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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.

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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

    i hate wayne krivsky with a passion.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

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

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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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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    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

    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

    As long as this isn't our big free agent signing for the bullpen, I like Stanton who will provide depth. But if a 39 year-old Stanton is our closer, I'm less than enthused with this deal. Come on Krivsky give me Speier and I'll like our 'pen well enough.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    As long as this isn't our big free agent signing for the bullpen, I like Stanton who will provide depth. But if a 39 year-old Stanton is our closer, I'm less than enthused with this deal. Come on Krivsky give me Speier and I'll like our 'pen well enough.
    Speier going to the Angels, per Gammons. Beliefs are in the $4-5 million realm. That's the difference btw Cincy and the big shots.

    And that's why I hate the little bs moves being made. Take Rheal, Hatte and AGon's money and put it towards difference makers.

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    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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    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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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Other sites are saying its a 1 year $1M deal
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Speier going to the Angels, per Gammons. Beliefs are in the $4-5 million realm. That's the difference btw Cincy and the big shots.

    And that's why I hate the little bs moves being made. Take Rheal, Hatte and AGon's money and put it towards difference makers.

    4-5 million doesn't seem to be too much for a potential closer. Good deal for the Angels, I wish we could pull it off.

    The problem with putting all your money towards the "difference makers" is the cases like Griffey. If you put all your eggs in the same basket, and that player happens to get hurt. You are in trouble.

    I wish we could have gotten Speier, but there are still some more solid arms on the market.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by CougarQuest View Post
    Other sites are saying its a 1 year $1M deal
    If that's true, this is an incredibly smart signing.


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