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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    I've got an idea, let's all complain about the job krivsky is doing and wish for the good ol' days of linder/o'brien.
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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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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by fadetoblack2880 View Post
    I've got an idea, let's all complain about the job krivsky is doing and wish for the good ol' days of linder/o'brien.
    chill out. You know what? i have every right to hate on krivsky because its all relative. When you see what other teams are doing, working with around the same budget, it boggles my mind the players WK goes after and signs and trades for.

    it really does.

    we have some big holes to fill this offseason. WK even addressed that he'd be looking to fill them.

    Last year supposedly our "big need" was the bullpen. So he makes "the trade" and a few more trades/signings to "bolster" our bullpen

    so what does he do this offseason? Signs more middle relief.

    this guy is hilarious.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Stanton was listed in Espn Insider as the 30th best free agent.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Patpacillosjock View Post
    chill out. You know what? i have every right to hate on krivsky because its all relative. When you see what other teams are doing, working with around the same budget, it boggles my mind the players WK goes after and signs and trades for.

    it really does.

    we have some big holes to fill this offseason. WK even addressed that he'd be looking to fill them.

    Last year supposedly our "big need" was the bullpen. So he makes "the trade" and a few more trades/signings to "bolster" our bullpen

    so what does he do this offseason? Signs more middle relief.

    this guy is hilarious.
    I don't really understand your logic. We're likely losing Weathers and Schoeneweis, and Franklin can go climb a tree, are we going to sign outfielders to replace their spot in the pen?

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Patpacillosjock View Post
    chill out. You know what? i have every right to hate on krivsky because its all relative. When you see what other teams are doing, working with around the same budget, it boggles my mind the players WK goes after and signs and trades for.

    it really does.

    we have some big holes to fill this offseason. WK even addressed that he'd be looking to fill them.

    Last year supposedly our "big need" was the bullpen. So he makes "the trade" and a few more trades/signings to "bolster" our bullpen

    so what does he do this offseason? Signs more middle relief.

    this guy is hilarious.
    There are many holes on this team to be filled, not just one. There are also five months in the offseason, not just one.

    A lot of people on this board share your opinion on these moves, but present legitimate reasoning behind it, not just blind opinionated hatred. Your opinion is valid, but it's not really worthwhile to anybody else unless you present it with reason and temper it with logic.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by Patpacillosjock View Post
    chill out. You know what? i have every right to hate on krivsky because its all relative. When you see what other teams are doing, working with around the same budget, it boggles my mind the players WK goes after and signs and trades for.

    it really does.
    Just because a player will go to Chicago for 3 years $15 million, does not mean he will go to Cincinnati for 3 years $15 million.

    If a player doesn't want to go somewhere, no amount of money is going to change that.
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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    There are many holes on this team to be filled, not just one. There are also five months in the offseason, not just one.

    A lot of people on this board share your opinion on these moves, but present legitimate reasoning behind it, not just blind opinionated hatred. Your opinion is valid, but it's not really worthwhile to anybody else unless you present it with reason and temper it with logic.
    exactly.
    one move of gonzalez and everyone(well..some) are making out their lineup cards and now this and some hate wayne k.
    as you stated there are 5 months in offseason and we have only come thru GM meetings.everyone has their ideas but i seriously doubt the team as it is currently will be the team introduced on opening day.
    for the better or worse:that remains to be seen.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    This was on the Free weekend preview. I like the signing.
    Click here: ESPN.com - MLB - Law: Top 40 free agents (21-30)
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    Mike Stanton

    POSITION: Relief Pitcher
    AGE: 39 | BATS: L | THROWS: L
    2006 TEAM: San Francisco Giants
    STATUS: Unsigned
    2006 SEASON STATISTICS
    GM IP W L BB K ERA
    82 67.2 7 7 27 48 3.99


    Stanton may have done more for his market value this fall than any other non-Cardinals pitcher in baseball. While it's unlikely that any team will see those eight saves and think of Stanton as a closer -- unlikely, but not impossible -- Stanton showed that not only is he still relevant, but he has value as a setup man rather than as only a lefty specialist.

    Stanton's pitching plan is simple: get ahead with the fastball and/or cutter, then finish hitters off with the curve middle-out or down (for lefties) or changeup middle-out to outside (for righties). He cuts most of his fastballs, throwing them at 85-86 mph and touching 88, trying to stay away from solid contact while getting ahead in the count. His curve is slow and has a big break, at 69-71 mph, with good depth; he controls that pitch better than any of his other pitches, and will go for the swing and miss on a curve down when he's ahead of a left-handed hitter. His changeup is a little easier to pick up as he slows his arm, but it has some late fade, and makes him more effective against right-handed batters than a lot of lefty relievers today.

    Of course, Stanton turns 40 in June, so this could all go south quickly, but a short-term commitment here should pay off nicely.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    This may mean we dont resign weathers, which wouldnt exactly hurt my feelings any. Stanton has enough left to put up at least one more solid year. I like the signing. Were not the yankees all the best players in baseball want to play for a contender, we are not considered a contended. So you can take the top third free agents and scratch them out because none of them will want to come here.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    This is ok. And if its for $1 Million as reported (I don't believe that) its good. I hope it means Cormier can be traded for something useful. I just don't understand the need for a LH reliever. Its the one thing the Reds had in abundance with Bray, Cormier, Shack, and possibly Pelland, Claussen and Coutlangus. I wonder if they are adding a LH for the middle innings in anticipation of Bray becoming closer.

    Stanton isn't a huge upgrade over those guys these days.
    Last edited by mth123; 11-19-2006 at 05:54 PM.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I wonder if they are adding a LH for the middle innings in anticipation of Bray becoming closer.
    I wonder how long it would take before THAT little experiment blew up in the FO's face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I wonder how long it would take before THAT little experiment blew up in the FO's face?
    Gotta try and justify that trade you know.

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    So we still dont have any dollar signs on this deal yet right?

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    Re: Reds sign Mike Stanton

    Stanton is a winner who's been on winning teams and knows how to win.
    Makes all the routine posts.


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