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    Red Sox Signs Grady Sizemore

    Ken Rosenthal
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    Sources: #Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore, but still possible that he will go in another direction. Other teams involved.

    https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/st...00556063891456
    "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 in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Good. Make it happen Walt (on a minor league deal).

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Danny Tartabull must have been busy.

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Reds have had a little success getting guys who had been out of the game for awhile.

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    https://twitter.com/ctrent/status/425039922118938624

    So apparently Walt Jocketty has said they have talked about both a minor league deal as well as a Major League deal.

    I am all for a minor league deal with a ton of incentives, but giving him a Major League deal before he goes out and plays would be a bad idea. When Walts says they discussed it, I hope it means Sizemore's camp brought it up and they talked it over with them and said, yeah, um, no (but in a much nicer way).

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    https://twitter.com/ctrent/status/425039922118938624

    So apparently Walt Jocketty has said they have talked about both a minor league deal as well as a Major League deal.

    I am all for a minor league deal with a ton of incentives, but giving him a Major League deal before he goes out and plays would be a bad idea. When Walts says they discussed it, I hope it means Sizemore's camp brought it up and they talked it over with them and said, yeah, um, no (but in a much nicer way).
    I'd have no problem giving him a non-guaranteed major league deal to get him to come to spring training. If Sizemore doesn't earn a roster spot on the opening day roster, you either cut him or try to talk him into going to the minors. The Reds wouldn't be out that much money in that case.
    If that's the difference in getting him to sign and not (and the Reds feel he's healthy), it's a small concession, IMO.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I'd have no problem giving him a non-guaranteed major league deal to get him to come to spring training. If Sizemore doesn't earn a roster spot on the opening day roster, you either cut him or try to talk him into going to the minors. The Reds wouldn't be out that much money in that case.
    If that's the difference in getting him to sign and not (and the Reds feel he's healthy), it's a small concession, IMO.
    Sizemore must understand he's going to have to see some AAA time. Can't imagine he'll be immediately ready for the bigs.

    Not a bad pickup, if they sign him. He's not signed yet, and if there's competition maybe he'll want a little money.

    But if they do I'm sure he knows he's beginning at AAA.

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Sizemore doesn't need to spend any time at Louisville. He likely would not go.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Sizemore doesn't need to spend any time at Louisville. He likely would not go.
    After missing two seasons? Wouldn't he want the regular at bats for a month or two?

    Surprised by your response, but I haven't followed his situation closely.

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Guessing the Reds would want to go with a low base and incentives he would have to remain healthy to reach

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Sizemore doesn't need to spend any time at Louisville. He likely would not go.
    Are other teams lining up to give him a MLB roster spot?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

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    Re: Reds in advanced talks with Grady Sizemore

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    After missing two seasons? Wouldn't he want the regular at bats for a month or two?

    Surprised by your response, but I haven't followed his situation closely.
    Ego and how these deals are structured. The way these deals work, is there will be a decision at the end of spring training. He either goes northeast with Reds, gets cut loose to pursue other opportunities, or he goes home.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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