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Gallen5862
11-20-2006, 12:08 AM
Who is Gabriel Suarez does anyone have any info on him?
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/news/262832.html
Cincinnati Reds
Signed OF Carson Kainer (14)
Acquired SS Gabriel Suarez from Rockies for future considerations

edabbs44
11-20-2006, 12:18 AM
Who is Gabriel Suarez does anyone have any info on him?
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/news/262832.html
Cincinnati Reds
Signed OF Carson Kainer (14)
Acquired SS Gabriel Suarez from Rockies for future considerations

33rd round pick in 2003 by the Expos out of Arcadia HS in Arizona.

26th round pick in 2004 by the Expos out of South Mountain CC.

Doesn't look like anything to be excited about.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Gabriel%20Suarez&pos=SS&sid=t460&t=p_pbp&pid=446547

Gallen5862
11-20-2006, 12:33 AM
Thanks for the info edabbs44.

TOBTTReds
11-20-2006, 01:26 PM
Doesn't look like anything to be excited about.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Gabriel%20Suarez&pos=SS&sid=t460&t=p_pbp&pid=446547

What do you mean? This is huge. Right up Krivsky's alley. All defense at SS. Can't get much better....

(joking of course)

edabbs44
11-20-2006, 02:50 PM
What do you mean? This is huge. Right up Krivsky's alley. All defense at SS. Can't get much better....

(joking of course)

I heard they are negotiating a long term, multi-million dollar contract as we speak.

corkedbat
11-20-2006, 03:56 PM
I heard they are negotiating a long term, multi-million dollar contract as we speak.

I caught a foul ball bare-handed last season - they offered me
a year at league minimum with incentives and a players option on a 2nd year at $2M.


Turned 'em down - didn't want redzoners pickin' at my periphreals. :evil:

redsmetz
11-29-2006, 05:31 PM
Who is Gabriel Suarez does anyone have any info on him?
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/minors/news/262832.html
Cincinnati Reds
Signed OF Carson Kainer (14)
Acquired SS Gabriel Suarez from Rockies for future considerations

I was just looking at Transactions and see I completely missed this minor league move. It's very curious because he didn't even get off the Interstate last year in the GCL. I'm wondering if maybe they're considering converting this guy into a pitcher.

redsmetz
12-01-2006, 10:55 PM
I've been really puzzled about this transaction. It's one thing to pick up a player as a Free Agent to fill out your minor league rosters, but this guy was acquired "for future considerations" and he hit a buck sixty-five this year at a low, short-season Single A team for the Rockies. I'm intrigued by it because I think there's more to the story, but I can't figure it out. And please, I'm not hoping to instigate a "what the heck is WK or the team doing" thing.

I wrote to a reporter that covered this kid's team last year for some insight and got this reply back:


My impressions of Suarez are that he's a good-field, no-hit player. He's a
pretty versatile player - he played every infield position last year - who
makes a nice pivot on the double play and doesn't make too many mistakes.
However, his offensive abilities won't be enough to get him to the majors
and maybe not even above Double-A level.
I only talked to him a few times last year because of his lack of playing
time, but he realizes he's not a high-priority player. Unfortunately, he
played like it, and, as a result, the manager didn't show much faith in him.
His focus and intensity seemed to be lacking most of the time.
He seems to know the game pretty well, however. I wouldn't be surprised if
his best years are ahead of him as a coach or manager.
Hope that helps.

Good luck to the Reds this year. I wish they hadn't gotten rid of Austin
Kearns.

I'm still guessing they see a live arm or something and hope to perhaps convert him to a pitcher. That's strictly a guess on my part.

P.S. I left in his last line. I'm sure some will appreciate the sentiment.

redsmetz
12-02-2006, 05:52 PM
Well my son dared me to ask about this trade while at Redsfest, so I did. Wayne and Terry Reynolds looked at each other, asked "Who?" and said they didn't know anything about it. Apparently Baseball America made a mistake.

dougflynn23
12-02-2006, 06:53 PM
Well my son dared me to ask about this trade while at Redsfest, so I did. Wayne and Terry Reynolds looked at each other, asked "Who?" and said they didn't know anything about it. Apparently Baseball America made a mistake.:confused: My brother was there when you asked that question and texted me saying he felt bad for some guy who asked about a trade that had never happened!

Gallen5862
12-02-2006, 07:38 PM
Thanks Redsmetz for asking the question. That is wierd that Baseball America reported a trade.

ochre
12-02-2006, 07:54 PM
Maybe the Rockies unilaterally traded him to the Reds with the intention of considering mentioning it to the Reds in the future... :)

redsmetz
12-02-2006, 07:58 PM
:confused: My brother was there when you asked that question and texted me saying he felt bad for some guy who asked about a trade that had never happened!

Yeah, my 18 year old son kept saying, "come on, Dad, I dare, ask the question!", so I did fully expecting to hear something like "Our people think he has a live arm" or something like that. The didn't deride me and there were lots more question worse than mine. But I've emailed Baseball America's minor league guy to ask "What the....?!?". Or maybe Wayne gets back to the office and finds the memo from Johnny Almarez about the kid!

Shaknb8k
12-02-2006, 10:23 PM
that was a classic moment for me redsmelz. Krivskys face was great. He didnt have a clue who in the world that guy was. He could have been sitting on the stage beside him and would have had to introduce himself.

Chip R
12-02-2006, 10:35 PM
that was a classic moment for me redsmelz. Krivskys face was great. He didnt have a clue who in the world that guy was. He could have been sitting on the stage beside him and would have had to introduce himself.


I was there too. That was pretty funny. I was hoping that this was bogus info otherwise they would have looked pretty stupid.

paulrichjr
12-04-2006, 11:39 AM
I was there also. I would have bet $1,000,000 that you were a Redszone guy when the question was asked but then you said something about Baseball America and I didn't think about it again... I agree WayneK looked like he was completely confused. It was funny to me. I was the one that asked the Votto question and now I wish that I had asked something like this, "The offense completely disappeared after the All-Star game (for some reason) and I was wondering if you could pinpoint a reason for this collapse and do you feel that Votto could be the answer for replacing some of the offense that just completely disappeared (around the All-Star game for some reason)....."

Team Clark
12-08-2006, 11:53 AM
I was there also. I would have bet $1,000,000 that you were a Redszone guy when the question was asked but then you said something about Baseball America and I didn't think about it again... I agree WayneK looked like he was completely confused. It was funny to me. I was the one that asked the Votto question and now I wish that I had asked something like this, "The offense completely disappeared after the All-Star game (for some reason) and I was wondering if you could pinpoint a reason for this collapse and do you feel that Votto could be the answer for replacing some of the offense that just completely disappeared (around the All-Star game for some reason)....."

Directors of Player Development are often granted the latitude to deal make Minor league deals w/o the GM's approval. Almost entirely these deals center around players not on the 40 man roster, but rather fringe players or roster fillers. Keep in mind each level normally only has 3-5 players the big Club sees as a prospect. These types of transactions typically happen in December and in February when rosters are realigned or trimmed. During ST the waiver wire that is sent out includes several categories: Players who are being released unconditionally, players who are being released with a "positive" release, the dreaded "negative" release and players who are needed to be moved with compensation. This list is often referred to as the "comp" list. The comp list is usually designated with what type of compensation that is needed. Future considerations, 1 for 1, cash, etc... Pretty neat actually.