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edabbs44
08-11-2007, 06:54 PM
Woo hoo.


Dodgers acquired catcher Chad Moeller from the Reds for cash considerations.

$1. Moeller likely will act as the Dodgers' No. 3 catcher in September. There shouldn't be any room for him before then.
:laugh:

Matt700wlw
08-11-2007, 06:55 PM
Whatever do we do???!?!?!?!?!?!?!

PuffyPig
08-11-2007, 06:57 PM
That begs trhe question.

What to do with the $1?


Perhaps we should use it to sign Royce Clayton.

With the balance used for a good cup of java.

mth123
08-11-2007, 06:57 PM
Minor leaguenbaseball.com shows Moeller in the line-up for Louisville tonight. What's up?

Ron Madden
08-11-2007, 07:03 PM
How much did we have to pay LA to take him?

PuffyPig
08-11-2007, 07:13 PM
How much did we have to pay LA to take him?

If you believe all the reports, and all the previous posts, we got $1.

Matt700wlw
08-11-2007, 07:14 PM
That begs trhe question.

What to do with the $1?



Put it toward Dunn's option :D

edabbs44
08-11-2007, 07:14 PM
I'm just flat out amazed that he made it through waivers.

I wonder if Wayne accidentally claimed him.

PuffyPig
08-11-2007, 07:16 PM
Minor leaguenbaseball.com shows Moeller in the line-up for Louisville tonight. What's up?

I'm guessing it's one of two things:

1.Moeller will play for 2 teams;

2.Minorleague baseball hasn't immediately updated its lineup based on a pretty meaningless transaction.

I'm guessing that #2 looks right.

Matt700wlw
08-11-2007, 07:25 PM
#1 would be more impressive.

camisadelgolf
08-11-2007, 07:31 PM
If Moeller was really sold for one dollar, I'm guessing Wayne went to the Dodgers and said, "We have no use for Chad Moeller due to our catching situation at the Major and Minor League levels. I don't think we're allowed to just give away players, so in exchange for Moeller, how about you give me a dollar, and I'll buy you a soda pop some time?"

Redsland
08-11-2007, 07:59 PM
I believe the $1 figure was a joke on edabbs44's part. There is no mention of a dollar figure on Trent's blog, nor Fay's. Also, edabbs44 has a laughing emoticon in his post.

flyer85
08-11-2007, 08:26 PM
Surely a tear must have been shed.

mth123
08-11-2007, 08:29 PM
I believe the $1 figure was a joke on edabbs44's part. There is no mention of a dollar figure on Trent's blog, nor Fay's. Also, edabbs44 has a laughing emoticon in his post.

Moeller with a $700K salary. Wonder if the Dodgers took it over. Saves the Reds about $200K if so. Maybe they can use it to help sign a draft pick before the 15th.

Patrick Bateman
08-11-2007, 08:30 PM
I believe the $1 figure was a joke on edabbs44's part. There is no mention of a dollar figure on Trent's blog, nor Fay's. Also, edabbs44 has a laughing emoticon in his post.

I think the joke originated from RotoWorld. That's what they actually wrote. I don't know if it was meant to be serious as they are known to be pretty sarcastic.

KronoRed
08-11-2007, 09:12 PM
:clap:

But wait...what if the new 3rd catcher is worse? ;)

LoganBuck
08-11-2007, 11:23 PM
What I truly find amazing is that someone actually woke up this morning, and said "How do I make the Dodgers better? I know I will acquire Chad Moeller for the stretch run. Gotta have 3 catchers. Man Depodesta was stupid"

LoganBuck
08-11-2007, 11:23 PM
:clap:

But wait...what if the new 3rd catcher is worse? ;)

Miguel Perez come on down!

Ron Madden
08-11-2007, 11:24 PM
What I truly find amazing is that someone actually woke up this morning, and said "How do I make the Dodgers better? I know I will acquire Chad Moeller for the stretch run. Gotta have 3 catchers. Man Depodesta was stupid"

I think Depodesta is with the Padres now

KronoRed
08-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Yep, he has been for a few years now

LoganBuck
08-11-2007, 11:36 PM
I think Depodesta is with the Padres now

I know, that is why I wrote it. The ran Depodesta out of town, and are quick to say they did. I think it is a pretty safe assumption that Moeller is NOT a Depodesta type player.

