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    Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

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    The Reds signed David Ross to a two-year deal today, avoiding arbitration with the catcher.

    The team also reached a minor league deal with Paul Wilson, who was also invited to major league camp.

    Aaron Harang and Kyle Lohse are still arbitration eligible, and tomorrow (Tuesday) is the day for players and teams to exchange numbers.
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    There is no reason for Harang to be this close to arbitration. He should already have been handed a long term contract. I'll hold out judgement on the Ross deal until I see the numbers.
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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    There is no reason for Harang to be this close to arbitration. He should already have been handed a long term contract. I'll hold out judgement on the Ross deal until I see the numbers.
    Somehow, I don't think it's going to be as easy as handing out a contract to Harang. Last year he clearly asserted himself as a quality major league starter, and guys like that are raking in HUGE money these days. The Reds are going to have to ante up to keep him long term. Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman are probably already projecting him in their 2009 rotations.

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    I like Wilson, always have. If we had the Paul Wilson from a few years ago, he would have fit in nicely as our #4 starter. But I just don't understand why the Reds would bother signing a guy that has absolutely nothing left in the tank, yet pass on a guy like Claussen that is lefthanded, younger and has much more upside. Makes no sense. Did Wayne sour on Claussen that much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniem View Post
    Did Wayne sour on Claussen that much?
    I've never been impressed with Claussen. I felt he lacked agressiveness in going after hitters. The age factor is a valid point and noted, however, I never really saw him being a major player for the Reds. Especially in the Great American Ball Park.

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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    There is no reason for Harang to be this close to arbitration.
    To be honest, if I am Harang, I want to go to arbitration, if Cincinnati isn't giving me a huge contract. Concidering his stats have been equal to or better than Zito's the last couple of season, it isn't unrealistic for him to look for a 10m or better contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKlu View Post
    Concidering his stats have been equal to or better than Zito's the last couple of season, it isn't unrealistic for him to look for a 10m or better contract.
    This is only his second year of arbitration eligibility, so he is limited in terms of which people he can compare himself to. He'll be restricted to other players with similar service time. Next year, however, he'll be able to compare himself to all players. That means he could shoot right past $10MM, but not this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    This is only his second year of arbitration eligibility, so he is limited in terms of which people he can compare himself to. He'll be restricted to other players with similar service time. Next year, however, he'll be able to compare himself to all players. That means he could shoot right past $10MM, but not this year.
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    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Paul Wilson can be a wildcard in the Reds rotation. He's been a forgotten man due to his injuries. If he can give them anything at all, it'll be a plus.

    As for Ross, I felt he and Valentin was a nice one-two punch last season. Hopefully there's more where that came from.

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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Wilson's is a minor league deal so there is no risk. No downside at all to the signing.

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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by dunner13 View Post
    Wilson's is a minor league deal so there is no risk. No downside at all to the signing.
    except he will be wasting resources that could be better spent somewhere else.
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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    except he will be wasting resources that could be better spent somewhere else.

    if a minor league deal hurts a team resources than the team is in worse shape than we thought.
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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by toledodan View Post
    if a minor league deal hurts a team resources than the team is in worse shape than we thought.
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    Re: Ross signs 2 year deal; Paul Wilson signed to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by toledodan View Post
    if a minor league deal hurts a team resources than the team is in worse shape than we thought.
    Exactly. If it's a typical shot-in-the-dark NRI, the only thing we're actually committed to paying is the token amount guys get for being in a big-league training camp.
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