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    Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever still

    In an interview he said he's done with trading/aquiring for now, but is still hunting for a left handed reliever for the bullpen.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Sounds right to me. Right now, Marshall is the only lefty slated to be in the pen if they try to move Chapman to the rotation, and Chapman was forced to stay in the pen last spring training after Bray got injured. I'm sure Walt would rather not have a repeat of that situation. Otherwise, we've got our 25 man roster pretty much set.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Quote Originally Posted by The DARK View Post
    Sounds right to me. Right now, Marshall is the only lefty slated to be in the pen if they try to move Chapman to the rotation, and Chapman was forced to stay in the pen last spring training after Bray got injured. I'm sure Walt would rather not have a repeat of that situation. Otherwise, we've got our 25 man roster pretty much set.
    I think this is no excuse by Walt to not start chapman last year. I dont believe you compromise his role b/c of someone like bray or anyone.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Chapman relieved last year more because of Madsen's injury, not Bray's.

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    I think it was more the injury to Madson that put Chapman back in the pen last year. I think the Reds need to at least try Chapman in the rotation this year. He wants to start and has once in a generation type of talent. He can always be moved backs to the bullpen if he fails. It's hard not to be excited about the possibility of Cueto, Latos, and Chapman headlining a dominant Reds rotation.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Realistically, it was both of them. Nobody expects to have two of their bullpen lefties go down before the season even begins, including the closer. Unless they wanted to delve deep into AAA righty fodder, they needed an answer, and Chapman was the best they had.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Quote Originally Posted by The DARK View Post
    Realistically, it was both of them. Nobody expects to have two of their bullpen lefties go down before the season even begins, including the closer. Unless they wanted to delve deep into AAA righty fodder, they needed an answer, and Chapman was the best they had.
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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Wish Walt could have got the Randy Choate deal done.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Leake, Reliever, and prospect for Porcello and Coke?

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

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    Leake, Reliever, and prospect for Porcello and Coke?
    I like your dreaming but there is no way the Tigers get rid of Coke when they are looking for a closer / late game relief as well. Not to mention Coke and Porcello are arb. elgible and probably going to make 4 or 5 Million between the two, which is more than we could afford for our payroll after the ludwick signings.
    Someone of Coke's caliber as a lefty would be a dream scenario because of his ability, but not realistic for the Reds this year.
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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    I agree only move I would make would be to get one more LHP in bullpen. Looking at candidates. Maybe Will Ohman who had a 1.05 Whip but high ERA. Could be a good buy low fit. Would rather try cheap free agent route than trade for one.

    Edit; well apparently they signed him to louisville last season so nevermind haha
    Last edited by RadfordVA; 12-14-2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Yankees just designated LH RP Josh Spence, he's only 24, good numbers at MLB level, 40 IP so far, strike out guy.. Snatch him up, only problem is, who goes from the 40 man when its full. Plus Rolen is coming back.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    I believe our left handed reliever could end up being an internal selection and my gut feeling is that it will be minor leaguer Chris Manno. But I have been wrong before and will be wrong again.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    Too bad they traded that guy for a bottom of the barrel utility infielder.

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    Re: Jocketty "pretty much done" winter shopping, looking for left handed reliever sti

    It wouldn't surprise me to see Tony Cingrani in the bullpen come opening day. He looked pretty good in his short stay with the Reds last season.


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