View Full Version : Prior to Padres
12-26-2007, 01:46 PM
Now that this has happened i'd rather the Reds sit tight instead of getting a Leiber type.
12-26-2007, 01:48 PM
Id go after Matt Clement now who should be fully recovered and will be able to pitch by April rather than June.
12-26-2007, 01:56 PM
I just heard this on ESPN Radio on my PS3. I was hoping the Reds could get him but who knows maybe it's for the best that they didn't go after him.
12-26-2007, 03:42 PM
The low salery makes me believe he wasn't going to sign here no matter what. He's looking for a LTC and thinks 1 year in the Padres park will inflate his stats well enough that next offseason he'll cash in. It's a risky strategy, but I assume he thinks he'll pitch well. This makes it the best deal in the market by far for the the Padres
12-26-2007, 03:50 PM
At least he'll be a lot closer to Mexico. ;)
12-26-2007, 04:46 PM
Heres to a good half of a season from Mark Proir somewhere, glad he didn't use Cincinnati to get his payday. I have a strong feeling thats where this is all leading too. He stands to make 3 million..while pitching in a park that will mask any defencies he still has (which include that last straight 91 mph fastball he was sporting last season)
12-26-2007, 05:45 PM
I don't mind not getting him although I have to admit I'd rather spend Juan Castro's salary as a flier on Prior. No big deal though . . . the Reds need someone healthy and ready to pitch, not a lottery ticket.
12-26-2007, 06:31 PM
Stay away from Matt Clement
12-26-2007, 07:12 PM
I think the Padres believe that they are contenders and don't mind the gamble for Prior down the stretch. With Arizona and LA improved and Colorado with a year of post season experience under their belt, that's certainly a gamble. I would've liked to see the Reds come up with him as well, but I'm not losing any sleep over this one.
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