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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Keep in mind also that down the stretch last year the backend of the pen included Broxton.

    It was Marshall, Broxton, Chapman in the seventh, eighth and ninth. Take Chapman out of the pen, and two of these three are gone (unless Brox re-signs).

    Hoover potentially could fill one of the roles, but he has never pitched a full major league season as a late innings reliever.

    So, when focusing on Chapman as a starter, which would be a fine experiment, you have to account for those late innings.

    Right now, if no Chapman, the Reds late innings are covered by Sean Marshall and potentially JJ Hoover. Seems kind of thin to me, and not where the team wants to be.

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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    I thought temporarily putting Chapman in the bullpen was the experiment.

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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    Braves Make Michael Bourn Qualifying Offer
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 5:05pm CST]
    The Braves extended a qualifying offer to Michael Bourn, Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports (on Twitter). The free agent center fielder now has one week to accept or decline the offer.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ce4V8WzVec4Wc618.99

    Nationals Make Adam LaRoche Qualifying Offer
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 5:04pm CST]
    The Nationals extended a qualifying offer to Adam LaRoche, Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports (on Twitter). The free agent first baseman now has one week to accept or decline the offer.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ce4V8WzVec4Wc618.99

    Cardinals Make Kyle Lohse Qualifying Offer
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 5:01pm CST]
    The Cardinals extended a qualifying offer to Kyle Lohse, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports (on Twitter). He now has one week to accept or decline the offer.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ce4V8WzVec4Wc618.99

    Rays Make B.J. Upton Qualifying Offer
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 4:02pm CST]
    The Rays extended a qualifying offer to B.J. Upton, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports (on Twitter). The free agent center fielder now has one week to accept or decline the offer.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ce4V8WzVec4Wc618.99

    Red Sox Make David Ortiz Qualifying Offer
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 3:56pm CST]
    The Red Sox extended a qualifying offer to David Ortiz, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports (on Twitter). The free agent designated hitter now has one week to accept or decline the offer.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ce4V8WzVec4Wc618.99

    Soriano, Swisher, Kuroda Obtain Qualifying Offers
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 3:40pm CST]
    The Yankees extended qualifying offers to Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Hiroki Kuroda, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). The players now have one week to accept or decline the offers.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ce4V8WzVec4Wc618.99

    Rangers Make Josh Hamilton Qualifying Offer
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 2 at 3:19pm CST]
    The Rangers extended a qualifying offer to Josh Hamilton, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The free agent outfielder now has one week to accept or decline the offer. Mike Napoli did not get a qualifying offer from Texas.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#1XAdiQjDglJs0rsl.99
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Just heard on local CSN, Red Sox and Ortiz agreed on a 2 year $26M deal, plus incentives up to $30M.
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Thats alot for him.

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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    I saw this on MLBTradeRumors

    "Agent Scott Boras said there’s no chance of Rick Ankiel returning to the mound, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reports (on Twitter). “He's not pitching," Boras said. It was reported yesterday that Ankiel might be open to pitching again.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#w9BHrMcrmJYEBhpI.99"

    Is the pitching crop around baseball so low that a guy who has not been on the mound for several years is contemplating a switch back to the mound???

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...iel-young.html
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    Is the pitching crop around baseball so low that a guy who has not been on the mound for several years is contemplating a switch back to the mound???
    Nah, the pitching ranks are the deepest they've been in two decades. Ankiel just can't hit much anymore so he's looking into whether there's anything left in his arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Nah, the pitching ranks are the deepest they've been in two decades. Ankiel just can't hit much anymore so he's looking into whether there's anything left in his arm.
    Rube Bressler should have thought of that

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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Would anyone want Torii Hunter for a couple year deal in CF? His stats were a lot better than I expected the past few years.

    I still also say the Reds should look at Melky Cabrera if he comes cheap as I expect he will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Would anyone want Torii Hunter for a couple year deal in CF? His stats were a lot better than I expected the past few years.

    I still also say the Reds should look at Melky Cabrera if he comes cheap as I expect he will.
    I don't know about CF, but I'd be slightly over the moon to get him in LF.
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Would anyone want Torii Hunter for a couple year deal in CF? His stats were a lot better than I expected the past few years.

    I still also say the Reds should look at Melky Cabrera if he comes cheap as I expect he will.
    He's not a CF anymore, but we could certainly do worse in LF.
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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    Athletics Sign Bartolo Colon
    By Zach Links [November 3 at 4:15pm CST]
    4:15pm: Colon's deal has a base salary of $3MM with a good incentives package, a source tells Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I don't know about CF, but I'd be slightly over the moon to get him in LF.
    Yeah, I saw those fielding numbers after that suggestion, and while I'm not UZR's biggest fan, those numbers seem pretty sure and it makes sense considering his age.

    Still, yeah, seems like he can still handle the COF pretty well, and those hitting numbers are not bad.
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    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
    Marlins Sign Kevin Kouzmanoff & Jordan Smith
    By Mike Axisa [November 3 at 6:40pm CST]
    Here are the day's minor league signings...

    The Marlins have signed Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, reports Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun Sentinel (on Twitter). The 31-year-old infielder hit .276/.309/.382 in 355 Triple-A plate appearances this year. He hasn't played in the big leagues since 2011.
    The Marlins also signed Jordan Smith to a minor league pact with an invite to Spring Training according to Rodriguez. Smith, 26, pitched to a 4.76 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 56 2/3 innings for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate this year. The right-hander posted a 4.94 ERA in 62 relief innings for Cincinnati from 2010-2011.

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    Re: Free Agents Frenzy Starts here

    Maybe I've simply forgotten past years, but it sure seems like there's alot of action early this offseason.
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