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Royals Fan
06-25-2006, 12:14 AM
Former Red Mike Remlinger was DFA tonight by the Braves- so the youth movement is upon us in Atlanta.

reds44
06-25-2006, 12:24 AM
He has a 4.03 ERA in 36 appearances this year. However he has a 2.45 against lefties and a 5.6 ERA vs. righties. IMO Narron would not use him as a LOOGY, so I wouldn't go after him. If we want a LOOGY we have Shack in AAA, no reason to trade for Remlinger.

But who knows, can he really be worse then some of the guys we have up here?

KronoRed
06-25-2006, 12:26 AM
Get him.

Reds1
06-25-2006, 12:29 AM
He has been closing a few games. This might be a decent pick up.

GOREDSGO32
06-25-2006, 12:36 AM
Bring the former Redleg back here, DFA Hammond.

edabbs44
06-25-2006, 12:37 AM
Please get him Wayne.

redsupport
06-25-2006, 01:33 AM
he is way better than hammonds

KronoRed
06-25-2006, 01:36 AM
he is way better than hammonds
..and Burns..and Weathers..and Yan.. ;)

Jpup
06-25-2006, 06:25 AM
For some reason, I think there are a ton of teams that are going to be going after him. He kind of sounds defeated though. That happens when you are let go, for any reason, from a job. He won't be unemployed long.

http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060624&content_id=1522065&vkey=news_atl&fext=.jsp&c_id=atl



ST. PETERSBURG -- At 40 years old, Mike Remlinger knows his pitching career won't last forever. Still, he was understandably disappointed after being designated for assignment after Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay.

"You've been around here long enough, you get a feel for something's gotta give, but you never really want to fully believe that it's you," Remlinger said as he emptied his locker. "I'm at that point where if someone else is interested and it fits for my desires and my family's needs, then I'll consider it. If this is the end of the road, then I'm in a lot better place handling it than I was last year at this time. You get to the point where you start to realize that ability-wise, day in and day out, it's not what you expect. There's been stretches where it's been good and stretches where it hasn't been.

"And for what this team's going through right now, they've got other needs they need to address."

Remlinger compiled a 2-4 record and 4.03 ERA in 36 appearances for Atlanta this season, and he converted two of five save opportunities. He walked nine during that time and struck out 19. A 14-year veteran of the Major Leagues, Remlinger spent time with the Giants, Mets, Reds, Braves, Cubs and Red Sox. He fought shoulder fatigue throughout his 2005 season in Boston, leading to his release in late August.

Remlinger clawed his way into Atlanta's bullpen as a non-roster invitee this spring, marking his second stop in the city as he also played for the Braves from 1999-2002.

With many moves and even more seasons under his belt, Remlinger said he's prepared for whatever the future holds.

Even if it doesn't include baseball.

"I was obviously pleased with the opportunity, first and foremost, that was given to me, and I'm pleased with the way everything went to this point," he said. "I clear waivers on Wednesday. I'll see if the phone rings or not, and if it does, we'll figure it out from there. But if it doesn't, I'm prepared for that other end of it, too. There's a lot of things I'm looking forward to do."

The move was made to clear room on the 40-man roster for Chuck James, who is with the team already and is scheduled to be officially added to the roster Sunday before his start against the Rays.

Crash Davis
06-25-2006, 06:28 AM
Time to stick a fork in him.

It's been a good run...with some thanks to Don Gullett for jumpstarting his career.

Krusty
06-25-2006, 08:50 AM
He might be worth the look. Lord knows he can't be any worse than Mercker or Hammond.

Reds1
06-25-2006, 09:07 AM
He might be worth the look. Lord knows he can't be any worse than Mercker or Hammond.

I was thinking Burns. I can't believe he's on this team. :)

Redhook
06-25-2006, 10:46 AM
If we take Remlinger can we send Hammond back to the Braves? A nice swap of 40-year olds. Even though Remlinger is better than most of our relievers we need to rid ourselves of relievers old enough to have a kid the same age as Homer Bailey.

