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    Reds Sign Ligtenberg & Burton

    TODAY’S NEWS: The Reds today signed to a minor league contract and invited to Major League spring training camp RHP Kerry Ligtenberg, increasing the club’s spring roster to 57, and signed to a 1-year contract RHP Jared Burton.



    Ligtenberg, 35, spent last season with the Cubs’ Class AAA affiliate in Iowa and posted 18 saves and a 3.57era in 53 relief apps...he allowed just 6 walks in 58.0 innings while striking out 44...in 8 Major League seasons he has a 3.82era in 386 relief apps for the Braves, Orioles, Blue Jays and Diamondbacks...in 1998 for the Braves he recorded 30 saves and a 2.71era in 75 apps, all career bests...Burton, 25, was selected from the Athletics in December’s Rule 5 Draft...last season at Class AA Midland he made a career-high 53 apps, all in relief.

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    Re: Ligtenberg & Burton

    More depth = good. Even if the quality isn't top notch.
    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: Ligtenberg & Burton

    Kerry Lightenburg is still pitching?

    He had one great year. check that, one great July/August/September.

    Bullpen fodder. No Big Deal. Just fun to see numbers in the 90's now, I'm sure.
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    Re: Ligtenberg & Burton

    veteran guy prolly AAA if we keep him

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    Re: Ligtenberg & Burton

    When he was healthy he was a fairly competent reliever.
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    Re: Ligtenberg & Burton

    A nice low risk type signing for the Bullpen. I like the signing of Lightenburg.

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    Re: Ligtenberg & Burton

    Wasn't Ligtenberg the one with some sort of Chemical Engineering degree? If that's the right guy then I remember all the talk of how great he was going to be, guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B View Post
    Wasn't Ligtenberg the one with some sort of Chemical Engineering degree? If that's the right guy then I remember all the talk of how great he was going to be, guess not.

    Are you thinking about a Reds prospect? It was Thomas Pauly that had the masters in ChemE. He had shoulder surgery, JaxRed had an interesting post about him in the minor league forum, FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdiersin View Post
    Are you thinking about a Reds prospect? It was Thomas Pauly that had the masters in ChemE. He had shoulder surgery, JaxRed had an interesting post about him in the minor league forum, FYI.
    No I was thinking about a Braves closer from a few years ago.

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    He is the guy that I was thinking of. I guess it was more than a few years ago though. His career K/9 is pretty nice at 8.2, but it's been a while since he's pitched well and he's now 35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B View Post
    No I was thinking about a Braves closer from a few years ago.
    Might be, I am not sure on Lightenberg, as far as if he is a ChemE. He was the Braves closer a couple of years ago. If so, I might have to root for him. Us nerdy engineering types have to stick together, even if he is a ChemE instead of an EE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdiersin View Post
    Might be, I am not sure on Lightenberg, as far as if he is a ChemE. If so, I might have to root for him. Us nerdy engineering types have to stick together, even if he is a ChemE instead of an EE.
    Yeah he got his from the University of Minnesota.

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    Re: Ligtenberg & Burton

    Does this mean Ligtenberg will help with team chemistry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Does this mean Ligtenberg will help with team chemistry?
    boo!

    Lightenburg could be getting a look at a possible closer role. If he can still bring it somewhere above 95 it would be a good idea to me IMO.
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