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    Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    So says our old friend JimBo

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    Cincinnati Reds & Washington Nationals continue pursuit of LHR Mike Gonzalez who would fit in nicely with both post-season contenders in '13


    Weren't we interested in him several years ago?
    "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 pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Gonzalez is a lefty who last year was very effective against lefties, not so much against righties.

    .863 OPS against v. righties.
    .525 OPS against v. lefties.

    Boras listed as his agent. Will be 35 in May of 2013.
    Last edited by Kc61; 12-20-2012 at 05:57 PM.

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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Could be a nice old LOOGY
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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Walt's still got his foot on the gas pedal.

    Load up on pitching. Leave nothing to chance.
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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    I would like having Mike Gonzalez in the bullpen. I hope Walt can get him to Cincy.

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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Never hurts to have a quality veteran LOOGY around. Frees up Marshall for a more robust role and allows Cingrani to continue to develop in the minors.

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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Final piece to the puzzle is a left-handed reliever (presuming Aroldis is going to be a starter). I love this; hope it happens.

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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Everyone will love this move until opening day when Gonzalez is brought into face Josh Hamilton to protect a lead and gives up a three run homer to lose the game...
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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    He'd be a great fit. Man, it seems as if he's been around forever. Are you sure he didn't pitch against the Reds in the '79 NLCS?
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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Can I just say that we are in bizarro new world when the Reds and Nats are two top contenders competing for a LOOGY? I like it!

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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Glad to hear this. I think a LOOGY is the last piece and Gonzalez is now the best available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    So says our old friend JimBo

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    Cincinnati Reds & Washington Nationals continue pursuit of LHR Mike Gonzalez who would fit in nicely with both post-season contenders in '13


    Weren't we interested in him several years ago?
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/0...-for-reds.html
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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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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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Not to read too much into this, but-

    Appears Reds do indeed want to add a lefty reliever. Apparently Arredondo as a "right handed LOOGY" isn't enough for them.

    Also appears Reds are not counting on Chapman for the bullpen. Reds wouldn't need another lefty with Chappy and Marshall both in the pen.

    Just conjecture based on the Gonzalez rumor.

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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Gonzalez is a lefty who last year was very effective against lefties, not so much against righties.

    .863 OPS against v. righties.
    .525 OPS against v. lefties.

    Boras listed as his agent. Will be 35 in May of 2013.
    Not anymore. Dan Lozano is now. (Votto's agent?)

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...-young-jr.html

    There was rumors earlier this offseason that was saying he's mostly interested in rejoining the Nationals. I'd say this signing is a longshot.
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    Re: Reds pursuing reliever Mike Gonzalez

    I hope this gets done. If not who would be another loogy we could sign? Aurthur Rhodes? he did good in 2010 but hes almost pushing 40 right?
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