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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, April 27, 2007

Transactions with Krivsky comments

Just talked to Wayne Krivsky about the moves:

The Reds announced this:

"The Reds and RHP Todd Coffey have agreed to terms on a 1-year contract extension through the 2008 season...Coffey most likely would have been eligible for arbitration following this season as a "Super 2"...also today, RHP Jared Burton (strained left hamstring) was transferred from Louisville to Chattanooga on a rehabilitation assignment."

The Reds had been talking with Coffey since spring training. It wasn't a matter of simply avoiding the pending arbitration.

"I'm glad we go it done," Krivsky said. "It's got to make sense. I'm not going to do it just to get it out of the way. I don't like it going this long into the season."

The Burton move was a home-road thing. Louisville goes to Ottawa and Syracuse. Chattanooga is at home.

I asked Krivsky if he saw guys at Louisville (he was there Monday-Wednesday) who can help the bullpen: "Yeah, a lot of guys. You'll know who when we make a move."

He didn't mention names but the list probably includes Gary Majewski, Burton and Brad Salmon.


at 1:41 PM Blogger cow town said...

The Chattanooga paper reported this morning that the Bats are headed to Canada and weather not condusive to hammy rehab, so the Reds preferred Burton to be with the Lookouts.

As for Coffey, the Reds are buying low, eh, given his recent track record.

at 1:59 PM Blogger docproc said...

Wow, that wasn't the announcement about Coffey I was hoping to hear. I thought they'd be sending him down, not signing him up.

at 2:12 PM Blogger Dan H said...

Does Krivsky's call up moves seem imminent?

at 2:14 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Don't know. He wouldn't say, of course. But they can't go too much longer is my guess.

at 2:44 PM Anonymous Brendan said...

Speaking of Coffey....does he have options left? I assume he does, but I'm just curious how he hasn't been sent down in the last few years. Maybe Narron likes his cooking? I can't think of any other reason why he seems to be Jerry's # 1 option out of the pen.

at 2:49 PM Blogger cincikid said...

Man, it would be nice, at my job, to do a half ass job and only to get a promotion. Coffey should probably figure out his pitching problems before the fans and media slam down on him. I always liked the way he runs out of the bullpen, but I'd rather him run back just as hard after seeing him pitch.

at 2:51 PM Blogger John Fay said...

He does have options. He was sent down two years ago. Narron's also tried Saarloos this year. I suspect Victor Santos will be the guy if the situation comes up tonight.

at 3:33 PM Blogger Brad said...

Saarloos is one of the 3 on the way out, I would think, if there is a big shakeup. Also, is Frenchie gone when Bray comes back?

at 3:34 PM Blogger docproc said...

And hey, maybe Santos will have some ideas on how to pitch to his former Pirate teammates.

at 4:44 PM Anonymous Robert said...

It looks like Cormier hasn't pitched in a week. Are they preparing to trade him?

I wish they would trade him and Milton to the Yankees for prospects.

Then bring Livingston or Bailey up as the #5 starter. What do you think?

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