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    Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    Yup, everyone's favorite pitcher has gone to the Redbirds with 1 year, $1 million deal.


    That faint sound you hear outside? That's Jerry Narron weeping.
    "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: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Yup, everyone's favorite pitcher has gone to the Redbirds with 1 year, $1 million deal.


    That faint sound you hear outside? That's Jerry Narron weeping.
    And yet, if we had signed him at all, let alone to such a deal, there would be howling throughout the halls of Redszone. I'm not crying over this one. The Cardinals can have him - see if Dave Duncan can work some magic.

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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    Sweet! We get to hit against him this year.
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    Hopefully the Reds will be able to shell him like the Cards did last year.

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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

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    Hopefully the Reds will be able to shell him like the Cards did last year.
    Nah ... he'll come in and pitch lights out for the Cards, win the Cy Young, and then we'll have thread after thread around here of the incompetence of the Reds for not gazing in the crystal ball to see his talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    Nah ... he'll come in and pitch lights out for the Cards, win the Cy Young, and then we'll have thread after thread around here of the incompetence of the Reds for not gazing in the crystal ball to see his talent.
    You kid, but it wouldn't be the first time.
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    Stugatz!

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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    here comes another Josh Hancock

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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    that Jocketty is a genius.
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    I wonder if any Cardinal fans think Franklin signed for less than market value just for the privilige of playing in St Louis.
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    Nah ... he'll come in and pitch lights out for the Cards, win the Cy Young, and then we'll have thread after thread around here of the incompetence of the Reds for not gazing in the crystal ball to see his talent.
    And the Reds will be pilloried for bringing him to town, while later on the Cards will be deamed "clever" and "brilliant" for doing the exact same thing.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    So much for all those who were screaming last season about how Wayne was acquiring all of these trash pitchers that nobody else wanted. Let's see....
    Franklin gets 1 million from the Cards
    Schoenweis about to get 10+ million from the Mets
    Even Yan and J. Johnson are getting paid to pitch in Japan
    Michalak going to camp with the Nats

    Still waiting to see someone toss some money at Joe Mays though....
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    I wonder if the Reds will owe the Cardinals compensation?
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    I'm all for this move as the NL central division needs more arms like Franklin.....

    Duncan may be a genius but there is no way he makes Franklin a quality starter.....
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    Re: Ryan Franklin signs with the Cardinals

    I think I read somewhere that the compensation for a "Z" level free agent was a pizza party at Chuck E. Cheese's for the front office staff and a year's supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon for the team!
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