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klw
02-14-2006, 01:16 PM
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/

Minor league contract for Quinton McCracken.

flyer85
02-14-2006, 01:25 PM
Are the Reds attempting to corner the market on small, fast and low OBP type players?

RedsManRick
02-14-2006, 01:26 PM
Spring training should be interesting... backup A went 5-19, backup B went 6-17... decision time! I suppose we won't have trouble filling out a B-squad roster.

If only we could trade Quinton for his distant cousin Voros.

Gallen5862
02-14-2006, 01:28 PM
This signing is not a bad move. This provides depth to the team and he might be able to be flipped for some prospects.

M2
02-14-2006, 01:30 PM
Quintion (kiss) McCracken? (That's best said with a Scottish accent)

Clearly when coupled with Timo Perez and Scott Hatteberg signings it indicates the "Power of Tradition" will also take us back to the glory days of when the Reds cornered the market on guys with interesting names like Motorboat Jones and Skeeter Barnes.

flyer85
02-14-2006, 01:31 PM
McCracken should not be on any major league roster. He is worthless. Hopefully he will be AAA fodder.

Jpup
02-14-2006, 01:47 PM
McCracken 2005 .237/.313/.298/.611
McCracken 2002 .309/.367/.458/.825
McCracken Career .276/.337/.375/.712

He's 35. If the Reds get the 2002 Quinton McCracken, it would be nice, but I don't see it happenning. He also strikes out quite a bit for those that tend to care about that kind of thing. ;)

Doc. Scott
02-14-2006, 01:56 PM
Quinton is like Timo Perez, only older and worse in the field. But I guess he doesn't have visa problems.

pedro
02-14-2006, 02:07 PM
I think McDonalds has a copyright on that name. They sell that product out the back door in certain markets.

Cyclone792
02-14-2006, 02:15 PM
I read the post title and got excited thinking the Reds' front office had lured Voros McCracken away from Boston ...

:doh:

blumj
02-14-2006, 02:20 PM
I don't think Voros McCracken works for the Red Sox any more. He may be a free agent.

scuba17
02-14-2006, 02:40 PM
This signing is not a bad move. This provides depth to the team and he might be able to be flipped for some prospects.

prospects?

like who?

gm
02-14-2006, 02:42 PM
Quinton is like Timo Perez, only older and worse in the field. But I guess he doesn't have visa problems.

"Timo-dee and Timo-done"

LoganBuck
02-14-2006, 02:45 PM
Ernie McCracken had a pretty good hook.

redsmetz
02-14-2006, 02:45 PM
Are the Reds attempting to corner the market on small, fast and low OBP type players?

I think there's something else in the works with signing Hatteberg. I'm thinking another outfielder's going somewhere (perhaps for pitching) and Dunn'll go back to the outfield. My son commented on this when I told him about picking up Hatteberg.

Doc. Scott
02-14-2006, 02:48 PM
This signing is not a bad move. This provides depth to the team and he might be able to be flipped for some prospects.

I'd shiver to see the grades John Sickels would assign to the quality of prospect Quinton F. McCracken would bring back. Something tells me they'd resemble John Blutarsky's (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077975/) grade-point average.

REDREAD
02-14-2006, 02:50 PM
My guess is that McCracken fights for a spot on the depth chart, along with Timo. Nothing wrong with giving the guy an audtion.

It does look like Krivisky is collecting bodies to give him flexibility to trade from the thin Major League team.

Danny Serafini
02-14-2006, 03:00 PM
Somebody's got to play in Louisville next year, looks to me like a couple of Bats got signed in the past few days.

M2
02-14-2006, 03:05 PM
Emil Brown was with the Bats in 2003 and he turned out to be a useful player for the Royals last year. Sometimes a guy like this can surprise you. And if they don't, chances are they won't be playing much.

Doc. Scott
02-14-2006, 03:14 PM
Emil Brown was with the Bats in 2003 and he turned out to be a useful player for the Royals last year. Sometimes a guy like this can surprise you. And if they don't, chances are they won't be playing much.

