Weathers Contract Finalized; Claussen Cut to Make Room
After much anticipation (OK, maybe not that much), the Reds have finalized their contract with David Weathers. To make room on the roster, they've DFA'd Brandon Claussen.
Marc has some quotes from Claussen if you're into reading the unconquerable spirit that lives on in even those who should be feeling pretty conquered.
It's true that Claussen failed to live up to his high expectations last season. Coming out of spring training, he predicted that the Reds starters would be going 7-innings deep, which was true of a couple of them. Not him of course, but a couple of them.
What I'll miss most about Claussen is the relentless pickle jokes Bellyscratcher loved to make at his expense. Maybe the Cardinals will pick him up. I bet she would relish that.
Wow. They aren’t even going to assign him to Louisville if he clears waivers? [img]http://www.red-hot-mama.com/images/emoticons/pm/confused.gif[/img]
WTF is Krivsky thinking ???
he’s the worst reds GM since Dick Wagner
He’s destroying this team
I’m having a major problem with this move, it could really come back and haunt the Reds. :crazy:
I didn’t realize Claussen was arbitration-eligible. Wow, this seems a rather odd move.
The Post thought Calvin Medlock, David Shafer, Chris Dickerson, Brian Shackelford, Brendan Harris or Ray Olmedo would be cut. Nobody seemed to have guessed it would be Claussen.
I bet they’ll make a good dill for Claussen.
I’m not sure what to make of this. [url=http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/2006/12/perez-departs-returns.asp]Marc Lancaster[/url] thinks the Reds have “lost confidence” in Claussen.
OTOH, [url=http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/pro/reds/2006/12/12/ddn121306reds.html]DDN[/url] says the Reds hope to keep Claussen:
[quote]The Reds, however, made it clear to Claussen that they’d like to have him back, but needed room on the roster, especially because Claussen won’t be ready to pitch during spring training due to shoulder surgery in August.
“We told him we would like for him to come back on a minor-league contract and we remain interested in keeping him,” said General Manager Wayne Krivsky.[/quote]
Then there’s the big news of the day:
[url=http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/pro/reds/2006/12/12/ddn121306reds2.html]Johnny Almaraz resigns, cites poor relationship with GM Krivsky[/url]