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reds44
10-31-2006, 10:50 PM
In addition, Eddie Guardado, Scott Schoeneweis, Todd Hollandsworth and Ryan Franklin have officially filed for free agency. Mercker is the only Red eligible who has yet to file.


C/O Marc's blog.

cincyinco
10-31-2006, 10:59 PM
so which of these guys nets us draft compesation?

Patrick Bateman
10-31-2006, 11:21 PM
so which of these guys nets us draft compesation?

We have to offer arbitration.

vaticanplum
11-01-2006, 12:08 AM
Of course, we all know who else filed for free agency today: Mr. Zitotastic :KoolAid:

Bernie Williams filed too...I'm very curious to see what happens there.

mth123
11-01-2006, 04:58 AM
First Clayton and now Franklin.

See, the Reds have already improved at SS and on the mound.

RedLegSuperStar
11-01-2006, 05:59 AM
Schoenewies is the only one I would try to bring back...

redsfan4445
11-01-2006, 08:37 AM
Schoenewies is the only one I would try to bring back...

I agree 100%

MrCinatit
11-01-2006, 08:44 AM
I third that.

Heath
11-01-2006, 08:45 AM
Bernie Williams filed too...I'm very curious to see what happens there.

Retirement. Or Tampa Bay. :D

Heath
11-01-2006, 08:46 AM
Schoenewies is the only one I would try to bring back...

Maybe he could mentor Shack as a LOOGY at a discount price.

It would drive Narron up a wall (or it may hasten his departure) - but I'd just like to see a bunch of kids in the bully and find a few with some steel marbles and let'em go after it. A little fire in the belly and naiveity could go a long way - and hey, what could it hurt?

registerthis
11-01-2006, 08:57 AM
Retirement. Or Tampa Bay. :D

That's the same thing, isn't it?

pahster
11-01-2006, 09:04 AM
Schoenewies is the only one I would try to bring back...

Career 5.01 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. No thanks, although he's dominated lefties over the last three years to the tune of a .563 OPS against. He'll likely want too much money to be a LOOGY, though.

Strikes Out Looking
11-01-2006, 09:10 AM
Maybe he could mentor Shack as a LOOGY at a discount price.

It would drive Narron up a wall (or it may hasten his departure) - but I'd just like to see a bunch of kids in the bully and find a few with some steel marbles and let'em go after it. A little fire in the belly and naiveity could go a long way - and hey, what could it hurt?

I don't disagree with this, however, it seems Mr. Narron and too many young players may be a mix for disaster.

M2
11-01-2006, 09:58 AM
I'd be surprised if the Reds can get compensation for anyone but Aurilia. IIRC, you've got to be top 40% to qualify under the new rules.


Career 5.01 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. No thanks, although he's dominated lefties over the last three years to the tune of a .563 OPS against. He'll likely want too much money to be a LOOGY, though.

I'm thinking the same basic thing. To stick with the Reds he'd want more than the $2.75M he made last season. Players usually don't take pay cuts from their current employer. Plus, the Blue Jays dumped the guy when they still had a shot at making the playoffs. That ought to scream caveat emptor to folks.

TOBTTReds
11-01-2006, 10:14 AM
Filing for free agency is like when guys are on waiver in August. Everyone (without a signed contract) does it, and it doesn't mean much.

marcshoe
11-01-2006, 10:20 AM
What will Narron do without Franklin, though? The many times during the game when he couldn't remember anyone else's name so he called Franklin to pitch in important situations...will Narron actually be forced to think about what he's doing?

cincyinco
11-01-2006, 11:38 AM
We have to offer arbitration.


Of course, I meant should we offer any of them arbitration. Anyone have any idea what these guys would classify as? i.e. type A, B, C..

osuceltic
11-01-2006, 11:38 AM
I may be in the minority, but I'd like to see Franklin come back. He seems to have a rubber arm that can be used a lot. I think you could do a lot worse in a long relief/emergency starter guy.

And I'm with the crowd on Schoenweis -- I wouldn't mind having him back for reasonable money, but if it's upward of last year's salary I'd stay away.

TOBTTReds
11-01-2006, 02:29 PM
I may be in the minority, but I'd like to see Franklin come back.

Safe bet

Highlifeman21
11-01-2006, 02:47 PM
What will Narron do without Franklin, though? The many times during the game when he couldn't remember anyone else's name so he called Franklin to pitch in important situations...will Narron actually be forced to think about what he's doing?

Narron will give us, as fans, a new reason to hate him and a new reliever to equally despise.

I have little doubt that these will become reality.

Heath
11-01-2006, 03:07 PM
Narron will give us, as fans, a new reason to hate him and a new reliever to equally despise.

I have little doubt that these will become reality.

I'd take 3-1 odds that person is Rheal Cormier.

He's got Veteran Precense, you know.

Matt700wlw
11-01-2006, 03:59 PM
That's the same thing, isn't it?

Are you saying the Reds brought Paul Wilson OUT of retirement a few years back? :D

registerthis
11-01-2006, 06:20 PM
Are you saying the Reds brought Paul Wilson OUT of retirement a few years back? :D

No, I'm saying they paid him $8 million to *continue* his retirement...