Aaron Cook

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    Aaron Cook

    Sox just signed him to a minor league deal.


    While he posted an ERA over 6 last season with the Rockies, FIP suggests that he was a better pitcher than that (FIP in the mid 4's each of the past 3 seasons).
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    EXCELLENT move, from a depth signing standpoint.
     
    notin oly posted 10 minutes ago that he would be a good target.

    It's very possible Cook is injured, or does not get out of the minors.  But the guy is actually pretty good when he is healthy.  We'll see how he is and what he has left...
     
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    In Response to Aaron Cook:
    [QUOTE]Sox just signed him to a minor league deal. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/01/red-sox-to-sign-aaron-cook.html While he posted an ERA over 6 last season with the Rockies, FIP suggests that he was a better pitcher than that (FIP in the mid 4's each of the past 3 seasons).
    Posted by JB-3[/QUOTE]

    His ERA and WHIP make Wake look like an all star.

    Gotta like his 3.6 BB/9 rate from 2010-2011. 

     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    How good was Bartolo Colon in the two years before the Yankees signed him?

    Cook had some injury issuses the last two seasons that limited him to barely over 200IP combined.  If these continue, he sits on the Pawtucket DL.  If he bounces back, better for the Sox...
     
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    [QUOTE]How good was Bartolo Colon in the two years before the Yankees signed him? Cook had some injury issuses the last two seasons that limited him to barely over 200IP combined.  If these continue, he sits on the Pawtucket DL.  If he bounces back, better for the Sox...
    Posted by notin[/QUOTE]

    Yes, indeed. Not many thought Colon would bounce back from about 3 years of struggles.

     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    Agreed. Low risk reality, high upside potential.  A depth chart move, which is not a bad thing.
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    The 6th starter pool is growing:
    Miller
    Silva
    Cook
    (Dice-K after June)

    (then we could also go with Doubront, Tazawa, or AWilson)
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    unfortunately the colon comparison is not a good one. The difference is that colon was actually good at one point in his career. Cook has always sucked. 
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    Cherington did what Lucchino instucted him to do, continue to get a low cost pitchers.    More are expected.    A hotel by itself will be needed in Fort Myers just to house low cost pickups, some that might make it at Pawtucket.
     
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    In Response to Re: Aaron Cook:
    [QUOTE]unfortunately the colon comparison is not a good one. The difference is that colon was actually good at one point in his career. Cook has always sucked. 
    Posted by redsoxpride34[/QUOTE]
    Maybe would could send Cook for the same controversial blood platelet procedure that Colon had done in Dominican. While it wasn't steriods lets remember steriods were not illegal at one time. But to the point RS are not asking Cook to become top of the rotation starter, they're looking for a no.5 starter. If Cook is healthy and can pitch to his career numbers 4.5 era pitching most of his games in Coors, RS will be overjoyed. May not pan out like Colon, but like this sign. If you make 5 of these and just one hits, will take it. It's win- win.
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    In Response to Re: Aaron Cook:
    [QUOTE]Cherington did what Lucchino instucted him to do, continue to get a low cost pitchers.    More are expected.    A hotel by itself will be needed in Fort Myers just to house low cost pickups, some that might make it at Pawtucket.
    Posted by OnDeckCircle[/QUOTE]

    More like a floor--not the whole Motel. 

    Personally I like the mixture of signings and trades. It actually feels pretty good from my perspective to have the list of players mentioned above as choices. I hope Ben doesn't forget about Maholm and Guthrie as possibilities so the Sox can keep Bard and Aceves in the pen. I think we have the makings of an extremely strong pen and a pretty good lineup. He does have to kind of narrow down the three to six slots in the rotation.

     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    Aaron Cook represents quality depth in the rotation or pen. Sorry Wake your ship has left th dock.
     
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    [QUOTE]Cherington did what Lucchino instucted him to do, continue to get a low cost pitchers.    More are expected.    A hotel by itself will be needed in Fort Myers just to house low cost pickups, some that might make it at Pawtucket.
    Posted by OnDeckCircle[/QUOTE]  ANOTHER GREAT FIND !!  ANOTHER "COMEBACK KID ON THE ROAD TO COOPERSTOWN" !!!
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    Just knowing there will be guys of fringe MLB talent in Pawtucket if we need them in emergency is a good thing.
     
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    [QUOTE]Aaron Cook represents quality depth in the rotation or pen. Sorry Wake your ship has left th dock.
    Posted by LB34[/QUOTE]

    Not if Wake would take the same deal.
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

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    [QUOTE]Just knowing there will be guys of fringe MLB talent in Pawtucket if we need them in emergency is a good thing.
    Posted by Sully1965[/QUOTE]

    Not to mention a former All-Star (2008).

    If he can even recapture his 2009 form, we'll be in good shape.  If he doesn't, then we're in the same position we were in 2 days ago.
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    Cook have 10 to 16 wins season ... And pitching more than 200 inning two season's .. Excellent move! I think the rotation will be good with

    Lester
    Beckett
    Buchholz
    Bard
    Cook / Silva 
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    This is the kind of deal that can make a pitching staff.  High impact potential is never a bad thing especially if you get them at a great price.  Pitching in the NL prior doesn't make someone the best candidate for the RS but pitching in Coors and putting up pretty good numbers makes this a good signing.  Hopefully he will be healthy and can stay on the field.  BC is doing exactly what this team has needed for some time and thats high impact options with low risk.  I just keep telling myself that these signings are not for players that we expect to be top of the rotation guys.  We are better for it.
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    In Response to Re: Aaron Cook:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Aaron Cook : Not if Wake would take the same deal.
    Posted by JB-3[/QUOTE]

    I am betting that Wake will eventually sign a Minor League deal with the Sox....it seems his only real goal is to get the Sox Win record....obviously cant do that working for another team....and if he takes a Minor League deal....I cant see the Sox not giving it to him.....they owe him that loyalty.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Aaron Cook : Not if Wake would take the same deal.
    Posted by JB-3[/QUOTE]  ONLY  I F   SOFTLAW SIGNS OFF !!!
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    Low risk high reward potential but not much else.  If Ben and co. load up on 6 or so of these types of pitchers(we already have both Cook and Carlos Silva) coming off injuries on the cheap and 1 guy pans out it is worth the investment.
     
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    Re: Aaron Cook

    His ERA and WHIP make Wake look like an all star.

    On my pool list, long ago. Good move. His age and pre-injury career profile make Tim Wastefield look like the giant beer gut parasite he is. The great thing here is that this contract is another nail in Timmy T-Ball traveling circus coffin!

    I would guarantee this guy 1 million, which they did not need to do, if it meant kicking no-market old manTim Wastefield to the curb!!!!
     
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    Wastefield doesn't have a market for the same deal! What team wants to pay money for an old beer gut to pitch in the minors and then have to pay him a million to transfer him to MLB roster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Aaron Cook:
    [QUOTE]Wastefield doesn't have a market for the same deal! What team wants to pay money for an old beer gut to pitch in the minors and then have to pay him a million to transfer him to MLB roster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted by hankwilliamsjr[/QUOTE]

    No one's giving that to Cook either, so what's your point?

    "Cook receive[s] a prorated $1.5 million salary if he is called up to the major league club." 
     

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