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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    Thanks for the update Doc Scott. Which of the new signings do you think might be able to contribute?
    This batch doesn't look as promising on paper, but you never know what lefties are going to do when they hit ages 25-27. Conventional wisdom has it that they figure things out a little later on.

    So with that in mind, Bumatay and his ability to pile up Ks might prove intriguing.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Thanks for the info Doc Scott. Hopefully a few of the new players will contribute.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Here's a few more:

    Cincinnati Reds
    Signed RHP Victor Santos
    Signed RHP Paul Wilson
    Signed LHP Jason Kershner
    Signed LHP Brian O'Connor
    Signed C Jean Boscan
    Signed OF Tyrell Godwin

    First 3 we already knew, last 3 are new.

    http://thebaseballcube.com/players/O...Connor-4.shtml
    http://thebaseballcube.com/players/B/Jean-Boscan.shtml
    http://thebaseballcube.com/players/G...l-Godwin.shtml
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Here's my summary on those last three: a local lefty with a terrible K/BB ratio, a no-hit catcher (we needed more of those--thanks, Wayne), and a guy known for potential but no production (was twice a first-round draft pick but but didn't sign until he was a third-round pick--since then, he's been a rule-V guy who was returned). I guess I'm remotely excited about Godwin--it looks like he mainly just needs to work on having a little more patience at the plate.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Tyrell Godwin was born in my Home town Wilmington, NC. I am glad the Reds signed him.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Godwin also is very fast and a stolen base threat.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Chicago White Sox
    Signed OF Kenny Kelly

    Is that former Red Kenny Kelley? The fast OF who played QB at Miami?
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Yes, indeed.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    A couple of others from that same minor-league update:

    Arizona Diamondbacks
    Signed SS Donnie Sadler

    Baltimore Orioles
    Signed RHP Jose Acevedo

    Boston Red Sox
    Signed 1B Eric Crozier
    Signed OF Alex Ochoa

    Chicago White Sox
    Signed 1B Fernando Valenzuela Jr.

    Kansas City Royals
    Signed RHP Zach Day

    New York Mets
    RHP Jason Standridge elected for free agency

    San Diego Padres
    Signed LHP Shawn Estes

    Seattle Mariners
    Signed RHP Giancarlo Alvarado

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Fearless prediction: Zach Day will outpitch Gil Meche for the KC Royals.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Fearless prediction: Zach Day will outpitch Gil Meche for the KC Royals.
    That might cross over "fearless" into something else.

    Meche is no great shakes, but seriously, dude.

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Latest batch:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/263374.html

    Cincinnati Reds
    Signed RHP Andrew Good
    Signed RHP Brian Meadows
    Signed RHP Dushan Ruzic
    Signed RHP Ricky Stone
    Signed 1B Earl Snyder
    Signed 2B Mark Bellhorn

    Detroit Tigers
    Signed C Dane Sardinha

    Houston Astros
    Signed RHP Ben Weber
    Signed LHP Scott Sauerbeck
    Signed OF Gary Varner

    Kansas City Royals
    Signed RHP Jason Standridge

    Milwaukee Brewers
    Signed 1B Andy Abad

    New York Yankees
    Signed C Ben Blumenthal

    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Signed RHP John Riedling
    Signed 1B Randy Ruiz

    San Diego Padres
    Signed LHP Jan Granado

    Texas Rangers
    Signed LHP Bruce Chen

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Good, 27, first cracked the bigs in 2003, starting ten games out of sixteen appearances (4-2, 5.29 ERA). Injury issues kept him from getting more innings during the Diamondbacks' 51-111 conflagration in '04, as he was held to 40.2 in the majors (1-2, 5.31). Arizona let him go after '04 and Andrew signed with Detroit, posting a 3.68 ERA in the AAA Toledo rotation in 2005. He got just five innings with the Tigers. Last year, with AAA New Orleans (Washington), Good's ERA ballooned to 4.81 in 147.2 innings. He's a pitcher that relies on good control (just over two walks per nine professionally, less than seven Ks). He's also allowed a pretty fair number of homers at all levels.

    Ruzic... whoa. First of all, dude's listed at 6-foot-8 and 277 pounds. Second, he's from Australia, not eastern Europe. Third, he was released by Florida after appearing in seventeen games of rookie ball in 2005. So I really have no idea what might be in store for the 25-year-old.

    Hey, Hamilton's own Ricky Stone! I really have no idea what he was up to in 2006 (ever since he drifted through St. Louis following his release from the Reds' organization), because nothing's listed- perhaps he pitched in Japan? Anyway, the 32-year-old Stone is still a reasonable veteran fill-in if the entire Reds' pen gets into a bus accident or something.

    Good to see Earl Snyder back in town; he must have liked it in Louisville despite a mediocre .257/.319/.430 season for the Bats. His power output has declined from 36 homers in 2004 to 29 in '05 to 17 in '06. Snyder is 31 in May.

    Meadows and Bellhorn we knew, of course.

    Looks like Ben Weber had to fight his way back into O.B. through the indy leagues, but it didn't take long. Abad decided to return for his 15th pro season in organization number eight; may he bounce back from the injuries that robbed him of a portion of his 2006 (and his bat). Riedling missed all but 16 PCL games in 2006; talk about a guy whose fortunes have declined since he left Cincinnati. Despite good numbers at Sarasota (where he basically took the closer's job right out of Abe Woody's hands), the Reds must not have considered 24-year-old Granado a prospect; this is the second time he's been let go. Sardinha will join fellow Bowden Phenom David Espinosa in the threads of the Mud Hens; currently these two have two major-league appearances between them. Blumenthal was a 2005 21st-round pick by the Reds who was let go in mid-2006. He must know someone in Tampa. And ex-Reds' NDFA Ruiz has done his Steve Bilko impression around Single-A and Double-A ball for several seasons since his 2003 release. Why he still hasn't played a game of AAA at age 29 but continues to get contracts... I have no idea.

    From phenomhood to disappointment to professional trade acquisition to 13 wins and a 3.83 ERA in '05 to 0-7, 6.93 in '06 to a minor-league deal with Texas... how fast the well-traveled Mr. Chen doth rise and fall.

    It's still sort of amazing that hometown boy Scott Sauerbeck's never suited up in Red. He recovered from an embarrassing public incident to appear in forty-six big-league games in 2006... spanning all of twenty-five innings. Ah, to be a LOOGY.

    And I think Jason Standridge may have found an organization who can appreciate him a little better.
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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    The return of Ricky Stone(!)

    Ruzic seems interesting.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Baseball America's Minor-League Transactions up through 12/20

    Ruzic was pitcher of the year in the Australian National Championships held in January. His huge and will be attractive to a number of Redzoners who prefer the overpowering flamethrowing pitcher.


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