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    Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    This came down on the AP wires....

    McCracken, Rhodes get minor league deals

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Outfielders Quinton McCracken and Tuffy Rhodes
    agreed to minor league deals today with the Cincinnati Reds.
    The 35-year-old McCracken has played for Colorado, Tampa Bay,
    Minnesota, Seattle and Arizona during an 11-year career.
    Rhodes is 37 years old and grew up in Cincinnati. He played for
    the Astros, the Cubs and the Red Sox before going to Japan, where
    he spent the last 10 years.

    According to this http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseb...odes_Tuffy.stm

    He tied the Japanese Record for most HRs in a season(55) in 2001/

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Hit 3 HR's in an opening day in Chicago.
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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    I assumed this had to be a joke, the Rhodes part anyway.

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    I thought that was a joke title when I first read it. Louisville certainly will have an interesting team next year.

    Edit: Looks like I'm a touch slow, but at least I wasn't the only one fooled!

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Tuffy? adding to the list of weird named players.

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    I remember that 3 homer day like it was yesterday.Harry Carey was going nuts,or was it the alcohol?

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Lets start him first game of the year and than release him.

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Here are Tuffy's Japanese League Stats since 1996. He actually had a pretty good career there (360 HR's).

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    ear  	Team  	Games  	PA  	AB  	Runs  	Hits  	2B  	3B  	HR  	TB  	RBIs  	GWRBIs  SB  	CS  	SacH  	SacF  	BB  	(IBB)  	HBP  	K  	DP  	LOB  	Avg  	Slg  	OBP  	RiSP  	Rank  	Err
    1996 	KB 	130 	564 	501 	80 	147 	29 	1 	27 	259 	97 	- 	11 	8 	0 	5 	57 	(-) 	1 	122 	10 	- 	.293 	.517 	.363 	- 	7 	5
    1997 	KB 	135 	607 	511 	88 	157 	37 	0 	22 	260 	102 	- 	22 	8 	0 	5 	87 	(-) 	4 	109 	7 	- 	.307 	.509 	.409 	- 	6 	6
    1998 	KB 	134 	579 	494 	81 	127 	25 	0 	22 	218 	70 	- 	15 	3 	0 	4 	81 	(-) 	0 	120 	14 	- 	.257 	.441 	.359 	- 	25 	6
    1999 	OKB 	131 	565 	491 	94 	148 	38 	1 	40 	308 	101 	- 	5 	2 	0 	3 	69 	(-) 	2 	115 	7 	- 	.301 	.627 	.388 	- 	4 	5
    2000 	OKB 	135 	589 	525 	85 	143 	25 	2 	25 	247 	89 	- 	6 	6 	0 	4 	58 	(-) 	2 	134 	10 	- 	.272 	.470 	.345 	- 	21 	4
    2001 	OKB 	140 	643 	550 	137 	180 	19 	0 	55 	364 	131 	- 	9 	2 	0 	2 	83 	(-) 	8 	140 	14 	- 	.327 	.662 	.421 	- 	4 	3
    2002 	OKB 	138 	613 	534 	94 	145 	31 	2 	46 	318 	117 	- 	5 	2 	0 	3 	71 	(8) 	5 	140 	10 	105 	.272 	.596 	.361 	.349 	17 	6
    2003 	OKB 	138 	614 	508 	94 	140 	16 	0 	51 	309 	117 	- 	7 	1 	0 	6 	98 	(11) 	2 	137 	10 	103 	.276 	.608 	.391 	.269 	26 	5
    2004 	YG 	134 	601 	523 	95 	150 	17 	0 	45 	302 	99 	- 	3 	1 	0 	1 	72 	(2) 	5 	147 	16 	106 	.287 	.577 	.378 	.287 	- 	3
    2005 	YG 	101 	- 	379 	54 	91 	9 	0 	27 	181 	70 	- 	2 	- 	0 	7 	55 	(-) 	4 	125 	12 	- 	.240 	.478 	.337 	.234 	- 	3
    Totals: 	1316 	5375 	5016 	902 	1428 	246 	6 	360 	2766 	993 	0 	85 	33 	0 	40 	731 	(21) 	33 	1289 	110 	314 	.285 	.551 	.377 	- 	- 	46
    they keep a lot more "small ball" stats in Japan apparently.
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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    They sure are signing a lot of aged veterns.. Hattenberg, Hammonds, Rhodes, McCrackin, the deal for Womack... What are they planning on doing.. opening up a Senior Citizen Center at GABP?

