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    Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    There has got to be a trade in the works, doesn't there?

    Monday, March 27, 2006
    Another outfielder? Sure!

    SARASOTA -- The Reds have signed outfielder Terrence Long to a minor league contract. He's been in the majors all of the last five seasons, most recently with the Royals last year. I have no doubt that his .319 career OBP will incite more unrest, but I'd say this is a pretty low-risk move.

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    LaRue's surgery this morning took about 30 minutes and he's expected back at the ballpark by this afternoon.

    The Reds have released outfielder Stephen Smitherman.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Krivsky is to washed up retread OFs as Bowden was to washed up retread SP. Only difference is that Krivsky's guys are actually expected to be backups...
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Guess Krivsky was done cornering the market on no-hit 2B, and turned to no-hit OF's
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Now, I haven't minded McCracken or Tuffy. I don't even mind Alex Sanchez because I doubt anyone can stand him long enough to amass any real playing time, but I hate Terrence Long's game. I can't think of one thing he does well.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    He'll be great in Louisville. Or someplace other than Cincinnati.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    but I hate Terrence Long's game. I can't think of one thing he does well.
    swing and miss?
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    They have so little depth at AAA that this is OK as long he stays there.

    I wonder if Rolando Roomes is still available?
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    The Reds have released outfielder Stephen Smitherman.
    Wow! How the mighty have fallen.... and he was the 2001 Dragons player that I couldn't remember at the ST gathering who hit a lot of HRs [along with Samone Peters, Randy Ruiz and Wily Mo.]
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    I believe Long is reputed to be a good defensive centerfielder. Am I wrong?

    Seems to me they're accumulating spare CFs. I think Freel will be traded.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Wasn't it just two years ago that Smitherman was the Reds' minor league player of the year? More an indictment against the farm system than anything else, but still...
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Wow! How the mighty have fallen..
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    swing and miss?
    There's also his CS skills. His documented can of corn ability and he's textbook when it comes to let-the-ball-for-a-hit-and-then-make-a-weak-throw-to-the-wrong-spot.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    The one thing about signing these "MLB experienced" OF's Mid-Infielders is that with them playing at AAA it fields a better team there and may perhaps give the team some trade felxability? guessing....hmmmm.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    I believe Long is reputed to be a good defensive centerfielder. Am I wrong?
    Yes, he's awful. No range, bad instincts, weenie arm.
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    Re: Add one more outfielder to the mix.

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Wasn't it just two years ago that Smitherman was the Reds' minor league player of the year? More an indictment against the farm system than anything else, but still...
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