Ron Madden
08-11-2007, 11:46 PM
Sorry. :beerme:

KronoRed
08-12-2007, 12:04 AM
Depodesta traded Paul Lo Duca, didn't you know that was the worst move ever? ;)

RedsManRick
08-12-2007, 12:20 AM
To quote Lenny Dykstra... Great trade! Who did we get in return?

mbgrayson
08-12-2007, 03:04 AM
To quote Lenny Dykstra... Great trade! Who did we get in return?

Mr. Cash Considerations will be catching in Louisville tomorrow!

Eric_Davis
08-12-2007, 04:38 AM
That's pretty amazing that the REDS could get anything at all for Moeller.

You have to give Krivsky kudos for that.

LINEDRIVER
08-12-2007, 06:44 AM
Chad Moeller has a couple of things that most of us could only wish we had.

1) 5+ years of MLB service time

2) nearly 3 million dollars earned while in the big leagues

Now, who wants to trade places with Chad Moeller?

LOL!!

.

Matt700wlw
08-12-2007, 12:14 PM
I know, that is why I wrote it. The ran Depodesta out of town, and are quick to say they did. I think it is a pretty safe assumption that Moeller is NOT a Depodesta type player.

Is Moeller anybody's type of player?

KronoRed
08-12-2007, 02:25 PM
Chad Moeller has a couple of things that most of us could only wish we had.

1) 5+ years of MLB service time

2) nearly 3 million dollars earned while in the big leagues

Now, who wants to trade places with Chad Moeller?

LOL!!

.Sure, when he retires :D

RedFanAlways1966
08-12-2007, 02:42 PM
Chad Moeller has a couple of things that most of us could only wish we had.
1) 5+ years of MLB service time
2) nearly 3 million dollars earned while in the big leagues

He also has another thing that Hall-of-Famers (future Hall-of-Famer in Bonds' case) like Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Joe Morgan, Mike Schmidt & Barry Bonds never had. Moeller hit for the cycle in a MLB game. You might remember...

April 27, 2004: Cincinnati REDS at Milwaukee Brewers
>> Brewers win 9-8 on a 2-run walkoff HR by Bill Hall off of Danny Graves in the bottom of the 9th. Chad Moeller hits for the cycle.

Joseph
08-12-2007, 03:03 PM
We might actually need a 3rd catcher now with Ross getting whacked.

remdog
08-12-2007, 04:36 PM
How about Ryan Jorgenson? :)

Rem

4256 Hits
08-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Chad Moeller has a couple of things that most of us could only wish we had.

1) 5+ years of MLB service time

2) nearly 3 million dollars earned while in the big leagues

Now, who wants to trade places with Chad Moeller?

LOL!!

.
Not Jaun Castro. He is going to make around 8 million dollars (with around 6 coming from the Reds:rolleyes:) for being the worst hitter in MLB to get over 2200 at bats.

REDREAD
08-12-2007, 07:34 PM
For a team expecting to contend, Moeller really isn't that bad of an acquision to stash at AAA in the event of a catching injury. Let's face it, no team is going to get a good catcher to be in that role.

I agree that it was absurd for the Reds to carry him as a 3rd catcher though.

KronoRed
08-12-2007, 09:09 PM
How about Ryan Jorgenson? :)

Rem

:lol:

westofyou
08-12-2007, 09:13 PM
Is Moeller anybody's type of player?

Here's Chad Moeller's peers, take a look at that list and let me know if any stand out.


