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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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Monday, May 21, 2007

Would you bring EE back?

Louisville leads Columbus 9-2 after 5. Edwin Encarnacion is 3-for-3 with a home run, 3 runs and 2 RBI. He's hitting .413 at the moment.

Would you bring him back?

You can a pretty strong argument the Reds' lineup tonight would have been better with Encarnacion at third and Freel in center.

By the way, Bronson Arroyo's outing -- 2 IP, 6 hits, 6 earned runs -- was the shortest start of his career. His ERA went from 2.64 to 3.41.

It's a 7-5 game now, however.


at 8:55 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edwin was just lifted for a pinch hitter in the 6th. That's something that makes me go hmmm.

Yes, I'd bring him back up. However, I never would have sent him down to begin with. He has nothing to prove in AAA, and he's showed that. He should be up here.

He's hitting .413 for crying out loud.

at 9:02 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Yes, bring EE back, and hope he can pitch, because this lame team's pitching just get worse and worse. All the offense in the world won't help the Reds this year, we obviously have had a total pitching meltdown. NARRON still needs to be fired, and something different needs to be tried with the pitching. Somehow every young gun the Yanks call up from the minors do well-why can't we get the minor league arms up here NOW. Before we're 20 games under .500! STUPID REDS MANAGEMENT AND MANAGER are CLUELESS!

at 10:00 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

I can hear it now...but if the Reds go down 6-0 ten more times this season, they'll lose all 10. If it weren't the Nats, tonight would have been a loss. The win does NOTHING to change my opinion. NARRON needs to go. If the Reds go down 11 games under .500, it's time to call up the kiddie corps.

at 10:47 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

I'd have him back here in a heartbeat. Nuff said.

at 11:42 PM Blogger George said...

I agree with Justin Fernandez--the Nats are the worst team in the NL. Show me a decent series against a strong Milwaukee team, or whip the Mets for a few, then we're talkin' comeback. The sad thing is when the Reds win, I don't feel it builds momentum. I think they're more likely to lose the following game. They just get lax the next day, horse around, have some hugs, drift through the next game and lose. Fear of a manager is the only thing that can change that.

at 10:00 AM Blogger JS said...


I was just wondering why no one talks about Aaron Herr. Aaron has phenomenal stats at Louiseville, and has moved rapidly (yet quietly) up the farm system. He has performed at all levels. Any word on if anyone in the organization that has considered giving Aaron a chance @ third base?

at 10:18 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I would bring EE back, and put him at his natural position - 1st base - where his defense and offense would both improve.

at 10:44 AM Anonymous mikec said...

Didn't I read Edwin has three errors? I'd say bring him back though. Reds need some offense. Last year he was the only guy who hit with runners in scoring position.

at 12:24 PM Anonymous Allan said...

I would not bring EE back right now. He needs to play first base in Louisville. Whenever he shows that he is comfortable at that position, thats when he comes up. It might take through the All Star break or maybe the rest of the season, if the comittment is made to the switch now. I would count on Votto getting traded, maybe even before Dunn. I dont see JV as the first baseman of the next decade like so many do. He would be a defensive liability. EE could move over there and be an All Star for the next 15 years if he and the organization make the comittment to the switch.

at 9:49 PM Anonymous Mark - Virginia said...

Just out of curiosity...what is the Red's pitching staff 8th inning ERA this year?

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