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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    How about 4+ years in the bigs... 5.16 ERA, 1.659 WHIP, 81 ERA+, 1.83 K/BB?

    I am not sure that small sample size works there. This guy is not good. He should thank the good lord that he was give a "dominant" (so to speak) left-arm that has made him a millionaire. Based on 4+ years of big league action I say cut ties now. I would have cut ties before Opening Day, but I am not at Spring Training or in the front office. He is a below-average pitcher that I do not care to see wear a REDS uniform. If it is a funk, then he has been in this funk for about 3 years.
    Maybe Parra is a different pitcher as a reliever. He fared pretty well as a reliever in 2010, then got injured in 2011 and unsure if that affected his 2012.

    But, to be honest, the general consensus on this board is that Price is a fantastic pitching coach. He'll get the benefit of the doubt from me in situations like this.

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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Price can do all he can with Parra, but you can't polish a turd. Everyone knows that.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Parra, if he's ever going to be a good pitcher (something he's never been), needs to go to AAA and get his act together.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Carlos Marmol is really bad. Probably not the best example to use.
    I was just pointing out that he owns Votto and Phillips. The dude has some nasty stuff.

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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    Price can do all he can with Parra, but you can't polish a turd. Everyone knows that.
    The mythbusters disagree.

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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Parra thinks he's Billy Wagner all of a sudden.

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    Manny Parra has retired 13 of his last 14 batters, has made 10 consecutive scoreless apps (8.1ip) and 5 straight hitless apps (4ip). #whiff

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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    Parra thinks he's Billy Wagner all of a sudden.

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    Manny Parra has retired 13 of his last 14 batters, has made 10 consecutive scoreless apps (8.1ip) and 5 straight hitless apps (4ip). #whiff
    Yeah, he has been solid. Seems like these guys may have learned how to use him. Hopefully.

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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    I read a while back that Sean Marshall was helping Parra with his role but yeah, Parra has been solid lately.

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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Parra's been rock-solid of late. I think this is how they originally envisioned him.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    This years Alfredo Simon.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Too soon to tell.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Parra has been great since coming off the DL.
    I acknowledge that it's too early to say he's turned the corner, but the Reds are getting value out of him.

    I really think Baker and Price deserve some credit for getting production out of a guy that many thought was a lost cause.

    He's not Marshall, of course, but recently, he's been one of the better relievers.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    So we love Handy Manny now, huh.
    "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: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    So we love Handy Manny now, huh.
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    Re: Why is Parra on this team instead of Arredondo?

    "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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