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    Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    From Hal McCoy

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs...g_to_reds.html

    When Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and general manager Wayne Krivsky say the hunt continues for starting pitchers, they apparently mean it.

    Free agent pitcher Josh Fogg told friends in Denver that he has agreed to a one-year $1 million contract with the Reds.

    Both Baker and Krivsky were attending a team party Wednesday night and were not available, but it is known that the Reds have been trying to land the righthanded starting pitcher.

    Fogg was 10-9 with a 4.38 earned run average in 29 starts last season for the National League champion Colorado Rockies. It has been reported that the Rockies were prepared to offer Fogg a one-year $5 million contract, but Fogg and his agent believed they could land a multi-year contract.

    But that didn’t happen and with timing running out and teams forming their squads at spring training, Fogg decided it was time to act and said he has agreed to sign the one-year deal with the Reds.

    Most likely he must pass a physical before the Reds announce the signing.

    Fogg is the second pitcher from Colorado’s staff who is a free agent to sign with the Reds. Earlier this month the Reds signed lefthander Jeremy Affeldt.

    Affeldt was a relief specialist with the Rockies last year and the Reds had hopes of converting him back to a starting pitcher, which he was early in his career. But with Fogg, the Reds could strengthen their bullpen by placing Affeldt in it.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    I can't recall specifics about Fogg from memory...but 1 year 1 mil for a guy who put up a 4.38 at Coors Field is a pretty good investment.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    He had a 4.94 last year in 165 innings.

    Given its only $1m a year I don't hate this signing.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    This is worth a shot, he did allow 23 homeruns in 165.2 innings last season.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    I have to say, for the money it's hard to find anything wrong with this signing.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Yeah good deal but I just don't see how he is going to beat out the likes of all the young guys

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    That seems like a pretty fair deal for the Reds.
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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Real question is who is off the 40 man

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    Real question is who is off the 40 man
    Thats what I was just thinking. Thats what has stopped them from signing Lofton. Maybe Fogg signed a minor league deal?

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Maybe cause I don't see him out performing Volquez and Bailey in camp. But if he is on the ML roster then we can hope that it means bye-bye Mr. Stanton

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Can't say I'm suprised, and can't say I am upset. 1yr at $1M isn't bad. Just kinda wonder who will be off the 40-man if this is a major league deal; and what the starting five looks like now....I wonder if they are planning on having Cueto in AAA or bullpen.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    I like the signing mainly for the money involved. It's a low risk move that could pay off.
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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    I see this as veteren insurance for if Bailey or Volquez fail and need more time down in AAA

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Not bad at all, I agree with most. 1 million in this market is a bargain. I really doubt we're gonna see the younger guys now though and I think that's the way they wanted it. Volquez/Bailey won't make the team together I would imagine. The best case scenario now has one of them impress and push Affeldt to the bullpen where he belongs.

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    Re: Reds Sign Josh Fogg

    Good signing IF he doesn't hold up the progress of the young-uns.
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