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    Reds sign Zach Duke

    Former longtime Pirate pitcher Zach Duke is now appearing on the Louisville Bats roster. Good depth, especially if Reynolds leaves.

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    Print World Series tickets!!!! Woo-hoo!!!
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    Couldn't get Zane Smith?


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    I'd have rather they signed Sir Duke. Atleast the music would be enjoyable.
    "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

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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    He's a lefty, isn't he? It might be that the Reds are trying to find some lefty bullpen depth.
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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    The Nationals signed Duke in early December to a guaranteed contract worth $700,000. Duke had gone 15-5 at Class AAA Syracuse in 2012 and pitched well in a September call-up, convincing Nationals to call him back up. He began the season as the Nationals’ only left-handed reliever but could not make a successful transition putting up an 8.71 ERA over 20 2/3 innings. Left-handed batters hit .448 against him.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Sample size beware. That accounted for only 29 at-bats.
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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    The pride of the 05 Pirates.
    "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 Zach Duke

    Is this a subtle hint that they don't expect Marshall to be back any time soon?
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    The Duke of New York, A number 1
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Is this a subtle hint that they don't expect Marshall to be back any time soon?
    I think you are smelling the coffee, txdave. However, I might word it like this...

    Is this a fairly obvious move to see if a MLB vet LH pitcher can find it and be used in LOOGY situations (IMO) out of the pen.... JUST IN CASE Marshall has more setbacks and does not come back anytime soon?

    We should wait to hear from the FO if Marshall does not come back anytime soon. Too early to start that guessing game. Most teams let us know fairly soon after a diagnosis/decision is made by the FO.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    He can't be worse than Parra, can he?
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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    That takes some of the sting out of today's loss.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Print World Series tickets!!!! Woo-hoo!!!
    Not every move can be for Babe Ruth or Walter Johnson.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Reds sign Zach Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    He can't be worse than Parra, can he?
    Yes he can. He was very bad in DC this season. I hope this move was just to give Louisville some depth and a warm body. If he ever sees the 25 man roster the Reds are in bad trouble.
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