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    Re: Minor League FA Signings- 2008-09 Offseason

    Pelland's my boy, my sleeper pick three years in a row. You do not give up on LH pitcher with his stuff.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Minor League FA Signings- 2008-09 Offseason

    Tyler Pelland is retiring from baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelland49 View Post
    Tyler Pelland is retiring from baseball.
    I'll need more than a first post for proof. Not saying it isn't true, just that if it were, dougdirt would likely be able to confirm. I'll wait on him for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I'll need more than a first post for proof. Not saying it isn't true, just that if it were, dougdirt would likely be able to confirm. I'll wait on him for that.
    Already sent out an email to one of my Reds guys.... simply a waiting game now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelland49 View Post
    Tyler Pelland is retiring from baseball.
    Wow, was hoping he had finally turned a corner a bit and would be able to finally make it this season.
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    Re: Minor League FA Signings- 2008-09 Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by Pelland49 View Post
    Tyler Pelland is retiring from baseball.
    That sucks. I was holding out hope he could still develop into a solid lefty out of the pen.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Minor League FA Signings- 2008-09 Offseason

    He was a marginal prospect to begin with, and now he has to go through shoulder surgery. I wouldn't blame him if he decided to move on. He's still young and has a lot of options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    He was a marginal prospect to begin with, and now he has to go through shoulder surgery. I wouldn't blame him if he decided to move on. He's still young and has a lot of options.
    I guess that depends on what you mean by "marginal" and "to begin with". By my definition he was a good prospect to begin with but due to injuries and control issues has become marginal but if he ever found his control and stayed injury free he could have been a strong LH out of the pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I guess that depends on what you mean by "marginal" and "to begin with". By my definition he was a good prospect to begin with but due to injuries and control issues has become marginal but if he ever found his control and stayed injury free he could have been a strong LH out of the pen.
    What I mean by 'marginal' is that I considered his fate to be that of a AAAA player. Of course, he was capable of more, but I don't think he would have ever been able to accomplish that on account of his lack of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    What I mean by 'marginal' is that I considered his fate to be that of a AAAA player. Of course, he was capable of more, but I don't think he would have ever been able to accomplish that on account of his lack of control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    What I mean by 'marginal' is that I considered his fate to be that of a AAAA player. Of course, he was capable of more, but I don't think he would have ever been able to accomplish that on account of his lack of control.
    He must have agreed with you, or just got fed up. Not being kept on the 40 man or ever being called up, may have been his final straw for this organization. Give him some time to think about it and he may be back, to baseball I mean not necc. the Reds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaFan View Post
    you don't like anyone do you
    Don't get me wrong--I'm rooting for him. I'm just more skeptical of him as a prospect than a lot of other people. Actually, a couple years ago, he was my favorite prospect (as evidenced here)--he just didn't advance as much as I hoped he would. I'm not ruling out the possibility of him ever making an impact in MLB--I just don't see it happening.

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    I was told he was looking at a long rehab process probably not pitching for 18 months and he was taken off the 40 man roster so it was a big pay cut. He plans on using his college scholarship that he received in his contract.
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    I do hope that he gets that fire to give it another shot.

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    Re: Minor League FA Signings- 2008-09 Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by Pelland49 View Post
    I was told he was looking at a long rehab process probably not pitching for 18 months and he was taken off the 40 man roster so it was a big pay cut. He plans on using his college scholarship that he received in his contract.
    Pelland was always considered a fairly bright kid, which is probably why he got that scholarship put into his contract in the first place.
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