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    Remaining unsigned free agents

    Per mlbtraderumors.com free agent tracker:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012-mlb-free-agents

    Closers:
    Aardsma (RH)
    Francisco Cordero (RH)
    Brad Lidge (RH)
    Ryan Madsen (RH)

    Starting Pitchers:
    Wei-Yin Chen
    Bartolo Colon
    Aaron Cook
    Kyle Davies
    Doug Davis
    Zach Duke
    Jeff Francis
    Armando Galarraga
    Jon Garland
    Rich Harden
    Clay Hensley (starter or reliever)
    Livan Hernandez
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Edwin Jackson
    Scott Kazmir
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Rodrigo Lopez
    Paul Maholm
    Kevin Millwood
    Sergio Mitre (starter or reliever)
    Ross Ohlendorf
    Roy Oswalt
    Micah Owings
    Brad Penny
    Joel Piniero
    Jo-Jo Reyes
    Joe Saunders
    Javier Vasquez
    Tim Wakefield
    Brandon Webb
    Chris Young


    Relief Pitchers:
    Jeremy Accardo (RH)
    Luis Ayala (RH)
    Danys Baez (RH)
    Miguel Batista (RH)
    Shawn Camp (RH)
    Todd Coffey (RH)
    Juan Cruz (RH)
    Chad Durbin (RH)
    Jeff Fulchino (RH)
    Mike Gonzalez (LH)
    John Grabow (LH)
    Aaron Heilman (RH)
    Jason Isringhausen (RH)
    Hong-Chi Kuo (RH)
    Scott Linebrink (RH)
    Mike MacDougal (RH)
    Damaso Marte (LH)
    Trever Miller (LH)
    Peter Moylan (RH)
    Pat Neshek (RH)
    Darren Oliver (LH)
    Ramon Ortiz (RH)
    Vicente Padilla (RH)
    Tony Pena (RH)
    Chad Qualls (RH)
    Arthur Rhodes (LH)
    Fernando Rodney (RH)
    Doug Slaten (LH)
    Brian Tallet (LH)
    Dan Wheeler (RH)
    Kerry Wood (RH)
    Jamey Wright (RH)
    Michael Wuertz (RH)
    Joel Zumaya (RH)

    Outfielders:
    Rick Ankiel
    Milton Bradley
    Pat Burrell
    Yoenis Cespedes
    Endy Chavez
    Coco Crisp
    Johnny Damon
    J.D. Drew
    Kosuke Fukudome
    Jay Gibbons
    Ross Gload
    Jonny Gomes
    Scott Hairston
    Bill Hall
    Willie Harris
    Brad Hawpe
    Eric Hinske
    Raul Ibanez
    Conor Jackson
    Andruw Jones
    Ryan Ludwick
    Jason Michaels
    Xavier Nady
    Maggio Ordonez
    Corey Patterson
    Juan Pierre
    Manny Ramirez
    Cody Ross
    Luke Scott
    Ryan Spilborghs
    Marcus Thames
    Dewayne Wise

    Shortstops:
    Orlando Cabrera
    Ronny Cedeno
    Alex Cora
    Craig Counsell
    Jeff Keppinger
    Edgar Renteria
    Ryan Theriot
    Omar Vizquel
    Jack Wilson

    Catchers:
    Ramon Castro
    Chris Gimenez
    Koyie Hill
    Jason Kendall
    Dioner Navarro
    Ronny Paulino
    Ivan Rodriguez
    Chris Snyder
    J.R. Towles
    Jason Varitek
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Corey Patterson anyone?

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    Rick Ankiel might be worth a flier on.
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    I wouldn't be terribly opposed to bringing in J.D. Drew for a look if it was on a minor league deal or a low-dollar major league contract.
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Major league deals:

    Rich Harden
    Luke Scott (Only if they can't get Seth Smith).
    Eric Hinske (If no Smith or Scott)
    Andruw Jones
    Ryan Spilborgs (If they deal one of Stubbs or Heisey or can't get Jones)

    Minor League Deals

    One of these:
    Jeremy Accardo
    David Aardsma

    One of these:
    Aaron Cook
    Doug Davis

    One of These:
    Damaso Marte
    John Grabow

    Rick Ankiel
    Dioner Navarro
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Here is a list of most of the SP with the current Reds SP. The list is for the past three seasons.

    I still like Edwin Jackson but I think he'll be expensive.

    If we could get rid of Arroyo and sign Oswalt, I think Walt could mail it in for the remainder of the offseason. I realize this is unlikely.
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Here is a list of most of the SP with the current Reds SP. The list is for the past three seasons.

