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    Cairo Close to Returning to Reds


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    Re: Cairo Close to Returning to Reds

    I hope it's only a minor league deal. It's unlikely the Reds catch lightning in a bottle twice with Cairo.
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    Re: Cairo Close to Returning to Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I hope it's only a minor league deal. It's unlikely the Reds catch lightning in a bottle twice with Cairo.
    I agree, but I'd guess that it's likely a one-year deal worth close to $1MM.

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    Re: Cairo Close to Returning to Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I hope it's only a minor league deal. It's unlikely the Reds catch lightning in a bottle twice with Cairo.
    Can't imagine that it is.

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    Re: Cairo Close to Returning to Reds

    Cairo exceeded expectations last year but even with a significant slip he's ok as a 25th player. Can't say I want him as the primary BU at 3rd and 1st though.
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    Hopefully there is still room on the bench for Cozart as I've read somewhere to be the primary defensive IF replacement/back up.

    I like Miggy though and hope he has another productive year. He seems to love to play the game and that kind of spirit is infectious in a clubhouse.

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    Re: Cairo Close to Returning to Reds

    Hopefully Cozart or Valaika are the primary MI backups, with Francisco or Alonso on the corners. I hope this deal is for $1MM or less.
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    Well that would just lock up the division for us, I'd say.
    "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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    Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)


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    Re: Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)

    Wow. I don't think anyone saw two years. This goes to show how important certain people view intangibles.

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    Re: Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)

    No problem bringing him back, but two years Walt? The guy will be 37 next year. Cairo is the position player version of Mike Lincoln, without the injuries. In an up year, he's solid. But betting on a string of good years probably isn't the greatest idea.

    He must be one heck of an intangibles guy...
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    Re: Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)

    Two years is very surprising. I'm glad to have Cairo back but two years makes no sense at all.

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    Re: Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)

    I was on board with bringing him back, but not sure I get the 2-years aspect. Utilitymen shouldn't be signed to multi-year deals unless they're extremely valuable. But especially ones in their late 30s.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)

    Fwiw, it's been said that he's an expert at finding out which pitchers are tipping pitches. That has a lot of value.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo Signs 2 Year Deal (per Mark Sheldon)

    I assume that we will find out that there is a team option or year 2 and this is a way to defer some money.


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