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    Tomo Ohka

    Why hasn't anyone signed him yet? Better yet why havent the Reds signed him? Any word on what he is in the market for?

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
    Why hasn't anyone signed him yet?
    He isn't very good and will probably cost 5-6 million per year.
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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    I wouldn't complain if the Reds signed Ohka cheap, simply because he's not total dreck, but I would much rather see them trade for a better young pitcher. Be creative; do some scouting and put together a package.

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Quite honestly, scout the white sox, braves, and other teams in need of a lead-off hitter.

    Package Freel, Stanton/Shack/Cormier and whoever up for some young pitching prospects. Find teams that need to fill a gap and work together, don't stopgap just cause you can.
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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
    Why hasn't anyone signed him yet? Better yet why havent the Reds signed him? Any word on what he is in the market for?

    CF - Chris Denorfia
    1B - Scott Hatteberg
    3B - Edwin Encarnacion
    LF - Adam Dunn
    RF - Ken Griffey Jr.
    2B - Brandon Phillips
    C - David Ross
    SS - Alex Gonzalez

    Aaron Harang
    Bronson Arroyo
    Tomo Ohka
    Eric Milton
    Kyle Lohse
    lineup = C -
    rotation = B

    lineup after Jr. goes down with an injury = F
    rotation if someone gets injured = C, at best

    The 2007 Reds are in for a world of hurt after the inevitable injuries occur. 90+ losses wouldn't be a surprise at all.

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
    Why hasn't anyone signed him yet? Better yet why havent the Reds signed him?

    He's not old enough.
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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    lineup = C -
    rotation = B

    lineup after Jr. goes down with an injury = F
    rotation if someone gets injured = C, at best

    The 2007 Reds are in for a world of hurt after the inevitable injuries occur. 90+ losses wouldn't be a surprise at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Griffey wasn't very good last year. Just saying.
    You're right, he wasn't. But he is still Ken Griffey Jr. Even though he's walking around on stilts and his defense is putrid, the guy can still hit. He needs to be alot more patient this year so he swings at better pitches and takes more walks.

    I'd be happy if he played 120 games. Sad, but true. If he playes 120+ games then our offense could barely survive. If he doesn't we're in deep trouble. The problem is, if and when he gets hurt, we have absolutely no one to replace him. No one.
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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    I would rather give Belisle, Ramirez, Livingston & Bailey a shot. Then to over- pay for what is left on the free agent market.

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Does anyone know if Belisle got his back problems solved over the winter? I think he would be a great Starter if he didn't have his back problems.

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Cincinnati might be the only market in the US that thinks Freel is an every day player let alone a bona fide lead off hitter...

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Give me Mark Mulder instead... Istill would like the Reds to sign either Craig Wilson or Eduardo Perez even though Conine was obtained.

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    [QUOTE=Redhook;1217246]the guy can still hit. He needs to be alot more patient this year so he swings at better pitches and takes more walks. QUOTE]

    I really don't think Griffey can be counted on to be the big bat any longer.... To me, at his age and with his injury history, last season is pretty hard to write off as a fluke. he's aged into almost an exclusive pull hitter... shifting the defense pretty much neutralized him. Does anyone think Griffey can reinvent himself at this stage? After all he hasn't exactly embraced change as a Red (cough, corner poristion cough)....

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    Re: Tomo Ohka

    Why not offer Mulder an incentive laden one year contract with an option for the next if he hits certain celings? A bad one year contract doesn't hurt as much as a bad multi year contract. Give mulder the opportunity to reach 8-10 mil with an option for the next year. If he doesn't have a good year he will cost this team a little but wont put them in a financial bind for the years to come (Milton).

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    Because Mulder will get a multi year contract similar to what Suppan got.
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