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Justin Nicolino to the Reds


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I don't care how bad he was before, this team has no pitching, this was the year to give him a chance. And with Straily being hurt I'm even more shocked he was let go. 

 

Yeah I definitely agree with that. Honestly, He doesn’t have the stuff to ever be “good”, but there arent many other better options. also, I don’t understand the waiver wire too well. Why was he just sent over? Isn’t it supposed to be a trade?

 

 

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Yeah I definitely agree with that. Honestly, He doesn’t have the stuff to ever be “good”, but there arent many other better options. also, I don’t understand the waiver wire too well. Why was he just sent over? Isn’t it supposed to be a trade?

 

Because Nicolino wasn't a valued asset ever before.

 

 

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Yeah I definitely agree with that. Honestly, He doesn’t have the stuff to ever be “good”, but there arent many other better options. also, I don’t understand the waiver wire too well. Why was he just sent over? Isn’t it supposed to be a trade?

 

What happened is they tried to send him down to the minors, which, since he is out of options, means he can only be sent down after being offered or exposed to all 29 other teams who can then claim him. If all 29 teams said no thanks Nicolino could have been sent to the minor leagues even though he's out of options. Cincinnati claimed him and the Marlins could have pulled him back and kept him but they allowed the claim to go through and Cincinnati can now basically have him for free, no trade or other compensation necessary. 

 

 

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What happened is they tried to send him down to the minors, which, since he is out of options, means he can only be sent down after being offered or exposed to all 29 other teams who can then claim him. If all 29 teams said no thanks Nicolino could have been sent to the minor leagues even though he's out of options. Cincinnati claimed him and the Marlins could have pulled him back and kept him but they allowed the claim to go through and Cincinnati can now basically have him for free, no trade or other compensation necessary. 

 

Oh ok, so when do you see the situation where they have “x” amount of time to work out a trade after a team claims the player?

 

 

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I don't care how bad he was before, this team has no pitching, this was the year to give him a chance. And with Straily being hurt I'm even more shocked he was let go. 

 

give him a chance to do what?

 

set a major league record for hits allowed?  homers allowed?  

 

At this point you kinda know what you have in Nicolino.  Whats the fucking point, even on this team.

 

 

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Always had hope for him as late as last season, but he was clearly the definition of a AAAA pitcher with the stuff he had.  Im cool with it as long as it doesnt lead us to bringing up Alcantara before his deadline is up for team control. I have to think we'll end up claiming a couple guys before the end of the week to fill out our rotation.

 

 

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posted this on the other site, but fun little exercise to look back on how much talent we've given away that might have been able to prevent the fire sale if the front office acted like a small market team rather than making moves that to me seem like there was a clear directive from ownership for a few years that Loria was going to sell the team in 2018 and to make win now moves before then:

 

Random thought that popped into my head: Reds rotation might consist of Nicolino, Castillo, and Desclafani. Could you fill out close to a 25 man roster of guys who are still under team control who we gave up on/gave up in trades?

 

RP- Hand, Jennings, Hatcher, Austin Brice, Capps, Esch, Koehler, Paddack, Sam Dyson, .

SP- Nicolino, Castillo, Desclafani, Heaney, Trevor Williams, Martes

 

Lineup- Barnes, Kike, Yelich, Stanton, Ozuna, Mark Canha, Marisnick, Moran

 

Half of them stink and some of them were traded for each other in a few cases, but still just an example of how much talent we've traded that was under team control while in so many of those cases getting little to nothing in return.

 

 

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