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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Just adds to bench and depth. Walt hasn't made a splash but if they have to go to AAA for help this year there are going to be better choices than they had last year. Same with the bench - it's looking a bit better.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    I don't get this one. Do the Reds really need another backup infielder who can't play SS? He is really a third baseman without power.
    I'm with you, but this is hopefully just a minor league depth signing. That or insurance in case the BP market heats up again. Yankees still need a 2B.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson


    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 close to signing Chris Nelson

    Jack Hanahan is on notice! Let the wild sadness rumble begin for back-up CI.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilHamburger View Post
    Per Jerry Crasnick on twitter:

    Infielder Chris Nelson is close to wrapping up a deal with #reds, says a baseball source
    What does he do differently than what Hannahan?
    Maybe the plan is Phillips to shortstop if there's an injury!
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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    I get it.

    Reds need a backup shortstop but Nelson really isn't a shortstop.

    Reds need offense for the bench but Nelson hasn't hit well in a few years.

    Makes perfect sense, LOL.

    Sorry, Red Van Hot already made these points, I now see. Good post RVH.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitri View Post
    That or insurance in case the BP market heats up again. Yankees still need a 2B.
    The Yankees signed Brian Roberts. Not saying this means they don't need a second baseman though. Just saying.
    Huh? Huh-uh. Oh yeah, uh-huh.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Lifetime OPS against LHP is .729. Schumaker lifetime OPS against RHP is .752. Platoon? Phillips going somewhere?

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    23 posts and no jokes about 2 year contracts? Really? Folks are slipping.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    "Meh."

    "Go ahead and print the World Series tickets."

    "I'm fine with this so long as he reports to spring training in the best shape of his life."

    Or perhaps a tweet from C. Trent -- "Nelson career OPS .712, BP last season .706."

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Nelson did play short primarily through AA and a few games in AAA the last few years, including 40 in 2011 and 52 in 2010. Walt may think he's a capable backup SS.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Nelson did play short primarily through AA and a few games in AAA the last few years, including 40 in 2011 and 52 in 2010. Walt may think he's a capable backup SS.
    Heck of an endorsement for a SS. AA and 2011.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    A backup shortstop. He played there for years.

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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Nelson did play short primarily through AA and a few games in AAA the last few years, including 40 in 2011 and 52 in 2010. Walt may think he's a capable backup SS.
    That's what I'm hoping. He won't out-walk Votto, but he does seem to have a decent bat, if not a lot of pop.

    If he can play a competent SS, I'm all for him to be on the 25-man.
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    Re: Reds close to signing Chris Nelson

    Quote Originally Posted by terminator View Post
    Or perhaps a tweet from C. Trent -- "Nelson career OPS .712, BP last season .706."
    Oh man, he's asking for it from BP.
    "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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