CAREER
MODERN (1900-)
C
REACHED BASE displayed only--not a sorting criteria
OUTS displayed only--not a sorting criteria
AT BATS BETWEEN 1142 AND 2000

OPS OPS RB OUTS AB
1 Rudy York .985 534 835 1173
2 Victor Martinez .836 774 1372 1830
3 Dick Dietz .806 782 1322 1690
4 Dave Nilsson .796 472 930 1200
5 Jim Leyritz .789 620 1118 1434
6 Aaron Robinson .787 818 1418 1838
7 Billy Sullivan .782 580 1074 1472
8 Pinky Hargrave .772 575 1147 1542
9 Scott Hatteberg .771 537 1016 1310
10 Pat Collins .762 545 935 1204
11 Mike Grady .751 479 870 1165
12 Harry McCurdy .746 458 859 1151
13 Todd Pratt .741 640 1270 1612
14 Gene Oliver .740 519 1172 1458
15 Joe Garagiola .739 764 1455 1872
16 Johnny Estrada .733 562 1227 1584
17 Carl Sawatski .732 548 1142 1447
18 Doug Mirabelli .732 488 1068 1342
19 Tony Eusebio .729 676 1338 1739
20 Bruce Edwards .725 625 1325 1672
21 Ted Easterly .724 620 1262 1733
22 Bill Haselman .723 538 1255 1593
23 Matt Batts .720 577 1248 1603
24 Mike Redmond .720 641 1273 1665
25 Hank Foiles .713 524 1165 1451
26 Joe Nolan .710 523 1091 1392
27 Craig Biggio .710 627 1285 1667
28 Biff Pocoroba .710 524 1060 1333
29 Tommy Clarke .709 680 1308 1708
30 Brian Schneider .709 683 1508 1913
31 Verne Clemons .708 485 931 1271
32 John Ellis .707 397 925 1175
33 Bill Schroeder .707 377 1013 1262
34 Geno Petralli .703 727 1472 1874
35 Kelly Stinnett .703 696 1549 1951
36 Patsy Gharrity .701 649 1394 1778
37 Tom Lampkin .700 651 1456 1796
38 Lenny Webster .699 520 1153 1450
39 Earl Grace .696 684 1432 1877
40 Brook Fordyce .695 601 1412 1805
41 Ed Kirkpatrick .695 459 1005 1244
42 Brian Johnson .694 443 1141 1415
43 Bob Stinson .693 632 1324 1634
44 Red Wilson .693 677 1431 1765
45 Bill Sarni .693 403 940 1182
46 Rod Barajas .692 491 1299 1621
47 Mark Salas .690 397 956 1215
48 Chris Widger .689 590 1451 1826
49 Sammy Taylor .688 439 1000 1263
50 Frank Gibson .688 377 868 1155
51 Eddie Perez .687 485 1224 1525
52 Lou Berberet .687 488 1003 1224
53 Miguel Olivo .684 395 1073 1334
54 Jack Lapp .683 600 1214 1581
55 Ed Ott .682 606 1401 1787
56 Bennie Tate .681 554 1176 1560
57 Larry Woodall .679 513 1009 1316
58 Fran Healy .679 488 1054 1326
59 Bob Schmidt .678 422 1050 1305
60 Hal Wagner .677 726 1455 1849
61 Bob Scheffing .676 463 1055 1357
62 Grover Hartley .675 495 999 1319
63 Jim Essian .673 690 1532 1855
64 Ben Davis .672 518 1228 1512
65 Fred Jacklitsch .672 517 975 1267
66 Clyde Kluttz .671 649 1459 1903
67 Les Nunamaker .671 723 1518 1990
68 Dick Brown .670 583 1497 1866
69 Hank DeBerry .669 648 1408 1850
70 Ed McFarland .669 599 1291 1704
71 Bob Montgomery .669 377 944 1185
72 Elrod Hendricks .666 656 1534 1888
73 Tom Padden .666 448 902 1170
74 Ron Hodges .663 570 1160 1426
75 Frank House .663 656 1601 1994
76 Boileryard Clarke .662 435 945 1258
