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    Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/...ate-jones.html

    Seems like a great low risk, potentially high reward, signing for the back of the pen.
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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Good move. If he can stay healthy, its an impact move.

    He probably won't stay healthy.

    Keep looking for an upgrade.
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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Bauer claims to be immune to injury due to flawless mechanics. Maybe Boddy can fix Jones?

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Jones is as good as they come when he's on the mound.

    He's rarely on the mound.

    This is where, IMO, Boddy and Cotham might prove their worth-- smoothing the mechanics, fixing the elbow torque.

    If Jones can pitch more than 30 innings, he'll be a phenomenal pick-up. If he only pitches 20, he's still decent depth for a time.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    he 's a local. Lives in Falmouth and went to NKU.

    used as setup guy I think he'll be fine. excellent signing.
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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    6.4 WAR in 290 Innings over his career....great if he can stay healthy.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    This is the potential low cost diamond in the rough I talked about before. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to fix your pen, you just have to have a shrewd front office. Health obviously is a risk with this guy, but the reward could be huge.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyInTheBank View Post
    Bauer claims to be immune to injury due to flawless mechanics. Maybe Boddy can fix Jones?
    Wasn’t Bauer hurt like all of last year?
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Jones View Post
    This is the potential low cost diamond in the rough I talked about before. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to fix your pen, you just have to have a shrewd front office. Health obviously is a risk with this guy, but the reward could be huge.
    I can’t tell you how much I disagree with this post.

    The last thing the Reds need is to add perennially injured players. It’s a roll of the dice, if that’s how you want to build a team.
    Last edited by Kc61; 01-15-2020 at 11:29 AM.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I can’t tell you how much I disagree with this post.
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    umm. 'splain Lucy.
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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Jones View Post
    This is the potential low cost diamond in the rough I talked about before. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to fix your pen, you just have to have a shrewd front office. Health obviously is a risk with this guy, but the reward could be huge.
    Minor league deals are no risk deals. If a player does well in spring training he is added to the roster. If not, he is released with nothing lost. Jones has talent and is a good pitcher when healthy. This is a good move for the Reds.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    ?

    umm. 'splain Lucy.
    He said he couldn't tell us, I think we should respect that. It's obviously something very private, maybe about his sister?

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tribe Guy View Post
    Minor league deals are no risk deals. If a player does well in spring training he is added to the roster. If not, he is released with nothing lost. Jones has talent and is a good pitcher when healthy. This is a good move for the Reds.
    So youre a spring training results person. Good luck with that.

    Counting on perennially injured players is not the way to advance the Reds to winning status.

    This is a fine move if you have zero expectations and an otherwise loaded bullpen with healthy pitchers.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    So you’re a spring training results person. Good luck with that.

    Counting on perennially injured players is not the way to advance the Reds to winning status.

    This is a fine move if you have zero expectations and an otherwise loaded bullpen with healthy pitchers.
    If Jones looks good and healthy out of ST the Reds offer him a contract and keep the last guy out of the 'pen (presumably a guy with options) down at AAA. If he gets injured on opening day, the Reds call up said AAA guy.

    The only thing at risk is a bit of money.

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    Re: Reds Sign RP Nate Jones to Minor Leage Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    So youre a spring training results person. Good luck with that.
    Disingenuous. All you have to look for is whether or not hes healthy and throwing well. Pretty simple. No ones making a case for spring stat competitions.

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