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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    I would rather see Isringhausen get a chance than watch Burton's tired old nibbling act again.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I would rather see Isringhausen get a chance than watch Burton's tired old nibbling act again.
    I hope Izzy gets a chance soon.

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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    I hope Izzy gets a chance soon.
    Is that sarcastic or wishing him well?

    I am not putting much stock in what happens at AAA with numbers since he is essentially going through spring training. I am looking for him to help out as a 7th or 8th inning bridge, in situations like tonight where Arthur or Massett gets pulled early.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Didn't Isringhausen get removed as The Cards' closer late in the 2006 season? I know I remember Wainwright closing out quite a few of those games. I just can't remember if it was performance or an injury that led to Wainwright being the closer down the stretch and in the postseason for StL. I do know Izzy blew 10 saves in '06.

    Watching Cordero tonight scared me to death. I hope The Reds will have sense enough to do something about that situation if it gets worse. There are many guys I'd rather see pitching the final inning of a ballgame these days.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Is that sarcastic or wishing him well?

    I am not putting much stock in what happens at AAA with numbers since he is essentially going through spring training. I am looking for him to help out as a 7th or 8th inning bridge, in situations like tonight where Arthur or Massett gets pulled early.
    A little bit of both. I like Izzy a lot, and I would love to see him do well. Unfortunately, I don't expect him to do well. He didn't do so well as the Cards closer in his later years.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

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    Watching Cordero tonight scared me to death. I hope The Reds will have sense enough to do something about that situation if it gets worse. There are many guys I'd rather see pitching the final inning of a ballgame these days.
    Wait...would Izzy be the closer??? I thought he would be a middle relief type guy. Would the Reds really use him as a closer again?

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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Wait...would Izzy be the closer??? I thought he would be a middle relief type guy. Would the Reds really use him as a closer again?
    I don't think anyone paying attention thinks that. I see him as another power pitcher to help get 1-3 outs in the late innings of a close game.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    There isn't any possible scenario that I would want Izzy on the ML roster.

    I was always excited to see Izzy pitch against the Reds his last 3 years...and that was, 3 years ago? Ondrusek, Smith and Masset have pitches with an combined ERA around 1.50 for the better part of two + months. Carlos Fisher has been pitching well.

    Micah Owings as a closer would be preferred.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Didn't Isringhausen get removed as The Cards' closer late in the 2006 season? I know I remember Wainwright closing out quite a few of those games. I just can't remember if it was performance or an injury that led to Wainwright being the closer down the stretch and in the postseason for StL. I do know Izzy blew 10 saves in '06.
    I think he had some injury in September...I don't remember what it was though. Wainwright was in the bullpen due to an injury as well.

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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Wait...would Izzy be the closer??? I thought he would be a middle relief type guy. Would the Reds really use him as a closer again?
    I don't think he'd be the closer. I was just drawing some similarities to the end of Izzy's tenure in StL and Cordero's current struggles.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

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    I was always excited to see Izzy pitch against the Reds his last 3 years.
    That's how I felt about Danny Graves. I loved it when the Reds put him in against the Cards. lol

    Izzy always made me nervous. Even when he earned a save...it seemed like he loaded the bases.

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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    I don't think he'd be the closer. I was just drawing some similarities to the end of Izzy's tenure in StL and Cordero's current struggles.
    Ohhhh...well, Izzy lost his job as the closer in 2008 to Ryan Franklin.

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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    That's how I felt about Danny Graves. I loved it when the Reds put him in against the Cards. lol
    It's funny. We got Ryan Franklin right after he was suspended for being a steroid cheat. And he blew several huge games (including at least one against the Cards) in 2006. And then later, Franklin goes to a team managed by Tony LaRussa and is all of a sudden lights-out. What an amazing coincidence. I'm sure there is absolutely nothing untoward going on, given Tony's history of strictly regulating the use of performance-enhancing drugs in his clubhouse.

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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    All I know is if Ryan Franklin is on PEDs - I can't imagine how pedestrian his stuff would be if he were clean. I have no idea how he's made it as a closer.
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    Re: Reds sign Isringhausen

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Even when he earned a save...it seemed like he loaded the bases.
    We got one of those, too. He's well paid but his nickname should only be "Co"
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