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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Reds - Signed Stanton

Cincinnati Reds - Signed P Mike Stanton to a 2-year contract.

This contract is worth $5 million with a 140 game vesting option for $2.5 million in 2009.

Do you know what makes a good proverb?  Accuracy and precision.  A stitch in time saves nine?  They didn’t teach us how to sew the space-time continuum in 7th grade home economics (though I still have that awesome bag with drawstring I made).  Beware of Greeks bearing gifts?  I like Greeks.  Who doesn’t like gyros?

Luckily, the rich English language has given us a number of proverbs that are clear and concise and fit this situation.  A fool and his money are soon parted is the one that comes to mind.

Krivsky’s ultimate plan?  Have a 9-man bullpen consisting of 7 players that make over a million dollars a year and suck, Guardado, and Coffey.

2007 ZiPS Projection - Mike Stanton
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        W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Projection 5   4 71   0   59   60   28   6 24 41 4.27
2008     4   4 65   0   54   55   27   6 23 37 4.50    
2009     3   4 60   0   49   51   26   6 21 33 4.78
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Opt. (15%)  6   4 78   0   67   63   26   5 25 48 3.49
Pes. (15%)  3   4 59   0   48   53   28   7 22 32 5.25
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Dan Szymborski Posted: November 21, 2006 at 04:43 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. zonk Posted: November 21, 2006 at 05:42 PM (#2242950)
At least Krivsky seems to have caught the disease formerly afflicting Jim Hendry (you know, the one that creates insatiable thirst for non-hitting shortstops and overpaid bullpen arms).

I'm waiting to see what Jocketty does this offseason - but it's comforting to know that no one in the NL Central seems all that intent in taking advantage of a reloading year in St. Louis.
   2. Famous Original Joe C Posted: November 21, 2006 at 05:59 PM (#2242966)
Krivsky may also have an acute case of Ed Wade disease.
   3. Chris Needham Posted: November 21, 2006 at 06:01 PM (#2242968)
In Stanton's fairness, take a look at his intentional walks last year. Frank Robinson had him walking batters early, often, and late. So he's probably a bit better than his stat line shows, even as I'm not glad the Nats didn't sign him for a third year in a row.
   4. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 21, 2006 at 09:32 PM (#2243245)
Is it possible that Stanton has, at least in the back of his mind, his eye on taking Orosco's games-pitched-in record? He's only 143 behind and appeared in 82 games last year, and only needs to average 72 games per year to beat the record. That would also clinch his option
   5. Loren F. Posted: November 21, 2006 at 09:38 PM (#2243253)
Stanton could break Orosco's record. But would any one care? I mean, really: Orosco's record.
   6. Kyle S Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:00 PM (#2243269)
The Messy Fiasco was absolutely filthy in RBI Baseball, along with all the other sidearmers (Bedrock, Charlie Kerfeld, et al). God, I love that game.
   7. Kyle S Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:01 PM (#2243270)
oh, by the way

Career (may be incomplete) $28,903,001

that's before this year. stanton, you magnificent bastard!
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:14 PM (#2243279)
Stanton could break Orosco's record. But would any one care? I mean, really: Orosco's record.
Well, I'm not sure many would care, but some would and more ought to. No one is claiming this is Aaron or Ripken type records here but it's still an impressive feat. Incidentally, I think the record will someday by Steve Kline's if he wants it. He's only 524 games behind Orosoco and he's only entering his age thirty-four seasons. Since his rookie year, he's never thrown fewer than 66 games in a season.
   9. The Original SJ Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:45 PM (#2243302)
that's before this year. stanton, you magnificent bastard!

He has deserved every penny. People can blame ARod and Giambi and Mussina all they want. The reason the Yankees won so many postseason games in the late 90's was the backend of the pen.

Nelson > Stanton > Rivera.

Check the numbers, see how many of those games were of the come from behind variety.

And he was the goods for Atlanta before that.
   10. Kyle S Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:52 PM (#2243308)
i didn't say he doesn't deserve it! still, that's a lot of money for someone who was a middle reliever his entire career (except for a small stint early on in atlanta as a closer).
   11. The Original SJ Posted: November 21, 2006 at 11:04 PM (#2243323)
Yeah, I understand. I will always root for Stanton. To me, he should always be on the short list of great middle relievers (its pretty short)
   12. Honkie Kong Posted: November 21, 2006 at 11:13 PM (#2243328)
short list of great middle relievers

did you ask Gossage what his list was?!
   13. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: November 22, 2006 at 08:37 PM (#2244192)
As a Mets fan, I can damn well tell you that he doesn't deserve all of it.
   14. DCW3 Posted: November 22, 2006 at 09:55 PM (#2244314)
Career (may be incomplete) $28,903,001

that's before this year. stanton, you magnificent bastard!


I'm sure that "1" at the end is a rounding error from Baseball-Reference, but I still like the thought of Stanton, years after his career is over, thinking proudly about that extra dollar he managed to wheedle out of the Yankees.
   15. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: November 23, 2006 at 07:45 AM (#2244626)
I absolutely hate this guy.

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