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    WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    I admit i was not overly curious about where kirk saarloos was but i enjoyed reading about his succes as a college pitching coach. Hope good things for his future.

    Kirk Craig Saarloos (born May 23, 1979 in Long Beach, California) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. He was the 2011 Cal State Fullerton coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant coach. Saarloos returns to the school that propelled him to a seven-year major league career with Houston (2002–03), Oakland (2004–06, 08) and Cincinnati (2007). He will continue to work towards his bachelor's degree in communications at Cal State Fullerton. He became the Pitching Coach of Texas Christian University in the summer of 2012. He led the team to the lowest ERA in school history since 1968.
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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    I remember liking the Reds signed him.

    Now looking back on it, I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea.
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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I remember liking the Reds signed him.

    Now looking back on it, I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea.
    Same here in both regards. I'd say it's indicative of how low our standards were for pitching at the time.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Same here in both regards. I'd say it's indicative of how low our standards were for pitching at the time.
    If I recall correctly, at that time we were all desperate for a groundball pitcher. That sinker had more sink than a bowling ball in the ocean.

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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    Nice guy. He had a guy on the USA team few years ago and I had emailed Kirk about him, he responded about him and we exchanged a few more emails after that.
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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I remember liking the Reds signed him.

    Now looking back on it, I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea.
    He's a perfect fit for the ballpark, they said!
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I remember liking the Reds signed him.

    Now looking back on it, I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea.
    They signed him? Based upon his performance after they traded for him, I can't believe they would go out and sign him. What fools.

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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I remember liking the Reds signed him.

    Now looking back on it, I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea.
    There were actually big arguments about it.
    "This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    His relatives (I belive his aunt and uncle) own a winery in Santa Barabara County called Saarloos and Sons and have a tasting room in a little town called Los Olivos. Very nice people and good wine. I asked them about Kirk a few years back and they filled me in on his coaching career.

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    Re: WEHT - Kirk Saarloos

    He was a former Lexington Legend and always very nice to the fans.
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski


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