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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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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another transaction

From the Reds: "In another transaction, IF Enrique Cruz cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster to Chattanooga.

Our 40-man roster is at 39 players."

That opens a spot to bring up, someone not on the 40-man. Homer Bailey is not on the 40-man. Presumptuous on my part? Probably. But I think the Reds moved more quickly on the Todd Coffey-Gary Majewski thing than they normally would.

A renewed sense of urgency, perhaps?


6 Comments:

at 3:45 PM Anonymous TGO said...

Have they said another move was pending? I don't know, they've been saying too much about Homer going to stay in AA for a while longer. Wanting to call him up when he was up to stay for good. Calling him up doesn't seem like a no-brainer yet to me.

I think the Coffey/Majewski move is a no brainer. Most of the wait seemingly has been to make sure Majewski was ready. Coffey is a good, young pitcher, but he's just not getting guys out this year, he's given up 6 HR's already in less than 24 innings, and his strikeout rate has really dropped this month.

Personally, I'm guessing nothing happens immediately, and the move was to add flexibility when either the right deal comes along or when someone within the organization needs to be recalled.

 
at 3:47 PM Blogger cow town said...

A 40 man spot will need to be opened before they can bring Everyday Eddie off the 60-day DL, but he's probably not that close yet.

 
at 5:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard any word that the Reds are working a trade that could be announced as early as today? This roster move plays into that. RM

 
at 5:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major league hitters would eat homer alive.

keep working on that breaking ball, homer

 
at 5:51 PM Blogger cincikid said...

Anon.
What trade are you talking about? It's been awhile since I've heard any good rumors around here.

 
at 5:59 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I heard something on WLW during the Stooge Report. Caught the tail end of it. But I was confident it was a gag.

 
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