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    Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Rangers cut loose Arthur. Glad for all he did for us, but also glad we didn't bring him back this season at $4 mill.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...ssignment.html

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Rhodes was magical in 2010, nearly unhittable for much of the year.

    Neither he nor the Reds have been able to find that magic in 2011.

    Good call by Jocketty.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    This was one move,not to resign Rhodes, that was done at the perfect time in a players career.
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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    24 IP, 6 HR allowed.

    No surprise, no shame it was good run for him and I'm glad the Reds didn't pay him 4 million bucks this year (or 1.35 more than what Jay "former #1 prospect" Bruce gets)

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    He's lost 2.3 mph off an already slowing fastball (down to 89 mph this season)...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    I would pick up Rhodes, move Bray into Chapmans spot, Rhodes into Bray's spot, and start extending Chapman as a starter immediately. Put him in the rotation, let him throw three innings if that's all he can get and have Lecure ready to come in afterwards and get you to the late inning guys.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Rhodes had some magical seasons with the Reds...mainly the result of a very favorable BABIP. But he was a cool dude and drove a pickup.

    GG, Arthur!
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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Arthur was great. I appreciate everything he did for the Reds for a couple years, and I share the gratitude of others that he was not re-signed over the winter.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Say it ain't so. Cards could be eyeing Rhodes...

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...llen-soto.html

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Another fix for Duncan.

    Love them or hate them, the guy has done wonders.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut View Post
    I would pick up Rhodes, move Bray into Chapmans spot, Rhodes into Bray's spot, and start extending Chapman as a starter immediately. Put him in the rotation, let him throw three innings if that's all he can get and have Lecure ready to come in afterwards and get you to the late inning guys.
    Or just promote Horst?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacarock View Post
    Say it ain't so. Cards could be eyeing Rhodes...

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...llen-soto.html

    I'd love it if the Cards picked up Arthur Rhodes. I think he's finished.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    He's lost 2.3 mph off an already slowing fastball (down to 89 mph this season)...
    5.55 K/9 this season after being between 8 to 10 per 9 for (almost) the last couple of decades.
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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    John Fay pointed out that the Reds would be on the hook for the remainder of Rhodes' $4M deal and cited that as the #1 reason they wouldn't be picking him up. Makes sense to me.

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    Re: Arthur Rhodes DFA'd

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    John Fay pointed out that the Reds would be on the hook for the remainder of Rhodes' $4M deal and cited that as the #1 reason they wouldn't be picking him up. Makes sense to me.
    That's only in the case of a trade/waiver claim. If he's released completely with the Rangers receiving no one in return, the Reds would only need to pay him the minimum.


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