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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Jocketty's all over that once he's back from Machu Picchu.
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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Reds did have Olivo this spring. He's a major league catcher. But unlike Navarro last year, Olivo wasn't compliant. He left for a major league job elsewhere.
    AFAIK, he's available and would be a HUGE upgrade.

    And AFAIC, Hanoraco shouldn't prevent him from sticking, this time.

    March 27, 2013: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
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    July 5, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
    Last edited by malcontent; 07-22-2013 at 03:19 PM.
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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    I would rather have Matt Treanor. At the very least he would bring along a very good looking wife.
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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    AFAIK, he's available and would be a HUGE upgrade.

    And AFAIC, Hanoraco shouldn't prevent him from sticking, this time.

    March 27, 2013: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
    March 28, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Miami Marlins.
    July 5, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
    He also quit on the Marlins.
    "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: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post


    I was okay when he was brought up earlier in the year...until I saw him play. After that, there's no reason he should haev been brought back. Once a philosopher, twice a pervert.
    This was my first thought upon reading the thread title.
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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    If you Google Ashley, there are articles attesting to his excellent defense. Apparently, he was once named the Rays Organizational Defensive Player of the Year. The articles says he has an excellent throwing arm and lofty minor league caught stealing numbers.

    The issues with him seem to be his bat, although he apparently has hit well at Louisville.

    It could be that the Reds wanted someone on the forty man roster for very short MLB stints this year, and that was Corky. Also perhaps they wanted major league experience. I guess.
    After taking a closer look, I see what you mean. His hitting stats are pretty bad up until the last year or two, when the third time around the block/too old for the level phenomenon started kicking in.

    Still. If he's good behind the dish, then it's hard to argue he'd be worse.
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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Corky is too slow to play on my softball team.

    You have no idea just how insulting that actually is.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    When I see Corky's name on the lineup card before the game I just feel defeated.

    Nothing personal as he's a great baseball man, but I wish the Reds could come up with something better.

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Corky is too slow to play on my softball team.

    You have no idea just how insulting that actually is.
    Hilarious. Just think about the libations and stories you could tell afterwards, though. Hey, just put him at catcher and he wouldn't have to run!

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    He also quit on the Marlins.
    Shows me the man wants to play in meaningful games.

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Nothing personal as he's a great baseball man, but I wish the Reds could come up with something better.
    They could. Jocketty would just have to get off his can to make it happen.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Hey look on the bright side...at least we know Corky is not taking PED's.

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Hey look on the bright side...at least we know Corky is not taking PED's.
    Not unless PED stands for Pancakes, Eclairs, and Donuts.

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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    This thread has shaken my confidence in Redszone.
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    Re: We have to talk about Corky

    Using Corky in games with live ammo is a mark of a budgetarily limited team. Same deal with not getting a LF or plugging bullpen leaks. Walt is a little handcuffed..

    Unlike big buck teams like the Yankees go buy someone at the drop of a hat and the budget be damned.

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