View Full Version : Reds bow out of Astacio sweepstakes..

02-27-2006, 07:01 PM
Hmm..I would think we won the sweepstakes not signing this guy...


02-27-2006, 07:04 PM
me sentiments exactly we dont' need anymore old vets who give um up like its' give away day at the stadium

Doc. Scott
02-27-2006, 07:48 PM
The best move Wayne Krivsky can not make.

02-27-2006, 07:55 PM
Thank the Baseball Gods.

02-27-2006, 08:02 PM
and there was much rejoicing

02-27-2006, 09:52 PM
OB would have given him 3 years. :bang:

I'm loving Wayne's World! :thumbup:

alex trevino
02-27-2006, 11:04 PM

02-27-2006, 11:34 PM
I take it that 3.17 e.r.a. he put up in death valley after he joined the Pads didn't impress y'all? :cool:

02-28-2006, 12:20 AM
I take it that 3.17 e.r.a. he put up in death valley after he joined the Pads didn't impress y'all? :cool:
Nope, that ERA in Texas would be closer to what we got.

02-28-2006, 02:20 AM
Rotoworld says Astacio signed a one year deal with the Nationals. Jimbo strikes again!:beerme:

02-28-2006, 03:08 AM
I bet he does well in that park and people will be mad at Krivo, but mark my words..he would have been Miltoniszed at GAB.

02-28-2006, 03:11 AM
The deal is $700,000 plus $500,000 if he makes the club out of ST.

According to Marc's blog there was another team in the race which jacked up the price above what the REDS were prepared to go - whatever that was.

02-28-2006, 02:55 PM
Krivsky: Astacio price too high
Pitcher signs with Nationals
By Marc Lancaster / Post staff reporter

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Reds' search for starting pitching depth is ongoing, but Pedro Astacio will not be part of the equation.

General manager Wayne Krivsky said Monday that the Reds had pulled out of the running for the right-hander after the bidding price rose too high. Later Monday afternoon, the Washington Nationals announced they had signed Astacio to an incentive-laden major league contract.

"We've been talking to his agent for a long time, we've been in negotiations, and there just comes a point where the market went up for him to a point we weren't prepared to go," said Krivsky. "He had a better offer out there that had at least an equal opportunity, so we'll stay where we are right now."

Previous reports had the Nationals offering Astacio only a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The Washington Post reported Monday that Nationals GM Jim Bowden had declared his team's talks with Astacio "dead" and that Washington was "turning the page."

The Nationals' stance likely was altered when they learned that projected starter Brian Lawrence had torn his labrum and rotator cuff, sidelining him for the season.

Krivsky would not disclose what the Reds offered Astacio. The player's agent, Steve Schneider, has not returned multiple phone messages left in the last week.

In courting Astacio, the Reds were looking to backstop themselves against the possibility that Paul Wilson might not be fully recovered from shoulder surgery when the season begins. Barring a trade that nets another starter, left-hander Michael Gosling and right-hander Justin Germano appear to have the opening track for the fifth spot in the rotation, if needed.

Not that Krivsky will halt his search.

"We're still looking for pitching, that won't stop," he said. "But that's normal - there are 30 teams looking out there looking for pitching, and we just happen to be one of them."


02-28-2006, 02:58 PM
That deal could work out well for the Nats. Provided Astacio is healthy, he could slip into one of the vacant slots in the Nats rotation and pitch quite effectively in RFK. The Reds signing him would have been a mistake. The Nats signing him makes sense.