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AmarilloRed
08-30-2007, 04:43 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Reds have acquired OF Buck Coats from the Cubs for a player to be named and cash. He will be sent to Louisville. No word if he's related to Buck Swope

Coats played 18 games for the Cubs in 2006. He played for Class AAA Iowa this season, hitting .303 with 11 home runs and 59 RBIs.

Here's the release:


CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds Executive Vice President and General Manager Wayne Krivsky today announced the acquisition of OF Buck Coats from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Coats, 25, this season batted .303 with 11 HR, 59 RBI and 18 stolen bases for Class AAA Iowa. His 19-game hitting streak from June 23 to July 14 tied for the fourth-longest this season in the Pacific Coast League.

Coats had spent his entire career with the Cubs organization since he was selected in the 18th round of the June 2000 draft. Last season he made his Major League debut with Chicago, batting .167 in 18 games. He hit his only career home run on September 24 off Aaron Harang.

The Georgia native was a Midwest League All-Star in 2003 with Class A Lansing and a Southern League All-Star in 2005 while playing for Class AA West Tenn.

Coats will be optioned to Class AAA Louisville.



He's the 40th man on the 40-man roster.

posted by ctrosecrans at 2:40 PM

I saw this on ORG, and have decided to re-post it here.

Muggerd
08-30-2007, 04:44 PM
Wayne puzzles me sometimes.

Degenerate39
08-30-2007, 04:49 PM
Coats > Ellison

CarolinaRedleg
08-30-2007, 04:54 PM
Coats > Ellison


An old, beat-up, threadbare coat > Ellison

Jr's Boy
08-30-2007, 05:30 PM
No starting pitching, no sense.There's a been a freakin log jam in the outfield before Krivsky too over.Now just adding more,and a left hander at that.

Muggerd
08-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Coats > Ellison

dont go out on a limb there or anything

durl
08-30-2007, 06:09 PM
No starting pitching, no sense.There's a been a freakin log jam in the outfield before Krivsky too over.Now just adding more,and a left hander at that.

I wonder if he's simply compiling players to be used as part of another trade. Sometimes you have to make a move that's part of an entire sequence with a goal in mind.

Degenerate39
08-30-2007, 07:50 PM
An old, beat-up, threadbare coat > Ellison

:D You have a point there

Ludwig Reds Fan
08-30-2007, 08:02 PM
I can't question WK at this point (see: Brandon Phillips, Kep, Hamilton, etc)

Chi-Town Red
08-30-2007, 08:34 PM
maybe he is a player to trade down the line...who knows?

GoReds33
08-30-2007, 09:37 PM
This is a terrific deal for a ptbnl. There are so many positions that are right now being filled by crappy no future players. Why not get a guy for basically nothing that has a shot to be a decent player? His stats look in no way bad. I think he could help this team next year. Maybe we have ourselves a Rajah Davis on our hands. Maybe he was undervalued when he was in Chicago and we got a steal. GO REDS!!!

Prf15
08-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Coats actually hits Lefties better than Righties.

vs Left -- .311 AVG, .811 OPS

vs Right -- .300 AVG, .793 OPS

ChatterRed
08-30-2007, 11:40 PM
I think you'll see Ellison gone before long. I also think they are trying to find another cheap but decent outfielder in the mold of Hopper, so they can get rid of Freel's $4+ million in the offseason.

I truly believe WK is molding this team for some offseason dealing. Trimming the fat and finding quality utility players at a reduced price is part of the gameplan, so he can spend the REAL money on what we need.

AmarilloRed
08-31-2007, 03:25 AM
He seems to be another good reserve outfielder like Hopper. He is a .300 hitter in the minors, has limited power, and can steal a base. I would imagine he would help our bench next year. I would like to see him show some success at the MLB level next year, however.

Krawhitham
08-31-2007, 04:46 AM
Coats > Ellison

Eric Davis TODAY > Ellison

ChatterRed
08-31-2007, 08:58 AM
Eddie Milner TODAY > Ellison

shredda2000
08-31-2007, 10:22 AM
Paul Householder TODAY > Ellison

redsupport
08-31-2007, 12:19 PM
andy kosko
gary varsho
dick simpson
clyde mashore
duane walker
mike vail

ChatterRed
08-31-2007, 02:31 PM
Your Momma > Ellison

Jefferson24
08-31-2007, 03:46 PM
Bat Boy > Ellison

Why do the Reds need another outfielder though? We have Hamilton, Dunn, Griffey, Hopper, Bruce, maybe Votto, Keppinger sometimes. Even if we lose Dunn and or Griffey we should still be ok.

Is Coats just a AAA filler?

AmarilloRed
09-04-2007, 12:06 AM
He was so impressive in AAA, he is due to be a September Call-up.

Prf15
09-04-2007, 07:29 AM
Is Coats just a AAA filler?

I dont know about that, he may be a little more than that. Not a star or anything but a backup outfielder, he did bat .300 this year and only 25 I think.

ChatterRed
09-04-2007, 08:54 AM
Scooby-Doo > Ellison

ChatterRed
09-04-2007, 12:43 PM
My deceased great great great grandmother TODAY > Ellison

Orenda
09-04-2007, 02:25 PM
I wonder who the player to be named will be for him.

AmarilloRed
09-04-2007, 02:34 PM
I realize the distaste for Ellison is universal, but let's try to discuss Buck Coats on this thread.