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jmcclain19
02-10-2006, 04:39 PM
Per Marc Lancaster

http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/


The Reds have claimed left-hander Michael Gosling off waivers from Arizona and designated Luke Hudson for assignment.

Ravenlord
02-10-2006, 04:59 PM
i wanted Hudson DFAd back in December when those two young lefties hit waivers from the Dodgers...can't think of their names right now.

however, i like this, at least we know Krivsky doesn't think Hudson is the Ace of Aces that he's been made out to be by certain folk.

Ravenlord
02-10-2006, 05:06 PM
interesting note on Gosling:
June 2, 1998: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 1998 amateur draft, but did not sign.


and Gosling's numbers: link (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/G/mike-gosling.shtml)

he seems to be a victim of Kansas City like acceleration.

IslandRed
02-10-2006, 05:52 PM
I don't see a lot in Gosling. But he's better than Luke Hudson, and that's enough to justify the move. Little upgrades add up.

KronoRed
02-10-2006, 06:43 PM
Wow..lots of moves from the FO

Nice

captainmorgan07
02-10-2006, 07:33 PM
im glad we got rid of hudson but he'll prolly take an assignment and we'll still have to put up with him in AAA

Gallen5862
02-10-2006, 07:41 PM
This is a good move to pick up Gosling. Hopefully Hudson clears waivers and we can assign him to AAA.

Topcat
02-10-2006, 08:04 PM
Was mentioned in another thread that this kid was worth a gamble, believe it was doc.scott. But this is the exact kind of moves that should be done:beerme: , hey who knows maybe next a pitcher who Krivsky loves and he um ah gets rid of er ah dare i say Womack:D , Is not like i dont like tony but , he truly has no purpose on the roster.

Falls City Beer
02-10-2006, 09:07 PM
So, guys, what is it about Gosling that blows your skirts up? The 1.82 WHIP or the .860 OPSA? :devil:

CrackerJack
02-10-2006, 09:30 PM
So, guys, what is it about Gosling that blows your skirts up? The 1.82 WHIP or the .860 OPSA? :devil:

I believe we have our first Krivsky detractor. :) I guess the question simply is, is he an upgrade to Hudson and does he have a chance to make the roster? And what other options do they have really?

I know nothing of Gosling, and he's nits either way I suppose.

KronoRed
02-10-2006, 09:35 PM
I don't care about Gosling, but I am happy to see Hudson of the never was list get the heave ho.

Falls City Beer
02-10-2006, 09:55 PM
I believe we have our first Krivsky detractor. :) I guess the question simply is, is he an upgrade to Hudson and does he have a chance to make the roster? And what other options do they have really?

I know nothing of Gosling, and he's nits either way I suppose.

Nah, not a detractor, exactly. Honestly, the guy's track record is foggy, but where it's clear, it's not all that thrilling.

CrackerJack
02-10-2006, 10:52 PM
Nah, not a detractor, exactly. Honestly, the guy's track record is foggy, but where it's clear, it's not all that thrilling.

Yeah I'm just yankin' your mullett FCB.

I really do not know if he has more real upside than Hudson at this point, I have no worthy opinion.

I'm guessing the Hudson decision might've been influenced by Beattie's "these guys suck, thanks, see you later" assessement.

Doc. Scott
02-10-2006, 11:12 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42816

Wow, it actually happened.

I still think Luke Hudson has a minor shot of becoming a successful reliever, though. Better than Mr. Bong.

Chip R
02-10-2006, 11:34 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42816

Wow, it actually happened.

I still think Luke Hudson has a minor shot of becoming a successful reliever, though. Better than Mr. Bong.
The way Luke hits he might want to think about switching to 3rd or the OF. Pull double duty like Kieshnick.

Gallen5862
02-11-2006, 01:02 AM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/cin/y2006/m02/d10/c130983
Reds claim lefty Gosling off waivers
02/10/2006 8:45 PM ET
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

CINCINNATI -- In a roster move announced on Friday, the Reds claimed left-handed pitcher Michael Gosling off waivers from the Diamondbacks.
Gosling, a second-round pick for Arizona in 2001, went a combined 4-9 with a 5.56 ERA in 30 games, including 22 starts, with the Diamondbacks and Triple-A Tucson last season. After recovering from 2003 shoulder surgery, he made his big-league debut in 2004.

While scouting National League clubs as Twins assistant general manager, new Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky liked what he saw from Gossling. Since he was on the waiver wire, Krivsky decided to put in a claim.

