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    Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Monday, January 30, 2006
    Closing in?

    I mentioned in my notebook today that the Reds are looking for a veteran middle-relief type, with ex-Pirates Rick White and Brian Meadows possibly in the mix.

    Just talked to Dan Horwits, the agent for both guys, and he said he spoke with Brad Kullman a couple times over the weekend and plans to do so again today. It sounds like White is the more likely candidate at this point. He lives up the road in Springfield and has been open about his desire to play for the Reds.

    "We’ve been discussing White for quite some time," Horwits said. "I think there’s mutual interest there and we’ll see if we can’t get that done."

    Discussions involving Meadows have been on and off, he said, but have picked up lately.

    "Both of them are down the line with some other clubs," said Horwits, "but they’re still keeping the Reds in the mix because of their interest in going there."
    Any thoughts?
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Ugh.

    37 years old, disgustingly low K/9, ugly 1.5 K/BB. Got ERA lucky last year after giving up over a dozen HR in roughly 70 IPs in both 2003 and 2004.

    The "other clubs" interested in this guy must be AAA, the Shriners, and possibly NAMBLA.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Unless you are going to add a big talent, the bullpen is done this year. They already have their "Meadow's" and "White's". Move on.

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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    This is the exact problem that plagued Bowden -- an apparent lack of understanding regarding the concept of replacement level talent. If he gets more than 400K, it's wasted money. He doesn't miss bats, doesn't have great control, isn't more effective against lefties or righties, and with the exception of his year in Chavez Ravine, is homer pone.

    The only use for a guy like this is to have somebody in the up role who's not a young guy with confidence concerns.

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    Where is there room for this guy?

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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    I love it. DanO transacting from the crypt brings in another RH reliever.

    Do not resist. Rick White is a Reds pitcher. He just is.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    If you look at his stats, he's never had back-to-back good seasons. Last season was a good one (relatively speaking). The back of his baseball card indicates that this will be a bad one.

    Brian Meadows is just bad.

    I'd pass on both.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    I wonder if Dan Horwits has a day job.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    I wonder if Dan Horwits has a day job.
    I think his real name is Lionel Hutz.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Brad Kullman said specifically that Brian Meadows was not on his way in. Rick White wouldn't be quite as bad, but he also wouldn't exactly be in a major role. It'd be more like an 11th-pitcher sort of thing, pitching the fourth, fifth and sixth in the Milton/Wilson starts.

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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Didn't Rick White used to be Rico Blanco?
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Is Mike LaCoss not available?

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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    His stats are horrible from last year:

    vs. Right - .305 AVG and .762 OPS
    vs. Left - .328 AVG and .815 OPS
    Last edited by Reds Fanatic; 01-30-2006 at 04:57 PM.

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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Hal has floated Rick White rumors in three of the last four years. Perhaps the "Springfield native" will grant his wish.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic
    His stats are horrible from last year:

    vs. Right - .305 AVG and .762 OPS
    vs. Left - .328 AVG and .815 OPS
    He fits right in.
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    Re: Rick White to join Reds Bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland
    Hal has floated Rick White rumors in three of the last four years. Perhaps the "Springfield native" will grant his wish.
    Can a Jeff Shaw rumor be far behind?


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