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redsandrails
08-05-2006, 10:59 AM
The Padres are literally giving him away. They are willing to pay his salary (partially covered by insurance). He's a decent LH bat.... Not incredibly old at 35. You gotta think his bad numbers the past few years are at least partially because of his injury. Looking at his recent road stats though over a full year he would project to about a .800-.900 OPS and 15-20
HR. Based on his road stats from a few years ago though he looks capable of 35+ HR. I mean not a complete savior by any means but not a bad option to have in the mix for peanuts (I am guessing they'd take a Miguel Perez type prospect as the centerpiece of a deal.... Pelland should be more than enough). Heck, LaRue even would be a possibility as Piazza is probably leaving... they might do that if they didn't pay any of Klesko's contract.

Joseph
08-05-2006, 11:36 AM
Where do we play him?

PuffyPig
08-05-2006, 12:24 PM
Why would his salary be covered by insurance unless he wasn't healthy enough to play?

KronoRed
08-05-2006, 04:42 PM
Where do we play him?
He stinks in the OF and we have enough guys who can play 1st

No thanks :D

Jpup
08-05-2006, 04:44 PM
trade them Aurilia for him.

Joseph
08-05-2006, 04:44 PM
He stinks in the OF and we have enough guys who can play 1st

No thanks :D

Exactly!

KronoRed
08-05-2006, 04:48 PM
trade them Aurilia for him.
Nah, Rich can play 3rd or 2nd, Klesko is just 1B

princeton
08-05-2006, 04:49 PM
Why would his salary be covered by insurance unless he wasn't healthy enough to play?

Suckitude Insurance.

It's the opposite of Insurance That Sucks, which is what I have

Jpup
08-05-2006, 04:52 PM
Nah, Rich can play 3rd or 2nd, Klesko is just 1B

so.;)

StillFunkyB
08-05-2006, 07:18 PM
If the Reds are going to pick someone up off the scrap heap, I would rather it be Jose Cruz Jr.

Falls City Beer
08-05-2006, 07:51 PM
I imagine Klesko was a roid head. He always struck me as a bit puffy.

flyer85
08-05-2006, 07:55 PM
Reds need a another LH bat. However, I doubt they do anything.

KronoRed
08-06-2006, 12:18 AM
I imagine Klesko was a roid head. He always struck me as a bit puffy.
Hard to tell when his numbers took a dump when they moved into that huge place.

TC81190
08-07-2006, 09:04 PM
Suckitude Insurance.

It's the opposite of Insurance That Sucks, which is what I have

Yeah.

If you can pick up players that may provide you worth, you always do it.

marcshoe
08-07-2006, 11:09 PM
--nm--

Raisor
08-08-2006, 10:51 AM
I imagine Klesko was a roid head. He always struck me as a bit puffy.


That was the rumor around here in Atlanta ten years ago.