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    Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    ..since he won't be the closer for Boston?

    One writer thinks so..

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/p...?urn=mlb,27428

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    The Reds could have had Piniero for nothing but cash this past winter. Now, it would probably take cash + talent to get him.
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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Signed for only one year at $4 million (plus the possibility of an additional $2 million in incentives based on games finished), Pineiro most likely would fit into Cincinnati’s tight budget.
    Hmm...KC paid $6 million for Dotel. If they drop $6 million (plus a player) on Pineiro without making a move on Dotel when he was available, then WK should have his head examined.

    But they shouldn't have to go after Pineiro anyway because WAYNE HAS SPENT ENOUGH TIME SIGNING RELIEVERS ALREADY!!!

    Seriously Wayne, when is it enough? Are you really content with Lohse, Milton and whoever the #5 is?

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    By the way, Dotel is apparently throwing pure gas this spring. 99 mph or so. The surgery and rehab very successful.

    Yeah, he would have looked GREAT at the back of this bullpen...

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    The Reds should have traded Sean Casey for Joel Pineiro back in the years between 2001 and 2005 when it seemed like an annual rumor that such a deal may occur.

    Joel Pineiro would look pretty nice on our team now instead of having to give up Casey for Dave Williams, who know is no longer a member of the Reds (thankfully).

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    By the way, Dotel is apparently throwing pure gas this spring. 99 mph or so. The surgery and rehab very successful.

    Yeah, he would have looked GREAT at the back of this bullpen...
    He may still end up in Cincinnati...the Royals need all kinds of talent and are going nowhere.

    Still, I'm baffled as to why Wayne was averse to risking cash on a guy with so much upside.
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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Short answer: no.

    Long answer: hell no.
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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Short answer: no.

    Long answer: hell no.
    That about sums it up for me as well.
    "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: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Only if we can send Milton to Boston.

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Quote Originally Posted by chettt View Post
    Only if we can send Milton to Boston.
    i'd even pick up the salary difference to do that. too bad Boston would not.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Lohse=Pineiro

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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Yahoo got this rumor from the Boston Herald.

    http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSo...ticleid=190885
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    Re: Should the Reds go after Joel Piniero?

    Quote Originally Posted by CougarQuest View Post
    Yahoo got this rumor from the Boston Herald.

    http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSo...ticleid=190885
    That doesn't even seem like a rumor, it just seems like the Heard thinking out loud.

    Meanwhile, I like the poll on there.

    Which former Sox pitcher would you most like to see back with the team? 31% Bronson Arroyo
    39% Roger Clemens
    8% Derek Lowe
    13% Pedro Martinez
    1% David Wells
    9% None of them


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