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CincyReds2003
02-14-2006, 05:35 PM
This came down on the AP wires....

McCracken, Rhodes get minor league deals

CINCINNATI (AP) - Outfielders Quinton McCracken and Tuffy Rhodes
agreed to minor league deals today with the Cincinnati Reds.
The 35-year-old McCracken has played for Colorado, Tampa Bay,
Minnesota, Seattle and Arizona during an 11-year career.
Rhodes is 37 years old and grew up in Cincinnati. He played for
the Astros, the Cubs and the Red Sox before going to Japan, where
he spent the last 10 years.

According to this http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Rhodes_Tuffy.stm

He tied the Japanese Record for most HRs in a season(55) in 2001/

Heath
02-14-2006, 05:36 PM
Hit 3 HR's in an opening day in Chicago.

Joseph
02-14-2006, 05:42 PM
I assumed this had to be a joke, the Rhodes part anyway.

Danny Serafini
02-14-2006, 05:42 PM
I thought that was a joke title when I first read it. Louisville certainly will have an interesting team next year.

Edit: Looks like I'm a touch slow, but at least I wasn't the only one fooled!

smith288
02-14-2006, 05:42 PM
Tuffy? adding to the list of weird named players.

Jr's Boy
02-14-2006, 05:42 PM
I remember that 3 homer day like it was yesterday.Harry Carey was going nuts,or was it the alcohol?:D

KoryMac5
02-14-2006, 06:09 PM
Lets start him first game of the year and than release him.

pedro
02-14-2006, 06:15 PM
Here are Tuffy's Japanese League Stats since 1996. He actually had a pretty good career there (360 HR's).



ear Team Games PA AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR TB RBIs GWRBIs SB CS SacH SacF BB (IBB) HBP K DP LOB Avg Slg OBP RiSP Rank Err
1996 KB 130 564 501 80 147 29 1 27 259 97 - 11 8 0 5 57 (-) 1 122 10 - .293 .517 .363 - 7 5
1997 KB 135 607 511 88 157 37 0 22 260 102 - 22 8 0 5 87 (-) 4 109 7 - .307 .509 .409 - 6 6
1998 KB 134 579 494 81 127 25 0 22 218 70 - 15 3 0 4 81 (-) 0 120 14 - .257 .441 .359 - 25 6
1999 OKB 131 565 491 94 148 38 1 40 308 101 - 5 2 0 3 69 (-) 2 115 7 - .301 .627 .388 - 4 5
2000 OKB 135 589 525 85 143 25 2 25 247 89 - 6 6 0 4 58 (-) 2 134 10 - .272 .470 .345 - 21 4
2001 OKB 140 643 550 137 180 19 0 55 364 131 - 9 2 0 2 83 (-) 8 140 14 - .327 .662 .421 - 4 3
2002 OKB 138 613 534 94 145 31 2 46 318 117 - 5 2 0 3 71 (8) 5 140 10 105 .272 .596 .361 .349 17 6
2003 OKB 138 614 508 94 140 16 0 51 309 117 - 7 1 0 6 98 (11) 2 137 10 103 .276 .608 .391 .269 26 5
2004 YG 134 601 523 95 150 17 0 45 302 99 - 3 1 0 1 72 (2) 5 147 16 106 .287 .577 .378 .287 - 3
2005 YG 101 - 379 54 91 9 0 27 181 70 - 2 - 0 7 55 (-) 4 125 12 - .240 .478 .337 .234 - 3
Totals: 1316 5375 5016 902 1428 246 6 360 2766 993 0 85 33 0 40 731 (21) 33 1289 110 314 .285 .551 .377 - - 46



they keep a lot more "small ball" stats in Japan apparently.

RedLegSuperStar
02-14-2006, 06:17 PM
They sure are signing a lot of aged veterns.. Hattenberg, Hammonds, Rhodes, McCrackin, the deal for Womack... What are they planning on doing.. opening up a Senior Citizen Center at GABP?

Heath
02-14-2006, 06:20 PM
I smell a Krono lineup here soon with a get-away day Thurs afternoon business day special/senior citizens special lineup. :yikes:

Enjoy.

