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Gallen5862
07-12-2006, 06:30 PM
I wonder does Hammond accept a AAA assignment. He might decide the Reds are his best bet to get back to the Majors.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions
Cincinnati Reds Announced pitcher Chris Hammond has cleared waivers.

Joseph
07-12-2006, 06:33 PM
When they announce things like that, isn't it typically because he might accept the assignment? Maybe it just seems that way to me.

jimbo
07-12-2006, 06:34 PM
My guess is that he retires.

Blimpie
07-12-2006, 06:38 PM
My guess is that he retires.Ditto

reds44
07-12-2006, 06:42 PM
You know it is time to retire when you are a lefty who has pitched sucessfully for many years and still nobody wants you.

Doc. Scott
07-12-2006, 07:00 PM
I'm actually surprised he cleared.

Marc D
07-12-2006, 07:04 PM
You know it is time to retire when you are a lefty who has pitched sucessfully for many years and still nobody wants you.

Yep. Every team in MLB saying no thanks to an experienced lefty with a pulse just has to tell you its time to hang it up. Of course one would think the 6.91 ERA, 36 Hits and 23 RA in 28.2 IP would do the same so who knows.

terminator
07-12-2006, 07:33 PM
Yes, I'm surprised too. What would make teams take (for example) White, Williams, Yan and Mays, but not be willing to give Hammond a shot?

Gallen5862
07-12-2006, 07:37 PM
I hope Hammond accepts the assignment. This way maybe he can work on his mechanics and then earn his way backup for the Pen. He could hopefully be like a trade deadline pitcher.

corkedbat
07-12-2006, 07:40 PM
guess this clears the way for the Tejeda/Willis/Cabrera deal, huh?

KronoRed
07-12-2006, 07:59 PM
He had a nice career..good luck to him

StillFunkyB
07-12-2006, 08:04 PM
I hope Hammond accepts the assignment. This way maybe he can work on his mechanics and then earn his way backup for the Pen. He could hopefully be like a trade deadline pitcher.

Give me two of whatever it is that your taking. :evil:

RedLegSuperStar
07-12-2006, 09:19 PM
Looks like retirement. This from rotoworld.com:

Left-hander Chris Hammond cleared waivers Wednesday and became a free agent.

Hammond was designated for assignment by the Reds on June 30.

cumberlandreds
07-12-2006, 09:38 PM
Ditto

Double Ditto from me. When a left releiver doesn't get picked up by anyone it's time to retire. He's had a nice career overall.