Baltimore - Signed Reed
Baltimore Orioles - Signed P Steve Reed to a 1-year contract with a club option.
It really is sad that Reed isn’t likely to get the 1000 career IP required to make the baseball-reference leaderboards - Reed, if he had 162 more innings, would pop in tied for 16th in baseball history in ERA+, 4th among all relievers. Reed’s also never had an ERA+ worse than 110, a pretty impressive feat in its own right. Eric Milton will make a yearly salary with the Reds only a million less a year than Reed has been paid his entire career to date.
Reed will be 40 this year, but nothing’s come close to stopping him yet. He’ll make the Orioles, who will definitely go with 12 pitchers now (though they would have anyway) and will continue to be a solid reliever that nobody will notice. I always appreciate when the Orioles sign players that I can root for like Reed instead of assuming that I want to see players that were good 10 years ago due to nostalgia.
Reed, Steve - 2005 ZiPS Projection
W L G GS IP H ER HR BB SO ERA
5 4 65 0 67 72 31 5 19 38 4.16
Posted: January 24, 2005 at 08:06 PM | 21 comment(s)
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