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    Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    per Rosenthal

    12:01 p.m. Reds close to signing Rhodes
    The Reds have reached a preliminary agreement with free-agent left-hander Arthur Rhodes to a two-year, $4 million contract. The deal is pending a physical, which the 39-year-old Rhodes will take Friday.

    Rhodes appeared in 61 games last season 36 for the Mariners, 25 for the Marlins and had a combined record of 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA.

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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Hope this works better than Wayne's experiments with old left handers.
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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    I'll take his '07 numbers in '08.
    ...And this one belongs to the Reds!!

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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    not a fan of this move while Reyes was still available.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    Hope this works better than Wayne's experiments with old left handers.

    Well, you knew that one of the four were destined for the Reds. I liked the 2.04 ERA, but you wonder if he has two good years in him. Another reason I wish Weathers hadn't accepted arbitration. Maybe he'll throw a hip getting on the exam table for his physical and they'll move on to Reyes.

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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Not a huge fan. Feels Rheally similar to another recent acquisition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    not a fan of this move while Reyes was still available.
    I heard Reyes wanted about 12 million over three years and that strikes me as too high for this club. Rhodes isn't my first choice but I guess I'm OK with it since the money is fairly reasonable.
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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    He's still striking out a nice chunk of guys and has been able to avoid the long ball fairly well. If he can keep that up, he'll be ok, though the Reds need to make a point to limit how often he faces righty hitters. There's also a tendency for lots of walks, and that could bite the Reds' in the rear on a few occasions.
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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Was Rhodes a former closer at one point in his career?

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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Two years? I was hoping it was only one year. Rhodes is still a solid pitcher but I'd rather have Reyes for two or three years.
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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Was Rhodes a former closer at one point in his career?
    not really. He generally has been know for throwing hard, having a nasty slider and not wanting to pitch on consecutive days because he has had a lot health issues in his career.
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    Rhodes is dominant vs lefties. Last year he held lefties to a .157/.247/.200 - .447 OPS in 70 atbats. For his career he's held lefties to a .614 OPS against. I just wish this was a one year deal...
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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    2 years 4MM.. I'm ok with a vet left hander making 2MM per.
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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    not really. He generally has been know for throwing hard, having a nasty slider and not wanting to pitch on consecutive days because he has had a lot health issues in his career.
    Yea I looked at it and he has some saves but never above a couple in his career. $2M/ year for 2 years isn't bad. His age is a little worrisome but some relievers have pitches pretty effectively late into their career. If he is a LOGGY then he should be able to remain effective throughout his two years. If Dusty asks more out of him then I see his effectiveness disappearing.

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    Re: Rhodes accepts Reds offer..

    I'm gonna trust Uncle Walt. It does fill a need


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