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bleedsred
06-16-2011, 01:22 AM
Kazmir has been released by the Angels, worth a kicking of the tires???

bigredmechanism
06-16-2011, 01:27 AM
No way. Guy has been terrible for a few years and he doesn't have velocity anymore. If he could play SS maybe.

bleedsred
06-16-2011, 01:33 AM
I don't know the extent of his injuries, was just wondering if a minor league contract while working with Cincy's pitching coaches in the minors could get this guy going again. I'm thinking LOW risk with a potential high reward....can he get his velocity back?

RedsFan_26
06-16-2011, 01:42 AM
BUT, he has 7 million left on his contract this year, maybe if we sign him next year. But as of right now its high risk, ? reward.

Nathan
06-16-2011, 06:42 AM
BUT, he has 7 million left on his contract this year, maybe if we sign him next year. But as of right now its high risk, ? reward.

The Reds would only be responsible for a prorated portion of the league minimum, not the entire 7 million.

ruREaDy2
06-16-2011, 09:02 AM
We've already got a guy similar to him in Triple-A. His name is Dontrelle Willis (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willido03.shtml).

Kiss the Baby00
06-16-2011, 03:46 PM
We've already got a guy similar to him in Triple-A. His name is Dontrelle Willis (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willido03.shtml).

not even close. Kazmir allowed 29 ER in 15 IP in AAA. Willis has been very good in AAA this season. Think before you type please. :thumbdown:

RedsFan_26
06-16-2011, 04:00 PM
The Reds would only be responsible for a prorated portion of the league minimum, not the entire 7 million.

Yeah i read that wrong at mlbtr.

Nathan
06-16-2011, 05:59 PM
not even close. Kazmir allowed 29 ER in 15 IP in AAA. Willis has been very good in AAA this season. Think before you type please. :thumbdown:

I'm thinking what he meant was "Low Risk High Reward" guy.

Kiss the Baby00
06-16-2011, 07:03 PM
I'm thinking what he meant was "Low Risk High Reward" guy.

I will agree with you on that. I would take a flier on him but from what I have read, his work ethic is his main problem.

mu4103
06-16-2011, 08:16 PM
Kazmir has been released by the Angels, worth a kicking of the tires???

1. He has awesome stuff!
2. He is a 2nd half pitcher.
3. You never know - worth a pick-up (between him and Dontrelle - I would say that there is a 33% chance that one of them can resurrect their career.)

ruREaDy2
06-16-2011, 09:47 PM
I'm thinking what he meant was "Low Risk High Reward" guy.

This.

redlegs2370
06-17-2011, 12:43 AM
If he is cheap it might be worth taking him so the Cardinals and Duncan don't get the opportunity to get him back on track.

Nathan
06-17-2011, 01:50 AM
If he is cheap it might be worth taking him so the Cardinals and Duncan don't get the opportunity to get him back on track.

I wouldn't mind taking a flier on him, but, that's really failed logic. You really shouldn't take a player just because you are afraid of what the competition is thinking. Otherwise you end up with a bunch of players that you really don't have room or playing time for.

Kiss the Baby00
06-17-2011, 02:43 AM
I wouldn't mind taking a flier on him, but, that's really failed logic. You really shouldn't take a player just because you are afraid of what the competition is thinking. Otherwise you end up with a bunch of players that you really don't have room or playing time for.

really? thats why the giants ended up w cody ross. to block the padres from picking up a hitter last year. worked out pretty well for them and cody

Nathan
06-17-2011, 04:59 AM
really? thats why the giants ended up w cody ross. to block the padres from picking up a hitter last year. worked out pretty well for them and cody

The exception as opposed to the rule. 9/10 it doesn't work.

EDIT: If I recall correctly, the Giants weren't really banging the doors down offensively last year, either.