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    Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

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    Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment; named Mile LaCoss roving minor league pitching instructor.
    This makes room for Rick white on the 40 man roster. Hopefully Bubba Nelson clears waivers and we can send him to AAA.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Mike LaCoss?

    Wow.

    They're coming out of the woodwork nowadays.
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Mike freaking LaCoss??

    Why not bring back Keefe Cato.......... or Arturo DeFrietas too.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    :thumbdown Bad, bad move. Nelson rebounded nicely last season, posting strong K/IP numbers after a full time switch to the bullpen. He is still young, and did well in a new role, yet Brad Kullman decided to replace him on the 40 man with Rick White. This will not get criticized as it should because Bubba Nelson is an easy target with his 2004 stats and the fact that he was acquired in a trade for a very overrated Chris Reitsma, but it's a bad trade and reinforces my belief that Brad Kullman couldn't GM a winning team in my fantasy baseball league, let alone the Reds.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    His Dad predicted it in another thread.
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    His Dad predicted it in another thread.
    Not sure if it was so much a prediction, as I think Bubba may have already been told this was coming.
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Most likely Nelson will clear waivers like Hancock did.
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    I still would have made it Mike Burns or Jung Bong. Nelson was an AA All-Star and is not older than prospect age. He's got a far better chance of getting claimed than Burns or Bong.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    I would bet 50/50 that someone takes a flier on Bubba and see what he has out of spring training. His ceiling is still much higher than the two Doc mentioned.

    Hopefully no one does, I still think he could be a serviceable major leaguer.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    "Soup to nuts." It looks like Bubba was the first cashew.

    I wonder if this is a Beattie move or a Kullman move? Maybe it's a Beattie/Kullman move.
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Bubba was wildly inconsistant. He was either great are sucky. One time you would watch him throw, you wonder why the guy wasn't with the Reds. The next time, you wonder why he bothered to be a pitcher.

    Though, maturity can come late to BP types, hopefully he stays.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    I would like to see him go

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    I still would have made it Mike Burns or Jung Bong. Nelson was an AA All-Star and is not older than prospect age. He's got a far better chance of getting claimed than Burns or Bong.
    Bong stays because he's a lefty

    I still see about 10 names on the 40 I think we could lose without anything bad happening
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by EX BRAVEDAD
    I would like to see him go
    Hoping for better coaching? Or just thinking a change of venue will do him some good?
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds Designated pitcher Bubba Nelson for assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by dougflynn23
    :thumbdown Bad, bad move. Nelson rebounded nicely last season, posting strong K/IP numbers after a full time switch to the bullpen. He is still young, and did well in a new role, yet Brad Kullman decided to replace him on the 40 man with Rick White. This will not get criticized as it should because Bubba Nelson is an easy target with his 2004 stats and the fact that he was acquired in a trade for a very overrated Chris Reitsma, but it's a bad trade and reinforces my belief that Brad Kullman couldn't GM a winning team in my fantasy baseball league, let alone the Reds.
    I agree.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.


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