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    Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Rumor has it that the Indians will "cut loose" Scott Sauerbeck today at some point. Sauerbeck is having a little bit of a rough season with a high ERA and some off the field issues, but he was a pretty solid lefty specialist recently. Would anyone want to take a chance on this Cincinnati native? I know we don't really need another lefty, but depth is not a bad thing. Perhaps he would take a minor league deal with his hometown team.

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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Like I say with most of the posts like this one, he can't be any worse than Double Zero.

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    I'd give him a miner league deal maybe and put him in Louisville but not up here yet.Reds already have enough guys in the pen with the same problems he has.
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    No way, him and his lady friend drove drunk, then ran away from the police, trying to evade arrest. Eventually they were found and taken in, he said he was sorry in a press conference to try and save face, but everyone in Cleveland boos him now. I'd prefer one team in Cincy not sign absolute scumbags just to get a few more victories. We already have the Bengals for that.

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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by geniusMoment
    No way, him and his lady friend drove drunk, then ran away from the police, trying to evade arrest. Eventually they were found and taken in, he said he was sorry in a press conference to try and save face, but everyone in Cleveland boos him now. I'd prefer one team in Cincy not sign absolute scumbags just to get a few more victories. We already have the Bengals for that.

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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
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    Remember those words in the future.
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    He's a scumbag? Wow, you're old school.

    I say yes.

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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by geniusMoment
    No way, him and his lady friend drove drunk, then ran away from the police, trying to evade arrest. Eventually they were found and taken in, he said he was sorry in a press conference to try and save face, but everyone in Cleveland boos him now. I'd prefer one team in Cincy not sign absolute scumbags just to get a few more victories. We already have the Bengals for that.
    Scumbag or not I don't think Scott would get us a few more victories.
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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    ...scuzziness aside, With Merker, Hammond and Shackleford in the organization does this organization need a lefty with a career whip of 1.5 and an ERA over 6?

    FWIW he's a local boy. Did his school time in Oxford as well. The reds seem to have gotten away from working that angle all the time, but you never know.

    ...That sounds a lot like a lefthanded version of Rick White.

    Now, if the guy is free and wants to go to Louisville and get himself right with the mound again, I think there's a place for him.

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    Reds have enough pitchers like SS. If they add to the bullpen it should be a power arm. Yan is a good addition for that reason.

    Reds don't really have an open slot because Belisle will be back and probably replace White. Mays (or someone like him) is necessary for long stints. So I don't see who you drop to get Sauerbeck.

    Pass, unless SS wants to pitch for Louisville waiting for an injury.

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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    By the way, vague memory alert, I think it was Sauerbeck who taught Bronson Arroyo how to throw his curveball sidearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blumj
    By the way, vague memory alert, I think it was Sauerbeck who taught Bronson Arroyo how to throw his curveball sidearm.
    No, no I am sorry to point out that you are wrong on this one. Bronson learned that from the Devil as he was selling his soul for a Cy Young.
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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Another bullpen arm just became available. Texas just DFA'd Antonio Alfonseca. Would you guys have any interest in him?

    I was just thinking about a trade that could help our bullpen. Here it is:

    Wagner and Olmedo to the M's for Rafael Soriano

    Soriano is still young, throws hard, and would be a great setup man for Coffey. Here's another deal that could boost the pen:

    LaRue to the Rockies for Ray King

    I don't want to trade LaRue, and I'm in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" crowd with regards to the 3 catcher situation, but I think its best for Jason if he goes to a place where he could get PT. King would be a nice addition to the bullpen.

    If we make those two trades, I think our 'pen will be in good shape.
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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    It is time to bring up Shafer and let him work this bullpen to help develop him and use him in areas where he can succeed

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    Re: Possible Bullpen Arm Available?

    Buster Olney talked about the Reds going out and getting some bullpen help. He mentioned Roberto Hernandez of the Pirates and Joe Borowski of the Marlins as possible condidates. He also said Scott Elarton and Gil Meche would be possibilities as starters.
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