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    Schoeneweis: Back in the race

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    Schoeneweis: Back in the race
    09/08/2006 8:41 AM ET
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    We were on the road when I heard I'd been traded to Cincinnati from Toronto and I was very shocked at first. But I got myself together and realized it represented a good opportunity. The Blue Jays had sort of fallen out of the race, and this team -- and I had to look it up in the newspaper -- was right in the thick of a pennant race. That makes it exciting.

    This is the second time I've been traded under these type of circumstances. The first time, in 2003, the White Sox were in a pennant race and the Angels had fallen out of it, so it was a typical deadline-type deal.

    This is my first time pitching in the National League. The games are generally quicker and I like that. There's also more strategy involved here and more opportunities to warm up and possibly get in a game. In the AL, there are fewer pinch-hitters because pitchers don't bat. You sit around and wait for the three-run homer.

    This is also the first time I've pitched in such a small ballpark. I try to keep the ball on the ground anyway, but pitching in Cincinnati will intensify my efforts to keep the ball down. There are a lot of small parks in the big leagues these days, so you just adapt to it and not worry about it. If you make good pitches, you will come out on top most of the time.

    There has been quite a bit of change on this club from the beginning of the season, including the bullpen. It's funny that the bullpen is often the last part of a team that's put together, but it seems to be the first thing a team tries to solidify coming down the stretch.

    But it seems like the group of guys here in our bullpen now are meshing together and I think we'll end up being a strongpoint for our team.

    Acquired by the Reds on Aug. 16, Scott Schoeneweis became the seventh reliever picked up by Cincinnati since July 6. In his first nine appearances for the Reds, Schoeneweis has allowed just one run over 8 1/3 innings.

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    Re: Schoeneweis: Back in the race

    I like the attitude that Schoeneweis has about joining the Reds. He seems to be excited about the team.
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    Re: Schoeneweis: Back in the race

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    I like the attitude that Schoeneweis has about joing the Reds. He seems to be excited about the team.
    And on top of that, he's not pitching all that badly.
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    Re: Schoeneweis: Back in the race

    So is it worth trying to get him back next year?
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Schoeneweis: Back in the race

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    So is it worth trying to get him back next year?
    Depends on what it would cost. Historically, he's nothing more than a loogy who has struggled in bigger roles. Don't want to sign him for a bigger role and have him turn into a pumpkin. If they can sign to a deal as a cheap loogy great. If he develops into more better. If he wants more than say 700K to 800K I say let him go and use Shack and put the money into a real closer or a starter.

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    Re: Schoeneweis: Back in the race

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    So is it worth trying to get him back next year?
    I would say yes if the price is reasonable. After watching what he does on the mound I have come to the conclusion that he is a consistent RP. He will get shelled 2 times out of every 16 innings he works. He will defintly do more good than harm and he realizes he needs to induce gb's. He would defintly be a good loogy for this bullpen.
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