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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Lowry is not good, his K/BB ratio was awful and hes a soft tossing lefty.

    Bad bad idea

    It might be a bad bad idea, but....

    As I said before, K/BB ratio is really his only bad stat, and there have been many successful pitchers with bad K/BB ratios.

    Eric Milton was a hard throwing lefty. I would rather have a soft tosser, since they tend to give up less homers. Lowry only gave up 12 last year.

    To answer Baseclogger:

    I respect you response that he was not that bad, but he will be awful in the future. I could see that happen. But I could also see him staying close to the same. His numbers say so many different things about his future, but I understand why someone would be scared to get him.

    In terms of his home/away and what I think he would do in a Reds uniform:

    In eight games at homer happy parks, he gave up 6 homers (which would translate to 22 homers in 30 starts) and had a 3.93 ERA. If you assume that GABP is the worst, then he'll probably give up 28 homers (the same as Harang and Arroyo) and a 4.5 ERA. For a back of the rotation, that is pretty good, and better than what the Reds have now.

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    How many have had 1:1 ratio?

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    How many have had 1:1 ratio?
    First, Lowry has a 1.66 K/BB ratio for his career. That was just last year. Not fair to hold him to one year.

    Second, Kirk (thanks baseclogger) Rueter had close to a 1:1 ratio in his last five full years (327:295), and averaged 12 wins a year and around a 4 era over that period.

    Third, I agree Lowry is not the best option. But he is not as bad as everyone is making him out to be.

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    He has a bad whip in a pitchers park and strikes out no one.

    Honestly id rather give maloney a chance before trading someone for Lowry.

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    I agree that Maloney is a better option than Lowry. I'd rather not get Lowry, but I do think the Reds need someone to add depth to the pitching staff, even if Maloney is an answer for this year.

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    I'd pass on Lowry. There are many more options out there, I'd rather just sign Tomko than trade talent for Lowry.

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    I can't wait to bring this thread up in July when Lowry's ERA is 5.5...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Winter Meetings First Day In Review

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I can't wait to bring this thread up in July when Lowry's ERA is 5.5...
    If that is directed at me, awesome! Feel free to bring it up, although I can assure you I will make many more, even dumber comments between now and then.


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