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Joseph
03-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Does he do anything for anyone? Junk balling lefties always make our line up look bad, but would he help the rotation as someone in the middle of the young flamethrowers as a change of pace?

princeton
03-17-2008, 11:42 AM
for old time's sake, let's add him, then offer him no contract.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2008, 11:43 AM
I wouldn't give up much for him. Maybe a guy like Ben Jukich for Sowers but not much more than that.

Chip R
03-17-2008, 12:15 PM
Wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. He was a lefty the Reds could actually hit.

lollipopcurve
03-17-2008, 12:20 PM
I don't think so. He looks to be Tom Glavine, the AAAA version.

Benihana
03-17-2008, 12:25 PM
I'd give em Freel.

RedsManRick
03-17-2008, 01:34 PM
A junk-baller who can't strike out 3.5/9 in the majors? Unless they'll take Stanton and Castro for him, no thanks.

Sea Ray
03-17-2008, 03:54 PM
A junk-baller who can't strike out 3.5/9 in the majors? Unless they'll take Stanton and Castro for him, no thanks.

Wow, how Sowers has fallen. An archive of what has been written about him on this site since the Reds failed to sign him out of Vanderbilt would be entertaining to say the least.

Is he out of options?

cincyinco
03-17-2008, 05:25 PM
Sowers will come full circle..

It is written in the stars.

;)

macro
03-17-2008, 05:49 PM
Wow, how Sowers has fallen. An archive of what has been written about him on this site since the Reds failed to sign him out of Vanderbilt would be entertaining to say the least.

Is he out of options?

Unfortunately, the threads from 2001 are long gone, but there is this one from two years ago...

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48170

Man, has it really been seven years since Sowers was drafted by the Reds?!

*BaseClogger*
03-17-2008, 05:50 PM
in related news, I hear the Pirates soft-tossing lefty Sean Burnett is available...

REDREAD
03-17-2008, 06:05 PM
He's still only 24 years old. He's probably got at least as good a chance as Malony to put it together. He's lefthanded and wouldn't cost too much.

Sure, I'd take a flyer on him. I wouldn't trade Homer for him, but I'd pick him up if the Indians were reasonable about their demands. Sowers was pretty impressive in 2006 in about 80 IP (and age 22).

Seems like the classic prospect that lost his shine real quick.Sure, it's a risk that he might have already flamed out, but he's worth a shot.

*BaseClogger*
03-17-2008, 06:12 PM
He's still only 24 years old. He's probably got at least as good a chance as Malony to put it together. He's lefthanded and wouldn't cost too much.

Sure, I'd take a flyer on him. I wouldn't trade Homer for him, but I'd pick him up if the Indians were reasonable about their demands. Sowers was pretty impressive in 2006 in about 80 IP (and age 22).

Seems like the classic prospect that lost his shine real quick.Sure, it's a risk that he might have already flamed out, but he's worth a shot.

Sowers' xFIP for 2006 was 4.76...

Sea Ray
03-17-2008, 06:15 PM
Unfortunately, the threads from 2001 are long gone, but there is this one from two years ago...

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48170

Man, has it really been seven years since Sowers was drafted by the Reds?!

From that thread, here's the most sensible post, wish I could say I wrote it:


Sowers is decent, but I don't get the love. He is new, probably will be serviceable, but he taint franchise. The Reds offered the guy 2.5 million at the 14th slot, which was very nice, especially for a HS guy

Kudos goes to Aronchris...

Team Clark
03-18-2008, 02:41 PM
Give me Jensen Lewis instead.

KronoRed
03-18-2008, 03:56 PM
It wasn't so much the Reds failing to sign him, it was drafting him knowing they were not going to sign him, it was punting a 1st round pick that got a lot of people angry.