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REDSEER
07-07-2009, 05:56 PM
Per Sun Deck and Minor League Forum

Homer Bailey
07-07-2009, 05:58 PM
ERA of about 6.00 over the last 4 years. WHIP of about 1.7. ERA+ of 74.

What do they see?

Falls City Beer
07-07-2009, 06:02 PM
What do they see?

I hope they're seeing the blood in the water that I see. Going to need reinforcements if/when there's a sell-off.

lollipopcurve
07-07-2009, 06:12 PM
filler

reds44
07-07-2009, 06:13 PM
Print them playoff tickets...

Scrap Irony
07-07-2009, 06:15 PM
Perhaps, as FCB has pointed out, a deal or three on the horizon?

Benihana
07-07-2009, 06:17 PM
What's the point of carrying guys like Lehr, Ramirez, and Jukich if they need to take on additional filler like this?

I remember when Wells was a top prospect with the White Sox, one that we were considering dealing Pete Harnisch for. Ugh.

BRM
07-07-2009, 06:17 PM
Perhaps, as FCB has pointed out, a deal or three on the horizon?

Could be. If Harang and Arroyo are dealt, someone will need to eat some innings. In Cincinnati and Louisville both.

Benihana
07-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Not sure if we need 3 different threads going on each forum for this...

Gallen5862
07-07-2009, 06:42 PM
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&did=milb&cid=416

Kip Wells P R R 6' 3" 205 04-21-1977 Active No

Tom Servo
07-07-2009, 07:11 PM
When a pitcher flames out in St. Louis like Wells did, you know he's toast.

traderumor
07-07-2009, 07:39 PM
Oh man, I saw his release and was waiting to see a suggestion that we "take a flyer." Looks like Walt didn't need our help this time :rolleyes:

HokieRed
07-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Maybe they saw something in Wells. He's got very strong groundball tendencies and maybe he's at a stage of his career where he can be converted to a useful reliever. His WHIP for the Nats this year was 1.57, same as that last year by our own Bill Bray, for whom there seems to be a lot of love here in RZ. Wells has been a major league pitcher and I wouldn't have minded having the four or five years he put up after being a prospect for the White Sox. Hopefully Walt and the scouts have seen something real here.

fearofpopvol1
07-08-2009, 12:34 AM
I think the big sticking point right now is do you do a full tear down or do you try to put together a winning team for a season or two and compete then. I have to believe that Walt is trying to figure this out as well.

The Reds can't and won't go for a full teardown with only being 3.5 games out. That's foolish...so I suspect they'll make this decision toward the end of July.

My preference is to either go for it all or completely tear it down. None of this in between junk that the organization has tried to do for nearly a decade now. It just doesn't work. I'd probably keep Phillips though...but he'd be the only one of the players who make any sort of bank with the team.

Caveat Emperor
07-08-2009, 12:39 AM
Perhaps, as FCB has pointed out, a deal or three on the horizon?

Or a potential trip to the DL for Bronson Arroyo.

savafan
07-08-2009, 12:44 AM
I thought we already had Kip Wells once, but I must have been thinking of Fogg.

Caveat Emperor
07-08-2009, 12:52 AM
I thought we already had Kip Wells once, but I must have been thinking of Fogg.

It's all part of the Reds master plan to collect all the members of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2005 starting rotation.

We've had Josh Fogg and Dave Williams thus far -- now with Kip Wells in the Reds organization, we're only Mark Redman and Oliver Perez away from the full collection.

I'm thinking there's some "The Fifth Element" thing going on -- combining them all in a circle at the same place, with Doug Drabek standing in the center, releases some kind of ultimate weapon.

Az Red
07-08-2009, 01:12 AM
It's all part of the Reds master plan to collect all the members of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2005 starting rotation.

We've had Josh Fogg and Dave Williams thus far -- now with Kip Wells in the Reds organization, we're only Mark Redman and Oliver Perez away from the full collection.

I'm thinking there's some "The Fifth Element" thing going on -- combining them all in a circle at the same place, with Doug Drabek standing in the center, releases some kind of ultimate weapon.


"I've got too much .... time on my hands ...."

wolfboy
07-08-2009, 11:16 AM
"I've got too much .... time on my hands ...."

You're just jealous that he figured out the master plan first.

Raisor
07-08-2009, 11:40 AM
If you don't sign the Kip Wellses of the world, the odds of the Kip Wellses getting innings is very low.

Highlifeman21
07-08-2009, 01:06 PM
I thought we already had Kip Wells once, but I must have been thinking of Fogg.

Or Joe Mays.

Same animal.

Az Red
07-08-2009, 04:04 PM
You're just jealous that he figured out the master plan first.

No, I just like to find as many uses for Styx lyrics as I can...