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    Reds sign Mike Stanton

    per rotoworld:
    The Reds and Mike Stanton have reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year deal with a vesting option for a third year.

    It wasn't too long ago that both the Mets and the Yankees were eager to rid themselves of Stanton, and he accepted a one-year, $1 million contract from the Nationals last winter. Two good months with the Giants sure did change a lot. It looks like the Reds will have at least three lefties in next year's pen, but no member of the group qualifies as a specialist. Neither Stanton nor Rheal Cormier has much of a split against left-handers, and Bill Bray is on his way to being a quality setup man. Stanton doesn't have the same kind of stuff he once did, but he's durable and he's pitched in every situation the game has to offer. The Reds can't expect better than a 4.00 ERA, but he'll likely be OK.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Yippee.

    Another geriatric left hander.

    When will someone tell Wayne to stop collecting this chaff?
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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Yippee.

    Another geriatric left hander.

    When will someone tell Wayne to stop collecting this chaff?
    That chaff is 3rd all time in appearances behind Orosco and Franco. With the Giants last year he was 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 8 saves. If by chaff you mean a 39 year old pitcher who still pitches effectively, then yes he is chaff.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Depth is never a bad thing. Usually its the little moves that put a team over the top not the big ones.

    Good signing.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    It improves our bullpen, even though that doesn't take too much. I like it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy View Post
    Depth is never a bad thing. Usually its the little moves that put a team over the top not the big ones.

    Good signing.
    i agree. it's obvious that going with a multitude of young guys didn't make the reds winners. why not try going with a few veterans in the bullpen.
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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    i hate wayne krivsky with a passion.

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    i agree willy depth never bad thing he's veteran guy been throught the wars

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Stanton is a left handed David Weathers. It's a huge deal, but I'll take it over Mike Burns.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Stanton is a left handed David Weathers. It's a huge deal, but I'll take it over Mike Burns.
    And hopefully Stanton gives Narron a reason to not use Cormier in tight games.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    And hopefully Stanton gives Narron a reason to not use Cormier in tight games.
    thanks for reminding me of our LHP middle relief roster:

    Bray
    Stanton
    Cormier
    Guardado (if he re-signs)
    Kent Mercker
    Michalak
    Scowenweis
    Shackelford



    Awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patpacillosjock View Post
    thanks for reminding me of our LHP middle relief roster:

    Bray
    Stanton
    Cormier
    Guardado (if he re-signs)
    Kent Mercker
    Michalak
    Scowenweis
    Shackelford



    Awesome!!!
    Michalak is gone. Mercker is done. Stanton makes "Scowenweis" redundant signalling to his end as a Red. Guardado likely wont factor in to the 2007 plans.

    Basically Cormier, Bray, and Stanton will be the lefties, with Shack waiting in AAA.

    I'd rather have Shack up than Cormier since he offers different strengths, but as of now, it's not bad to have a little depth as Shack will see his fair share amount of games.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Patpacillosjock View Post
    thanks for reminding me of our LHP middle relief roster:

    Bray
    Stanton
    Cormier
    Guardado (if he re-signs)
    Kent Mercker
    Michalak
    Scowenweis
    Shackelford



    Awesome!!!
    Michalak's already gone, Schoeneweis is as good as gone, and who knows when or if Eddie and Kent are coming back. Even if they do they're currently not under contract with us.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Patpacillosjock View Post
    thanks for reminding me of our LHP middle relief roster:

    Bray
    Stanton
    Cormier
    Guardado (if he re-signs)
    Kent Mercker
    Michalak
    Scowenweis
    Shackelford



    Awesome!!!
    No more Michalak, went to DC.
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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by fadetoblack2880 View Post
    No more Michalak, went to DC.
    HE DID??

    YES!!!!!!!!!!



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