Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 62

Thread: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

  1. #1
    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    15,749

    Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Per Reds Twitter
    Code:
    Reds sign lefthanded reliever Manny Parra to 1-year contract, designate for assignment RHP Todd Redmond.
    2 minutes ago from web
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/0...medium=twitter

    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.
    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.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    All work and no play..... Vottomatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    7,067

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    I thought this might happen. Not many lefty specialists left out there.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread

  4. #3
    Never say Nevermore marcshoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas
    Posts
    4,999

    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.
    No Victims, by me

    The rest is drama.


    What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. --Straka

  5. #4
    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    15,749

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Ken Rosenthal
    Source: Manny Parra deal with #Reds is one year, $1M with chance to earn another $400K in appearance bonuses. Major-league deal.
    2 minutes ago from Tweetbot for iOS
    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.

  6. #5
    Where's my chair? REDREAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    20,748

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    I'm not so sure that Parra making the roster is a given.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

  7. #6
    Vampire Weekend @Bernie's camisadelgolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    11,422

    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.

  8. #7
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,575

    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.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  9. Likes:

    SirFelixCat (02-03-2013)

  10. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    12,777

    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.

  11. #9
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,575

    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.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  12. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Posts
    9,968

    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.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

  13. #11
    Moderator Gallen5862's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Wilmington,NC
    Posts
    6,046

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Is it possible that the Reds could trade Todd Redmond for Russ Canzler? The Reds could trade a pitcher for another utility man. Unless the Reds think Redmond can clear waivers?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    Yankees Designate Russ Canzler For Assignment
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [February 1 at 3:12pm CST]
    The Yankees designated first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment, the team announced. The move creates roster space for Travis Hafner, whose deal with the Yankees is now official.

    Canzler has been claimed off of waivers three times this winter, and it won't be surprising if a team picks him up again before he clears waivers. The Yankees claimed Canzler on January 4th, the Indians claimed him on January 2nd and the Blue Jays claimed him on December 21st.

    Canzler appeared in 26 games for the Indians this past season. The 26-year-old posted a .269/.299/.398 batting line in 97 MLB plate appearances while playing first base and left field. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a .265/.328/.487 batting line with 22 home runs and 36 doubles in 539 plate appearances

  14. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    12,777

    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.

  15. #13
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,575

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    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.
    I think Leake or Chapman serves as the long guy while the transition to Chapman in the rotation is going on with Leake eventually filling that role. Simon will be 32 in May and last year was the first time he was better than abysmal, I'm not a believer. Arredondo is a better pitcher IMO and fits better in shorter relief. I hope it doesn't come down to options. If so, Hoover heads to AAA when he should be the Reds top RH set-up guy. I have a feeling Ondrusek's ill-advised 2 year deal causes the move of Hoover to AAA.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  16. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    702

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    I like the signing....especially with what lefties (if any) were still available. Hopefully, working with Price will help with the control issues and confidence.

  17. #15
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,839

    Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond

    Nice signing, IMO. Parra held lefties to a .635 OPS in 124 plate appearances last season.
    I miss Adam Dunn.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25