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Redus
03-23-2006, 02:07 PM
KFFL is reporting we were turned down by Ismael Valdez today because he wants more gauranteed money......hmmm I didnt even know he was on our radar.:eek:

IowaRed
03-23-2006, 02:09 PM
he might be worth a look but not for a bunch of guaranteed money

Krivsky should say "If you change your mind.....call me Ismael"

Joseph
03-23-2006, 02:11 PM
Krivsky should say "If you change your mind.....call me Ismael"


Booooo. :)

Johnny Footstool
03-23-2006, 02:12 PM
I want more money, too. The main difference between Ismael Valdez and me is that I know I'm not going to get it.

KronoRed
03-23-2006, 02:18 PM
I want more money, too. The main difference between Ismael Valdez and me is that I know I'm not going to get it.
You can ask..claim to be a lefty and who knows what'll happen :D

klw
03-23-2006, 02:20 PM
I want more money, too. The main difference between Ismael Valdez and me is that I know I'm not going to get it.



Can you catch or play 2nd too?

HalMorrisRules
03-23-2006, 02:23 PM
This was in Hal's notes column today:


Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky tried his best to sign free agent pitcher Ismael Valdez. And he had help from former Reds infielder Juan Castro, who has the same agent, Oscar Suarez, as Valdez.

"I told Valdez he could be No. 2, or even No. 1 for the Reds and that it is a good organization with good people, but he wouldn't listen," said Castro, an infielder for the Minnesota Twins. "He wanted more guaranteed money."

Valdez remains unsigned but Krivsky said, "We couldn't wait, we had to move on."

Thank goodness for small favors.

traderumor
03-23-2006, 02:28 PM
More money? He had a 5.22 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP last year for Florida, which means some innings in Pro Players Stadium. He shouldn't even turn down a minor league contract with his last three years of work. I don't even see why we would offer more than that.

Red Leader
03-23-2006, 02:32 PM
"I told Valdez he could be No. 2, or even No. 1 for the Reds


:all_cohol

Heath
03-23-2006, 03:17 PM
well, don't worry - if he wants to pitch this year and put food on the table - we might see him next week.

jmcclain19
03-23-2006, 03:45 PM
:all_cohol

Well - I see Castro's argument. After all, Castro was a starting 3B here, yet is a bench warmer elsewhere

Johnny Footstool
03-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Can you catch or play 2nd too?

No, but I'll bet I can put up an ERA and WHIP comparable to Valdez.

I'll bet you could, too.

And 95% of Redszoners. And my little sister.