to nuts." It looks like Bubba was the first cashew.

I wonder if this is a Beattie move or a Kullman move? Maybe it's a Beattie/Kullman move. :dunno:

Aronchis
02-02-2006, 06:09 AM
Bubba was wildly inconsistant. He was either great are sucky. One time you would watch him throw, you wonder why the guy wasn't with the Reds. The next time, you wonder why he bothered to be a pitcher.

Though, maturity can come late to BP types, hopefully he stays.

EX BRAVEDAD
02-02-2006, 06:31 AM
I would like to see him go

KronoRed
02-02-2006, 08:27 AM
I still would have made it Mike Burns or Jung Bong. Nelson was an AA All-Star and is not older than prospect age. He's got a far better chance of getting claimed than Burns or Bong.
Bong stays because he's a lefty ;)

I still see about 10 names on the 40 I think we could lose without anything bad happening

M2
02-02-2006, 10:06 AM
I would like to see him go

Hoping for better coaching? Or just thinking a change of venue will do him some good?

deltachi8
02-02-2006, 10:19 AM
:thumbdown Bad, bad move. Nelson rebounded nicely last season, posting strong K/IP numbers after a full time switch to the bullpen. He is still young, and did well in a new role, yet Brad Kullman decided to replace him on the 40 man with Rick White. This will not get criticized as it should because Bubba Nelson is an easy target with his 2004 stats and the fact that he was acquired in a trade for a very overrated Chris Reitsma, but it's a bad trade and reinforces my belief that Brad Kullman couldn't GM a winning team in my fantasy baseball league, let alone the Reds.

I agree.

RedLegSuperStar
02-02-2006, 11:19 AM
To make room for "Big Rick" White.. Reds designated Bubba Nelson for assignment. Doubt anyone signs him.. so it's safe to say we will have him back in spring training downing beers at the local Sarasota hotspot..

deltachi8
02-02-2006, 11:22 AM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42693

RedLegSuperStar
02-02-2006, 11:25 AM
sorry, missed it.. thanks!

REDREAD
02-02-2006, 11:28 AM
I would like to see him go

I wish him the best whereever he ends up. If he's lucky to get picked up by someone else, please pop in and give us some updates. It was nice to have you around here.

REDREAD
02-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Brad Kullman couldn't GM a winning team in my fantasy baseball league, let alone the Reds.

The White move by itself is not bad.. but I agree, there was chaff that could've been exposed before Nelson. Nelson still has a chance to be something.

savafan
02-02-2006, 12:58 PM
How many AA all-stars pass through waivers? I'm sure some can, but the fact that he made the AA all-star squad last year means that he's likely on someone's radar. Perhaps a trade can be worked out somewhere?

M2
02-02-2006, 01:53 PM
How many AA all-stars pass through waivers? I'm sure some can, but the fact that he made the AA all-star squad last year means that he's likely on someone's radar. Perhaps a trade can be worked out somewhere?

Honestly, I'll be surprised if he gets picked up. Both the tools and numbers guys are down on him these days.

Chip R
02-02-2006, 02:22 PM
Honestly, I'll be surprised if he gets picked up. Both the tools and numbers guys are down on him these days.

I wouldn't be surprised if ATL picks him back up.

Red Rover
02-02-2006, 02:34 PM
How many AA all-stars pass through waivers? I'm sure some can, but the fact that he made the AA all-star squad last year means that he's likely on someone's radar. Perhaps a trade can be worked out somewhere?

How about Bong & Nelson to ATL for Reitsma? :evil:

NJReds
02-02-2006, 02:57 PM
Bubba was wildly inconsistant. He was either great are sucky. One time you would watch him throw, you wonder why the guy wasn't with the Reds. The next time, you wonder why he bothered to be a pitcher.

Though, maturity can come late to BP types, hopefully he stays.

I don't disagree with you about Bubba, but there's no reason he should have been dropped for the likes of Rick White.

ickey333
02-03-2006, 03:25 PM
Looks like Bubba cleared waivers after all:

Today's Transactions

Posted: Friday February 03, 2006 02:04 PM
BASEBALL TRANSACTIONS Cincinnati Reds - Sent outright pitcher Bubba Nelson to Louisville of the International League (AAA).

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/transactions/today.html

EX BRAVEDAD
02-03-2006, 07:52 PM
One year left and its time to go got some REDS stuff anyone interested

Doc. Scott
02-03-2006, 07:53 PM
It sounds like Bubba's getting another crack at AAA, this time in the bullpen. That's progress, is it not? If he pitches well, he'll still get an opportunity. And William Bergolla and Anderson Machado can field those grounders a little better than D'Angelo Jimenez and Jeff Bannon.

EX BRAVEDAD
02-03-2006, 07:55 PM
I dont know what you mean when you say progress

Doc. Scott
02-03-2006, 07:56 PM
Uh, it's a level promotion from 2005?

MattyHo4Life
02-03-2006, 07:57 PM
Dang, I was hoping the Cardinals would claim him. Oh well.

EX BRAVEDAD
02-03-2006, 07:59 PM
Doc scott check your PM

Doc. Scott
02-03-2006, 08:31 PM
You just never know when these things turn around. Sometimes it's right when a team has seemingly written someone off. Look at what happened with Brian Shackleford, or Jason Standridge to a lesser extent. Or even Josh Hancock, who pitched well in September even though he'd been injured or getting shelled in AAA all season.