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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    I know he's 25, has never been reported to throw at that type of velocity, and it sounds like McCoy may have been using Phillips as a radar gun, but it's hard not too get excited when you see lefty and 98 in the same sentence. Please be the Cueto of '09!

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Jerry Spradlin showed up throwing 98 one year.

    unfortunately, in all other things, he remained Jerry Spradlin

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    A little talked about need for this team is a LH starter. I'm in the minoroty but I think that is their biggest need right now. If I'm the Reds I give him every opportunity to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    A little talked about need for this team is a LH starter. I'm in the minoroty but I think that is their biggest need right now. If I'm the Reds I give him every opportunity to start.
    I think its at the bottom of this list as long as we have 5 competent starters I don't care what arm they throw with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I think its at the bottom of this list as long as we have 5 competent starters I don't care what arm they throw with.
    I agree.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Pedro Viola has been added to the Dominican Republic WBC roster:

    And we found out today that Pedro Viola (hard-throwing lefthanded pitcher) is going to pitch for the Dominican Republic, said Baker.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/con...incinnatireds/

    ANOTHER GONE? Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto will leave camp March 1 to join the Dominican team for the World Baseball Classic. Left-hander Pedro Viola may join them.

    I heard this morning they might request him, Baker said.

    Viola hasnt pitched above Double-A, but he throws in the mid- to high-90s. Volquez, Cueto, Joey Votto, Jerry Hairston, Willy Taveras and Ramon Hernandez are among the key players set to play in WBC. Closer Francisco Cordero will not because hes coming off surgery. They could be gone as long as three weeks. Baker would obviously perfer to keep them in camp.

    Its above me, Baker said. "It's up to the commissioner."

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...cincinnati.com
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 02-22-2009 at 11:16 AM.
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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    If the Reds really view Viola as a #3, and seem keen on keeping Ramon Ramirez as a starter, does that mean soon we could see 4/5 of our rotation being Dominican?
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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Isn't Matt Maloney Dominican, too?

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Isn't Matt Maloney Dominican, too?
    I can't tell if this is a joke or not, but no Maloney isn't Dominican.

    BTW, Ramon Ramirez is Venezuelan.
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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I can't tell if this is a joke or not, but no Maloney isn't Dominican.

    BTW, Ramon Ramirez is Venezuelan.
    Yeah, it was a bad joke. And good catch on Ramirez being Venezuelan.

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I think its at the bottom of this list as long as we have 5 competent starters I don't care what arm they throw with.
    Without a doubt the most important thing is to have 5 competent starters, but a staff with 5 competent starters with includes a lefty or two is superior to the competent staff of all RHPs.

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    The next time I hear Marty or Jeff call this kid Pedro Vie o lah I am going to scream. I assume his name is pronounced Vee o la. His isn't some pasty white guy from Minnesota.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    The next time I hear Marty or Jeff call this kid Pedro Vie o lah I am going to scream. I assume his name is pronounced Vee o la. His isn't some pasty white guy from Minnesota.
    I'm pretty sure its Vee o la. What are they saying about him?
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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I'm pretty sure its Vee o la. What are they saying about him?
    They have said in brief snippets that Pedro "Vie o lah" has looked impressive, or has a "big arm". Nothing much beyond that.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Nice piece on Pedro Viola

    Viola is off to a nice start so far this spring. Combined between Reds camp, the WBC, and the WBC exhibition game, Viola has thrown five shutout innings and allowed only two hits while walking just one and striking out five batters. This kid is a potential sleeper, IMO. If he can gain consistent command of his stuff he could have a breakthrough season.
    I miss Adam Dunn.


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