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    Hammond Signs with Reds

    Per Lance on 1360

    Chris Hammond that is.

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    welllll, that could be a swingman....
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Surely that can't be the swingman DanO was talking about. God, I hope not.

    I don't have a problem with the signing, well, at least until I see the salary anyway. The Reds needed to get some more vets for the bullpen.
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    Yeah, he used to start, but when was the last time he did start a game?

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Yeah, he used to start, but when was the last time he did start a game?
    1998.

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Probably back in his Cincy days...

    Not a bad sign, if he came cheap. It would add another lefty to the pen...he and Merker could be nice bait come trade deadline time too.

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    REDS SIGN FREE AGENT RELIEVER CHRIS HAMMOND

    Veteran Lefthander Returns To Cincy

    CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds general manager Dan O’Brien today announced the signing of LHP Chris Hammond to a 1-year contract through the 2006 season with a mutual option for 2007.

    The veteran of 13 Major League seasons began his career with the Reds as a starting pitcher from 1990-1992. He has also pitched for Florida (1993-96, 1998), Boston (1997), Atlanta (2002), New York Yankees (2003), Oakland (2004) and San Diego (2005).

    Hammond, 39, has posted a 2.47 ERA in 221 relief appearances over the last 4 seasons. He enjoyed his best season in 2002, when he went 7-2 with a 0.95 ERA in a career-high 63 appearances for the Braves. That season he led all Major League relievers in ERA and became only the third pitcher since 1900 (min. 70ip) to have an ERA below 1.00 (Ferdie Schupp, 1916 & Dennis Eckersley, 1990).

    Hammond went 5-1 with a 3.84 ERA in 55 appearances for the Padres last season. He held left-handed batters to a .164 batting average.

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Thanks for the details Matt.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    We approve.

    He won't help much but he won't hurt.
    Last edited by KronoRed; 12-20-2005 at 04:00 PM.
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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Boy, I really disliked this guy when he was last with the Reds. He cried more than Aurilia ever did.
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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Boy, I really disliked this guy when he was last with the Reds. He cried more than Aurilia ever did.
    All I remember about him being a Red was between he and Scott Scudder it was the first time in my life I'd heard the term 'circle change.' How bad was he, complaint wise?

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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Looking at his numbers, I can't see why anybody would be unhappy about this. That is unless, of course, we're paying him 4MM or something like that. The only thing that scares me is his downward K/9 trend. But if this means no Randy Kielser, I'm all for it.

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    LOOGY.

    And he pitched half those innings in Petco--plus he'll be forty next season. Don't get your hopes up.

    While I agree it beats Keisler, I still think Hammond's level of production could be found elsewhere, cheaper.

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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    We approve.

    He won't help much but he won't hurt.
    ... for the current GM that seems to define success.

    We may suck but at least we aren't getting worse.

    Cincinnati ... brings you "bock baseball"
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    Re: Hammond Signs with Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
    ... for the current GM that seems to define success.

    We may suck but at least we aren't getting worse.

    Cincinnati ... brings you "bock baseball"
    Stop it!! You're making me sad...


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