    I still like Edwin Jackson but I think he'll be expensive.

    If we could get rid of Arroyo and sign Oswalt, I think Walt could mail it in for the remainder of the offseason. I realize this is unlikely.
    Received a Virus alert the minute I clicked that link. Got another alert the other day on Fangraphs.
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Received a Virus alert the minute I clicked that link. Got another alert the other day on Fangraphs.
    That would explain why you thought we should sign Rich Harden!



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    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    That would explain why you thought we should sign Rich Harden!



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    High upside guy who would need to accept a swingman role who could be lightning in a bottle. They can't afford anymore good starters. Besides, he seems to be the model that Homer Bailey is following in his career. May as well have them both.
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Major League Deal
    JD Drew
    Ryan Theriot
    Kerry Wood

    Minor League Deal
    Bill Hall
    Aaron Cook
    Brandon Webb

    JD Drew adds offense to this team. He can play a decent LF and won't be getting the big payday from elsewhere.

    I hated seeing Ryan Theriot come to the plate against the Reds. He was a pest. Can back up SS and 2b. Would be a nice role player to have on the team.

    Sign Kerry Wood, plug him in the pen with Marshall and you can go closer by committee until the trade deadline.

    Sign Bill Hall to a minor league deal, have him stay in the minors all year long so he doesn't kill the Reds.

    Aaron Cook could give the team depth if a starter goes down and he is a hometown guy.

    Bradon Webb is pretty much done but ink him to a minor league contract just in case.....

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    Kerry Wood is staying in Chicago or retiring.

    I'd love to have him, though.
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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    Nm dumb post
    Last edited by kaldaniels; 12-27-2011 at 03:49 PM.

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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    I'd want Harden on a Spring Training invite until he proved himself fit. If he makes it out of ST on the big club, I'd have a Major Legue deal with guaranteed money agreed too. If he doesn't make it, I'd let him opt out of going to L'Ville if he wished (which is probably his right anyway, now that I think of it).

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    Reds should sign Ryan Madson. Nobody is running after this guy, Reds should be able to get him for three years, less than ten million per year. Madson, Latos, and Marshall transform this staff.

    If Reds plan to go with four true outfielders, as I expect, they need a starter to go with Stubbs and Bruce. Don't love anyone on list. Crisp would be adequate in my book, I know others disagree. Others, like Andruw Jones, are interesting but at this point are likely backups. A trade is probably necessary unless they get Crisp.

    Reds need a good backup middle infielder, particularly with a rookie SS. Don't see him on this list. I think they will need a trade or just go with Janish.

    I doubt Reds will sign a starter like Edwin Jackson. But they could go for somebody like Harden who provide insurance and meanwhile help in pen or AAA.

    Reds could also sign a FA catcher from this group, to hang out in Louisville.
    Last edited by Kc61; 12-27-2011 at 04:18 PM.

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    Re: Remaining unsigned free agents

    - I wouldn't spend a boatload on him, but I've always liked Chad Qualls and wouldn't mind seeing him signed. His career 2.19 GO/AO would play well in the GAB. If the prognosis is good on Aardsma's return from surgery I'd like him as an alternative to another year of Coco.

    - I'm really warming to Wei-Yin Chen (lefty who can throw mid-90's, but not sure how warm he would be to the midwest. Again, it would depend on the money.

    - Roy Oswalt, Edwin Jackson and Joe Saunders with Birg League deals - Brad Penny - maybe - if Bronson could be move - so probably not. Aaron Cook and Paul Maholm on minor league deals with a contract at the end of ST if they make it. Is there any hope at all of turning Kasmir around - even as an MR.

    - I wouldn't scream if they signed Thierot or Cedeno, but I'd probably just as soon stick with Janish or Valaika for less $$$$.

    - I would have some varying degrees of interest in Yeonis Cespedes, Andruw Jones, Connor Jackson, Luke Scott, Coco Crisp, JD Drew, Cody Ross, Ryan Spillbouroughs, Bill Hall, Eric Hinske and Brad Hawpe, but only Cespedes and possibly Jones as fulltime starter - the rest? Only bench bats with occasionaly starts. As always, price would be a big factor in the level of my interest.

    - Betemit would interest me at the right price.

    - Navarro or Snider only if I needed a backup to free Hanigan for a deal (or there's a ST injury), but there isn't much likelihood of that.
    Last edited by corkedbat; 12-27-2011 at 04:24 PM.


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