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    Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

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    Reds sign lefthanded reliever Manny Parra to 1-year contract, designate for assignment RHP Todd Redmond.
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    There's your extra lefty. Misses bats, struggles with control. Nice upside pickup. Shame we're likely going to lose Redmond; he was nice depth. But Parra could start too.
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    I thought this might happen. Not many lefty specialists left out there.
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    A couple of last minute moves before heading to Arizona. This one makes sense; you had to think they would pick up a lefty. Potentially losing Redmond's no real concern.

    Parra's not my favorite target due to his control issues, but there weren't a lot of choices.
    Last edited by marcshoe; 02-01-2013 at 05:22 PM.

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

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    Who just lost their spot in the pen? Please say Ondrusek.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Who just lost their spot in the pen? Please say Ondrusek.
    Ondrusek's on a two-year contract. I'm going to guess Simon gets traded with LeCure potentially headed to AAA in April.

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Ondrusek's on a two-year contract. I'm going to guess Simon gets traded with LeCure potentially headed to AAA in April.
    Why would they ever choose Ondrusek over LeCure?
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Ondrusek's on a two-year contract. I'm going to guess Simon gets traded with LeCure potentially headed to AAA in April.
    LeCure is our best long man and has been pretty good the last couple of years. I also have a sweet spot for Sam now after what he did in game 1 of the nlds. IMO no way he touches AAA anytime soon unless injured.
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by DGullett35 View Post
    LeCure is our best long man and has been pretty good the last couple of years. I also have a sweet spot for Sam now after what he did in game 1 of the nlds. IMO no way he touches AAA anytime soon unless injured.
    I don't want to see it happen either, but who do you think is more likely to get optioned: LeCure making the league minimum, or Leake making millions?

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Ondrusek's on a two-year contract. I'm going to guess Simon gets traded with LeCure potentially headed to AAA in April.

    LeCure in AAA would make me an "unhappy" camper. I put it in quotes because I really like Sam for some reason...even before he came up big in Game 1 at San Fran. Always seems like he's there when we need him.

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    I'm not so sure that Parra making the roster is a given.
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Nice move. Parra will help. Pen looks murky. This ensures Cingrani will start in AAA instead of in the Reds pen. Assuming Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Arroyo, Chapman and Leake take six spots, and that Broxton, Marshall and, IMO, Lecure are locks, that leaves three spots for Parra, Arredondo, Ondrusek, Hoover, Masset and Simon. The best of the bunch likely starts out in AAA. I'm guessing we'll see a couple guys moved n Spring. I'm sure the Reds are hoping Masset looks healthy and the Reds can find a taker for his $3.1 Million.
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Nice move. Parra will help. Pen looks murky. This ensures Cingrani will start in AAA instead of in the Reds pen. Assuming Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Arroyo, Chapman and Leake take six spots, and that Broxton, Marshall and, IMO, Lecure are locks, that leaves three spots for Parra, Arredondo, Ondrusek, Hoover, Masset and Simon. The best of the bunch likely starts out in AAA. I'm guessing we'll see a couple guys moved n Spring. I'm sure the Reds are hoping Masset looks healthy and the Reds can find a taker for his $3.1 Million.
    Guessing Reds will go north with Chapman (short stay), Parra, Marshall, Lecure, Broxton, Hoover, and Simon in the bullpen.

    Ondrusek in the minors. Arredondo in the minors or traded. Masset in rehab to get healthy.

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Guessing Reds will go north with Chapman (short stay), Parra, Marshall, Lecure, Broxton, Hoover, and Simon in the bullpen.

    Ondrusek in the minors. Arredondo in the minors or traded. Masset in rehab to get healthy.
    I'd be happy if it plays out the way you say. I'd prefer Arredondo over Simon, but I just think Hoover goes down because he can and the others may not be able to.
    Last edited by mth123; 02-01-2013 at 06:14 PM.
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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'd be happy if it plays out the way you say. I'd prefer Arredondo over Simon, but I just think Hoover goes down because he can and the others may not be able to.
    I think you're selling Walt short, mth. He knows that Hoover has value. He kept the kid on the post-season roster. He pitched late innings.

    Simon is the innings eater, the mop up guy, the long man. He's the only such guy they have. Lecure no longer plays that role, he's advanced to later innings.

    Barring injury, I think Arredondo and Ondrusek are on the bubble.

    As for Hoover, I think he makes it -- unless he has a bad spring. He's easy to send down if he doesn't look good in Arizona.

    Looked at Parra's splits as a reliever last year, was tough on lefties.
    Last edited by Kc61; 02-01-2013 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Walt swooping in for a couple of nice depth signings late in the offseason. I like this move -- Parra has solid stuff, and a lefty is needed.
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