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    Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    today by the Reds.
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    He played for the Bats last night.

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    He played for the Bats last night.
    Hah.

    I guess I'm behind the times. The report I read made it sound like it was transacted this afternoon.
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    So, if Mayor McCheese gets injured, does this mean we'll see Lew Ford in a Reds uniform?

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    I used to really like Lew Ford. Shows what I know.
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    They're saying Lewwwwwwwwwww, not boooooooooooooo, well maybe it would be booooooooooo

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    I expect him to hit .395 in Louisville and be signed to a 3yr/ 12M deal.
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    Kip Wells and Lew Ford...your 2010 Cincinnati Reds

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421 View Post
    Kip Wells and Lew Ford...your 2010 Cincinnati Reds
    Youth movement.

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

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    Youth movement.
    Remember when Lance McAllister and the talkradio hordes wanted to bench Adam Dunn so we could see what "this kid Keppinger" brings to the table, and it turned out Keppinger was four months younger than Dunn?

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421 View Post
    Remember when Lance McAllister and the talkradio hordes wanted to bench Adam Dunn so we could see what "this kid Keppinger" brings to the table, and it turned out Keppinger was four months younger than Dunn?

    Reds baseball...catch the stupid.
    No I can't recall that. Bench Dunn in favor of Keppinger?

    I always catch the callers that want the Reds to trade nothing for something, as if the other teams front office people just came into town on the turnip truck to spend the egg money.

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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    I assumed the club would be looking for some folks to sign for the AAA club. We've picked their pocket pretty well this season and they're going to need some help for their playoff run. Nothing against Ford, but he's just a body which they were going to need.
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    Can he pitch?
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    If someone else gets hurt, Ford at least gives the Reds an option in AAA that doesn't require moving someone young to the 40-man and starting service time / option years early.
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    Re: Lew Ford signed to a minor league contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    No I can't recall that. Bench Dunn in favor of Keppinger?
    Yep, I recall it well. Move Keppinger to LF and get his potent bat in the lineup every night rather than that lackwit Dunn.


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