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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    This sure would be an interesting draft. On one hand you have a 22 year old lefty pitcher with stuff but largely unknown. On the other hand you have Bryce Harper who many project to be the top overall pick in the 10 draft.

    Chapman is young so he would likely be chosen early, but it would be very interesting to see a 25 year old Cuban defector or a 25 year old Dice K. How would a team value that player as opposed to a young prospect.
    I'm not sure but I would think it would be pretty much the same as it is now, with different teams having different sets of values.

    Either way I'm sure it would be a better and more fair and balanced system than we have now concerning players from foreign countries.

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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Exactly just how many starting pitchers do they need?
    The Red Sox are looking to trade for Adrian Gonzalez if you believe mlbtraderumors.com. If that's the case, they can sign this kid and deal off Bucholtz, Lester or one of their other young arms and replace them with Chapman.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    The Red Sox are looking to trade for Adrian Gonzalez if you believe mlbtraderumors.com. If that's the case, they can sign this kid and deal off Bucholtz, Lester or one of their other young arms and replace them with Chapman.
    Gasp! Take it back.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    That Harper kid would look good in a Reds uni.

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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Rumor has it that the NL Central are working together to sign Chapman, with him playing for each team every six days. His arm is golden, allowing him to throw up to 6,000 pitches a day with no reprucussions.

    Note: I started this rumor. Right now.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    Another reason why the amateur draft needs to include players from foreign countries.
    Its going to happen, just a matter of how soon it can be done. Baseball wants it to happen.

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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Must have been an advance scout getting a read on Chapman to give info to Red's hitters. No way its some one with any intentions of signing this kid.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    I'm actually surprised that the Reds spent the money to even send the scout to watch.

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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    I'm actually surprised that the Reds spent the money to even send the scout to watch.
    He carpooled with another scout and slept on someone's couch.

    Had to bring his own food.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    He carpooled with another scout and slept on someone's couch.

    Had to bring his own food.
    You joke, but back in the Marge Schott days, she made the scouts pay for their own long distance phone calls to the club regarding their scouting reports.

    Which makes sense, since they get paid so much and all they do is watch baseball games.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    From a Baseball America chat yesterday:

    Mac (Ca)

    A's or Marlins on Chapman?

    Jim Callis (3:07 PM)

    Those rumors are out there, yes. Reds, too.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/onlin...09/269331.html

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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    From a Baseball America chat yesterday:

    Mac (Ca)

    A's or Marlins on Chapman?

    Jim Callis (3:07 PM)

    Those rumors are out there, yes. Reds, too.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/onlin...09/269331.html
    Hmmmmm....interesting.

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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Callis may have meant the Red Sox.

    If it is the Reds, kind of a rematch of the Michel Inoa sweepstakes, which pitted the Reds, A's and another team against each other.

    I wouldn't be totally surprised if it's the Reds, but I would be seriously shocked if they sign him.
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    Re: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Callis may have meant the Red Sox.

    If it is the Reds, kind of a rematch of the Michel Inoa sweepstakes, which pitted the Reds, A's and another team against each other.

    I wouldn't be totally surprised if it's the Reds, but I would be seriously shocked if they sign him.
    If they can pull that off, I would imagine that Mets/Arroyo trade talks, that were predicated on moving parts comes back around.
    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: Reds sent a scout to watch Aroldis Chapman throw

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Callis may have meant the Red Sox.

    If it is the Reds, kind of a rematch of the Michel Inoa sweepstakes, which pitted the Reds, A's and another team against each other.

    I wouldn't be totally surprised if it's the Reds, but I would be seriously shocked if they sign him.
    Then again, if the report is accurate, it is not as if their competition has deep pockets. Perhaps this is where the Rolen restructuring savings can be applied.


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