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    Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minor...ons-jan-23-29/

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    Signed: RHP Edgar Gonzalez, C Bryan Anderson, 2B Jamodrick McGruder (released by Mariners, Jan. 23), 3B Chris Nelson (non-tendered by Angels)

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    When I first saw this headline, I thought it was an attempt to make fun of Walt by saying we signed Macgruber. So I approve of this post

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    I've been thinking...I know, dangerous for this board but I've noticed a LOT of minor league signings coming from the Reds over the last week or two. I know Walt has mentioned creating competition in Spring Training, but what if he's adding minor league depth with these 'cast offs' to trade other prospects off for a bat? I know its far-fetched, but its Sunday, I don't work today, and the Super Bowl doesn't start until later....I'm bored.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatlessp View Post
    I've been thinking...I know, dangerous for this board but I've noticed a LOT of minor league signings coming from the Reds over the last week or two. I know Walt has mentioned creating competition in Spring Training, but what if he's adding minor league depth with these 'cast offs' to trade other prospects off for a bat? I know its far-fetched, but its Sunday, I don't work today, and the Super Bowl doesn't start until later....I'm bored.
    Been hoping the same thing, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatlessp View Post
    I've been thinking...I know, dangerous for this board but I've noticed a LOT of minor league signings coming from the Reds over the last week or two. I know Walt has mentioned creating competition in Spring Training, but what if he's adding minor league depth with these 'cast offs' to trade other prospects off for a bat? I know its far-fetched, but its Sunday, I don't work today, and the Super Bowl doesn't start until later....I'm bored.
    That thought had occurred to me too.
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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Beat me to it, NR.
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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    http://www.nasorb.com/2013/02/02/mar...rick-mcgruder/

    2013 Seattle Mariners Prospect No. 25: Jamodrick McGruder

    Jamodrick McGruder, 2B/OF, Everett AquaSox (A-, average age 21.3 in 2012)



    5-8, 155 lbs, 21 years old

    Bats: Left, Throws: Right

    Acquired: 2012 Amateur Draft (9th round)

    2012 Ranking: Unranked

    ETA: 2017

    Jamodrick McGruder is somewhat of a throwaway prospect for many as he’s a later round pick, a college junior, and extremely small. In Everett McGruder posted a high walk rate (13.1 percent), a reasonably low strikeout rate (12.4 percent), and stole 30 bases in only 65 games, and was only caught five times. McGruder’s chances of remaining at second base are fairly limited, but if he works hard and gets a lot of breaks he’s got a similar skill set to Chone Figgins, with less infield ability, and more potential to be a quality defensive outfielder.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    This has the chance to be a very nice signing long term.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    This has the chance to be a very nice signing long term.
    Why is this something to get excited about?
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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Why is this something to get excited about?
    Anytime you can pick up a player who might crack the major league roster some day for virtually nothing it is a good thing. He'll never be more than a bench player--at best--but with his speed and base running skills that has real value.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Anytime you can pick up a player who might crack the major league roster some day for virtually nothing it is a good thing. He'll never be more than a bench player--at best--but with his speed and base running skills that has real value.
    That's pretty much a stretch.
    "This isnít 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: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    That's pretty much a stretch.
    Maybe. But I still think he could crack the roster 3 or 4 years down the road, which is better than can be said of most minor league signings.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Jamodrick McGruder Prospect Video - Seattle Mariners

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvAxJBBKV0U

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X8IijqPktU

    Red Raider Weekly: Jamodrick McGruder - No. 2 on the field


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