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    The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    The Padres are literally giving him away. They are willing to pay his salary (partially covered by insurance). He's a decent LH bat.... Not incredibly old at 35. You gotta think his bad numbers the past few years are at least partially because of his injury. Looking at his recent road stats though over a full year he would project to about a .800-.900 OPS and 15-20
    HR. Based on his road stats from a few years ago though he looks capable of 35+ HR. I mean not a complete savior by any means but not a bad option to have in the mix for peanuts (I am guessing they'd take a Miguel Perez type prospect as the centerpiece of a deal.... Pelland should be more than enough). Heck, LaRue even would be a possibility as Piazza is probably leaving... they might do that if they didn't pay any of Klesko's contract.

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Where do we play him?

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Why would his salary be covered by insurance unless he wasn't healthy enough to play?

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

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    Where do we play him?
    He stinks in the OF and we have enough guys who can play 1st

    No thanks
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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    trade them Aurilia for him.
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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    He stinks in the OF and we have enough guys who can play 1st

    No thanks
    Exactly!

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    trade them Aurilia for him.
    Nah, Rich can play 3rd or 2nd, Klesko is just 1B
    Go Gators!

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig
    Why would his salary be covered by insurance unless he wasn't healthy enough to play?
    Suckitude Insurance.

    It's the opposite of Insurance That Sucks, which is what I have

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Nah, Rich can play 3rd or 2nd, Klesko is just 1B
    so.
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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    If the Reds are going to pick someone up off the scrap heap, I would rather it be Jose Cruz Jr.
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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    I imagine Klesko was a roid head. He always struck me as a bit puffy.

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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Reds need a another LH bat. However, I doubt they do anything.
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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    I imagine Klesko was a roid head. He always struck me as a bit puffy.
    Hard to tell when his numbers took a dump when they moved into that huge place.
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    Re: The Padres are literally giving Ryan Klesko away

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    Suckitude Insurance.

    It's the opposite of Insurance That Sucks, which is what I have
    Yeah.

    If you can pick up players that may provide you worth, you always do it.

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