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TuneSquad
02-16-2012, 09:12 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/02/reds-to-sign-brett-tomko.html

bigredmechanism
02-16-2012, 09:16 PM
LOL

jhu1321
02-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Yes! This team is complete!

texasdave
02-16-2012, 09:31 PM
At one time I had him pegged as a Cy Young Award winner. I missed that one. :laugh:

texasdave
02-16-2012, 09:33 PM
Pete Harnisch wasn't available?

mikemo14
02-16-2012, 09:34 PM
In related news the Reds have also signed 69 year old Jack Billingham to a minor league deal with a spring training invite after watching him eclipse the 50 miles per hour mark on a radar gun at the Golden Sunset Retirement home in Goodyear Arizona.

texasdave
02-16-2012, 09:36 PM
In related news the Reds have also signed 69 year old Jack Billingham to a minor league deal with a spring training invite after watching him eclipse the 50 miles per hour mark on a radar gun at the Golden Sunset Retirement home in Goodyear Arizona.

I didn't know those golf carts got up to 50. :beerme:

brad1176
02-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Wasn't Tomko our 1998 opening day pitcher?

Edit: 1999

Red Raindog
02-16-2012, 09:49 PM
I thought I had my calendar wrong and it was April Fool's Day!

brm7675
02-16-2012, 10:52 PM
What is the downside?

RedsfaninMT
02-16-2012, 11:26 PM
What is the downside?

I agree, no downside. He provides a possible option of a pitcher who has from time to time had decent numbers. Certainly better than some previous #5's the Reds have had.

Red Raindog
02-16-2012, 11:44 PM
What is the downside?

Can't see much upside or downside as long as he doesn't block someone's chance to advance

brm7675
02-16-2012, 11:49 PM
Can't see much upside or downside as long as he doesn't block someone's chance to advance

Whom would be block?

takealeake
02-16-2012, 11:53 PM
Did I just wake up in 1997?

Old NDN
02-17-2012, 01:23 AM
Tuna Jack Armstrong is still available.

Red Raindog
02-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Whom would be block?

A fair question.

:laugh:

texasdave
02-17-2012, 08:45 AM
What is the downside?

The proper question is, "What is the upside?". The answer is none. A foolish move. If he takes the mound for the Reds even once, that is one time too many.

markymark69
02-17-2012, 11:32 AM
Tomko, to me, is the reason that I do not get all bent out of shape when the Reds trade prospects (or as this board sees them - future hall of famers - i.e. Zach Stewart, Brad Boxberger, etc) for proven talent.

He obviously has some staying power, having pitched in the big leagues for all or parts of 14 seasons, but he is anything put a dominant player and he was the best pitching prospect in the organization at one time.

Have the Reds gotten better in the prospect department since the days of Tomko? - it appears so - but it also proves that prospects are just that, prospects - not necessarily future All-Stars or Hall of Famers.

As far as Tomko pitching for the Reds this year - if that happens then things will not be going well.

brm7675
02-17-2012, 12:00 PM
The proper question is, "What is the upside?". The answer is none. A foolish move. If he takes the mound for the Reds even once, that is one time too many.

Why is it a good move, simple versatility and major league experience. Throughout a season pitchers come up hurt, need rests and such and Brett can fill a number of different roles if needed. Again there is no downside to this move, glad to see Walt thinking ahead.

Pony Boy
02-17-2012, 12:31 PM
Now if we can just get Mike Cameron back we can pretend that the KGII era never happened.

Big Red Hoss
02-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Its just depth. If nothing else he and Corky Miller can help continue the advancment of the younger pitchers in triple A. Minimal money + depth = a good move that doesn't hurt the team.

Grouse
02-17-2012, 12:40 PM
What is the downside?

If we pay him 1 dollar. Thats a downside.

texasdave
02-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Why is it a good move, simple versatility and major league experience. Throughout a season pitchers come up hurt, need rests and such and Brett can fill a number of different roles if needed. Again there is no downside to this move, glad to see Walt thinking ahead.

It would be nice if he could still get batters out. Versatility and major league experience mean nothing without it.

TuneSquad
02-17-2012, 12:45 PM
If I remember correctly, I believe that we also looked at Dmitri Young earlier this offseason too! These guys were my childhood.... Alex Ochoa, Michael Tucker, Pokey Reese, Sean Casey, Scott Williamson and Danny Graves should all be targeted to bring back a late 90's team!

jhu1321
02-17-2012, 01:03 PM
If I remember correctly, I believe that we also looked at Dmitri Young earlier this offseason too! These guys were my childhood.... Alex Ochoa, Michael Tucker, Pokey Reese, Sean Casey, Scott Williamson and Danny Graves should all be targeted to bring back a late 90's team!


I loved those teams! Add Aaron Boone to the list.:beerme:

bounty37h
02-17-2012, 01:25 PM
If I remember correctly, I believe that we also looked at Dmitri Young earlier this offseason too! These guys were my childhood.... Alex Ochoa, Michael Tucker, Pokey Reese, Sean Casey, Scott Williamson and Danny Graves should all be targeted to bring back a late 90's team!

Man, your childhood sucked :lol:

Ohayou
02-17-2012, 03:56 PM
Yes! This team is complete!

Andy Bernard Air Horn Spazz Out - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EBnb2DN3Yg#t=0m11s)

nux fan
02-17-2012, 04:24 PM
I heard Steve Parris is better

Dead Red
02-17-2012, 05:07 PM
I heard Steve Parris is better

Steve Parris...1999...Mets...urrghh:thumbdown:

OGB
02-17-2012, 05:10 PM
The proper question is, "What is the upside?". The answer is none. A foolish move. If he takes the mound for the Reds even once, that is one time too many.

Foolish? It's a minor league contract. If the Reds have injury problems and they get to the point where they need a spot start from their second or third option in AAA, I'd rather see Tomko get it than someone like Reineke.

texasdave
02-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Foolish? It's a minor league contract. If the Reds have injury problems and they get to the point where they need a spot start from their second or third option in AAA, I'd rather see Tomko get it than someone like Reineke.

I wouldn't. But that's what makes the world go round.

mroby85
02-21-2012, 12:32 AM
lol i thought i heard this wrong.

nux fan
02-21-2012, 05:11 PM
bring back juan guzman