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Tom Servo
02-01-2007, 03:54 PM
Per Trent:


The Reds signed RHP Brian Meadows to a minor league contract and he will be invited to major league camp.

The team also agreed to terms on one-year contracts with LHP Jon Coutlangus, OF Chris Dickerson, LHP Phil Dumatrait, RHP Calvin Medlock and 1B Joey Votto.

pedro
02-01-2007, 03:57 PM
I don't know why I instantly thought of this....

http://www.tmalliance.com/uploads/000010/BrianFellow.jpg

redsfanfalcon
02-01-2007, 03:58 PM
Get your playoff tickets while they're hot. :(

BRM
02-01-2007, 04:01 PM
Keep throwing pitchers against the wall. One's bound to stick.

paintmered
02-01-2007, 04:03 PM
I don't know why I instantly thought of this....

http://www.tmalliance.com/uploads/000010/BrianFellow.jpg

That makes two of us.

Joseph
02-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Tracy is more likely to help us draw fans.

Red Leader
02-01-2007, 04:08 PM
I don't know why I instantly thought of this....

http://www.tmalliance.com/uploads/000010/BrianFellow.jpg

:lol:

Make that three.

Matt700wlw
02-01-2007, 04:08 PM
We shall see what we shall see...

BRM
02-01-2007, 04:11 PM
He's only 31.

Puffy
02-01-2007, 04:11 PM
Whoppie


SPLIT G IP H R HR BB SO W L Sv P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
Season 53 69.2 90 43 14 15 35 3 6 8 0.0 1.51 .313 5.17
Career 336 960.2 1146 582 139 259 454 47 62 10 84.1 1.46 .299 5.05
Projected 53 69 91 43 14 15 35 3 6 8 0.0 1.51 .313 5.17

Heath
02-01-2007, 04:11 PM
Actually I thought of this guy -

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005LQ30.01._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Heath
02-01-2007, 04:13 PM
He's only 31.

...and he's made it around to the teams that suck.

Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay.

After the Reds cut him, Milwaukee will sign him.

He does keep the ball on the ground....when he's not having them leave the yard.

Puffy
02-01-2007, 04:13 PM
I was wondering the joke - that picture is of Tracy Morgan. You guys are thinking of Tim Meadows.

Joseph
02-01-2007, 04:15 PM
no, thats Brian Fellows, a character Tracy played, which obviously sounds similar to Brian Meadows.

BRM
02-01-2007, 04:15 PM
He had a decent year in 2004 with Pittsburgh.

Matt700wlw
02-01-2007, 04:17 PM
...and he's made it around to the teams that suck.

Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay.

After the Reds cut him, Milwaukee will sign him.

He does keep the ball on the ground....when he's not having them leave the yard.

Not sure if Milwaukee's going to suck this year....they look to be in pretty good shape.

BRM
02-01-2007, 04:18 PM
He only gave up 14 HR's in a little over 69 innings last year.

Puffy
02-01-2007, 04:19 PM
no, thats Brian Fellows, a character Tracy played, which obviously sounds similar to Brian Meadows.

Ahhhhhh, I guess only people who are at home on Saturday nights watching TV would know that.

Ya know, instead of out on dates with women.

Like me. Puffy. Seriously. It happens sometimes. Seriously. Quit laughing. Jerks.

RedsManRick
02-01-2007, 04:23 PM
Hi, I'm Brian FELLows... (side-to-side head bob)

Looks like Wayne is trying to corner the market on soft tossers who don't strike anybody out. Chris Michalak, Brian Meadows, whatever. As long as he's a AAA insurance policy, it's fine by me.

Red Leader
02-01-2007, 04:24 PM
Hi, I'm Brian FELLows... (side-to-side head bob)

Looks like Wayne is trying to corner the market on soft tossers who don't strike anybody out. Chris Michalak, Brian Meadows, whatever. As long as he's a AAA insurance policy, it's fine by me.

That is one creepy looking bird. :laugh:

Heath
02-01-2007, 04:26 PM
He had a decent year in 2004 with Pittsburgh.

I had a decent year in Pittsburgh in 2004.

