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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Maybe I'm wrong, but Maloney strikes me precisely as the sort of guy who's likely to end up in that spot starter role over the course of his career.
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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Maybe a spot for Jerry Sowers if the Reds can pry him from the Indians.

    Listen, Jerry, you are playing for the Reds one way or another!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Maybe I'm wrong, but Maloney strikes me precisely as the sort of guy who's likely to end up in that spot starter role over the course of his career.
    Me too, but I'd rather they leave him in AAA and maintain the illusiion that he can be something more. IMO his value lies in what he may bring back in a deal. The Reds could use another "find" and if its to be Rule 5, it seems that role is the most logical in terms of needing some one to fill it and in terms of being able to hide a guy on the roster while seeing what he has. Defensive IF may be another spot, but the Reds position player group is pretty crowded right now.
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    I don't see the Reds going Rule V this year. The roster is maxed out, the bench looks much better and the team seems to be gearing for a run at the Central title.
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    To get back to the names first posted by Doc Scott, does anybody besides me think that Fernando Hernandez's numbers are pretty interesting? Here's last year: 2007 Birmingham Sou 22 Chw AA 1 3 3.06 60 0 0 0 27 9 85.1 73 30 29 4 23 84 4 0 7.70 0.42 2.43 8.86 1.13 -- His numbers from the other years are quite consistent with these as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    I don't see the Reds going Rule V this year. The roster is maxed out, the bench looks much better and the team seems to be gearing for a run at the Central title.
    Frankly I think Jerry Gil could come off the 40 man, his odds of ever being what they may hope seem slim too me. That said they may look to replace him with another SS like the one M2 mentioned, Diory Hernandez. Only they know if he can field, I'm sure he cannot if he is ava. because he seems to do pretty fair at the plate.

    And after looking at #'s he seems to make a lot of errors, only a .955 Fldg. % in the minors. He does look pretty good at 2B though, .994 albeit in a much smaller sample size 311 games at SS and only 49 at 2nd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I grew up watching Tug McGraw. I amazed more pitchers don't throw screwballs.
    Tom Browning seemed to have some sucess with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    To get back to the names first posted by Doc Scott, does anybody besides me think that Fernando Hernandez's numbers are pretty interesting? Here's last year: 2007 Birmingham Sou 22 Chw AA 1 3 3.06 60 0 0 0 27 9 85.1 73 30 29 4 23 84 4 0 7.70 0.42 2.43 8.86 1.13 -- His numbers from the other years are quite consistent with these as well.
    Yes. He jumped out at me.
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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Randor Bierd and Matt Whitney are two guys I would love to take a chance on. Bierd throws a sinking 90-93 mph fastball, to go along with a solid slider and average changeup. Whitney belted 32 homers last year and is willing to take a walk. He could provide some solid RH power off the bench.

    Fernando Hernandez also looks like a potential solid target.
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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=674

    Blogged update on all things Rule 5 from BA.

    One new name: Padres RHR Paul Abraham, 27, who put up very good numbers in Double-A and the Venezuelan Winter League this year. Former indy baller released by Texas a few years ago.

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    If he's still on the board, Hernandez looks clearly like he's worth a shot.

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    Not to thread jack but what about this guy http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=6359

    Recently dfa'd by the Cardinals.
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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Not to thread jack but what about this guy http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=6359

    Recently dfa'd by the Cardinals.
    He's a left-handed outfielder who strikes out a lot. I wouldn't mind having him in AAA (the Reds desperately need depth at the corner positions in AAA), but I wouldn't count on him helping the Reds at any point.

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Not to thread jack but what about this guy http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=6359

    Recently dfa'd by the Cardinals.
    You might want to bring that up under the Six-Year FA thread. This is Rule 5 discussion.

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=675

    Rumors that the Rays will take Cleveland OF Brian Barton with the first pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday.


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