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Unassisted
10-31-2006, 11:47 AM
From a longer story on free agent filings at the Cincy Post (http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061031/SPT0501/610310332/1013/SPT) today...


Reds pitcher Paul Wilson filed conditionally, awaiting a decision by the team on its $3.75 million option.

guttle11
10-31-2006, 11:49 AM
For the love of sanity, Wayne, don't do it...

savafan
10-31-2006, 11:50 AM
Is there an option to make him a minor league pitching coach? ;)

Red Leader
10-31-2006, 11:51 AM
This scares me, somewhat. If the Reds truly had no interest in Paul Wilson, they would have declined his option immediately and wouldn't have let Wilson file conditionally. They also owe Wilson the courtesy of not "stringing him along" by not immediately deciding whether the option will be picked up or not.

top6
10-31-2006, 11:54 AM
why do they owe wilson a courtesy? i mean, he seems like a good guy, but they just paid him ~ $10 million to not pitch for two years. i think the reds can do whatever they want.

that said, picking up that option would be insane.

Patrick Bateman
10-31-2006, 11:55 AM
There is no chance that Krivsky picks up this option.

Big Daddy P
10-31-2006, 03:12 PM
Don't let that reds clubhouse door smack you in the arse Paulie on your way out.

This guy's not worth 2 cents, much less millions that could go to a real ballplayer with something left in the tank!

I hear the Kunkalifka Juevos Crackers are in need of an arm...

Strikes Out Looking
10-31-2006, 03:33 PM
I would not pick up his option if I was WK, however, I hope the Reds invite him to ST with a minor league deal. He is one of the hardest working Reds over the last few years, and he'd be a plus for the team if he has anything left in his arm (which I doubt he does).

redsmetz
10-31-2006, 03:50 PM
This scares me, somewhat. If the Reds truly had no interest in Paul Wilson, they would have declined his option immediately and wouldn't have let Wilson file conditionally. They also owe Wilson the courtesy of not "stringing him along" by not immediately deciding whether the option will be picked up or not.

To be honest, I think this is just a formality and is just following the scheduling of these things. Only a few teams have picked up players options thus far - two clubs, four players (Twins and Chisox). It's doubtful that the Reds will exercise Wilson's option. The conditional filing is merely procedural.

Tom Lawless Fan
10-31-2006, 04:25 PM
Paul Wislon is real man and plays the game right they need to keep him around to teach some of those younger guys how to get guys out.

Arorro could use some lesson time from Wislon.

Heath
10-31-2006, 04:25 PM
I wouldn't pick up Wilson even if it was a $3.75 option.

Thanks for the memories Paul. Hope you have a nice nest egg in your IRA.

flyer85
10-31-2006, 04:43 PM
I wouldn't pick up Wilson even if it was a $3.75 option.
I would pass on a $75 option

BRM
10-31-2006, 04:44 PM
I would pass on a $75 option

But he's a real man.

flyer85
10-31-2006, 04:48 PM
But he's a real man.Ok, I'll take the $75 option. :D

Raisor
10-31-2006, 06:07 PM
I didn't want Wilson on the team when he first signed. I REALLY don't want him now.

MrCinatit
10-31-2006, 06:30 PM
Is there even a chance of him pitching next year?
No thanks.

WVRedsFan
11-01-2006, 02:14 AM
Is there even a chance of him pitching next year?
No thanks.

I don't think so. And if he does, he'd be more of the same. It's a shame that the Paul Wilson who came up with the Mets didn't ever reach his potential and so many in the Reds organization were so smitten with him. An injury waiting to happen, he got the big contract with a known injury (or so they say). Remember our fearless leader saying on the day he took over that "when Wilson comes back..."



Goodbye, Paul.

harangatang
11-01-2006, 02:20 AM
Is there even a chance of him pitching next year?
No thanks.I hear Billings might have a few openings.

mth123
11-01-2006, 04:49 AM
An injury waiting to happen, he got the big contract with a known injury (or so they say).

The sad part is that we call his two years at $8 Million a big contract. No pitcher on the market who projects to the rotation will get anything near that low now. It was a waste because everyone knew he was going to be hurt and I totally agree it was stupid. But it wasn't really big money.

Chip R
11-01-2006, 08:04 AM
The Reds have declined Wilson's option. It was in the Post today.

Heath
11-01-2006, 08:51 AM
The Reds have declined Wilson's option. It was in the Post today.

Wow - the afternoon paper's already out???

:D

registerthis
11-01-2006, 08:59 AM
Arorro could use some lesson time from Wislon.

What could "Arroro" learn? How to balloon his ERA and cease being an effective pitcher?

Jr's Boy
11-01-2006, 12:21 PM
Wilson's basically asking if anyone now would pay him to continue rehabbing.

deltachi8
11-01-2006, 05:35 PM
Paul Wislon is real man and plays the game right they need to keep him around to teach some of those younger guys how to get guys out.

Arorro could use some lesson time from Wislon.

It isn't lik ethe guy was dead this year, Wilson was around and I'm sure used his best "real man play the game right" lectures on Bronson all summer.

redsmetz
11-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Wow - the afternoon paper's already out???

:D

I meant to mention this earlier, but it seems the Post puts their Sports stories online fairly early. It's the front page and local sections that don't show up until the paper hits the streets (and who knows when that is!).