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PuffyPig
07-07-2006, 06:08 PM
A St. Louis radio station is reporting that Ponson has been DFA'ed.

Sure he's pitched bad, but actually better than Weaver, and his last start was decent.

RedsManRick
07-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Stay away. Stay far, far away. (after all, he might eat you)

KronoRed
07-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Former twin? that's the most important thing

Matt700wlw
07-07-2006, 06:30 PM
Honestly, it can't be worse than Joe Mays.

(or skinnier)

Falls City Beer
07-07-2006, 06:30 PM
Absolutely worth a look.

Caveat Emperor
07-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Absolutely worth a look.

He and Ryan Freel can share driving tips. :evil:

Falls City Beer
07-07-2006, 06:43 PM
He and Ryan Freel can share driving tips. :evil:

At least be his sponsor.

But honestly, I think he could help the Reds' bully WAY more than Guardado.

reds44
07-07-2006, 06:59 PM
Why not? Can't be worse the Mays.

Raisor
07-07-2006, 07:14 PM
Isn't it time to call Jeff Shaw's agent? I hear he's been hanging by the phone.

RedLegSuperStar
07-07-2006, 08:13 PM
Isn't it time to call Jeff Shaw's agent? I hear he's been hanging by the phone.

Heck I want the "Nasty Boys" Call Randy Myers and Rob Dibble!

RedLegSuperStar
07-07-2006, 08:15 PM
A St. Louis radio station is reporting that Ponson has been DFA'ed.

Sure he's pitched bad, but actually better than Weaver, and his last start was decent.

I'd take him.. only if St. Louis picks up his breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack bill!

Hubba
07-07-2006, 08:17 PM
Stay away. Stay far, far away. (after all, he might eat you)Is he gay?

RedLegSuperStar
07-07-2006, 08:24 PM
Is he gay?

No.. But his boyfriend maybe

max venable
07-07-2006, 08:31 PM
http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20060427/ponson_83349.jpg

scrappy + veteran + old guy = next Reds starter. Oh but wait, JN doesn't like fat guys. Oh well.

RedLegSuperStar
07-07-2006, 08:35 PM
http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20060427/ponson_83349.jpg

scrappy + veteran + old guy = next Reds starter. Oh but wait, JN doesn't like fat guys. Oh well.

Eh.. He could go on the Skyline Diet!

harangatang
07-07-2006, 08:36 PM
. Oh but wait, JN doesn't like fat guys. Oh well.
JN only like fat chicks. ;)

IslandRed
07-07-2006, 10:29 PM
Just saw confirmation of this:

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060707&content_id=1545252&vkey=news_stl&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl

MattyHo4Life
07-07-2006, 10:35 PM
[IMG]Oh but wait, JN doesn't like fat guys. Oh well.

He doesn't like young fat guys. So he should like Ponson. :)

Outshined_One
07-07-2006, 10:36 PM
You really want this guy?

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/c63e5b40-4afa-41db-a84d-32a547d8236f.jpg

Prior to this picture being taken, So Taguchi was walking out of the shower with a towel around his waist.

Unfortunately, he picked the wrong time to walk past the buffet table.

savafan
07-07-2006, 10:37 PM
No way the Cards would deal Ponson to the Reds to help Cincy.

KronoRed
07-07-2006, 10:40 PM
If the outright dump him they might not have a choice

Gallen5862
07-07-2006, 10:42 PM
We could trade them Hammonds and the Q for Ponson. If they ask for more we throw in Mays to the deal. :)

IslandRed
07-07-2006, 10:43 PM
Unless there's something else involved besides being a mediocre pitcher, he's not bad enough to not get trade offers. Teams are starved for pitching. If Dave Williams and Jason Johnson didn't get through, Ponson won't.

cumberlandreds
07-08-2006, 10:00 AM
Stay away. Stay far, far away. (after all, he might eat you)

Yes,stay far away. This guy has a lot of baggage off the field. He has some drinking runs while in Baltimore. If the Cards are giving up on him I would say other things except the pitching is involved.

membengal
07-08-2006, 10:02 AM
No way the Cards would deal Ponson to the Reds to help Cincy.

But they WOULD do it because it would affirmively hurt the Reds. Jocketty aint' stupid.

Jpup
07-08-2006, 10:07 AM
But they WOULD do it because it would affirmively hurt the Reds. Jocketty aint' stupid.

I'm not sure Jocketty is all he's cracked up to be. Look at their minor league system, I'm not sure it's any better than the Reds. It may be even worse. He traded for Jeff Weaver because he didn't have anyone to put in the rotation. He got robbed by Billy Beane in Oakland on the Mulder trade and he let Reggie Sanders walk without a viable alternative in the outfield. Yes the Cardinals have had a good run, but they haven't won it all and it looks like the kingdom is going to come crashing down quickly. The Cardinals are getting pretty old IMO.

IslandRed
07-08-2006, 10:40 AM
But they WOULD do it because it would affirmively hurt the Reds. Jocketty aint' stupid.

Sidney Ponson won't hurt the Reds as long as it's Joe Mays he's bumping out of the rotation. :help:

membengal
07-08-2006, 10:42 AM
Crap for crap is still crap. They need to get better, not stay the same.

IslandRed
07-08-2006, 11:16 AM
Not all levels of crap are equivalent, but after taking a closer look at Ponson's recent game log, he's not much of an upgrade over Joe Mays right now, and that's saying something.

But generally speaking, we're talking about a fifth starter here, and little upgrades help, too. If we can scrounge up a guy who, unlike Mays, gives us a real chance to win the games he starts, I'll take him, as long as the cost in money or prospects doesn't limit our ability to keep pursuing better pitchers too.

Falls City Beer
07-08-2006, 11:18 AM
I'm telling you, he's a bullpenner waiting to happen.

Marc D
07-08-2006, 02:00 PM
I watched most of Ponson's start last weekend vs KC, vintage Mays/Williams/Jimmah/Milton on a bad day. Lots of walkss punctuated by balls hit so hard the outfielders looked like shell shocked infantrymen. Absolutely brutal.

The telling thing to me is the Cardinals value him less than Weaver while the Reds (and everyone else) appearently see no value in Weaver.

PuffyPig
07-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Ponson has a non trade clause and can't be sent to the minors. He can force the Cards to release him (they are still responsible for his salary) and pick the team that best suits him. He'll want a promise of being a starter.

Rojo
07-08-2006, 06:25 PM
I'm telling you, he's a bullpenner waiting to happen.

You might be on to something here. Nothing keeps you outta trouble like having to pitch every day.