NastyBoy
06-25-2006, 12:38 PM
I say we pick him up and reunite him with his 1998 teammate Weathers. Are Gabe White and Danny Graves available? It would be just like old times. Sounds like a Leather Pants formula for success. :D

Matt700wlw
06-25-2006, 12:40 PM
I'm all for it if they use him correctly.

Matt700wlw
06-25-2006, 12:41 PM
If we take Remlinger can we send Hammond back to the Braves?


Nah. Just let him retire. That's what he was going to do anyway.

They can have Mike Burns though :D

Jr's Boy
06-25-2006, 12:59 PM
No way,i'd rather roll the dice with one of the minor leaguers.

penantboundreds
06-25-2006, 02:24 PM
what is wrong with hammond again?

Crash Davis
06-25-2006, 04:27 PM
He might be worth the look. Lord knows he can't be any worse than Mercker or Hammond.

Chris Hammond has been pitching much better than Remlinger.

savafan
06-25-2006, 04:46 PM
Chris Hammond has been pitching much better than Remlinger.

Since when is a 6.41 ERA better than a 4.03 ERA?

jimbo
06-25-2006, 04:48 PM
Since when is a 6.41 ERA better than a 4.03 ERA?

Most of that inflated ERA is still left over from the first two weeks of the season. With the exception of a few outings this month, Hammond has been pretty effective since mid-April.

savafan
06-25-2006, 04:51 PM
Most of that inflated ERA is still left over from the first two weeks of the season. With the exception of a few outings this month, Hammond has been pretty effective since mid-April.

Well, Hammond's WHIP and BAA numbers are better than Remlinger's, so you may be right here.

Falls City Beer
06-25-2006, 05:08 PM
Hammond gives up the dinger and the EBHs; Remlinger mostly keeps it in the park.

But otherwise, Remlinger's been worse than Hammond.

I'd still take Rem over Hammond. But I'm not wild about either.

KronoRed
06-25-2006, 05:16 PM
What about Merc?

saboforthird
06-25-2006, 05:57 PM
Since when is a 6.41 ERA better than a 4.03 ERA?

No one said he was pitching to the tune of 6.41 the entire season. He started off horribly, LATELY he has been pitching much better. :p:

boognish
06-25-2006, 07:02 PM
What about Merc?

Unfortunately, he has bucked his trends of the last few seasons and is getting smashed by lefties--.323/.382/.903, 5 HR in 34 PA vs. .225/.283/.353, 2 HR in 111 PA in 2005 and "roughly even" LH/RH splits the last 3 seasons--if Remlinger would be an improvement, he may warrant a long look.

I agree with a previous poster that said many teams will put in waiver claims on Rem if he doesn't retire...kind of like how the Royals picked up Wellemeyer when the Marlins DFA'd him.

Regardless, my personal opinion is that Mercker didn't really fit the bill as a LOOGY at any rate...we have 2 LHP in the bullpen and both are basically fastball-changeup guys at this point of their careers. I like the guy, but he may be finished.

Crash Davis
06-25-2006, 07:20 PM
Most of that inflated ERA is still left over from the first two weeks of the season. With the exception of a few outings this month, Hammond has been pretty effective since mid-April.

Thanks. Right on.

I get pretty much of all Remlinger's games down here in Braves country. He's been a bad pitcher all year, and he puts way too many runners on base. Hammond has been downright solid since April. He's actually taken over the top set-up role lately, and while I realize that says much more about the state of the Reds' bullpen, it does show that Hammond has pitched pretty well lately.

Remlinger, on the other hand, is done. Finis. Kaput.

Falls City Beer
06-25-2006, 07:29 PM
Hammond has been back to his awful ways in June: 6.75 ERA, after being lights-out in May: 0.79. Not an enormous sample, but I'm guessing he'll end the season with an ERA over 5.00 with an OPSA of .750 or so. And that ain't helping much.

flyer85
06-25-2006, 08:13 PM
Get him.There is a reason he has been DFAed twice this year

KronoRed
06-25-2006, 10:19 PM
There is a reason he has been DFAed twice this year
I know, but he's better then what we have out there now

flyer85
06-25-2006, 10:25 PM
I know, but he's better then what we have out there nowthat may be true but it doesn't mean he is the best solution