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    The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Undeniably a heavy mantle to bear, is he the man for the task? Does Krall recognize what is at stake?
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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.


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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Here is the latest on the greatest Ford saga since the release of How the West Was Won.

    https://www.redlegnation.com/2024/05...ord-confusion/
    A day after the report, Ford’s name showed up on the transaction list for Louisville. It noted that he was placed on the injured list. That seemed strange given that he had reportedly opted out of the deal. Less than 24 hours later that transaction has been changed. He’s now listed on the development list for the Bats.

    What’s the development list? It’s sort of new to the minor leagues, only having been around for a few years at this point. Essentially it means a player is with the team and is healthy and eligible to travel with and practice with the team, but they aren’t eligible to play in games. It’s a way of kind of avoiding teams using a “phantom injured list” situation.

    For Ford, it probably doesn’t matter much. But for the Bats it means they can add someone to their roster who could be eligible to play in games while the Reds make their decision on what to do with Ford.
    Last edited by klw; 05-03-2024 at 05:39 PM.
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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Why put Ford on the development list if Reds intend to cut him loose?

    Sounds to me like they plan to add him to roster - or possibly trade him.

    If I’m misreading this situation, somebody will surely correct me.

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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Look, I know Ford isnt a white knight. However, he was a 120 OPS+ last year and has legitimate power. I dont care if he can only play 1B or DH. Hes a major league caliber player.

    Martini can be sent down. If Ford sucks, cut him and move on.

    Id also like Dunn and Capel to get considered as well soon. Bubba is a black hole.

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    Look, I know Ford isnt a white knight. However, he was a 120 OPS+ last year and has legitimate power. I dont care if he can only play 1B or DH. Hes a major league caliber player.

    Martini can be sent down. If Ford sucks, cut him and move on.

    Id also like Dunn and Capel to get considered as well soon. Bubba is a black hole.

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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Why put Ford on the development list if Reds intend to cut him loose?

    Sounds to me like they plan to add him to roster - or possibly trade him.

    If Iím misreading this situation, somebody will surely correct me.
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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    When I see Prince from that era, I immediately think of Morris Day and that makes me want to do the Oak Tree.

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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    After tonight's lackluster showing? Something has to be done. Zero energy.
    I agree. Martini had his opening day, but itís time to move on from that. I like the looks of Capel better, but at this point Ford would work too.


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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Reds plan to release Mike Ford today. Heyman tweet.

    Hope Reds have some other answers for the offense, which has the third worst OPS in major leagues over last 30 days.
    Last edited by Kc61; 05-04-2024 at 09:21 AM.

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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Not calling up Mike Ford makes zero sense. Watch him go to the pirates or something and hit 25 bombs
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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    In no way am I saying that Mike Ford is the answer to the Reds' problems. But this team's allegiance to a Mr. Bubbington Thompson over literally any other replacement is baffling.

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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    I think we've gone a little overboard on Ford being some kind of savior. He's so good that 29 other big-league teams passed on him and the best he could do was a minor league deal with the Reds at age 31. Now the one team that gave him a chance is letting him walk away. Maybe he isn't the savior people think he is. I don't always trust the Reds judgement, but the collective wisdom of all 30 big league teams is something I don't argue with too much.

    The Reds don't have room for another bat first player with no defensive value. They are trying to squeeze enough of those into the line-up already. I'm all for replacing Martini, but not with another player with the same profile.

    My guess is that Ford will sign a deal that will make him moderately wealthy playing in Korea or Japan in the next week or so.
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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post

    The Reds don't have room for another bat first player with no defensive value. They are trying to squeeze enough of those into the line-up already. I'm all for replacing Martini, but not with another player with the same profile.

    My guess is that Ford will sign a deal that will make him moderately wealthy playing in Korea or Japan in the next week or so.
    The Reds can’t hit - but the concern is replacing or adding to Nick Martini’s defensive role?

    The Reds have the third worst OPS in Major League Baseball over 30 days. That is roughly 1/6 of the season. They desperately need some more offensive production. If they’re going to add, the question is who has the best available bat. Period.

    I think they are making the wrong decision on Ford. They need to look at the bottom of this lineup and inject some offense. I’ll take a pure DH with zero defensive ability to get a .750+ OPS bat in the lineup for the next period of time.
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    The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    The Reds canít hit - but the concern is replacing or adding to Nick Martiniís defensive role?

    The Reds have the third worst OPS in Major League Baseball over 30 days. That is roughly 1/6 of the season. They desperately need some more offensive production. If theyíre going to add, the question is who has the best available bat. Period.

    I think they are making the wrong decision on Ford. They need to look at the bottom of this lineup and inject some offense. Iíll take a pure DH with zero defensive ability to get a .750+ OPS bat in the lineup for the next period of time.
    Would you take Capel? If you compare their career numbers, Capel looks like the better option to me. Their numbers this year are very similar and heís much younger. I canít help but look at the back of Fords baseball card and see that .211 BA and his 727 OPS. Capels is .280 with a 774 OPS. Plus Connor plays adequately in the outfield.


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    Re: The Mike Ford as potential season savior thread.

    First time this season I’ve just been absolutely perplexed by a move by the Reds. Martini and Thompson are just absolutely dead weight. Makes no sense to keep both on the roster over Ford. And martini has options. So weird.
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