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    Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Per John Fay's twitter:

    #Reds sign RHP Jose Arredondo to minor league deal. Was 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA in '08. He'll have Tommy John soon

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    This is an excellent signing, IMO. He won't help the Reds in 2010 but he'll be back by 2011. He's coming off a bad season probably due to elbow problems but he had a terrific rookie season in 2008 with a 1.62 ERA and 22 BB/55 K in 61 innings. He's still only 25 (turns 26 in late March) and has nasty stuff. Very nice low risk-high reward signing by the Reds.
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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Per John Fay's twitter:

    #Reds sign RHP Jose Arredondo to minor league deal. Was 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA in '08. He'll have Tommy John soon

    http://twitter.com/johnfayman
    That is awesome, that kid could really be a boon for the pen down the road.
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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    He is awesome in MLB The Show 2009.

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    so he'll be close to 27 when he gets back to throwing

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    so he'll be close to 27 when he gets back to throwing
    Sounds like it. Obviously there's always a risk, but I see this as not unlike the Gant signing. We'll rehab him and hopefully bear the fruit of that investment. Smart signing, sounds like.
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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    so he'll be close to 27 when he gets back to throwing
    Yes, but with Tommy John surgery, he should be an even better pitcher than before
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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Reds sign Arredondo
    Posted by jfay January 22nd, 2010, 4:51 pm

    The Reds signed right-hander Jose Arredondo to a minor league deal. Basically, it’s signing for 2011. Arredondo will have “Tommy John” surgery shortly.

    “He’s a young guy with a power arm,” Walt Jocketty said. “We think he’ll fit in our bullpen when he’s healthy. We’re trying to stockpile those power arms.”

    Arredondo, 25, went 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 52 games in 2008. He slipped to 2-3 with 6.00 ERA last season in 43 games. He dealt with elbow problems all season.

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    I think it bears mentioning that Jocketty has experience with this before. See Chris Carpenter.

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    If this pans out, this could be huge. The guy is a hellava pitcher when healthy, wicked stuff.

    I'm surprised it only took a minor league deal. I assumed someone would be willing to hide him on their 40 man roster for a year or two. He may have been attracted to the Reds due to the Chapman signing, or for similar reasons why Chapman was attracted to the Reds.
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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Nice move
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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Appaerently, the guy is a major head case, but zero risk, so good move

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    How can you not love this move. Low risk, high reward...sign me up!

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    I was wanting the Reds to target this kid in a deal for an Angels SS last year. I like this signing.

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Awesome signing. When healthy, this guy is FILTHY.

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    Re: Reds sign Jose Arredondo to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Appaerently, the guy is a major head case, but zero risk, so good move
    Hopefully getting booted from the Angels will improve his attitude, but either way, his potential is undeniable. Good signing.
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