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    Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

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    Reds Sign Miguel Cairo
    The Reds signed infielder Miguel Cairo to a minor league deal. Cairo, 36 in May, played briefly for the Phillies last year and hit .287/.325/.392 for their Triple A club. He's capable of playing all around the diamond.
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Cairo is basically an old Wilkin Castillo, right? Oh well, more organizational filler...
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Good depth.
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    He's a serviceable, veteran, back up middle infielder. A nice compliment to Sutton and Rosales or depth in AAA in case someone gets hurt. He actually was a starter on a few teams, although mostly due to injuries, so that's a nice plus. I know some people don't value this, but he has always been known as one of those guys who "plays the game the right way."
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Great move for Spring-Training back-to-backers.
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    If I had made this thread I would have titled it 'Reds sign former Yankee outfielder', just to be a jerk.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    If I had made this thread I would have titled it 'Reds sign former Yankee outfielder', just to be a jerk.
    Haha!

    I have never been a Cairo fan.. And I'm still not
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Stanley Cup, here we come!

    No, I don't know what that means.

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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Candidate for that split squad game in Las Vegas.

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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    He was on the post season roster! He's a winner!
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    He was on the post season roster! He's a winner!
    Close enough...sign him up.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Not in this thread in particular, but I think its time people start to eat some crow.

    .298/.371/.430/.801

    OPS+ 113

    I can think of a few people that rag on Dusty and Walt all the time for this move, and its time for them to give Walt and Dusty their props.
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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    I'm thrilled with what Cairo has given us, but don't regret my position in the least. He's a 36 year-old utility guy who's a capable, but not good, defender who has put up an OPS north of .720 twice in his career - in 2001 & 2004. Sometimes bad decisions work out well -- it doesn't mean they were good decisions.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Not in this thread in particular, but I think its time people start to eat some crow.

    .298/.371/.430/.801

    OPS+ 113

    I can think of a few people that rag on Dusty and Walt all the time for this move, and its time for them to give Walt and Dusty their props.
    I don't think Miguel Cairo has magically turned into a good player at the age of 36. He's had an exceptionally good first half of the year. I doubt his second half is particularly valuable to the team. His OPS+ from now until the end of the year is pretty likely to be at (but probably below given his age) his career average of 77.

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    Re: Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

    The good thing about pinch hitters though is that you're not asking them to be great for long periods. If most folks are being ingenuous, getting a good pinch hitter is like playing craps. There's not much science to it--if there were, those best pinch hitters would be starters.


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