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    Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Found this under ESPN.com's transactions for today:

    Royals: Acquired pitcher Russ Haltiwanger from the Cincinnati Reds for infielder Jeff Keppinger.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions

    sound official to me:
    http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NAS...t=.jsp&c_id=kc
    Last edited by Tom Servo; 01-10-2007 at 04:11 PM.
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger from Royals

    I'm guessing roster filler for Louisville. I think we'll see a lot of that in the coming weeks. We cut a lot of guys at year's end.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger from Royals

    He's basically the same player as Brendan Harris, so I'm not sure what Krivsky sees in Keppinger that he didn't in Harris.

    Still, he's probably not the worst spare infielder around since he can hit a bit and play around the infield fairly effectively.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger from Royals

    yes, but to make room on the 40 man, they DFA'd Ray Olmedo.

    I'm not sure this fellow is any better than Olmedo.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger from Royals

    Without looking, let me guess. I was wrong.

    No Ks, No BBs. His offense is entirely BA driven. He could be a decent backup INF and pinch hitter.
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    DFA Olmedo. That sucks. Good luck to him. Always enjoyed watching him play.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger from Royals

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    yes, but to make room on the 40 man, they DFA'd Ray Olmedo.

    I'm not sure this fellow is any better than Olmedo.
    Olmedo's probably the better fielder, but I don't think he will ever be more than a Juan Castro level hitter in the big leagues.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Why would they DFA Olmedo at this point? Geesh.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    DFA Olmedo. That sucks. Good luck to him. Always enjoyed watching him play.
    Late last season it was quite obvious he didn't care to be on the field as he made a couple of the laziest errors with some ole defense because he didn't move his feet. I thought it was only a matter of time. Now if they could just staple Castro to him.
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Olmedo is out of options. How about Keppinger?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    BTW, Keppinger played 1b,2b,3b and LF for the Royals last year. He has always shown the ability to hit for a good average(.315 in the minors in 2000ABs). He is the kind of player who can valuable at the end of the bench(hit and play mulitple positions for a few innings).
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Olmedo had a career minor league OPS of .661 and a .573 OPS in the majors in 300+ AB. He was never going to hit in the majors. Keppinger has a little better bat but the Harris comp sounds about right.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Olmedo had a career minor league OPS of .661 and a .573 OPS in the majors in 300+ AB. He was never going to hit in the majors. Keppinger has a little better bat but the Harris comp sounds about right.
    Looks like less power than Harris, but probably a better glove -- and his OBP numbers in the minors are better. Sorry to see Rey-Rey go, but it's no surprise.
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Olmedo had a career minor league OPS of .661 and a .573 OPS in the majors in 300+ AB. He was never going to hit in the majors. Keppinger has a little better bat but the Harris comp sounds about right.
    Maybe Keppinger is better suited to playing multiple positions.
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    Re: Reds acquire Jeff Keppinger; DFA Olmedo

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    Maybe Keppinger is better suited to playing multiple positions.
    Deno and Keppinger. If I was Ryan Freel I'd keep a bag packed. Atlanta still needs a lead off man.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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