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    Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    This from today's Enquirer.

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...416/1071/SPT04

    O'Brien said the club is talking to a pitcher whom the Reds see in a swing role.

    "It's someone we could use in a starting role and have pitch in relief as well," O'Brien said. "I'd rather not say who, because we're in the preliminary stages."

    There is still hope that the Reds will upgrade the rotation.

    "We're still having trade talks," O'Brien said. "It's been a fairly busy week."

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3
    This from today's Enquirer.

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...416/1071/SPT04

    O'Brien said the club is talking to a pitcher whom the Reds see in a swing role.

    "It's someone we could use in a starting role and have pitch in relief as well," O'Brien said. "I'd rather not say who, because we're in the preliminary stages."

    There is still hope that the Reds will upgrade the rotation.

    "We're still having trade talks," O'Brien said. "It's been a fairly busy week."
    Gil Meche?

    If he is talking about free agents then the list is pretty short for starters:

    Brian Anderson
    Tony Armas
    Pedro Astacio
    Kevin Brown
    Shawn Estes
    Gary Glover
    Kaz Ishii
    Jason Johnson
    BK Kim
    Al Leiter
    Jose Lima
    Joe Mays
    Ramon Ortiz
    Brett Tomko
    Ismael Valdez
    Jeff Weaver
    Jamey Wright

    If I had to guess, I would say Al Leiter, Jason Johnson, or Pedro Astacio. Those are just guesses, nothing more.
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Has Sean Estes signed with anyone yet?
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Jimmy Haynes?

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick
    Jimmy Haynes?
    Jimmahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Seriously, I wouldn't mind finding out how much Tony Armas, and Joe Mays would cost. If they are both relatively cheap, those are two names I would like to see in Red.
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Here is the list for relievers that are Free Agents:

    Antonia Alfonseca
    Wilson Alvarez
    James Baldwin
    Jason Christiansen
    Octavio Dotel
    Darren Dreifort
    Cal Eldred
    Alan Embree
    Chad Fox
    Danny Graves
    Buddy Groom
    Chris Hammond
    Shingo Hasegawa
    Felix Heredia
    Steve Karsay
    Matt Mantei
    Brian Meadows
    Jim Mercir
    Ramiro Mendoza
    Dan Miceli
    Terry Muhlholland
    Jeff Nelson
    Jay Powell
    Paul Quantrill
    Al Reyes
    Felix Rodriguez
    Rudy Seanez
    Scott Sullivan
    Shingo Takatsu
    Julian Tavarez
    Ugy Urbina
    Rick White

    Alvarez and Eldred (former Cardinal) are the only 2 who started games in 2005.
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    That list smells like Doo-die.

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    My guess is Astacio, Ishii or LIMA time....
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    My guess is Estes.
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Danny Graves has experience starting and "relieving".

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    I don't know, but I'm prepared to be sufficiently bored.

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Estes I bet too.

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Estes I bet too.
    Estes has never spent much time pitching in relief or being a "swingman".

    I'm sure whoever it is we are all going to nonplussed.

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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Usually starters who go back and forth to the pen stink at both, that's the reason they go back and forth
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    Re: Anyone guess who O'Brien's talking about?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Estes has never spent much time pitching in relief or being a "swingman".

    I'm sure whoever it is we are all going to nonplussed.
    I'll be that way if it's Estes too. I just know I heard/read his name in passing in the past few days in association with the Reds.

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