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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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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Grievance filed

The Reds confirmed they filed the grievance with Major League Baseball over the Gary Majewski trade.

Wayne Krivsky would not comment on it.

The crux of the case will come down to whether the Reds can prove that they were misled on Majewski's condition before the July 13 trade. The parties involved were deposed by the Reds lawyers.

Nationals GM Jim Bowden wouldn't comment on it either when asked about it by the Washington Post.

There's no deadline for a ruling. If the Reds win, it would put Bowden in a tough spot with the new ownership in Washington.


at 6:42 PM Blogger zach14 said...

so what exactly would happen if they win? what type of compensation would recieve if any, draft picks, money? or does washington just get a slap on the wrist or some sort of restrictions?

at 6:46 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I would suspect just what you said: A draft pick or money. The Reds did this on principle more than anything. A lot of people in the organization aren't fond of Bowden. The Reds believe they were wronged and want it on the record.

at 12:44 AM Blogger Pat said...

when a trade is made, isn't there a physical? And doesn't the team ask the player about his health history?

at 2:01 AM Blogger Chris at Redleg Nation said...

I think you meant "deposed," right?

at 11:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reds obviously didn't ask the right questions or do their homework on Majewski. It's not like this team is good at diagnosis of injuries. They have a history messed up arms and terrible estimation of time missed. Day to day can turn into months.

at 12:32 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Physicals are not given before trades, except in special cases. It wasn't a matter of asking the right questions. There's a from that's filled out on trades. Two of the questions are: Has the player had an injections? Is he on medication? In both cases, the Reds contend, the Nationals neglected to inform them. And, yes, I meant deposed. It's been fixed.

at 2:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

rmThat implies that the Nationals lied in which case a grievance is justified. They still should have performed physicals. Due diligence.

Either way, they still stink at diagnosis over the years and have had far too many arm injuries in the minors.

at 1:10 AM Blogger Randy said...

Anonymous: You're comparing apples to oranges and past management to th present.

at 1:11 AM Blogger Randy said...

Anonymous: You're comparing apples to oranges and past management to present

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