View Full Version : Two Free Agent Non-pitchers I would bring to Spring training now...

Vada Pinson Fan
01-24-2008, 08:18 PM
...on a minor league contract. They are former superstar Shawn Green (OF) and former Philly Mike Lieberthal (c). Lieberthal is now 36 and Green is 35 years old. Each has suffered major power drops and thus may be available on the cheap. Would you take on these two if you could sign them to a minor-league contract with an offer to spring training + incentives if the make the team and open the season as a Cincinnati Reds player?

Shawn Green's stats:

Last 3 years TeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS 2005ARI158581871663742273629584.286.355.477.832 2006ARI115417591182231151376444.283.348.429.778 2006NYM3411314299041581800.257.325.442.768 2007NYM1304466213030110463762111.291.352.430.782 Career 1951708211292003445353281070744131516252.283.355.4 94.850

Lieberthal's stats:

Last3years TeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS 2005 PHI118392481032501247353500.263.336.418.755 2006PHI67209225714093681900.273.316.469.784 2007LAD3877618200141100. Career 1212421853411552571015061033557187.274.337.446.783

If one of the outfielders are traded namely Freel or Hopper, I would jump on bringing in Green at the right price. As far as Lieberthal, I offerhim the chance to make the major league team but given a minimal contract +a few incentives to seal the deal. More competition always helps.

Sorry. These stats aligned beautifully until I clicked on "Save". Again, sorry for the mess.

Click here for Lieberthals' stats:

Click here for Green's stats:

01-24-2008, 09:14 PM
I think freel and hopper are better options than green at this point in his career. Plus they are both right handed and I think bruce should and will be starting anyway.

As for Lieberthal i dont think its a bad idea to take a minor chance on him

01-24-2008, 09:20 PM
Shawn Green doesn't seem to fit because the reds need someone who can hit lefties as a reserve. Kevin Mench makes some sense.

01-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Lieberthal Just announced his retirement.

01-28-2008, 01:19 PM
I think it would be hard to get Greene in Cincy on a minor league deal. I could be wrong obviously, but I think he could find a Major League contract somewhere and more guaranteed PT.

12-03-2008, 07:47 PM
Never mind I didnt look at the date of the threads.

12-03-2008, 11:52 PM
I really think the Reds should bring in Fred McGriff or Dale Murray. Their power has dropped but they could probably hit as well as Patterson did.

12-04-2008, 12:41 PM
I really think the Reds should bring in Fred McGriff or Dale Murray. Their power has dropped but they could probably hit as well as Patterson did.

Bring back Larkin to fill the SS hole!!! ;)

12-04-2008, 02:19 PM
I also thought that both announced thier retirments.