77 Duane Josephson .659 464 1135 1423
78 Greg Olson .659 453 1023 1275
79 Harry Chiti .659 479 1233 1495
80 Johnny Peacock .658 639 1337 1734
81 Joe Astroth .658 592 1265 1579
82 Buck Crouse .657 466 1011 1306
83 Henry Blanco .655 625 1629 1950
84 Charlie Hargreaves .654 404 896 1188
85 Jamie Quirk .654 573 1370 1688
86 Lew McCarty .653 506 1139 1478
87 Ray Lamanno .653 483 1108 1408
88 Joe Ginsberg .652 654 1383 1716
89 Carlos Hernandez .651 397 991 1244
90 Nig Clarke .651 534 1176 1536
91 Scott Bradley .651 513 1244 1557
92 Clyde Sukeforth .651 426 938 1236
93 Bill Carrigan .648 734 1545 1970
94 Hobie Landrith .647 706 1568 1929
95 Hal Smith .644 542 1338 1697
96 Mark Parent .642 379 1080 1303
97 Mike DiFelice .642 466 1230 1498
98 Heinie Peitz .642 555 1223 1600
99 Chad Moeller .641 361 948 1142
100 Jerry McNertney .636 467 1191 1423
101 Mickey Livingston .636 511 1197 1490
102 Rube Walker .635 515 1295 1585
103 Deacon McGuire .632 591 1304 1719
104 Gary Bennett .630 508 1223 1512
105 Glenn Borgmann .630 490 1069 1294
106 Chris Bando .629 432 1084 1284
107 Paul Bako .629 560 1303 1631
108 Chris Cannizzaro .628 706 1618 1950
109 Ed Phelps .627 660 1432 1832
110 Jerry May .625 525 1235 1527
111 Johnny Oates .622 553 1318 1637
112 Duffy Dyer .620 688 1636 1993
113 Bob Kearney .619 395 1123 1356
114 Dick Bertell .617 436 1047 1310
115 Tom Prince .617 382 1018 1190
116 Marc Hill .612 595 1526 1809
117 Jeff Newman .611 469 1397 1685
118 Jake Gibbs .610 517 1332 1639
119 Junior Ortiz .610 623 1524 1894
120 J.C. Martin .607 616 1545 1891
121 Paul Richards .606 481 1159 1417
122 Bob Melvin .604 555 1603 1955
123 Ira Thomas .604 431 1054 1352
124 Admiral Schlei .603 649 1519 1917
125 Merv Shea .603 453 954 1197
126 Mike Guerra .603 514 1296 1581
127 Jorge Fabregas .599 559 1501 1827
128 Roy Spencer .598 587 1413 1814
129 Andy Allanson .594 453 1225 1486
130 Dick Billings .592 354 948 1158
131 Moe Berg .591 471 1232 1571
132 Ron Brand .590 394 958 1163
133 Jeff Sweeney .587 636 1492 1841
134 Steve Swisher .581 434 1194 1414
135 Joel Skinner .580 413 1185 1441
136 Mickey O'Neil .579 626 1588 1995
137 Boss Schmidt .577 414 1178 1480
138 Joe Sugden .571 406 971 1208
139 Jim Stephens .569 377 1010 1262
140 Tubby Spencer .560 402 1055 1326
141 John Henry .557 662 1586 1920
142 Red Kleinow .551 515 1361 1665
143 Walter Blair .547 368 1012 1255
144 Tom Needham .546 446 1205 1491
145 Clyde Manion .546 370 936 1145
146 Roxy Walters .541 434 1172 1426
147 Lew Ritter .539 417 1162 1437
148 Jeff Torborg .533 404 1163 1391
149 Mike Ryan .532 526 1645 1920
150 Malachi Kittridge .532 439 1225 1508
151 Gabby Street .529 447 1233 1501
152 Mike Kahoe .518 314 1025 1263
153 Sam Agnew .518 441 1280 1537
154 Ray Berres .515 366 1119 1330
155 Mike Powers .505 448 1426 1749
156 Fritz Buelow .481 327 1120 1316

