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Newman4
08-25-2010, 04:32 PM
His name is being discussed as possibly going to the Yankees presumably after passing through the entire NL on waivers. If I'm the Reds I pick this guy up even if it does mean 2.7 million dollars. You need another consistent starter and Kuroda is having a good year - 3.48 ERA/1.24 WHIP/.670 OPS against. Those numbers hold up pretty good with the home/road splits too. Playoff experience in 2008 and 2009 also.

Captain13
08-25-2010, 04:38 PM
I'm good with that, we can always use another arm, and some good experience.

bshall2105
08-25-2010, 04:42 PM
I like how we had the deepest starting rotation in the NL like two days ago, and now we are desperate for a starter.

Vottomatic
08-25-2010, 04:49 PM
36 year old retired St. Louis Cardinal former starting pitcher, Matt Morris, looking for a comeback. Jocketty is probably on the phone right now.

New York Red
08-25-2010, 04:53 PM
His name is being discussed as possibly going to the Yankees presumably after passing through the entire NL on waivers. If I'm the Reds I pick this guy up even if it does mean 2.7 million dollars. You need another consistent starter and Kuroda is having a good year - 3.48 ERA/1.24 WHIP/.670 OPS against. Those numbers hold up pretty good with the home/road splits too. Playoff experience in 2008 and 2009 also.
I would be shocked if no NL team grabbed this guy. And I would gladly take him on the Reds roster right now.

KOBasinger
08-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Would love to have Kuroda..

Kuroda, Arroyo, Cueto and Bailey in the post season rotation would be sick

scott91575
08-25-2010, 06:32 PM
How is Kuroda's contract constructed? He makes a ton from his 3 year deal. Yet he doesn't have his 6 years in the league. Is he simply arbitration eligible for the next 3 years? If that is it, heck, he might be worth a look. Sure, he is getting old. Yet if you take Kuroda maybe you could let go of Arroyo and get a decent replacement at a cheaper rate. If he declines too much in a year or so, no big deal, just let him go. No long term deals.

Of course I have no idea what his arbitration would be like, or if that is all he gets then he just heads back to Japan.

From everything I read he will be a type B free agent. I suppose there is a clause that limits those 6 years for older players, or maybe his contract was a unique situation that allows for earlier free agency.

BEETTLEBUG
08-25-2010, 09:39 PM
Claim him if he gets to Reds

bagz
08-26-2010, 08:35 AM
Let's get him. We need him.