True. He's now a millionaire, thanks to being arbitration-eligible. But there's a difference: Brown had a little power and could hit. McCracken and Perez, not so much. Perhaps they should be dubbed the Banjo Twins.

M2
02-14-2006, 03:19 PM
True. He's now a millionaire, thanks to being arbitration-eligible. But there's a difference: Brown had a little power and could hit. McCracken and Perez, not so much. Perhaps they should be dubbed the Banjo Twins.

Take 'em both back to 2002 and they'd be fine. That was probably McCracken's last gasp and Timo's career year, but it seems to me Krivsky's hunting around for a little depth in case he deals an OF. It's not like the system's going to provide anyone after Denorfia.

corkedbat
02-14-2006, 03:30 PM
All of this is can be nothing but build up to the return of Reggie Taylor!

Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Reg-gie!

KronoRed
02-14-2006, 03:46 PM
Some posters used to think that Reggie should start over Dunn

;)

deltachi8
02-14-2006, 03:47 PM
Well Reggis is fast...you need more speed in the lineup...

BRM
02-14-2006, 03:51 PM
Well Reggis is fast...you need more speed in the lineup...

Reggie could lay down a sac bunt as well.

Matt700wlw
02-14-2006, 03:59 PM
Beats Jason Romano....

:)

Doc. Scott
02-14-2006, 04:10 PM
Rally Time's now a Tiger. Sorry to squash dreams.

Chip R
02-14-2006, 04:27 PM
Rally Time's now a Tiger. Sorry to squash dreams.

Dreamsquasher. :p:

KronoRed
02-14-2006, 04:28 PM
Rally Time's now a Tiger. Sorry to squash dreams.
Breaking my heart Doc :(

NC Reds
02-14-2006, 04:40 PM
As long as he plays in AAA, this is fine by me. Denorfia has earned his shot in the bigs and I want to his him start the year in MLB.

TeamSelig
02-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Can't be too upset about a minor league deal. I wouldn't look too much into it, as far as an OFer being traded, but you never know.

M2
02-14-2006, 04:57 PM
As long as he plays in AAA, this is fine by me. Denorfia has earned his shot in the bigs and I want to his him start the year in MLB.

It's possible the Reds might figure that Denorfia will be getting infrequent reps in Cincinnati and choose to keep him in AAA to be recalled for a more significant role in case of trade or injury. They probably don't want him to stagnate.

realreds1
02-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Beats Jason Romano....

:)


Or Mark Budzinski...


Edited to add a brief run-down on the baseball life and times of one Mark Budzinski:

June 1, 1995: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 21st round of the 1995 amateur draft.

October 15, 2001: Granted Free Agency.

November 23, 2001: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.

October 15, 2002: Granted Free Agency.

November 25, 2002: Signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.

June 6, 2003: Purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Milwaukee Brewers.

October 15, 2003: Granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2003: Signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 15, 2004: Granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004: Signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.


I like how the phrase "granted free agency" becomes such a gnarly euphemism for "you suck, get outta here!"

StillFunkyB
02-14-2006, 04:59 PM
All of this is can be nothing but build up to the return of Reggie Taylor!

Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Reg-gie!

Careful, that is blasphemy in these here parts....

You know what's funny is that if this signing was made just a couple of weeks ago this board would have went ape....you know the rest...

RedsBaron
02-14-2006, 05:01 PM
I read the post title and got excited thinking the Reds' front office had lured Voros McCracken away from Boston ...

:doh:
I had the same thought (hope).

corkedbat
02-14-2006, 06:02 PM
Rally Time's now a Tiger. Sorry to squash dreams.


Perfect! Milton to Detrioit straight up! My hopes are unsquashable! :D

klw
02-14-2006, 06:12 PM
I had the same thought (hope).
Sorry for the confusion, I have edited the title.