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    Indians may make Sowers available

    Does he do anything for anyone? Junk balling lefties always make our line up look bad, but would he help the rotation as someone in the middle of the young flamethrowers as a change of pace?

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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    for old time's sake, let's add him, then offer him no contract.

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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    I wouldn't give up much for him. Maybe a guy like Ben Jukich for Sowers but not much more than that.

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    Wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. He was a lefty the Reds could actually hit.
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    I don't think so. He looks to be Tom Glavine, the AAAA version.
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    I'd give em Freel.
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    A junk-baller who can't strike out 3.5/9 in the majors? Unless they'll take Stanton and Castro for him, no thanks.
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    A junk-baller who can't strike out 3.5/9 in the majors? Unless they'll take Stanton and Castro for him, no thanks.
    Wow, how Sowers has fallen. An archive of what has been written about him on this site since the Reds failed to sign him out of Vanderbilt would be entertaining to say the least.

    Is he out of options?

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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    Sowers will come full circle..

    It is written in the stars.

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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Wow, how Sowers has fallen. An archive of what has been written about him on this site since the Reds failed to sign him out of Vanderbilt would be entertaining to say the least.

    Is he out of options?
    Unfortunately, the threads from 2001 are long gone, but there is this one from two years ago...

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48170

    Man, has it really been seven years since Sowers was drafted by the Reds?!

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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    in related news, I hear the Pirates soft-tossing lefty Sean Burnett is available...
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    He's still only 24 years old. He's probably got at least as good a chance as Malony to put it together. He's lefthanded and wouldn't cost too much.

    Sure, I'd take a flyer on him. I wouldn't trade Homer for him, but I'd pick him up if the Indians were reasonable about their demands. Sowers was pretty impressive in 2006 in about 80 IP (and age 22).

    Seems like the classic prospect that lost his shine real quick.Sure, it's a risk that he might have already flamed out, but he's worth a shot.
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    He's still only 24 years old. He's probably got at least as good a chance as Malony to put it together. He's lefthanded and wouldn't cost too much.

    Sure, I'd take a flyer on him. I wouldn't trade Homer for him, but I'd pick him up if the Indians were reasonable about their demands. Sowers was pretty impressive in 2006 in about 80 IP (and age 22).

    Seems like the classic prospect that lost his shine real quick.Sure, it's a risk that he might have already flamed out, but he's worth a shot.
    Sowers' xFIP for 2006 was 4.76...
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Unfortunately, the threads from 2001 are long gone, but there is this one from two years ago...

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48170

    Man, has it really been seven years since Sowers was drafted by the Reds?!
    From that thread, here's the most sensible post, wish I could say I wrote it:

    Sowers is decent, but I don't get the love. He is new, probably will be serviceable, but he taint franchise. The Reds offered the guy 2.5 million at the 14th slot, which was very nice, especially for a HS guy
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    Re: Indians may make Sowers available

    Give me Jensen Lewis instead.
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