"He is somebody that could compete for a spot in the rotation in Spring Training," Krivsky said. "He'll go into the mix and [Reds manager] Jerry [Narron] and [pitching coach] Vern [Ruhle] can run him out there. Let the best man win in competition."

To make room for Gosling on the 40-man roster, Cincinnati designated right-handed pitcher Luke Hudson for assignment. The Reds have 10 days to trade, release or outright Hudson, who went 6-9 with a 6.38 ERA in 19 games (16 starts) last season.

If he clears waivers, Hudson will likely be invited to the Reds' big-league camp at Spring Training as a non-roster player.

Meetings complete: Krivsky said on Friday night that he's completed one-on-one meetings with his front-office staff and has gotten up to speed. On Thursday, he dismissed baseball operations director Brad Kullman, but he did not indicate if more staff reshuffling was ahead.

"I've been impressed with the quality of people in the front office," Krivsky said.

Krivsky, who was named GM on Wednesday, will remain in Cincinnati until Sunday. He will briefly return to his Texas home before heading to Spring Training in Sarasota.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Sea Ray
02-11-2006, 01:06 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42816

Wow, it actually happened.

I still think Luke Hudson has a minor shot of becoming a successful reliever, though. Better than Mr. Bong.

I disagree. He has two strikes against him.

1) Very shaky control. As a reliever you can't afford to not throw strikes. That would drive us fans nuts

2) Injury issues. His history of arm and shoulder injuries are not conducive to relieving and he would need a lot of time to warm up. He was very good in 2004 and then regressed greatly last year. He's still a project even though he's now pushing 30.

cReds1
02-11-2006, 01:26 PM
a perfect pitcher within our budget. that is all this is. they are hoping and praying he can become something. come on!

Gallen5862
02-15-2006, 05:51 PM
Per Marc Lancaster

http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/
Sticking around

SARASOTA -- Well, Luke Hudson's still here. He cleared waivers ("I guess when you've got a six-something ERA..." he shrugged) but still is in limbo, as he hasn't officially been outrighted to Louisville.
Bong clears

Jung Keun Bong has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Louisville along with an invitation to big-league camp. His addition brings the total number of invitees to 62, half of them pitchers.

KronoRed
02-15-2006, 06:29 PM
31 pitchers, and I'm thinking the other 29 teams would want maybe 3 of them ;)

Doc. Scott
02-15-2006, 07:13 PM
I'm curious. Anyone remember the largest number of players and pitchers Jim Bowden ever brought to camp?

westofyou
02-15-2006, 07:37 PM
I'm curious. Anyone remember the largest number of players and pitchers Jim Bowden ever brought to camp?

2001

http://www.cincypost.com/2001/feb/14/reds021401.html


The Reds open camp with 28 pitchers, down from 37 a year ago. It's a much more manageable number, to be sure. And Boone believes he has a logistical plan for workouts, which begin Thursday, that will allow each of them to get plenty of work.

2002



Reds manager Bob Boone was in town last week for a two-day meeting with his coaching staff to map out a daily logistical plan for spring training. The toughest part of that plan, of course, had to do with how to find work for the 37 pitchers invited to big league camp.

http://www.cincypost.com/2002/jan/14/rednot011402.html

Gallen5862
02-16-2006, 02:55 PM
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/
Hudson in the fold

Luke Hudson has signed a one-year major league contract and accepted an outright assignment to Louisville. That means he's in camp as a non-roster invitee, bringing the tally to 63 players in camp.

princeton
02-16-2006, 03:31 PM
I'm curious. Anyone remember the largest number of players and pitchers Jim Bowden ever brought to camp?

Don Gullett says 247, but he was just working with the pitchers.

Jose Cardenas says 113, but he was just working with the five-toolers


Ron Oester says 84, but he was just working with the 30 year old utility middle infielders who couldn't really play middle infield

Gallen5862
02-16-2006, 08:31 PM
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/
He's the expert

SARASOTA -- What with all the confusion over Luke Hudson's major-minor situation, I decided to go straight to the Reds' MLB rules guru, Mr. Dean Taylor. Here's his response:

"Waivers were secured (once) to allow us to outright Hudson to
Louisville. Because he was a potential minor league free agent, under
MLB rules he must sign a major league contract prior to being
outrighted. This rule applies to any potential minor league free agent
who is outrighted during the off-season after October 15 of the previous
year (Bong, Hancock and Kozlowski are in the same category)."

One day, perhaps I'll understand all (I'd settle for most) of MLB's various rules and regs.

KronoRed
02-16-2006, 10:44 PM
I get it.

Kind of :help: