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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    All of us are thinking of making a Dusty ruined Prior joke and someone needs to say this so we can all move on:


    Dusty ruined him again!



    There it is done.


    In realty, I am disappointed I was rooting for Prior to be able to get healthy. It must be so frustrating for him.

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    You've got to respect the guy. Hasn't pitched in a major league game since August 10, 2006, and he could have given up a long time ago, yet he's still out there trying every year. And hell he's got a business degree from USC, it'd probably make more sense financially to just give up on baseball.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    As of today, Prior is Latos' top comp on baseball reference. Just a fun fact.

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Not sure if this was posted back in December.

    Ending attempt at comeback, Prior retires

    By Andrew Simon / MLB.com | 12/9/2013 10:38 P.M. ET

    After a series of injuries and several comeback attempts, it appears Mark Prior is ready to call it a career.

    The right-hander, now 33, was in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday for the Winter Meetings, where he told reporters he was retiring. Prior also indicated he could take a job in the Padres' front office, although the club has not confirmed it.

    The San Diego native signed a Minor League deal with the Reds during Spring Training last season and made seven relief appearances at Triple-A Louisville, posting a 4.66 ERA over 9 2/3 innings. But he sustained a right shoulder strain and went on the disabled list in late April. He did not appear in another game and was released in June.

    The Cubs made Prior the second overall pick of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft out of USC, and he made his Major League debut the next May, at age 21. After going 6-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 19 starts as a rookie, Prior enjoyed a breakout '03 season. In 30 starts, he went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA and 245 strikeouts in 211 1/3 innings. An All-Star selection, he finished third in the National League Cy Young Award voting, then posted a 2.31 ERA in three postseason outings.

    The injuries then started to pile up. Prior made 21 starts in 2004, 27 in '05 and just nine in '06. His last big league appearance came Aug. 10, 2006, and he then had reconstructive shoulder surgery.

    Prior tried to make it back to the Majors, pitching in the Minors for the Rangers, Yankees, Red Sox and Reds.

    He finishes his career with a 42-29 record and a 3.51 ERA in 106 Major League starts. He also struck out 10.4 batters per nine innings, the second-highest rate in history for a starting pitcher with at least 500 career innings, trailing only Randy Johnson.

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    It's a shame the original Wily Taveras signing thread is locked and can't be bumped.
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    assuming 10 healthy years, I saw Prior with 180 wins, 3.30 ERA, 9+ K/9, 5:1 K/BB and 20 home runs. it's a shame he could stay healthy. I'm still fascinated by his confidence AND ABILITY to work on his change-up at the Major League level...especially during a playoff game.
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