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jesusfan
09-13-2006, 04:29 PM
http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060912&content_id=1658974&vkey=news_sd&fext=.jsp&c_id=sd

Although Scott Williamson was traded by the Reds three seasons ago, he still calls Cincinnati home.

"I definitely didn't want to leave here," Williamson said. "I didn't think I'd ever be traded, but it's a business."

Williamson, who's been on the disabled list since Aug. 26 with a right elbow strain, has a home in southeastern Indiana, a short drive from the Queen City.

Williamson earned National League Rookie of the Year honors after going 12-7 with a 2.41 ERA for the Reds in 1999.

"This is the organization that drafted me," he said. "[Reds pitching coach] Tom Hume was like a dad to me. I still have a lot of friends here."

Williamson, who was a ninth-round selection by the Reds in the 1997 First-Year Player Draft, was traded to the Red Sox in July 2003. He was dealt to the Cubs in January 2005 before being shipped to the Padres in July.

Williamson's wife, Lisa, owns and operates an Avalon Salon and Spa in Cincinnati.

"The business is doing very well," he said. "Out of all the cities I've played in, I enjoyed it [in Cincinnati] the most. Boston was fun because we went to a World Series. Chicago was horrible."

westofyou
09-13-2006, 04:34 PM
76% of Willy's IP were with the Reds and they traded him in 2003.

CySeymour
09-13-2006, 04:36 PM
"Chicago was horrible."

Why would you say this? Probably not a good thing to be saying.

Reds1
09-13-2006, 04:41 PM
Tell it like it is SW

Joseph
09-13-2006, 04:54 PM
Why would you say this? Probably not a good thing to be saying.

I think you'd say it because it was the truth.....at least thats how I read it.

Don't you have a job that was your favorite and a job that was your least favorite?

blumj
09-13-2006, 05:00 PM
Yeah, but it's probably better not to say it. He wasn't traded there, though, he signed as a free agent.

BEETTLEBUG
09-13-2006, 05:01 PM
Would anybody like him to come back here?

REDREAD
09-13-2006, 05:06 PM
Would anybody like him to come back here?


sure, if he's a FA, I'd take a chance with him. Better than Franklin.

BEETTLEBUG
09-13-2006, 05:11 PM
Great!!!!

cincy09
09-13-2006, 05:26 PM
sure, if he's a FA, I'd take a chance with him. Better than Franklin.

I'm better than Franklin

OnBaseMachine
09-13-2006, 07:35 PM
Would anybody like him to come back here?

Absolutely, if the price if right of course. Dude has filthy stuff and is a very good pitcher when healthy. The Reds need some power arms in the pen who can get that big strikeout when needed, and Willy fits that description.

Highlifeman21
09-13-2006, 11:30 PM
Is Williamson's right arm and elbow still attached to his body?

I thought he was the right handed version of Eddie Guardado.

I loved Williamson when he was here, but I can't imagine there's much structurally left of that elbow.

RedsMan3203
09-14-2006, 12:54 AM
You have to take a chance on some guys.... Most do you work out.... But in a few cases... some do...

Dempster, Ryan for example. He isn't the best... But he should would of been nice in the back end of our pen this year.

LincolnparkRed
09-14-2006, 01:03 AM
You have to take a chance on some guys.... Most do you work out.... But in a few cases... some do...

Dempster, Ryan for example. He isn't the best... But he should would of been nice in the back end of our pen this year.

1-8 with a 1.51 WHIP would not fit my idea of a good back of the pen

The_jbh
09-14-2006, 05:24 PM
You have to take a chance on some guys.... Most do you work out.... But in a few cases... some do...

Dempster, Ryan for example. He isn't the best... But he should would of been nice in the back end of our pen this year.


Chris Carpenter says hi with his cy young in hand

TC81190
09-14-2006, 05:31 PM
Southeastern Indiana?! Uh-wha!?

Later guys, I gotta go look for Scott Williamson's house. I'll be back with tales from the dugout.

redsupport
09-14-2006, 09:37 PM
the problem is he also "misses" the strike zone