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    Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    KFFL is reporting we were turned down by Ismael Valdez today because he wants more gauranteed money......hmmm I didnt even know he was on our radar.

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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    he might be worth a look but not for a bunch of guaranteed money

    Krivsky should say "If you change your mind.....call me Ismael"
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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaRed

    Krivsky should say "If you change your mind.....call me Ismael"

    Booooo.

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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    I want more money, too. The main difference between Ismael Valdez and me is that I know I'm not going to get it.
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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    I want more money, too. The main difference between Ismael Valdez and me is that I know I'm not going to get it.
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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    I want more money, too. The main difference between Ismael Valdez and me is that I know I'm not going to get it.


    Can you catch or play 2nd too?

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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    This was in Hal's notes column today:

    Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky tried his best to sign free agent pitcher Ismael Valdez. And he had help from former Reds infielder Juan Castro, who has the same agent, Oscar Suarez, as Valdez.

    "I told Valdez he could be No. 2, or even No. 1 for the Reds and that it is a good organization with good people, but he wouldn't listen," said Castro, an infielder for the Minnesota Twins. "He wanted more guaranteed money."

    Valdez remains unsigned but Krivsky said, "We couldn't wait, we had to move on."
    Thank goodness for small favors.

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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    More money? He had a 5.22 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP last year for Florida, which means some innings in Pro Players Stadium. He shouldn't even turn down a minor league contract with his last three years of work. I don't even see why we would offer more than that.
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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    "I told Valdez he could be No. 2, or even No. 1 for the Reds

    :all_cohol
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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    well, don't worry - if he wants to pitch this year and put food on the table - we might see him next week.
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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    :all_cohol
    Well - I see Castro's argument. After all, Castro was a starting 3B here, yet is a bench warmer elsewhere

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    Re: Valdez turns us down wants more $$

    Can you catch or play 2nd too?
    No, but I'll bet I can put up an ERA and WHIP comparable to Valdez.

    I'll bet you could, too.

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