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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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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Salmon it is

The Reds will option relief pitcher Brad Salmon to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Bobby Livingston.


at 9:11 AM Anonymous mikec said...

There's a smart move. Option the guy who throws hard and other than the homer to Berkman has been untouchable.

at 10:50 AM Blogger wild bill said...

Bad Move!!!!!!!!!!! Coffey should have been the one sent down. I know salmon doesn't have the expierence as coffey, but he has good movement on his pitches. The dodgers couldn't touch him friday night. Coffey needs a 2nd pitch, he throughs a hard fastball,but has no movement on it. Can't locate his splitter or change and needs to develope a 2nd pitch he can locate.

at 4:42 PM Blogger Don said...

I bet Todd Coffey is breathing a huge sigh of relief...unfortunately

at 4:52 PM Anonymous mikec said...

This team is horrible. Come on. Can't get a run in from third with no outs. Walk the opposing pitcher for the second day in a row in a crucial situation. No wonder they're 10 games back. Fire Jerry Narron. Fire Jerry Narron.

at 7:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called playing out the string
Every game, starters do reasonably well and the bullpen continues to
fold-can't accuse this management of being proactive-oh well 124 games to go
Wonder if Stanton's era can top 10-he's on his way

at 7:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my plan-

Keep Phillips, Gonzales, Griffey,
Hamilton, Harang, Arroyo and Lohse

Release everyone else and call up the Louisville Bats-wanna bet they wouldn't do any worse

at 7:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it time for the Reds to release Stanton and Sarloos. I know there aren't many alternatives, but if the ship is on fire with sharks in the water, you have to jump in eventually. Keep in mind...this is KRIVSKY's bullpen. Can't blame this on O'Brian, Uncle Carl, Marge, Santa Claus or anyone else.

at 7:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kid won't succeed up here until he get a breaking pitch that he can throw for strikes. When he does he'll be back, you can take that to the bank.

at 7:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea what this team's owner and GM and manager are thinking. I've never seen such a incompetent officer. Doing the same thing day after day can make all Reds fans unhappy. Who need this team's ticket? Are there fun to watch? Reds fan should boycott watching the games. THE SEASON'S OVER.

at 8:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was sick of Narron and his horrible managing skills 10 losses ago! Half the bullpen ought to be let go. Why not just bring everyone up from Louisville? We KNOW that our guys up here CAN'T DO IT. Maybe the young guys can? Reds are as bad as KC with Narron running the show.

at 8:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with mikec. Narron has been saying, in comments to the press, that he wants power guys in the bullpen, then they send Salmon down despite the fact that he and Burton were the only power guys in the pen. I love Todd Coffey, as a person, but he's lost it as a pitcher. Today is further evidence Stanton should retire. Vin Scully said it best on today's telecast. New ownership, great marketing, and a revitalized Griffey. But it's May, and the season's a disaster. Bob Castellini said he was a winner, and would put one on the field. We're waiting.

at 8:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only one who should be removed, optioned, released or hauled off and terminated is Narron and the coaching clowns

at 10:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have you gone Scott Sullivan? Stan Belinda? Gabe White? Scott Williamson? Mike Remlinger? Mike Jackson or Johnny Ruffin?

All hope is lost!

at 10:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long before they fire narron!!!!cpc

at 11:05 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Narron Stinks. Worst manager I've ever seen (in 42+ years of being a MLB fan. Also, it was very stupid to cut Hermanson when guys like Julio and Hoffman are still with their teams after horrid spring training/early season results. ruined the Reds. The Reds give crappy players dozens and dozens of chances but then summarily cut Hermanson...brilliant! The only way to save this season: FIRE NARRON, dump Stanton, Coffey, and Milton. Get Bailey and some rookies up here. I don't care if Gonzalez hits 30 HRs this year, he stinks too. I have no use for a SS who is a .200 hitter and can't steal bases (YAWN). He went 0-5 today and left 8 MEN ON BASE. Felipe Lopez was FAR BETTER but that blunder can't be undone (except the guy responsible for that trade should be fired or quit). We need to get the rookies up here and give them the GORDON experience that KC is giving their star of the future. Why? Because 2007 is all but over for the Reds. Might as well look ahead to 2008, and give the kids some seasoning. I'm so sick of Narron's idiotic lineups and constant lineup changes. Until NARRON is gone, I'm spending ZERO DOLLARS on the REDS and after today's game I don't see any reason to continue following this team until GENUINE and MAJOR changes are made. I'm starting to miss the Lindner Reds!
I hope more fans REFUSE to support this team until Narron is fired (a good first step). If we're going to have another season of GIVING AWAY games, at least give us a manager who puts the starters in EVERYDAY in the same slot, and who has the faster players run the bases aggressively and keeps the starters in longer.

at 7:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand it any longer! Reds suck and show no signs of turning it around. This is unacceptable for the fans; it should be unacceptable for the Reds ownership and Reds management. However, it seems to be the status quo. How sad; how absolutely sad to see the Reds in this dismal state. And it isn't just 2007, it has been every year since 1999 and it shows no sign of ending. Lifelong fan here and sorely disappointed. Go Reds--- PLEASE!

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