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    Kent Mercker

    November 30, 2007
    By Bob Hunter / THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Dublin native Kent Mercker has been throwing in preparation for a possible comeback this spring. Mercker had ligament replacement surgery on his left elbow in 2006, after going 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA in 37 appearances with the Reds that season.

    It was the second season in a row that the left-hander was one of the team's most effective relievers, so it seems likely the Reds would give him a shot.

    Merkcer turns 40 on Feb. 1.
    http://www.columbusdispatch.com:80/l...G.html?sid=101
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Please no.

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Please no.
    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: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Please no.
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Been there done that.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    If the Reds aren't takers, it would make some sense for Mercker to sign with Washington. Their AAA club is in Columbus, so he can live at home in Dublin while he gets his arm back into ML shape.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    I'd happily replace Mercker with Stanton if such a thing were possible.

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I'd happily replace Mercker with Stanton if such a thing were possible.
    I would certainly consider it. Maybe Jimbo or Maddon (In Tampa) would take Stanton off our hands.
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I'd happily replace Mercker with Stanton if such a thing were possible.
    I wonder if anyone would be able to tell.

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I wonder if anyone would be able to tell.
    Buy the size of their paychecks.
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Honestly, might as well throw the guy a spring training invite and let him work in the minors if he does well. He can't do much worse than some of the guys out of the bullpen, and at least he's entertaining.

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    I know mercker and he said that he wants to play for Cincinnati #1 and that he's not moving his family and that's the most important thing for him.

    Why not give him a shot? Even an average reliever is a need in this bullpen
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Please no.
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Let him compete, but please, please don't let he and Stanton break camp in the same bullpen!

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Let him compete, but please, please don't let he and Stanton break camp in the same bullpen!
    Maybe Jeff Shaw wants to come back.


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