Ron Madden
08-14-2007, 04:53 AM
I'd rather have any Minor League catcher than to pay Moeller $700,000 bucks a year.

sonny
08-14-2007, 05:33 AM
Here's Chad Moeller's peers, take a look at that list and let me know if any stand out.


CAREER
MODERN (1900-)
C
REACHED BASE displayed only--not a sorting criteria
OUTS displayed only--not a sorting criteria
AT BATS BETWEEN 1142 AND 2000

OPS OPS RB OUTS AB
1 Rudy York .985 534 835 1173
2 Victor Martinez .836 774 1372 1830
3 Dick Dietz .806 782 1322 1690
4 Dave Nilsson .796 472 930 1200
5 Jim Leyritz .789 620 1118 1434
6 Aaron Robinson .787 818 1418 1838
7 Billy Sullivan .782 580 1074 1472
8 Pinky Hargrave .772 575 1147 1542
9 Scott Hatteberg .771 537 1016 1310
10 Pat Collins .762 545 935 1204
11 Mike Grady .751 479 870 1165
12 Harry McCurdy .746 458 859 1151
13 Todd Pratt .741 640 1270 1612
14 Gene Oliver .740 519 1172 1458
15 Joe Garagiola .739 764 1455 1872
16 Johnny Estrada .733 562 1227 1584
17 Carl Sawatski .732 548 1142 1447
18 Doug Mirabelli .732 488 1068 1342
19 Tony Eusebio .729 676 1338 1739
20 Bruce Edwards .725 625 1325 1672
21 Ted Easterly .724 620 1262 1733
22 Bill Haselman .723 538 1255 1593
23 Matt Batts .720 577 1248 1603
24 Mike Redmond .720 641 1273 1665
25 Hank Foiles .713 524 1165 1451
26 Joe Nolan .710 523 1091 1392
27 Craig Biggio .710 627 1285 1667
28 Biff Pocoroba .710 524 1060 1333
29 Tommy Clarke .709 680 1308 1708
30 Brian Schneider .709 683 1508 1913
31 Verne Clemons .708 485 931 1271
32 John Ellis .707 397 925 1175
33 Bill Schroeder .707 377 1013 1262
34 Geno Petralli .703 727 1472 1874
35 Kelly Stinnett .703 696 1549 1951
36 Patsy Gharrity .701 649 1394 1778
37 Tom Lampkin .700 651 1456 1796
38 Lenny Webster .699 520 1153 1450
39 Earl Grace .696 684 1432 1877
40 Brook Fordyce .695 601 1412 1805
41 Ed Kirkpatrick .695 459 1005 1244
42 Brian Johnson .694 443 1141 1415
43 Bob Stinson .693 632 1324 1634
44 Red Wilson .693 677 1431 1765
45 Bill Sarni .693 403 940 1182
46 Rod Barajas .692 491 1299 1621
47 Mark Salas .690 397 956 1215
48 Chris Widger .689 590 1451 1826
49 Sammy Taylor .688 439 1000 1263
50 Frank Gibson .688 377 868 1155
51 Eddie Perez .687 485 1224 1525
52 Lou Berberet .687 488 1003 1224
53 Miguel Olivo .684 395 1073 1334
54 Jack Lapp .683 600 1214 1581
55 Ed Ott .682 606 1401 1787
56 Bennie Tate .681 554 1176 1560
57 Larry Woodall .679 513 1009 1316
58 Fran Healy .679 488 1054 1326
59 Bob Schmidt .678 422 1050 1305
60 Hal Wagner .677 726 1455 1849
61 Bob Scheffing .676 463 1055 1357
62 Grover Hartley .675 495 999 1319
63 Jim Essian .673 690 1532 1855
64 Ben Davis .672 518 1228 1512
65 Fred Jacklitsch .672 517 975 1267
66 Clyde Kluttz .671 649 1459 1903
67 Les Nunamaker .671 723 1518 1990
68 Dick Brown .670 583 1497 1866
69 Hank DeBerry .669 648 1408 1850
70 Ed McFarland .669 599 1291 1704
71 Bob Montgomery .669 377 944 1185
72 Elrod Hendricks .666 656 1534 1888
73 Tom Padden .666 448 902 1170
74 Ron Hodges .663 570 1160 1426
75 Frank House .663 656 1601 1994
76 Boileryard Clarke .662 435 945 1258
