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

    Martini has an interesting profile, though definitely not starter material. I'm guessing they've fielded more than a few calls about Winker and he's the cheap corner lefty replacement if Jesse is dealt.

    Bummed that Herget couldn't be awesome, I liked his style, but he really sputtered at AAA. I'm alway fine cutting the guys who walk too many batters.

    Looking at the roster, Kyle Farmer, RJ Alaniz and Jankowski are in the dangerzone.
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitri View Post
    Martini has an interesting profile, though definitely not starter material. I'm guessing they've fielded more than a few calls about Winker and he's the cheap corner lefty replacement if Jesse is dealt.
    Yeah I kind of thought that he could be seen as the poor man’s Winker. He’s not a starter like you said but if you give him 200-300 ABs against RHP he can probably put together a good slash line.
    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

    Shafer is like this year's Matt Bowman. Or Anthony Bass. Or Buddy Boshers.

    Solid MLB relief depth of which there are dozens of options.

    Martini is a AAAA guy who may click. In 250-ish MLB PAs, he hits RH well: .297/ .395/ .420/ .815.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post

    Martini is a AAAA guy who may click. In 250-ish MLB PAs, he hits RH well: .297/ .395/ .420/ .815.
    Hmmm... I had thought Dickerson made sense as insurance for Aquino against rhp. Maybe Martini is cheap insurance to allow them to spend instead on Wheeler and Didi

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

    Martini, Jankowski, Schebler and VanMeter. Probbaly just one spot for those four guys to fight over. I think this is just a "see what sticks" plan. Maybe a non-tender is coming Schebler's way.
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Martini, Jankowski, Schebler and VanMeter. Probbaly just one spot for those four guys to fight over. I think this is just a "see what sticks" plan. Maybe a non-tender is coming Schebler's way.
    If the rosters are going to be set at 26, there should be two spots there.

    Three if Peraza is non-tendered. (And he very well might be.)

    And yeah, Schebler's going to have to show something in order not to be the one sent packing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    If the rosters are going to be set at 26, there should be two spots there.

    Three if Peraza is non-tendered. (And he very well might be.)

    And yeah, Schebler's going to have to show something in order not to be the one sent packing.
    Assuming 8 starting position players, add two back-up catchers, Phillip Ervin and a back-up SS. That leaves one spot.
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitri View Post
    Martini has an interesting profile, though definitely not starter material. I'm guessing they've fielded more than a few calls about Winker and he's the cheap corner lefty replacement if Jesse is dealt.
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    If the Reds brass is thinking about him as a possibility to move Winker then they deserve to lose 100 games.

    This is a meh transaction, that's made 100 times a winter - neither of these guys should be serious candidates for an opening day 25 man roster and neither were the two guys who were DFA'd.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Assuming 8 starting position players, add two back-up catchers, Phillip Ervin and a back-up SS. That leaves one spot.
    You're right.

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

    That is why I think Farmer is important. Third catcher, can play SS, etc.
    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

    Bag your bags Jimmy, Zack Weiss awaits you on the other side.
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    The Reds and "dumpster diving," a tradition like no other...

    Hopefully, there are some transactions down the line that a worthy of more than 1 or 2 posts...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    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. Im good with that
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    Re: Reds claim OF Nick Martini off waivers, acquire RHP Justin Shafer, DFA Herget & B

    A shame the Reds could not throw together an Outfield of Nick Martini, Chet Lemon and Homer Peel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    A shame the Reds could not throw together an Outfield of Nick Martini, Chet Lemon and Homer Peel.
    If Jay Gibbons wants to come back, would the addition of Frank Onion make for a tasty OF?


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