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kaldaniels
07-31-2009, 06:26 PM
He'll be the long man from the bullpen.

HokieRed
07-31-2009, 06:27 PM
He'll be the long man from the bullpen.

Pretty easy to see this coming.

*BaseClogger*
07-31-2009, 06:27 PM
:lol:

CTA513
07-31-2009, 06:39 PM
He'll have plenty of chances to eat innings.

flyer85
07-31-2009, 06:51 PM
the Reds have a seemingly endless supply of crap

GOYA
07-31-2009, 06:53 PM
Wells was supposed to start in Louisville tonight.

I'm guessing Maloney will start on short rest.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 06:55 PM
the Reds have a seemingly endless supply of crap

He couldn't even stick with the Nationals.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Kip Wells is the very definition of "journeyman pitcher". The guy has had two good years- as a starter in 2002 and 2003 with Pittsburgh. Every other year he has been below average.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/W/Kip-Wells.shtml

*BaseClogger*
07-31-2009, 07:26 PM
the Reds have a seemingly endless supply of crap

http://www.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/fat-bastard.jpg

Tom Servo
07-31-2009, 07:28 PM
All's Wells that ends Wells.

klw
07-31-2009, 07:34 PM
http://www.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/fat-bastard.jpg

But I haven't had any corn?!

corkedbat
08-01-2009, 02:19 AM
I'd laugh if I didn't wasn't so worried that he's our number three starter next year if Harang and Arroyo are successfully dealt.

Spring~Fields
08-01-2009, 12:35 PM
the Reds have a seemingly endless supply of crap

Yes, but it is aged and experienced "crap". :)

Then again solutions that actually worked would have been nice.

camisadelgolf
06-28-2012, 08:33 PM
For the first time since being with the Reds in 2009, Kip Wells is up in the Majors. He started for the Padres on Tuesday and picked up the loss. It looks like he'll pitch against the Rockies on Sunday. He has just been dreadful (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wellski01.shtml#2005-2012-sum:pitching_standard) since 2005, so I wonder what it is that teams see in him. His numbers in AAA this year were probably even worse than you'd expect.

klw
06-28-2012, 09:05 PM
His numbers in AAA this year were probably even worse than you'd expect.

You were expecting better than 4.7 bb/ 9 and 3.8 k/9?

MikeThierry
06-28-2012, 09:57 PM
Wow... this was the option you guys were left with in 09. Yeah, I think the current staff is a significant upgrade. :laugh:

camisadelgolf
06-28-2012, 11:53 PM
Wow... this was the option you guys were left with in 09. Yeah, I think the current staff is a significant upgrade. :laugh:
Some other names from around that time:
Micah Owings, Justin Lehr, Matt Maloney, Josh Fogg, Adam Pettyjohn, Daryl Thompson, Bobby Livingston, Kirk Saarloos, Tom Shearn, Eric Milton, Phil Dumatrait, Elizardo Ramirez, Dave Williams, Chris Michalak, Joe Mays, Sun-Woo Kim, Justin Germano . . . I could go on for a very long time.

Spitball
06-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Whew! I was seriously worried by the subject line. I thought I had missed a minor league signing and the Reds had promoted him.

fearofpopvol1
06-29-2012, 01:15 AM
Some other names from around that time:
Micah Owings, Justin Lehr, Matt Maloney, Josh Fogg, Adam Pettyjohn, Daryl Thompson, Bobby Livingston, Kirk Saarloos, Tom Shearn, Eric Milton, Phil Dumatrait, Elizardo Ramirez, Dave Williams, Chris Michalak, Joe Mays, Sun-Woo Kim, Justin Germano . . . I could go on for a very long time.

Of all of the people on this list, even in hindsight, I really thought Daryl Thompson was going to be something for the Reds. I went to the game when he pitched at Yankee Stadium in 2008 and it was special. I remember he had the bases loaded with no outs and managed to get 2 Ks and a foul out against Posada, Cano and Cabrera. He only pitched 5 innings, but he gave up no runs. And he was only 22 then as well.

It seems like injuries have played a big role in his lack of success. It's a shame. He's still only 26, but he's probably going to be a better bet in the pen with his health I'd imagine. I hope he can make a comeback.

camisadelgolf
06-29-2012, 01:33 AM
I believe it turned out that his curveball was significantly more effective in the low minors than it was in the high minors and MLB. It's too loopy like Homer Bailey's used to be.

BearcatShane
06-29-2012, 04:07 AM
He's actually starting with the Padres as of this past week. The Reds will probably face him next week.

RedFanAlways1966
06-29-2012, 04:23 PM
Some other names from around that time:
Micah Owings, Justin Lehr, Matt Maloney, Josh Fogg, Adam Pettyjohn, Daryl Thompson, Bobby Livingston, Kirk Saarloos, Tom Shearn, Eric Milton, Phil Dumatrait, Elizardo Ramirez, Dave Williams, Chris Michalak, Joe Mays, Sun-Woo Kim, Justin Germano . . . I could go on for a very long time.

Yep. The mention of trading one of the current arms for a bat in LF or a bat anywhere else makes me think/say, "How soon we forget". Pitching, pitching, pitching (and defense).

Anyhow... in 2009 for the REDS Mr. Wells started 7 games. He walked 17 and K'd 15.

klw
07-01-2012, 08:08 PM
Kip Wells just threw 7 scoreless in Colorado and Denorfia scored the go ahead run.

BearcatShane
07-02-2012, 03:08 AM
I think he's found it.