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Handofdeath
05-16-2007, 10:04 PM
Troy Percival is considering a comeback.

The four-time All-Star closer, who retired as an Angel on Opening Day, resumed throwing about a month ago and is serious about reviving his major-league career, according to his agent, Paul Cohen.
"If you would have asked me in spring training or April the likelihood of him coming back, I would have said 10 percent," Cohen told FOXSports.com. "I would say now it's 50-50."

Percival, 37, has not pitched since July 2005 due to an injury to his right forearm. But he recently tested his arm by throwing six straight days and reached 97 mph, Cohen said.

Given the scarcity of quality relief pitching in the majors, it seems almost certain that a team would take a chance on Percival, who earned 324 saves in his 11-year career.

Percival saved Games 2, 6 and 7 of the 2002 World Series to help the Angels win their only Series title. His competitiveness and toughness made him a favorite of teammates.

"When he threw six days in a row, he was pain-free," Cohen said. "He would not have walked away from the game if he had been healthy. He's a guy who had to be dragged off the field."

Foxsports.com
Ken Rosenthal

If I'm the Reds I would give him a serious look.

RedsMan3203
05-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Just what we need... another over the hill fireballer in the pen...

Wait...

We don't have one of those yet... he'll fit in.

rotnoid
05-16-2007, 10:13 PM
The difference between Percival and what we have now is that he's actually proven that he could be a closer. Unfortunately, his commonality is that it was 10 years ago.

DTCromer
05-16-2007, 10:16 PM
So what if he's old? He's better at 50% than what we have now at 100%.

11larkin11
05-16-2007, 10:19 PM
The difference between Percival and what we have now is that he's actually proven that he could be a closer. Unfortunately, his commonality is that it was 10 years ago.


Hasn't Guardado proven he's been a closer before? Maybe not NECESSARILY with the Reds, but before.

Handofdeath
05-16-2007, 10:19 PM
The difference between Percival and what we have now is that he's actually proven that he could be a closer. Unfortunately, his commonality is that it was 10 years ago.

Not true. In 2004 he saved 33 games and had a 2.90 ERA. The time off might have done him some good.

hebroncougar
05-16-2007, 11:10 PM
I'd take a flyer for the right price.

Patrick Bateman
05-16-2007, 11:37 PM
Percival was ineffective during his last 3 seasons before ultimately going down.

Based on that it's unlikely that he would be of much use. If his injuries were the main cause for his ineffectiveness during those 3 years, and now the injuries are behind him, he might be worth a shot.

MartyFan
05-16-2007, 11:40 PM
Yeah, I would sign him as well...but like the article says RP is in short supply and heavy demand this season with every team so there is going to be a lot of competition to land him.

NorrisHopper30
05-16-2007, 11:57 PM
Probably would cost a lot.

HumnHilghtFreel
05-17-2007, 12:13 AM
Hmm, an agent saying his client is throwing 97 MPH heat and looks great.

I dunno, he's probably worth a shot on a good team. That said, the Reds aren't on his radar. He'll be the relief version of Clemens, going to a title contender on a short contract bursting with cash.

vic715
05-17-2007, 03:28 AM
Anyone who can throw 97 mph needs to be looked at.

LoganBuck
05-17-2007, 08:26 AM
Keep throwing enough stuff against the wall, and see what sticks. Best case scenario sign him for one year, he does really well trying to earn a contract, and he walks. The Reds get a draft pick from him if he qualifies for FA compensation. Worst case, well how is that any different then what we have now?

BEETTLEBUG
05-17-2007, 12:47 PM
Where is Hermanson? Has anybody heard anything on him?

Red Leader
05-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Where is Hermanson? Has anybody heard anything on him?

He's working out with a trainer right now and still remains a free agent. Philly had some interest in him and wanted him to sign a minor league deal, but he thought he could get a shot at a major league job from someone else, so he didn't sign, and then apparently Philly didn't want him shortly after. So, he's working out with a trainer now and waiting for a phone call. I don't think he's interested in joining the Reds after feeling they shafted him in Spring Training, but a MLB job is a MLB job, so who knows? :dunno:

Chip R
05-17-2007, 03:57 PM
Hmm, an agent saying his client is throwing 97 MPH heat and looks great.


Well, if an agent said it, it must be true. They would never exaggerate to build interest for their client.

zombie-a-go-go
05-18-2007, 02:24 PM
Anyone who can throw 97 mph needs to be looked at.

Yes.

But Troy Percival doesn't meet that criteria.

Redsland
05-18-2007, 03:40 PM
Everyone throws 97 until you point a radar gun at them.

Those things are like Schrodinger's cat, I tell you.

deltachi8
05-18-2007, 04:34 PM
I think he may be too young for this team

Chip R
05-18-2007, 04:54 PM
Did Percival ever throw 97?

zombie-a-go-go
05-18-2007, 05:25 PM
Did Percival ever throw 97?

Narron'll have him pitching 117, 128, 131 in no time.