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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Friday, March 30, 2007

This just in . . . Hopper to the DL

Outfielder Norris Hopper will not be coming north with the Reds.

"He might be DLed," Jerry Narron said.

Does that mean Chad Moeller gets the last spot for a position player?

"He's got a good chance,"Narron said.

Hopper will go on the DL and stay here to rehab. Dewayne Wise also make the trip to Dayton, so there a chance he could make it if the Reds decide they need an outfielder. Remember, Ryan Freel hasn't played since he hit the wall in Clearwater. He is in the lineup today.

The call on who is fifth starter -- Matt Belisle or Kirk Saarloos -- will probably be announced Sunday. Both are pitching today. Saarloos was listed as the starter for the last couple of days. But Belisle is actually going to start. Read into that what you will.

There's definitely a get-away day feel here. The bags are packed. Players wore suits in. The media contingent is down to me and Gary Schatz. I'm flying out Saturday morning. I made my reservations before the game in Dunedin became at Triple-A game. I tried to get out later today. Delta would change my flight for only $390. That Gold Medallion status really carries some weight, eh?

It seems like about a year ago that camp opened. Driving in, I had the pleasant realization that I won't drive in rush hour more than a handful times over the next six months. People are in bit of hurry and a bit stressed on their commute.


at 10:04 AM Blogger docproc said...

Thanks for blogging through Spring Training, John--it's been great.

I really, really hope you're right about trading (or dumping) Cormier to create a spot for Coutlangus.

at 11:14 AM Blogger Gejoe said...

I'd rather have Bubba Crosby than Dwayne Wise as a backup!

at 11:54 AM Blogger Daniel said...

In agreement on the appreciation for the blog. It's tough to get Reds updates being a Cincy ex-pat living on the West Coast.

John, any chance they cut Moeller and go with an extra pitcher? Why is no one discussing Santos' spring? He's been relatively flawless.

at 11:58 AM Blogger John Fay said...

Don't think they'll do that out of spring training. Narron talked about going with 11 pitchers at one point, so it's doubtful they'll go with 13.

at 12:12 PM Blogger MarkinMusicity said...

when you grow up in a German hometown, it's amazing what you miss when you move away.. the "Konditorei" in our hometown... where else can you have a coffee "mit schlag" and a Linzer tort dessert?? And you miss great SAUSAGE... we take good Wurst for granted.. until it disappears...
MarkinMusiCity... but raised in Union, New Jersey, a definitely German-flavored heimat

at 12:29 PM Anonymous eneg said...

Cormier hasn't done anything worthwhile in a Reds uniform....including last year and Spring training. Scouts must be seeing that he could be washed up. The Reds will be lucky to find a team interested in him and should release him if they don't....in order to accommodate some of their young up and comers.

at 1:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I third the motion for a blog well done, John. Thanks!

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