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    Re: Randa

    This signing sucks.

    We'd better be flipping some pieces for an SP.
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    Re: Randa

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt
    Wait.....is Todd Lorenz from Brooklyn?

    Heh.

    No. But he does deserve a little more credit. He works hard and does his best to stay on top of stuff. He may not be critical the way an independent beat writer might be able to be, but he doesn't make anything up either.

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    Re: Randa

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFanBrooklyn
    Heh.

    No. But he does deserve a little more credit. He works hard and does his best to stay on top of stuff. He may not be critical the way an independent beat writer might be able to be, but he doesn't make anything up either.
    My quibble with Lorenz is more about MLB.com in general. Their editing is horrendous and their facts are off a lot of times as well. The individual reporter is at fault a lot, but it's the editing that's bad too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt
    My quibble with Lorenz is more about MLB.com in general. Their editing is horrendous and their facts are off a lot of times as well. The individual reporter is at fault a lot, but it's the editing that's bad too.

    Well, every man is entitled to his opinion. Just be thankful you aren't a Phillies or Indians fan. It could be much much worse, trust me.

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    Re: Randa

    this is ok signing for one year. randa IS an upgrade over 3rd basemen of last year and I'm sceptical of Freel's ability field the position consistently. Another thing is I think Freel is going to be needed in center field this year.
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    Re: Randa

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Another thing is I think Freel is going to be needed in center field this year.

    If Pena and Kearns are on the roster this year, then they BOTH have to get 600+ PA's. Have. To.
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    Re: Randa

    I guess I am the only one who likes this signing. I have seen Randa play here in KC and he is solid. Now lets just see the movement to make room...thats what I am interested in

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    Re: Randa

    Just a thought, but this could be just an insurance policy heading into spring training in case Kearns doesn't work out at third. If he does, there's a point during the spring where they could cut Randa loose without taking the full hit on his salary.

    Possibility?
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    Re: Randa

    Quote Originally Posted by writerdan33
    Just a thought, but this could be just an insurance policy heading into spring training in case Kearns doesn't work out at third. If he does, there's a point during the spring where they could cut Randa loose without taking the full hit on his salary.

    Possibility?
    I would think Randa had more options than that and likely got some PT assurances before going with Cincy
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    Re: Randa

    One of the reasons I don't like these kinds of signings is that if he puts up a decent month or two, or is viewed as a good "clubhouse guy" or puts up a decent batting average, which he usually does, or has a few key RBIs, people will be clamoring for the FO to resign the guy. And John Allen will do it if he thinks the fans want it.

    One year signings are good in theory, but with the Reds FO it will likely turn into another Jimmy Haynes or Paul Wilson.


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    Re: Randa

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61
    Randa is the perfect stopgap third baseman as we wait for Encarnacion. But he is a starting player who gets paid a decent wage.
    Funny, I thought Aaron Boone would have been a better choice. He was available.

    Who would you all rather have at 3B for next couple years: Randa or Boone?

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    so when is this going to be announced?

    Has anyone been listening to WLW?
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    Re: Randa

    Is it possible that Randa was signed to be a bench player? Is so, I think it's a great deal...depending on the money of course.

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    Re: Randa

    Quote Originally Posted by writerdan33
    . If he does, there's a point during the spring where they could cut Randa loose without taking the full hit on his salary.

    Possibility?

    Nope,

    Assuming Randa has been signed, unless it's a non-guarenteed contract (and there's no way Randa would be signing a non-guarenteed contract on Dec 21), then the Reds will have to pay his whole contract even if he's released.
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