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    Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & BOG

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    #Reds roster moves: Claimed LF Nick Martini off waivers from the Padres. Acquired RHP Justin Shafer in trade with Blue Jays for cash. Brian O'Grady and Jimmy Herget were DFA'd.
    I like Martini, wanted the Reds to maybe jump on him when the A's dumped him so I'm pretty happy with this.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I like Martini, wanted the Reds to maybe jump on him when the A's dumped him so I'm pretty happy with this.
    O'Grady was shaken, but the rest of the clubhouse was not stirred.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Noting about Shafer really jumps out. Found this though

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    A scout on Justin Shafer: “He had some very good outings. He’s a guy who if he locates is going to be fine. He has a really good arm & he’s got solid stuff…He’s one of [Toronto’s] better relief pitchers that I liked. He’s a guy who should be on the team.”
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Martini reunites with fellow Padre 5th OF Travis Jankowski.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Martini is a good pick up.

    But with Jankowski and now him, I'm not clear what the plan is for outfield

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Noting about Shafer really jumps out. Found this though
    A 6.0 BB/9 automatically makes Shafer a prime Reds target. Not sure what would make Martini a better option than BOG.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    Martini is a good pick up.

    But with Jankowski and now him, I'm not clear what the plan is for outfield
    Adding depth capable getting some MLB time. Wouldn’t read too much into it.

    Martini can play all three OF positions. Shaffer has a good arm.
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    I don't see Shafer as an upgrade over Herget but maybe they can keep him in the system.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    I don't see much that makes me think Martini is better than BOG. I was not real high on Herget but don't see much in Shafer. So hope club knows best. Right now it strikes me as just doing something to be doing something...
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    It seems like Dick is just making these deck chair moving transactions to keep busy waiting for Didi's representatives to call him back.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Meh. Hope neither guy is anywhere near the final roster.
    I'm just going to go find a cash machine.

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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    BOG was an AAA juiced ball mirage and Herget was a gas can, I don’t really care who they added in their place, but I’m definitely not sad to see them go.
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by reds77 View Post
    Martini reunites with fellow Padre 5th OF Travis Jankowski.
    The plan is Thunderdome. Bring in a bunch of guys with a 4A reputation and see if one of them was under-regarded by a prior organization, by letting them fight to the death. I’m good with that
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    A 29 year old LF with zero power who also plays mediocre defense seems like a waste of a roster spot to me.

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