RedLegSuperStar
02-14-2006, 06:20 PM
Here are Tuffy's Japanese League Stats since 1996. He actually had a pretty good career there (360 HR's).



ear Team Games PA AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR TB RBIs GWRBIs SB CS SacH SacF BB (IBB) HBP K DP LOB Avg Slg OBP RiSP Rank Err
1996 KB 130 564 501 80 147 29 1 27 259 97 - 11 8 0 5 57 (-) 1 122 10 - .293 .517 .363 - 7 5
1997 KB 135 607 511 88 157 37 0 22 260 102 - 22 8 0 5 87 (-) 4 109 7 - .307 .509 .409 - 6 6
1998 KB 134 579 494 81 127 25 0 22 218 70 - 15 3 0 4 81 (-) 0 120 14 - .257 .441 .359 - 25 6
1999 OKB 131 565 491 94 148 38 1 40 308 101 - 5 2 0 3 69 (-) 2 115 7 - .301 .627 .388 - 4 5
2000 OKB 135 589 525 85 143 25 2 25 247 89 - 6 6 0 4 58 (-) 2 134 10 - .272 .470 .345 - 21 4
2001 OKB 140 643 550 137 180 19 0 55 364 131 - 9 2 0 2 83 (-) 8 140 14 - .327 .662 .421 - 4 3
2002 OKB 138 613 534 94 145 31 2 46 318 117 - 5 2 0 3 71 (8) 5 140 10 105 .272 .596 .361 .349 17 6
2003 OKB 138 614 508 94 140 16 0 51 309 117 - 7 1 0 6 98 (11) 2 137 10 103 .276 .608 .391 .269 26 5
2004 YG 134 601 523 95 150 17 0 45 302 99 - 3 1 0 1 72 (2) 5 147 16 106 .287 .577 .378 .287 - 3
2005 YG 101 - 379 54 91 9 0 27 181 70 - 2 - 0 7 55 (-) 4 125 12 - .240 .478 .337 .234 - 3
Totals: 1316 5375 5016 902 1428 246 6 360 2766 993 0 85 33 0 40 731 (21) 33 1289 110 314 .285 .551 .377 - - 46



they keep a lot more "small ball" stats in Japan apparently.

2005 batting .240, and still hitting 27 homers? How short are the walls over there?

KronoRed
02-14-2006, 06:20 PM
Stop blaming those lineups on me

Blame Boone

Buckeye33
02-14-2006, 06:22 PM
These signings mean absolutley nothing except to make sure the young players work their a$$es off in ST.

The young players are going to see these older guys playing their hearts out trying to make the team and it will up competition. And if one of them has a great spring, so what, they'll be the 5th OFer over Cruz or a young Denorfia.

All these minor league contracts amount to nothing unless one of them has a incredible spring.

Edd Roush
02-14-2006, 06:25 PM
Holy cow,

Tuffy walks a ton. Looks like Krivsky is putting SABREmatics in action.

registerthis
02-14-2006, 06:27 PM
If only we could get Donnie Sadler back, this lineup would be complete.

pedro
02-14-2006, 06:28 PM
Holy cow,

Tuffy walks a ton. Looks like Krivsky is putting SABREmatics in action.

IIRC when he got close to breaking the single season HR record over there they walked him intentionally almost ever AB.

Edd Roush
02-14-2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks Pedro,

Some times stats don't tell the whole truth and this is definately one of those cases.

Cyclone792
02-14-2006, 06:35 PM
2005 batting .240, and still hitting 27 homers? How short are the walls over there?

http://baseballguru.com/jalbright/stadiums.xls

savafan
02-14-2006, 06:43 PM
I remember that 3 homer day like it was yesterday.Harry Carey was going nuts,or was it the alcohol?:D

As do I. I picked Rhodes up on my fantasy team the next day, thinking I had a steal. :bang:

Mario-Rijo
02-14-2006, 07:02 PM
Hmmm...............Quintin Terri-Timo presents "A season in the ville". A light hearted comedy about a geriatric triple-a outfield.

Co-Produced by Robert Castellini

Directed by Wayne Krivsky

Starring: Quintin "My Knees are" McKracken, Timo "Timeless" Perez, Tuffy "I've traveled many" Rhodes and Pedro "I now glide like a buzzard" Swann!

"I was inspired" praised Country Livings top critic Jack McKeon

"My Dream Team" hails The Classifieds own Dan O'Brien

"It was all my idea" lauds Yomiyura Giants resident stats man Brad Kullman

"I could've done that" cites one anonymous ex-Baltimore O's co-ahem CRITIC

Coming to a nursing home near you in '07!!!! :thumbup:

But seriously it's no big deal.

Doc. Scott
02-14-2006, 07:12 PM
If only we could get Donnie Sadler back, this lineup would be complete.

Donnie's once again a Diamondback after missing all of 2005. Sorry, I'm Dreamcrusher again.

gm
02-14-2006, 07:28 PM
Can a Stubby Clapp deal be in the works?

savafan
02-14-2006, 07:39 PM
Can a Stubby Clapp deal be in the works?

Oh, my improv skilled mind can only hope.

corkedbat
02-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Can a Stubby Clapp deal be in the works?

An STD for the vertically challenged? :eek:

M2
02-14-2006, 08:56 PM
This cinches it, Krivsky's got a mania for flyers on guys with amusing names.

IslandRed
02-14-2006, 09:22 PM
These signings mean absolutley nothing except to make sure the young players work their a$$es off in ST.

