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    Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    From the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly:

    Alfredo Simon has been claimed by #reds accdg to industry source

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    I read some quotes on Simon a couple days ago that he had been impressing scouts this spring with mid-90's heat.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Jayson Stark tweeted this yesterday:

    Lots of buzzing about Alfredo Simon on outright waiver wire. One scout: "I'm sure somebody will claim him based on arm strength alone."

    Simon clocked at 95 mph all spring before groin strain in mid-March. Can start or relieve. Not many guys like that available for plucking

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    He was pretty good for the Orioles last year so hopefully he can be an asset to the Reds now.
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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Wonder if the Reds need to put him on the 40.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    So I know he was acquitted and all, but do you guys think he killed that guy?
    "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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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    FWIW, last year, as a starter, Simon was slightly better against lefties than righties. Two years ago, as a reliever, he was significantly better against lefties than righties.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    I think this is a killer move. He can start the year on the DL, and maybe provide bullpen depth going forward after a rehab stint at AAA.
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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    I think this is a killer move. He can start the year on the DL, and maybe provide bullpen depth going forward after a rehab stint at AAA.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Nice flier. VERY live arm.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Plus, he's 6-foot-6. Fits right in.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Championship!

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    He's 31 yrs old

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    xFIP of 4.23 last year, with a 1.1 WAR.

    Seems like a nice arm and risk to take.

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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    Don't the Orioles need guys like this? They're god awful...
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    Re: Reds claim Alfredo Simon

    I wonder what Simon says about this move...


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