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    Mark Prior in camp with Reds on minor league deal

    According to John Fay:

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. The minor leaguers reported to camp today. Among them was Mark Prior.

    Yes, that Mark Prior.

    Prior, a 32-year-old right-hander, has not pitched in the majors since 2006 because of shoulder problems. Hes made several comeback attempts since.

    He called me and said asked for a chance, Reds manager Dusty Baker said. I talked to Walt (Jocketty). (Prior) says he feels good. He feels like he has some unfinished business.
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    Reds sign Mark Prior

    The Reds signed Mark Prior to a minor league deal, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The move reunites Prior with manager Dusty Baker, who managed Prior early in his career with the Cubs.

    He called me and said asked for a chance, Baker told Fay. "He feels like he has some unfinished business."

    Critics often point to Baker's handling of Prior as one of the reasons the promising right-hander dealt with so many injuries. Despite the perception that Baker mis-managed Prior, they have remained close and speak a couple of times each year, Fay reports.
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    Re: Mark Prior in camp with Reds on minor league deal

    Can't hurt you in spring training. Risk vs reward is in the reds favor

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    Re: Mark Prior in camp with Reds on minor league deal

    Wouldn't it be great if Prior has something left?

    Of course, Dusty will throw him 270 innings LOL.

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    If Prior wants to move to the pen, shows he's healthy and has some speed on his pitches, i'd have no problem saying sayonara to Ondrusek...

    But more than likely this is a favor to get Prior some exposure for other teams. Which IMO is just good business.
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    Uhhh Baker is the reason why he is where he is. Probably not the best idea lol.

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    If Prior wants to move to the pen, shows he's healthy and has some speed on his pitches, i'd have no problem saying sayonara to Ondrusek...

    But more than likely this is a favor to get Prior some exposure for other teams. Which IMO is just good business.
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Let the winning begin!
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    Uhhh Baker is the reason why he is where he is. Probably not the best idea lol.
    The man threw a little tiny sphere for a living, he was an accident waiting to happen just like ever other pitcher out there.

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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Why not give the guy a chance. Who knows what may come out here. Minor league deals that provide veteran depth to the team. Sounds good to me.
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Reminds me of the Dontrelle Willis signing a couple years back... giving a MLB burnout that isn't too old and in good shape a shot at a minor comeback. I hope he might be able to fill in admirably in the same way Willis did.

    I'm glad to see the two of them on good terms, though. Given all the flak Baker took, I'm glad to see the player loyalty is still there.

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    Re: Mark Prior in camp with Reds on minor league deal

    Its these moves that the reds have made of the last few years that make a difference. Seems like there is always someone that walt signs who is "washed up" that ends up contributing. Remember what everyone said when we went for scott rolen, Johnny Gomes, D-train.
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    How delicious would it be to see Mark Prior contribute to a playoff-bound Reds team, under the manager who "ruined" him, no less? The gnashing of teeth in Cubsland would be the most joyous thing ever.
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    How delicious would it be to see Mark Prior contribute to a playoff-bound Reds team, under the manager who "ruined" him, no less? The gnashing of teeth in Cubsland would be the most joyous thing ever.
    Its always great to stick it to cubs fans in anyway possible.
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    Re: Reds sign Mark Prior

    Interesing.
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