Reds worst Free Agent Singings

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    Reds worst Free Agent Singings

    Saw a publication earlier this week.... The 5 worst free agent signings in team history. Any others to consider?

    Eric Milton
    Corey Patterson
    Willy Travaris
    Joey Hamilton
    Jimmy Haynes
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    Dante Bichette is my all time least favorite.

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    Ken Griffey Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    You are kidding :RIGHT

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    He would have to be on the list. He was a superstar when he signed and didn't live up to the billing. Four good years and five injured ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    He would have to be on the list. He was a superstar when he signed and didn't live up to the billing. Four good years and five injured ones.

    He wasn't a free agent signing. He was traded to the Reds, and signed a contract extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Dante Bichette is my all time least favorite.
    I actually thought of him first, then looked at his numbers, and they weren't horrible. They weren't comparable to his Blake Street Bombersesque but .295 16/78 in 125 games is fairly solid.

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    Eric Milton, 25 million and this in return: 8-15 record matched his 6.47 ERA and 1.55 WHIP.

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    A couple others that poped to my mind that were not on the original list were:

    Josh Fogg (2008) posted a 2-7 record, with 7.58 ERA

    Cory Lidle (2004) posted a 7-10 record, with a 5.32 ERA

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    He wasn't a free agent signing. He was traded to the Reds, and signed a contract extension.
    For Tomko and Cameron. Correct. Mark him off then.

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    Milton by far the worst, but one little signing that comes to mind for some reason is John Vander Wal.

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    Coco Cordero

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    Eric Milton. I hated that guy.

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    I think you factor price into this a lot so not really sure Josh Fogg fits. They paid him 400k.

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    Its hard to say that some of those moves were desigend to be bad. I think the theory behind the moves were bad. That theory being that the reds tried to find guys who were either coming off of injuries, coming off bad years, a stop gap to keep fans happy and most of all usually dirt cheap. For the longest time the bengals, ooops, reds always tried to go cheap and usually got what they deserved.

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