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Thread: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Reds also signed RP Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo.
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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Chico Escuela plays second.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Is today April Fool's Day?

    And here I thought it was Groundhog Day. Or Stupid Bowl Sunday.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

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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

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    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.
    agreed ! low risk - good pick up

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    He had only completed two years in the minors (2012 draft). Why was he released?

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    He had only completed two years in the minors (2012 draft). Why was he released?
    Struggled mightily in two of his three stops. In 2012 in Everett, he didn't hit. He returned there for 20 games in 2013 and crushed it. Then he got promoted and he didn't hit again. That would be my only guess.

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    Re: Reds sign 2B Jamodrick McGruder

    Ok, thanks. Saw that he really struggled last year in Clinton (albeit only 101 PA's), but considering he OPS'd .900 at Texas Tech and even with that brief struggle in Clinton he still has managed to put up a .646 OPS (in less than two seasons) so I was wondering if his glove was that bad or maybe he had an off the field issue.


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