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    Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Per the Enquirer:

    Reds to cut Stanton
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    Reds manager Dusty Baker said this morning that the team has told reliever Mike Stanton that they are going let him go.

    The move means the Reds will eat $3 million of Stanton's contract this season, and $500,000 next season.

    Last season Stanton was 1-3 with a 5.93 ERA. He signed a two-year deal starting with the 2007 season, which included a one-year option for 2009.


    Baker and Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky did not get into specifics, but Krivsky confirmed the news.

    "We talked to Mike this morning," Krivsky said. "It was a very tough conversation."

    Krivsky did not want to comment beyond that about the Stanton because the team has not officially made the announcement.

    "Whatever Dusty told you is good enough for me. But nothing official has happened we don't have to do those kinds of things until Monday."
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    Re: Stanton is being let go!

    I guess they plan to only have two lefties in the pen.

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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Could we see Lincoln make the team as a multi-inning guy?
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    if I was being let go $3M and change would sure soothe the wound.
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    It can't have been too tough, he's getting 3.5 million bucks for doing nothing.
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Outstanding!!!!

    Great move, Krivdawg. Everybody makes mistakes. It's what you do to correct your mistakes that shows what kind of person you are.

    Very strong.
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    If it was "tough" for anyone, it should be Krivsky who handed out the ridiculous contract in the first place.
    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.)
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Two things are possible.

    1-- Lincoln, Brower, or Belisle (if deemed ready) for long man.

    2-- Somebody new is entering the picture, likely from the outside.

    So I guess the Reds didn't think Bray was ready because they did have room for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I guess they plan to only have two lefties in the pen.
    it kind of makes it hard to come up with 7 relievers.

    Cordero, Burton, Weathers, Coffey, Affeldt, Mercker and ???

    Maybe Hot Rod Lincoln? He hasn't pitched anywhere since 2004 but he did come up as a Twin.
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Mike Stanton will be on this team. However, his jersey will say "Mercker".

    No difference at all.

    Sorry if I am overreacting.

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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    If it was "tough" for anyone, it should be Krivsky who handed out the ridiculous contract in the first place.
    I don't think it is ever easy for a GM to have to tell an owner that he made a 4 million dollar mistake. I am sure Dusty had a lot to due with this as he started laying the ground work for this move not that long ago when he stated that $$$ should not be an issue in keeping guys.
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Mike Stanton will be on this team. However, his jersey will say "Mercker".

    No difference at all.

    Sorry if I am overreacting.
    better one than two(like last year when a jersey had "Comier" on the back).
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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    I don't think it is ever easy for a GM to have to tell an owner that he made a 4 million dollar mistake. I am sure Dusty had a lot to due with this as he started laying the ground work for this move not that long ago when he stated that $$$ should not be an issue in keeping guys.
    Actually it was closer to a $7MM mistake. But who's counting?

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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    better one than two(like last year when a jersey had "Comier" on the back).
    Better zero than one.

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    Re: Mike Stanton has been told he's being let go!

    Edwin Jackson for long relief???
    "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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