Seriously.

Red in Atl
02-01-2007, 04:30 PM
"Man, that bird tried to attack me. That bird is crazy. I'm Brian Fellows."

hippie07
02-01-2007, 05:15 PM
I don't know anything about this guy ... but since I'm optimistic - any chance there's any upside to this?

gm
02-01-2007, 05:30 PM
I seem to remember Meadows pitching at least one good game against the Reds...but then I could be mistaking him for someone else

Rex Argos
02-01-2007, 05:31 PM
http://www.cityofashburn.net/images/firechief.jpg

when i googled Brian Meadows this is what I got.

He works for the fire department, so i guess that would make him a "fireman"

RichRed
02-01-2007, 05:44 PM
I seem to remember Meadows pitching at least one good game against the Reds...but then I could be mistaking him for everyone else

Fixed. You're welcome.

blumj
02-01-2007, 06:18 PM
I think he actually was closing for the D-Rays for a while last year, unless I'm confusing him with someone else.

Willy
02-01-2007, 07:37 PM
I think he actually was closing for the D-Rays for a while last year, unless I'm confusing him with someone else.


He did. I like this signing. There is nothing wrong with building depth. I can't remember the last team that went the whole season using the same 11-12 pitchers.

CrackerJack
02-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Not sure if Milwaukee's going to suck this year....they look to be in pretty good shape.

DanO power.

We have Special K.

Yachtzee
02-01-2007, 07:49 PM
I don't know why I instantly thought of this....

http://www.tmalliance.com/uploads/000010/BrianFellow.jpg

Did you see that guy hit that pitch? That guy is crazy! I'm Brian Meadows!

Now if we could just pick up a pitcher names Astronaut Jones, we'd be set.

sully_for_prez
02-01-2007, 10:09 PM
Did you see that guy hit that pitch? That guy is crazy! I'm Brian Meadows!

Now if we could just pick up a pitcher names Astronaut Jones, we'd be set.

That's CRAZY!!! A rabbit can't cut his own hair! I'm Brian Meadows!!!

Count me in as Brian Fellows being the first thing I thought of.

marcshoe
02-01-2007, 10:28 PM
I think I went to high school with a Brian Meadows. I'd normally assume that since I'm 44 years old, this can't be the same guy, but with the Reds' bullpen, you never know.

savafan
02-02-2007, 04:13 AM
Why was I thinking this guy pitched for Houston in 1987?

durl
02-02-2007, 10:53 AM
Let's remember this was a minor-league deal.

Doc. Scott
02-02-2007, 01:29 PM
Since I don't think Rob Bell is coming back, I propose that Meadows inherit some mutation of the "Meat" designation for a nickname.

"Meatball" Meadows sounds appropriate (and sort of old-timey, eh WOY?).

Let it be so.

Yachtzee
02-02-2007, 02:16 PM
Since I don't think Rob Bell is coming back, I propose that Meadows inherit some mutation of the "Meat" designation for a nickname.

"Meatball" Meadows sounds appropriate (and sort of old-timey, eh WOY?).

Let it be so.

I don't know. I think the designation "I'm Brian Meadows!" works.

BenHayes
02-02-2007, 05:57 PM
More cannon fodder. You know it just dawned on me that the team i've pulled for all the years IS in the same boat as KC ,Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and maybe Milwaukee. OH NO!!!!!!

marcshoe
02-02-2007, 07:25 PM
Let's remember this was a minor-league deal.

And hope it stays that way.

Joe Mays was a minor-league deal, too.

Blitz Dorsey
02-02-2007, 11:46 PM
I think for a minor league invite to camp, this is about as good as it gets for the Reds. You get a veteran pitcher who is known for ground ball outs, can start or come out of the pen, he's not too old at 31, he has played on bad teams over the years -- which probably hasn't helped his crappy career ERA in the low 5's. I am not saying he is great by any means, just that for the circumstances, I like this move very much. Nothing to lose and just adds pitching depth. I bet he makes the team out of spring training.

mth123
02-03-2007, 04:36 AM
I bet he makes the team out of spring training.

Please no.