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    Mike Mussina

    Should the Reds be major players for his services this offseason? Even though he will be 38 years old next season, there still might be enough left on the tires.

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    I think the Yankees are going to try to bring him back at a much lower rate. In any event, from what I saw this year, he's one of those guys that ends up around the 100 pitch mark in the 6th inning. Although a switch to the NL could help him out, I'd still stay away. He's going to be too rich for the Reds to afford.

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Two other pitchers out there that might be in the Reds price range are former Rangers RHP Vincent Padilla and RHP Adam Eaton.
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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    Two other pitchers out there that might be in the Reds price range are former Rangers RHP Vincent Padilla and RHP Adam Eaton.
    In another post I mentioned Padilla, along with Lilly as starters that could be in the Reds price range. I also think that bringing in Batista as a potential closer wouldn't be a bad idea.

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    Two other pitchers out there that might be in the Reds price range are former Rangers RHP Vincent Padilla and RHP Adam Eaton.
    Eaton is the guy I would pursue.. down the stretch he looked good (4-4 w/ 3.77 ERA 54K's in 62 Inn/ 17 BB)

    I think he may be at a reasonable price as well due to the fact he was injured most of the season. Add to the fact he is only 28.. 29 next month. He immidiatly becomes the Reds #3 starter. Once thought of in San Diego as an Ace along with Peavey.

    Another possiblity is maybe Ted Lilly (15-13 4.31 ERA). Although the 28 homers scares me. Meet Eric Milton (29)

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Eaton gives up quite a few HRs too (11 in 65 IP)... in 04 he gave up 28 HRs in about 200 IP (in San Diego's park)... so given a full season at the GABP he could probably touch 30.

    I wouldn't mind taking a look at him though, as long as he doesn't cost much.

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Eaton is always injured too..
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    Re: Mike Mussina

    It depends upon the price. I think Mussina could still be a dependable no. 3 starter.
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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    It depends upon the price. I think Mussina could still be a dependable no. 3 starter.

    The Yankees aren't going to pick up his 17 million option. Instead they will try to sign him to a two or three year extension.

    Now if the Reds want to be major players, would Castanelli and Krivsky willing to offer a three year deal between 30-36 million for a 38 year old pitcher?
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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    The Yankees aren't going to pick up his 17 million option. Instead they will try to sign him to a two or three year extension.

    Now if the Reds want to be major players, would Castanelli and Krivsky willing to offer a three year deal between 30-36 million for a 38 year old pitcher?
    I would more or less push a 2 year deal for around 22 Mil. I would then sling Dunn for Santana and Aybar. See if Milton would be enough to get OF help.. perhaps Jenkins from the Brewers (I hear DanO's a Milton fan).

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    I really doubt anyone takes Milton... maybe we could trade him at the deadline next year if he's pitching decent and the Yanks would send us a PTBNL and thats really pushing it... seriously doubt we could get Jenkins away from the Brewers

    And no way do I give Mussina a 3 year deal at 10 mil per year. The farthest that I would go would be a 1 year deal at $5 million, with a mutual option the following year of $7 million or something

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    I really doubt anyone takes Milton...
    It would be a hard sell, that's for sure. Wayne would likely have to take a bad contract in return.

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    And next year is his last right? If we paid his remaining salary I could see us getting a half way prospect or a former prospect coming back from surgery or something... maybe better off keeping him

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Sure, he could probably be moved for a middling prospect if the Reds pick up a chunk of his salary.

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    Re: Mike Mussina

    Isn't Milton's contract for next year an option? Can't the Reds decline that option? Not sure where to look up contracts for ballplayers, otherwise I'd look - I do admit I'm too lazy to google it though...
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