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    Re: More dealing likely on Reds' horizon

    I still think that FA Miguel Batista makes a lot of sense for the Reds. I wouldn't mind giving him a 2 yr /$11M contract.

    $5M first year with $6M team option for 2007 or $500K buyout.

    Not in this market I wouldn't mind that.
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    Re: More dealing likely on Reds' horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    I still think that FA Miguel Batista makes a lot of sense for the Reds. I wouldn't mind giving him a 2 yr /$11M contract.

    $5M first year with $6M team option for 2007 or $500K buyout.

    Not in this market I wouldn't mind that.
    He'd be alright, I guess. But he, like Padilla, could really suck it. However, I don't mind the idea of a 2 year deal--cuz Padilla's going to get 4 years at a minimum of 10 mill a year on average (escalating).

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    Re: More dealing likely on Reds' horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    He'd be alright, I guess. But he, like Padilla, could really suck it. However, I don't mind the idea of a 2 year deal--cuz Padilla's going to get 4 years at a minimum of 10 mill a year on average (escalating).
    You are correct. All of the pitchers in the tier slightly above Batista (and I would argue they are all pretty much on the same tier) will get 4+ year contacts: Meche, Padilla, Lillly, etc., etc.

    Batista I think you could get on a 1year with player option for 2nd year or 2 year with team option of 3rd year.

    If he does suck it, he's got bullpen experience and would make a decent long or short man out of the pen. Overpriced, of course, but useful. No other FA pitchers would likely give you that flexibility.
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    Re: More dealing likely on Reds' horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    You are correct. All of the pitchers in the tier slightly above Batista (and I would argue they are all pretty much on the same tier) will get 4+ year contacts: Meche, Padilla, Lillly, etc., etc.

    Batista I think you could get on a 1year with player option for 2nd year or 2 year with team option of 3rd year.

    If he does suck it, he's got bullpen experience and would make a decent long or short man out of the pen. Overpriced, of course, but useful. No other FA pitchers would likely give you that flexibility.
    I guess I just worry because his last year's numbers resemble Lohse's, with more BBs for Batista and more relative HRs for Lohse. Though I'd prefer a pitcher to have Batista's problem rather than Lohse's.

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    Re: More dealing likely on Reds' horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    The FO wasted no time in enlisting Arroyo to the "go-the-cheap-route" cause. Cross your fingers, Bronson--you have no idea who's going to be called on to close your games.
    I'm surprised Bronson was willing to publicly ride that train, actually.

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    Re: More dealing likely on Reds' horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    I'm surprised Bronson was willing to publicly ride that train, actually.
    Just to stoke Bronson's ego, I'd tell him that, frankly, there AREN'T other Bronsons out there to get this offseason (nor do we have the trading chips to get him if he were--unless we want to lose Bailey and/or Bruce).


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