The young players are going to see these older guys playing their hearts out trying to make the team and it will up competition. And if one of them has a great spring, so what, they'll be the 5th OFer over Cruz or a young Denorfia.

All these minor league contracts amount to nothing unless one of them has a incredible spring.

Krivsky can sign an entire team's worth of NRIs as far as I care, as long as he knows the difference between sifting through bench filler versus being infatuated with the idea of guys like Womack and Aurilia being regulars.

StillFunkyB
02-14-2006, 09:25 PM
I remember that 3 homer day like it was yesterday.Harry Carey was going nuts,or was it the alcohol?:D

Hey....Look at that guy in the sombrero!?!?!?!

CincyReds2003
02-14-2006, 09:26 PM
This cinches it, Krivsky's got a mania for flyers on guys with amusing names.

I'm waiting for Don Aase to come out of retirement and pitch for the Reds.:D

Red Heeler
02-14-2006, 09:43 PM
This cinches it, Krivsky's got a mania for flyers on guys with amusing names.

Too bad he hadn't been hired yet when Coco Crisp was on the market. We could have, ya know, actually used that guy.

MrCinatit
02-14-2006, 09:45 PM
could this mean the much awaited return of some of my old favorites, such as Shooty Babbit, Pookey Reese, Rusty Kuntz, Porfi Altamirano, Gookie Dawkins and Jim Sexton?

IowaRed
02-14-2006, 09:46 PM
I could understand if Krivsky was taking wild flyers on pitchers, hoping to catch some lightning in a bottle. I know they need bodies in ST and at Louisville but shouldn't they be live bodies?

Heath
02-14-2006, 10:09 PM
Paging Biff Pocoroba & Mark Lemonjello. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Next, Jim Bouton returns to Reds camp as a 63yr old NRI to teach the knuckleball & literary reading classics.

KronoRed
02-14-2006, 10:10 PM
We have a 2 page topic on Tuffy Rhodes? :help:

max venable
02-14-2006, 10:12 PM
Maybe they signed Tuffy specifically for Opening Day and then cut him immediately. I mean, dude knows how to play on OD. Is McCracken a game 2 phenom? Next WayKriv will look for someone who has solid game 3 career numbers. I'm just afraid the cupboard might start getting bare come, oh, game 138 or so...

Heath
02-14-2006, 11:02 PM
We have a 2 page topic on Tuffy Rhodes? :help:

six more replys and you get a third!*

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CincyReds2003
02-14-2006, 11:05 PM
could this mean the much awaited return of some of my old favorites, such as Shooty Babbit, Pookey Reese, Rusty Kuntz, Porfi Altamirano, Gookie Dawkins and Jim Sexton?


Or Wayne Krenchicki and Bob Owchinko-sp.

KronoRed
02-14-2006, 11:43 PM
six more replys and you get a third!*

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Go for it.

alex trevino
02-14-2006, 11:44 PM
Tuffy Rhodes and Quentin McCrackin all in th same day! Can't wait to see who is signed tomorrow...Is Chad Curtis out there somewhere?

savafan
02-15-2006, 12:00 AM
Still need Paul Assenmacher, Roland Office and Razor Shines to be invited to camp

pedro
02-15-2006, 12:25 AM
I wonder if Larry Biittner is available.

Danny Serafini
02-15-2006, 01:09 AM
We definately need Sixto Lezcano in camp.

alex trevino
02-15-2006, 08:09 AM
I am sure Barry Foote is still unsigned.

CincyFalcon
02-15-2006, 08:37 AM
Isn't Dick Pole a pitching coach somewhere in the league(Brewers?)??? The Reds are always looking for some help in that dept.

Strikes Out Looking
02-15-2006, 09:11 AM
Boots Day is now competing at 2b.

Chip R
02-15-2006, 10:11 AM
Bring back Motorboat Jones!

deltachi8
02-15-2006, 10:16 AM
Porkchop Pugh

Heath
02-15-2006, 11:07 AM
Dear Krono -

We've reached 3 pages.

You're Welcome.

Sincerely,
RL @ redszone.com


:D

:owned: <---Krono

Heath
02-15-2006, 11:08 AM
Why don't we re-assign Tim Naerhing from the minor league camp to NRI?

KronoRed
02-15-2006, 12:40 PM
Dear Krono -

We've reached 3 pages.

You're Welcome.

Sincerely,
RL @ redszone.com


:D

:owned: <---Krono
Not on 30 posts per page

Pick it up Kids! ;)

Slyder
02-15-2006, 12:41 PM
I want to see Rafael Bustamante back :D

Chip R
02-15-2006, 12:48 PM
Bring back Wonderful Terrific Monds, Jr.

klw
02-15-2006, 02:24 PM
What about Arquemedez Pozo? For added middle infield depth.