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    Reds sign 41 year old....

    Russ Springer. They beat out 4 other teams that tried to sign him after watching him throw, He must have impressed if they all wanted to sign him. He said he chose the Reds because he grew up a Reds fan. He is going to Louisville for 10-14 days and then will join the big club apparently.

    "If something happens at Louisville and I'm not throwing it like I want, I'll come home and there's no harm done," he said. "But I feel like it'll be fun to try again. Hopefully it'll all work out, and we'll help the Reds get back to the World Series."
    Springer Accepts Reds Offer

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    Re: Reds sign 41 year old....

    I see no harm in this deal especially for the amount of money. I hope he does well.

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    Low risk, low to medium reward. No problems with that move.
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    Re: Reds sign 41 year old....

    Good move, I hope not the only move though. You never know with pen arms, would like to get 2-3 more in here.

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    Lets see what happens.

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    I like rooting for guys like this. Agreed... low risk, low to medium reward.
    "Another note: Gomes told me yesterday that Rolen and Cabrera congratulate teammates for 10-pitch ABs that end in outs, and for sacrificing themselves to get runners over. Gomes said hes never been on a team that did that, not even the World Series Rays." -PD

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    Re: Reds sign 41 year old....

    I wonder why they don't mind giving him a chance, but not David Weathers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveWilly View Post
    I wonder why they don't mind giving him a chance, but not David Weathers?
    Tackleberry has tackled his last berry.
    "Another note: Gomes told me yesterday that Rolen and Cabrera congratulate teammates for 10-pitch ABs that end in outs, and for sacrificing themselves to get runners over. Gomes said hes never been on a team that did that, not even the World Series Rays." -PD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveWilly View Post
    I wonder why they don't mind giving him a chance, but not David Weathers?
    Because David Weathers is David Weathers.

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    "Me being a big Cincinnati fan growing up, even though the other offer (of the final two) was better, all of a sudden I went from being not really excited to looking at it as a kid again when I was pulling for them during the Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, George Foster days.

    "And they're in first place," he added. "That's big."
    Sounds like he's excited to get the chance with us.

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    Re: Reds sign 41 year old....

    If we are stockpiling right-handed,low risk, low to medium reward, veteran bullpen help then how about this guy? He had some pretty nice seasons. Safety in numbers and all that good stuff. And we could corner the market on Corderos.

    The Mariners signed right-handed reliever Jamey Wright and added him to the major league roster, according to the team. In a related move, the club optioned Chad Cordero to Triple A Tacoma and Cordero opted to become a free agent instead of accepting the assignment
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    Re: Reds sign 41 year old....

    Chad Cordero is only 28 lol I thought he was much older

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    Re: Reds sign 41 year old....

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    If we are stockpiling right-handed,low risk, low to medium reward, veteran bullpen help then how about this guy? He had some pretty nice seasons. Safety in numbers and all that good stuff. And we could corner the market on Corderos.



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    Let's sign Chad and DFA Francisco. Issue Chad # 48 and just look at the money we save on jerseys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPoppa View Post
    Let's sign Chad and DFA Francisco. Issue Chad # 48 and just look at the money we save on jerseys.
    I like this idea. Along those same lines we should figure out a way to trade Orlando Cabrera for Miguel Cabrera.

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    Going from hoping to get Cliff Lee to signing Russ Springer.

    Hopefully this means another trade is in the works, maybe involving giving up Ondrusek, Masset, etc for a SS or big bat.


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