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    How About Foulke

    Id take a gamble if he throws well in a tryout....if hes the closer you got Burton 7th,Weathers 8th Foulke closer...hmmm sounds good.

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    Free agent Keith Foulke is planning to pitch next year after having a bone spur in his elbow removed.

    There was talk of this happening back in May and him then returning in the second half of the season. It didn't happen then, but he did go in for the surgery last month and he should be fully recovered for spring training. "He is definitely going to play next year," agent Danny Horwits. "He just needed to get healthy." Since there are so few quality relievers available this winter, it would be worth throwing $3 million or so at Foulke, even after a year off.
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    Re: How About Foulke

    I'd have to say all extea $$$ has to go for starters...we can make a case to having an adequate BP.

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    Re: How About Foulke

    I dont know, IF he's healthy...and If you can throw three million at him that bullpen gets way better.
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    Re: How About Foulke

    Quote Originally Posted by UK Reds Fan View Post
    I'd have to say all extea $$$ has to go for starters...we can make a case to having an adequate BP.

    I disagree, i think the BP is the biggest problem. look at all the games this season that the Reds had a lead late in the game!
    I would possibly give folk a chance though, the main guys I would show interest in are mariano rivera, keeping in mind i don't know how much $ he will command, or how many years he wants. (i would sign him within reason) and scott linebrink.

    Rivera had a down year this season, and saved 30/34, with a 3.15 ERA.

    if you put that at the back end of the reds bullpen, bump weathers to the 8th, and burton to the 7th, i think that would win a lot of games.

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    Re: How About Foulke

    If we started today, we've got in BP:
    Burton
    Weathers
    Bray

    That is a nice 3-some for the Reds on the back end of games.

    Coutlangas
    Salmon
    Stanton (has to be there)
    Coffey/Majewski
    McBeth

    Starters:
    Harang
    Arroyo
    Belisle (coming an uneven year)
    Bailey
    Ramirez
    Maloney
    Cueto

    Tons of question marks on the starters compared to BP at this point.

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    Re: How About Foulke

    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post

    if you put that at the back end of the reds bullpen, bump weathers to the 8th, and burton to the 7th, i think that would win a lot of games.
    Burton deserves to stay in the 8th imo till he proves otherwise.
    Weathers will be a year older plus he seemed to lose a little as the year progressed.

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    Re: How About Foulke

    The only thing that I would like about having Foulke as the closer would be that the bullpen would finally have structure. Then the players know who is going in. That really helped in 2006, after we got Eddie Guardado. When he was healthy the structure in the bullpen really helped. Maybe he is worth the 3 million dollars.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: How About Foulke

    Isn't Foulke around 40?

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    Re: How About Foulke

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Isn't Foulke around 40?
    He's 34. He turns 35 later this month.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: How About Foulke

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    He's 34. He turns 35 later this month.
    Hmm I guess I'm thinking of the wrong pitcher then

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    Re: How About Foulke

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Hmm I guess I'm thinking of the wrong pitcher then
    I thought he was older too. He seems like he has been around for a while.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    I'd give him the one year base million dollar salary with incentives.
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.


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