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    Reds Sign Dustin Hermanson To Minor League Contract

    It was just announced during the game we signed Hermanson. This move is low risk as we signed him to a minor league deal, and if he can be anything like he was just 2 years ago for the Sox, then it is a great signing.
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    Reds sign Hermanson

    From Rotoworld:

    Reds signed RHP Dustin Hermanson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

    Hermanson's velocity was still well down in his public workout last month. The Reds may talk about him as a closer candidate, but he's not a very good bet to give them more than 40-50 average innings. It might be for the best if he remains in extended spring training to begin the year.
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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Low risk High reward
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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    As long as it is a minor league deal I am fine with it.

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Definitely worth a shot. I like the signing

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Yuck! (rhymes with f***). Somebody carry his bag for him or his back will go out.

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Sometimes dumpster diving can pay off. Maybe this will be one of those times.

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    It's a minor league deal, I say great move by Krivsky he waited until interest from other teams died down before making his move.

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalls View Post
    Yuck! (rhymes with f***). Somebody carry his bag for him or his back will go out.
    Don't let him wash the dishes, either, he once missed a half season with a cut on his pitching hand from that, too. He missed the other half of the same season after he slipped pitching in the rain, so don't let him pitch when it's raining. Otherwise, he should be fine if you don't forget to encase him in bubble wrap.
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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    It's a minor league deal, I say great move by Krivsky he waited until interest from other teams died down before making his move.
    Dont you think there is a reason that other teams had no interest in him after they saw him pitch?

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Dont you think there is a reason that other teams had no interest in him after they saw him pitch?
    Yes. He's got back problems. Most likely will always have them going forward. He is attempting to continue his career most likely pitching in pain every time out. I give him props for that. And you can't argue that he isn't talented. Injury free, he's been a great reliever. I'm guessing most of the "other" teams didn't want to take the chance because he is likely a DL-stint waiting to happen. The Reds took the chance (seemingly a WK-specialty) because he does have a lot of talent. The Reds were willing to take a chance (w/ a minor league deal) that Hermanson can "control" these back pains, fight through it, regain his velocity after a long layoff, and pitch effectively. A lot of hurdles? You bet, but it's not everyday you can sign a 34 year old pitcher with great numbers two seasons ago, closers experience, and a bulldog attitude to a minor league contract. Of course it helps that WK seems to have developed a fetish for his bullpen where other teams GM's don't share that same feeling.
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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    According to Trent's blog he'll make $500,000 if he makes the roster. Cheaper than I expected.

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    Re: Reds sign Hermanson

    This is a good move. Low Risk High reward potential. It adds another Pitcher to the Reds Bullpen. I would say he starts season on dl or extended Spring training.

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    Re: Reds Sign Dustin Hermanson To Minor League Contract

    If you believe the rumors, Hermanson can't break a pane of sugarglass with his fastball. FWIW.

    Sounds like more of the same "throw crap against the wall and see if it sticks."

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    Re: Reds Sign Dustin Hermanson To Minor League Contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Sounds like more of the same "throw crap against the wall and see if it sticks."
    Well, I referred to it as typical dumpster diving but your statement holds water.


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