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    I smell a Krono lineup here soon with a get-away day Thurs afternoon business day special/senior citizens special lineup.

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Here are Tuffy's Japanese League Stats since 1996. He actually had a pretty good career there (360 HR's).

    Code:
    ear  	Team  	Games  	PA  	AB  	Runs  	Hits  	2B  	3B  	HR  	TB  	RBIs  	GWRBIs  SB  	CS  	SacH  	SacF  	BB  	(IBB)  	HBP  	K  	DP  	LOB  	Avg  	Slg  	OBP  	RiSP  	Rank  	Err
    1996 	KB 	130 	564 	501 	80 	147 	29 	1 	27 	259 	97 	- 	11 	8 	0 	5 	57 	(-) 	1 	122 	10 	- 	.293 	.517 	.363 	- 	7 	5
    1997 	KB 	135 	607 	511 	88 	157 	37 	0 	22 	260 	102 	- 	22 	8 	0 	5 	87 	(-) 	4 	109 	7 	- 	.307 	.509 	.409 	- 	6 	6
    1998 	KB 	134 	579 	494 	81 	127 	25 	0 	22 	218 	70 	- 	15 	3 	0 	4 	81 	(-) 	0 	120 	14 	- 	.257 	.441 	.359 	- 	25 	6
    1999 	OKB 	131 	565 	491 	94 	148 	38 	1 	40 	308 	101 	- 	5 	2 	0 	3 	69 	(-) 	2 	115 	7 	- 	.301 	.627 	.388 	- 	4 	5
    2000 	OKB 	135 	589 	525 	85 	143 	25 	2 	25 	247 	89 	- 	6 	6 	0 	4 	58 	(-) 	2 	134 	10 	- 	.272 	.470 	.345 	- 	21 	4
    2001 	OKB 	140 	643 	550 	137 	180 	19 	0 	55 	364 	131 	- 	9 	2 	0 	2 	83 	(-) 	8 	140 	14 	- 	.327 	.662 	.421 	- 	4 	3
    2002 	OKB 	138 	613 	534 	94 	145 	31 	2 	46 	318 	117 	- 	5 	2 	0 	3 	71 	(8) 	5 	140 	10 	105 	.272 	.596 	.361 	.349 	17 	6
    2003 	OKB 	138 	614 	508 	94 	140 	16 	0 	51 	309 	117 	- 	7 	1 	0 	6 	98 	(11) 	2 	137 	10 	103 	.276 	.608 	.391 	.269 	26 	5
    2004 	YG 	134 	601 	523 	95 	150 	17 	0 	45 	302 	99 	- 	3 	1 	0 	1 	72 	(2) 	5 	147 	16 	106 	.287 	.577 	.378 	.287 	- 	3
    2005 	YG 	101 	- 	379 	54 	91 	9 	0 	27 	181 	70 	- 	2 	- 	0 	7 	55 	(-) 	4 	125 	12 	- 	.240 	.478 	.337 	.234 	- 	3
    Totals: 	1316 	5375 	5016 	902 	1428 	246 	6 	360 	2766 	993 	0 	85 	33 	0 	40 	731 	(21) 	33 	1289 	110 	314 	.285 	.551 	.377 	- 	- 	46
    they keep a lot more "small ball" stats in Japan apparently.
    2005 batting .240, and still hitting 27 homers? How short are the walls over there?

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Stop blaming those lineups on me

    Blame Boone
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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    These signings mean absolutley nothing except to make sure the young players work their a$$es off in ST.

    The young players are going to see these older guys playing their hearts out trying to make the team and it will up competition. And if one of them has a great spring, so what, they'll be the 5th OFer over Cruz or a young Denorfia.

    All these minor league contracts amount to nothing unless one of them has a incredible spring.
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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    Holy cow,

    Tuffy walks a ton. Looks like Krivsky is putting SABREmatics in action.

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    Re: Reds sign Tuffy Rhodes

    If only we could get Donnie Sadler back, this lineup would be complete.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.


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