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    What would you do with this bullpen?

    Belisle
    Standridge
    Shackelford
    Weathers
    Schoeneweis
    Majewski
    Franklin
    Cormier
    Coffey
    Bray


    Do you make a trade? Put Bailey at closer like St.Louis did with Wainwright? Do you sign guys in free agency like Stanton, Rhodes or Timlin? Do you lock up our own guys like Schoenweis and Weathers?

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Belisle
    Standridge
    Shackelford
    Weathers
    Schoeneweis
    Majewski
    Franklin
    Cormier
    Coffey
    Bray


    Do you make a trade? Put Bailey at closer like St.Louis did with Wainwright? Do you sign guys in free agency like Stanton, Rhodes or Timlin? Do you lock up our own guys like Schoenweis and Weathers?
    Make a trade with Detroit for RHP Fernando Rodney.
    If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    What would you do with this bullpen?
    Take em to Kings Island and hope half of them get lost and can't find their way back.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Belisle
    Standridge
    Shackelford
    Weathers
    Schoeneweis
    Majewski
    Franklin
    Cormier
    Coffey
    Bray

    Belisle - LR and spot starter
    Standridge - middle relief only (6th or 7th)
    Shack - Loogy
    Weathers - sign him for this year, use him in the 7th or 8th in close games, possibly close a bit
    Schoenweis - gonna be too expensive probably
    Majew - 7th and 8th innings
    Franklin - call him a cab and make him pay for his plane ticket home
    Cormier - Pitch him in close games only, and late, possibly even the 9th.
    Coffey - 7th or 8th innings, in close games - possibly some in the 9th if the matchup is good
    Bray - I would try to limit him to lefties, but use sparingly against RH'ers, close games only - 7th and 8th inning

    There is a possibility of Claussen in the pen too. If that is the case, then two of the above won't be playing for the Reds at the start of the season. W/out Claussen still one of those is not on the team, either Belisle or Standridge

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Belisle
    Standridge
    Shackelford
    Weathers
    Schoeneweis
    Majewski
    Franklin
    Cormier
    Coffey
    Bray


    Do you make a trade? Put Bailey at closer like St.Louis did with Wainwright? Do you sign guys in free agency like Stanton, Rhodes or Timlin? Do you lock up our own guys like Schoenweis and Weathers?

    Belisle - Rotation
    Standridge - AAA insurance policy
    Shackelford - Keep
    Weathers - Bye bye
    Schoeneweis - Keep
    Majewski - Keep
    Franklin - Bye bye
    Cormier - Keep
    Coffey - Keep
    Bray - Keep

    Try Bray as the closer in ST and the beginning of the season. If that experiment doesn't work, plug someone else in. I don't see Krivsky going out and trading for an actual closer, so let 2007 be another committee year.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Belisle
    Standridge
    Shackelford
    Weathers
    Schoeneweis
    Majewski
    Franklin
    Cormier
    Coffey
    Bray


    Do you make a trade? Put Bailey at closer like St.Louis did with Wainwright? Do you sign guys in free agency like Stanton, Rhodes or Timlin? Do you lock up our own guys like Schoenweis and Weathers?

    I'd keep S-weis and Coffey. I'd make Maj and Bray earn a spot out of Spring Training. Throw the rest in the quarry.

    Belisle in the rotation for now.

    Sign a couple of FA; make a few trades for the rest.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Out of curiousity, why is everyone getting rid on Stormy?

    Here was a previous post of mine on him:

    Weathers: Did people miss how dominant he was this year...that is right, that is what I said. Look at his numbers! Since the break he has a 1.64 ERA in 29 appearance. 33 ip, 15 h, 7 runs, 6 earned.

    ERA by month:
    3.75 - April
    2.77 - May
    10.80 - June (yikes!) but....
    2.77 - July
    1.84 - August (only gave up a run in 1 appearance in 14 games!)
    0.82 - Sept

    He's only given up 1 ER in his last 20 2/3 innings or 18 games. This guy has been SOLID.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Magik was overused last season... he'll be rested for next season and return to his normal form IMO so I dont think there will be a spring training battle involving him.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Flush them all for Don Nottebart and Bill McCool

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Deal four. In the same trade.

    Majewski, Belisle, Standridge, and Coffey (along with Arroyo, LaRue, and Dunn) for Wily Mo Pena, Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Kevin Youklis, and prospects.

    Then deal either Youklis or EdE (along with Dunn) for ARod.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Deal four. In the same trade.

    Majewski, Belisle, Standridge, and Coffey (along with Arroyo, LaRue, and Dunn) for Wily Mo Pena, Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Kevin Youklis, and prospects.

    Then deal either Youklis or EdE (along with Dunn) for ARod.
    Sounds like a plan to me

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    I'd keep Belisle, Bray, Coffey, Cormier, and Majewski. After that, I'd sign/trade for a closer. Four out of five of them are 26 years old or younger, which tells me that Cormier should be the only one who's career is winding down while the other players, theoretically, should be improving.

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    Name           W  L  ERA   G  GS CG SHO SV SVO     IP    H   R  ER  HR  BB  SO
    Matt Belisle   7  9 4.22  96   7  0   0  1   6  134.1  154  72  63  17  47  91
    Bill Bray      3  2 4.09  48   0  0   0  2   3   50.2   57  27  23   5  18  39
    Todd Coffey   10  8 3.97 138   0  0   0  9  14  136.0  169  67  60  12  38  86
    Rheal Cormier 71 64 4.02 677 108  7   1  2   - 1218.2 1244 601 544 120 316 759
    Gary Majewski  8  9 3.70 160   0  0   0  2  14  177.1  187  85  73   9  71 105

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Call me crazy, but all I remember is Bray, Majewski and Coffey drove me nuts all summer, seemed like every clutch situation they didnt come thru.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    I trade Maj and get a replacement. I think he will be cincy's version of Ed Whitson. The pressure of justifying the trade seemed to get to him IMO. Let him move on and he'll be decent somewhere. I wouldn't just give him away though.

    Weathers and Schoenweiss were pretty lucky in 2006 and depending on a repeat is foolish IMO. I dump Cormier $ on some team looking for a LH.

    I keep Coffey, Bray, Belisle and Shack. Need to get a couple hard throwers with closing potential from outside the organization. Can fill in with the AA guys and Claussen.

    Cut Standridge and Franklin loose.

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    Re: What would you do with this bullpen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Deal four. In the same trade.

    Majewski, Belisle, Standridge, and Coffey (along with Arroyo, LaRue, and Dunn) for Wily Mo Pena, Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Kevin Youklis, and prospects.

    Then deal either Youklis or EdE (along with Dunn) for ARod.
    How you going to trade Dunn to the Red Sox then to the Yankees?


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