View Full Version : Bowden kicks off offseason in a big way

11-06-2006, 07:18 PM
Today, off the AP wire:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS--Agreed to terms with INF Josh Wilson, OF Michael Restovich, RHP Tim Redding and RHP Joel Hanrahan to one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with RHP Jermaine Van Buren, RHP T.J. Nall, RHP Colby Lewis, RHP Felix Diaz, RHP Eduardo Valdez, RHP John Hall, RHP Winston Abreu, RHP Jim Magrane, LHP Mike Bacsik, RHP Billy White, RHP Chris Michalak, C Juan Brito, C Danny Ardoin, INF Joe Thurston, INF Alejandro Machado, OF Darnell McDonald and OF Wayne Lydon to minor league contracts.


I wonder if "RHP John Hall" is actually Josh???

11-06-2006, 07:24 PM
I dunno. It seems like a lot of transactions, but my initial response to the whole lot is "meh." The only one that I recognized was Michalak.

11-06-2006, 07:46 PM
The guys I would of like the Reds to obtain would of been: Michael Restovich, Joel Hanrahan, and former Reds RHP Eduardo Valdez and RHP Josh Hall

If that didn't answer your question then yes that was Josh Hall. This from the Nationals website on the former Reds:

Valdez, 26, is 50-35 with a 3.64 ERA in seven professional seasons within the Reds organization, during which he walked just 2.6 batters per 9.0 innings pitched. In 2006, Valdez went 7-10 with a 3.89 ERA in 29 games (23 starts) pitching for Chattanooga of the Double-A Southern League.

Hall pitched at the Triple-A and Double-A levels for Cincinnati in 2006, going a combined 10-9 with a 3.56 ERA (60 ER/151.2 IP) in 26 starts. The 10 wins were a career high for Cincinnati's seventh-round selection in the 1998 First-Year Player Draft. The 25 year-old, who was born, raised and resides in Lynchburg, VA, is 50-50 with a 3.74 ERA in seven professional seasons spent entirely in the Reds' system. He went 0-2 with a 6.57 ERA in six games (five starts) with Cincinnati during his big league debut in 2003.

11-06-2006, 07:50 PM
Jim Bowden aka the pain in my A$$

11-06-2006, 08:20 PM
Nice signings in Hanrahan and Nall.

11-06-2006, 08:31 PM
What?! You're telling me Brian L. Hunter retired?

Tom Servo
11-06-2006, 09:11 PM

I like how Bowden not only has a thing for former Reds when he was GM, but also for guys who were Reds after he was fired.

^ I actually just looked up Michalak's career on baseballreference.com and it turns out we first got him briefly in a trade in 2003 the day JimBo was fired. Weird.