77 Duane Josephson .659 464 1135 1423
78 Greg Olson .659 453 1023 1275
79 Harry Chiti .659 479 1233 1495
80 Johnny Peacock .658 639 1337 1734
81 Joe Astroth .658 592 1265 1579
82 Buck Crouse .657 466 1011 1306
83 Henry Blanco .655 625 1629 1950
84 Charlie Hargreaves .654 404 896 1188
85 Jamie Quirk .654 573 1370 1688
86 Lew McCarty .653 506 1139 1478
87 Ray Lamanno .653 483 1108 1408
88 Joe Ginsberg .652 654 1383 1716
89 Carlos Hernandez .651 397 991 1244
90 Nig Clarke .651 534 1176 1536
91 Scott Bradley .651 513 1244 1557
92 Clyde Sukeforth .651 426 938 1236
93 Bill Carrigan .648 734 1545 1970
94 Hobie Landrith .647 706 1568 1929
95 Hal Smith .644 542 1338 1697
96 Mark Parent .642 379 1080 1303
97 Mike DiFelice .642 466 1230 1498
98 Heinie Peitz .642 555 1223 1600
99 Chad Moeller .641 361 948 1142
100 Jerry McNertney .636 467 1191 1423
101 Mickey Livingston .636 511 1197 1490
102 Rube Walker .635 515 1295 1585
103 Deacon McGuire .632 591 1304 1719
104 Gary Bennett .630 508 1223 1512
105 Glenn Borgmann .630 490 1069 1294
106 Chris Bando .629 432 1084 1284
107 Paul Bako .629 560 1303 1631
108 Chris Cannizzaro .628 706 1618 1950
109 Ed Phelps .627 660 1432 1832
110 Jerry May .625 525 1235 1527
111 Johnny Oates .622 553 1318 1637
112 Duffy Dyer .620 688 1636 1993
113 Bob Kearney .619 395 1123 1356
114 Dick Bertell .617 436 1047 1310
115 Tom Prince .617 382 1018 1190
116 Marc Hill .612 595 1526 1809
117 Jeff Newman .611 469 1397 1685
118 Jake Gibbs .610 517 1332 1639
119 Junior Ortiz .610 623 1524 1894
120 J.C. Martin .607 616 1545 1891
121 Paul Richards .606 481 1159 1417
122 Bob Melvin .604 555 1603 1955
123 Ira Thomas .604 431 1054 1352
124 Admiral Schlei .603 649 1519 1917
125 Merv Shea .603 453 954 1197
126 Mike Guerra .603 514 1296 1581
127 Jorge Fabregas .599 559 1501 1827
128 Roy Spencer .598 587 1413 1814
129 Andy Allanson .594 453 1225 1486
130 Dick Billings .592 354 948 1158
131 Moe Berg .591 471 1232 1571
132 Ron Brand .590 394 958 1163
133 Jeff Sweeney .587 636 1492 1841
134 Steve Swisher .581 434 1194 1414
135 Joel Skinner .580 413 1185 1441
136 Mickey O'Neil .579 626 1588 1995
137 Boss Schmidt .577 414 1178 1480
138 Joe Sugden .571 406 971 1208
139 Jim Stephens .569 377 1010 1262
140 Tubby Spencer .560 402 1055 1326
141 John Henry .557 662 1586 1920
142 Red Kleinow .551 515 1361 1665
143 Walter Blair .547 368 1012 1255
144 Tom Needham .546 446 1205 1491
145 Clyde Manion .546 370 936 1145
146 Roxy Walters .541 434 1172 1426
147 Lew Ritter .539 417 1162 1437
148 Jeff Torborg .533 404 1163 1391
149 Mike Ryan .532 526 1645 1920
150 Malachi Kittridge .532 439 1225 1508
151 Gabby Street .529 447 1233 1501
152 Mike Kahoe .518 314 1025 1263
153 Sam Agnew .518 441 1280 1537
154 Ray Berres .515 366 1119 1330
155 Mike Powers .505 448 1426 1749
156 Fritz Buelow .481 327 1120 1316

That stands out as kind of an International Man of Mystery.

mth123
08-14-2007, 05:47 AM
I'd rather have any Minor League catcher than to pay Moeller $700,000 bucks a year.

My thoughts exactly.