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    Jeff Suppan

    If you're the Reds would you offer a three year, 27 million dollar deal to RHP Jeff Suppan.....given what the market is dictating?
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    Why spend that kind of money on Suppan? With him the Reds win 72 games instead of 65, what makes any difference?
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    You are spending the same money for Jeff Suppan than you are for Eric Milton.

    Just sayin'
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    No

    Suppan is a #4 starter. We don't need another one of those, especially for $$$
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    I really like his GB/FB ratio (career 1.39, 1.61 in 2006), which I think would work well in GABP with the improved infield defense. However, 3 years at 9 mil/per is a bit too much. I would probably go 2 years though...
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    It's likely a moot guestion, as Suppan will likely get 4 years at $11-12M per season.

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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    A week ago, I was against signing him for that kind of money, $27 mil for three years. Now, I'm a little more desperate and would offer it to him. However, PuffyPig is probably right about his current price tag, and I'd say no.
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    only if Suppan was three years younger.
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    There is WAY too much downside risk with Suppan.

    Which one do you get: Pre ASG Suppan (5.83 ERA)
    or Post ASG Suppan (2.39 ERA)

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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    Could he build a restruant here (Soups on) to attract more people to come to Cincinnati and then have a era below 4? Because both would be welcomed addition.

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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    No... we need to get younger, not older. Plus the market is going nuts... I wouldn't sign ANY free agent starting pitcher unless he was a #1 pitcher and I know for sure that I have a shot at making the playoffs. That would require homegrowing some #1 or #2 starting pitchers from the farm system and/or getting lucky in a trade (like we did with Arroyo) which would probably take some time.

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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    Suppan would be a welcomed addition as a #3 in my book.

    He reinvented himself with the Cardinals and enjoyed some success. He's a pitcher, at this stage of his career, not a thrower.

    Homer Bailey could learn a thing or two from this guy.

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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    How much of a difference is there between Suppan and Arroyo or Harang?

    The guy will give you between 180-200 IPs along with 12-16 wins.

    Now if you can guarantee that Milton and Lohse will provide that in the third and four spots of the rotation, I would feel more comfortable. But with the uncertain status of Claussen, we could be depending on Ramirez and Belisle to provide innings at the fifth spot, which is no sure thing.
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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    This discussion is moot. I'm as likely to turn into Don Knotts as the Reds are to sign a FA pitcher.

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    Re: Jeff Suppan

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Suppan would be a welcomed addition as a #3 in my book.

    He reinvented himself with the Cardinals and enjoyed some success. He's a pitcher, at this stage of his career, not a thrower.

    Homer Bailey could learn a thing or two from this guy.

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