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    Per Hal - Josh Fogg is a Red - 1 yr - $1 Million

    According to Hal's blog, Reds will be signing Josh Fogg to a 1 yr/$1 million contract.

    Fogg coming to Reds?

    By Hal McCoy | Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 07:27 PM

    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 didnít 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 Coloradoís 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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    Reds sign Fogg

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

    By Hal McCoy | Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 07:27 PM

    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 didnít 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 Coloradoís 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 Fogg

    Why, why, why? Josh Fogg is horrible. I would rather go with Belisle and Volquez at #3 and 4 with Bailey/Cueto/Maloney battling for the 5th spot.

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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    Well...for all the folks who couldn't see why Blanton was a good idea, and Loshe was totally out of the question.....

    I give you Josh Fogg.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/new...ds/?printer=1/

    Fogg on verge of deal with Reds

    By Tracy Ringolsby

    Originally published 04:52 p.m., February 20, 2008
    Updated 04:58 p.m., February 20, 2008

    The representatives of right-handed pitcher Josh Fogg went into the offseason with expectations of a multi-year contract.

    When spring training opened last week, however, Fogg was at home in Florida, and reality began to set in.

    Now, Fogg is set to join the Cincinnati Reds on a one-year deal with a base salary of $1 million, according to a source, although Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said Wednesday, "We have not signed anything."

    Fogg provided the Rockies with a solid fifth starter the past two seasons, and the team had indicated a willingess to re-sign him to a one-year deal worth $5 million. But as late as the winter meetings in December, the Rockies were told Fogg wasn't interested in that short of a deal.

    As a result, the Rockies went for quantity as they sought insurance for the fifth starter spot if left-hander Franklin Morales doesn't win the job.

    They signed right-handed pitchers Kip Wells ($3.1 million guarantee) and Josh Towers ($400,000 guarantee) and lefty Mark Redman ($1 million guarantee).
    If the Rockies were willing to pay $5 million for one year of Fogg, it would seem like he is a steal at $1M plus incentives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    Eh, it's not a lot of money. I don't like Josh Fogg either, but since we're not getting someone like Blanton, I'd rather have someone like Fogg than one of the kid's. It will give them some more time to develop, which I think they sorely need.

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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    For a million bucks and 1 year, it's not the worst idea ever. I wish it had been a minor league contract though.

    If he is awful, you can cut him and go with a kid or move him at the deadline.

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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    At least I'll have something to talk about (besides the UC game and tomorrow's X game) when I cut my sports reports for tomorrow morning, which can be heard during Cutler's morning show on Homer. (shameless plu )




    With that.....oh boy? At least it isn't going to cost much...maybe he'll surprise someone...then again maybe he'll take a spot away from a young guy who may have "earned" it, but has options.
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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    A million bucks? So what. Depth is good.

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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    There is absolutely no excuse to give Josh Fogg a million bucks when you can undoubtedly get better production from the players in-house.

    It is yet another wasteful contract on par with Mike Stanton etc. etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    eh.. $1mil is relatively cheap for an "option" - I honestly dont know what's up their sleeve... but chances are, if this is true, the Reds put in a low-ball bid for his services and he finally got desperate enough to take it. no biggie.. (i hope its a minor league deal though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    There is absolutely no excuse to give Josh Fogg a million bucks when you can undoubtedly get better production from the players in-house.
    Depth.

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    Re: Reds sign Fogg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Depth.
    I'd rather drown with what we have.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"



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