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    Mike Stanton a Red

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2668306

    The Reds focused on improving their bullpen at last year's trading deadline. Apparently there's still work to be done.



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    ESPN's Peter Gammons is reporting that Cincinnati and left-handed reliever Mike Stanton have agreed to a two-year contract.

    ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that the contract also contains a vesting option for a third season.

    The 39-year-old Stanton was 7-7 with eight saves and a 3.99 ERA in 82 appearances with the Nationals and Giants last season.

    The Reds' closer situation is unsettled with Eddie Guardado out for next season following elbow surgery and club saves leader David Weathers a free agent. Stanton is a possibility to fill that role.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Meh........

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    very intersting move here veteran prescense in then pen decent numbers with teh nationals but who's wouldn't be if they played in that grand canyon

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan07 View Post
    very intersting move here veteran prescense in then pen decent numbers with teh nationals but who's wouldn't be if they played in that grand canyon
    Actually. His numbers weren't great in Washington. He had success last year after being dealt to San Francisco.



    26 g, 4-2, 8 saves, 23.1 IP, 23 H, 8 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 18 K, 3.09 ERA, 1.24 WHIP.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    How old is he?

    Sixty?
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    How old is he?
    Sixty?
    No, you're way off.
    He's 59 years, 12 months.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    His DIPS ERA has actually been great for a number of years.

    I rememeber what Guardado's presence did for the whole bullpen last year, with everyone having a more defining role.

    Stanton could be like Todd Jones. Not great stuff, but enough to get by for an inning, and gives us better overall depth in the bullpen. He would certainly be a stabilizing influence for guys like Bray, Coffey and Majewski.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Great.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Hard to say if it's a good signing since we don't know the money yet, but the guy has been a good pitcher the last 3 seasons.

    He keeps the ball in the park and has been pretty unlucky the last couple years. he's a better pitcher than his ERA indicates. Since he's 39 and we gave him a 2-year deal, I'm guessing we didn't have to pay a ton of money. If that's the case, this signing shouldn't be too bad.

    He's also not really a true LOOGY, as he's a pretty similar pitcher vs. both sides of the plate.

    He's not a great pitcher, but he should be pretty decent, which is better than most of the guys trotted out last season. He's an improvement. This signing will come down to the $$$$ for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Hard to say if it's a good signing since we don't know the money yet, but the guy has been a good pitcher the last 3 seasons.

    He keeps the ball in the park and has been pretty unlucky the last couple years. he's a better pitcher than his ERA indicates. Since he's 39 and we gave him a 2-year deal, I'm guessing we didn't have to pay a ton of money. If that's the case, this signing shouldn't be too bad.

    He's also not really a true LOOGY, as he's a pretty similar pitcher vs. both sides of the plate.

    He's not a great pitcher, but he should be pretty decent, which is better than most of the guys trotted out last season. He's an improvement. This signing will come down to the $$$$ for me.
    Expect the money to not be too low...WK has shown a great ability to outbid all, even himself, when it comes to Stanton like players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Expect the money to not be too low...WK has shown a great ability to outbid all, even himself, when it comes to Stanton like players.
    Such as....?

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Great. The Reds signed another senior citizen reliever. When will they ever learn?

    Justin Speier please.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Great. The Reds signed another senior citizen reliever. When will they ever learn?

    Justin Speier please.
    You want to spend 4.25 million per year for 4 years on a middle relief pitcher? Finding a good middle reliever is too much of a crap shoot to do that.

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    You want to spend 4.25 million per years for 4 years on a middle relief pitcher? Finding a good middle reliever is too much of a crap shoot to do that.
    They may be expensive, but it doesn't mean you should spend less on ancient pitchers. It doesn't work that way. There's no value in "bad."

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    Re: Mike Stanton a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    They may be expensive, but it doesn't mean you should spend less on ancient pitchers. It doesn't work that way. There's no value in "bad."
    I don't know if I would call Stanton "bad". He's average, and average is an upgrade over what we had last year.


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