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    Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    This Friday, August 15th is looking like it could be an exciting day for Reds fans. Why is August 15th such an important day?

    1. This is the last day college players can sign with the organization that drafted them in the June draft. As we all know Yonder Alonso hasn't signed yet though Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus both believe he will sign.

    2. August 15th is also the day highly touted Venezuelan prospect Yorman Rodriguez turns 16 and is eligible to sign with a major league team. Yorman has long been rumored to have a deal in place with the Reds and Friday is when we should finally know if he officially signed with the Reds or not.

    3. While I don't believe he's in the deal, there have been rumors that Jarrod Parker may be the second PTBNL in the Adam Dunn deal. If that's true, and I remain skeptical that it is, this is the first day Parker is eligible to be traded since he didn't sign until August 15th, 2007. Again, I find it unlikely that he's in the deal but it's still worth keeping an eye on.

    This could be an exciting day as the Reds could add three big time prospects to the organization in the best case scenario. Worst case scenario is they only add one of these players.

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Technically worst case scenario would be that we get none of them.... but I like the all 3 option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Technically worst case scenario would be that we get none of them.... but I like the all 3 option.
    I think we're a lock to get one of Alonso/Yorman.

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    I'd like to see a four-bagger. Sulbaran.

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    It's not going to be Parker, it's going to be Castillo.
    @#$% my @#$%^*&

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    I forgot about Sulbaran. Good call.

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    I've thought it would be Castillo all along. Makes a lot of sense. He's getting ripped over on the ORG but the kid had a very solid 23 year old season last year at Mobile, is a switch hitter, and apparently is good defensively. A Castillo-Hanigan or Castillo-Tatum pairing could be quite solid in a year or two.

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Plus there is the Big Foot press conference.
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71077

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Plus there is the Big Foot press conference.
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71077

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    I've thought it would be Castillo all along. Makes a lot of sense. He's getting ripped over on the ORG but the kid had a very solid 23 year old season last year at Mobile, is a switch hitter, and apparently is good defensively. A Castillo-Hanigan or Castillo-Tatum pairing could be quite solid in a year or two.
    An Arizona newspaper is saying the third player is a pitcher on the 40-man roster, so that eliminates Wilken Castillo.

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Plus there is the Big Foot press conference.
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71077
    What is going on! supposdly there has been a spotting of the Chupacabra! if you go to yahoo you can see the video, caught by a police cruiser.

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    An Arizona newspaper is saying the third player is a pitcher on the 40-man roster, so that eliminates Wilken Castillo.
    Which Arizona newspaper? Link? Trent seems to think it's Castillo...
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Which Arizona newspaper? Link? Trent seems to think it's Castillo...
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/122935

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Thanks!
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Friday August 15th could be an exciting day

    Here is their 40 man roster pitchers

    40-Man Roster
    Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
    33 Billy Buckner R/R 6-2 215 08/27/83
    * -- Jonathan Coutlangus L/L 6-1 185 10/21/80
    37 Juan Cruz R/R 6-2 145 10/15/78
    49 Doug Davis R/L 6-4 215 09/21/75
    * 62 Emiliano Fruto R/R 6-3 230 06/06/84
    ** 31 Edgar Gonzalez R/R 6-2 210 02/23/83 60-day Disabled List
    * 58 Juan Gutierrez R/R 6-2 210 07/14/83
    15 Dan Haren R/R 6-5 215 09/17/80
    51 Randy Johnson R/L 6-10 225 09/10/63
    38 Brandon Lyon R/R 6-1 195 08/10/79
    * 44 Micah Owings R/R 6-5 220 09/28/82
    * 36 Jailen Peguero R/R 6-0 185 01/04/81
    56 Tony Pena R/R 6-2 220 01/09/82
    48 Yusmeiro Petit R/R 6-0 255 11/22/84
    50 Chad Qualls R/R 6-5 220 08/17/78
    57 Jon Rauch R/R 6-11 290 09/27/78
    47 Leo Rosales R/R 6-0 205 05/28/81
    * 39 Max Scherzer R/R 6-3 215 07/27/84
    * 45 Doug Slaten L/L 6-5 215 02/04/80 15-day Disabled List
    * 65 Esmerling Vasquez R/R 6-1 175 11/07/83
    17 Brandon Webb R/R 6-2 230 05/09/79
    Maybe it is the return of Coutlangus.
    * means not on active 25 roster.


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