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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, June 18, 2007

More Arroyo and extra rest

The Reds have discussed the possibility of the giving Bronson Arroyo extra rest to see if it will help him regain his form.

“We've discussed it,” Reds manager Jerry Narron said. “But we haven’t discussed with Bronson.”

So would Arroyo be open to that.?

“Last year -- the way I threw all season – I felt like I had a right to say, ‘hey, I want to go every fifth day.’ Aaron (Harang) still has a right to say that. I have no right to say anything. I've had five out of six (bad) outings. I’m on the bottom of the totem pole.”

Classic honest Arroyo. And, as you might guess, he didn't say "bad outings."


at 10:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, if you can get a message to Mr Arroyo for me; does he eat enough Fish ? Strength,concentration,"Chi," these and others are the secrets of the Samurai...I don't know about his 'supplements' Bronson takes, but good nutrtion begins with a solid diet. Orange Roughy is a good choice, preferably non-breaded. The difference good fish can make as far as concentration, it can be the difference, "the edge" he is searching for.
Also, what if he alters the wrist in his delivery. These are just ideas. It hurts watching my favorite pitcher struggle. I wanna help.

Oh,I also sing Layne Staley better than anyone on the planet, if Bronson wants to jam, I think he may enjoy the session... "Down in a Hole" is probly my favorite song "Alice in Chains" ever did.

at 10:44 PM Blogger Dan H said...

Here's the Eddie Guadardo report from tonites Bats- Bisons game I attended. He pitched the 8th and allowed just one hit- a sharp line single to CF. He also gave up a sharp line out to LF hit by a left hand hitter. His fast balls toped at 86 mph on the stadium gun while the breaking oitches were 78-79 mph. Tough call if he is ready, he gave the thumbs up to Ted Power as he left the field after the third out. Is he better than Weathers now? That is the big question- I say not yet. Bats won 6-5 with a 4 run 2-out 8th inning rally. Also Elizardo Ramirez started and lasted 4 innings, not real sharp but got the job done 2 runs allowed.

at 10:50 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Saw his line. But appreciate the details. Jerry Narron wasn't sure if Guardado was even going to pitch tonight. Narron basically said it's going to be Dr. Kremchek's call. If there's any medical question, they'll err on the side of caution is my guess.

at 12:03 AM Blogger concepcionsf said...

This whole team needs a rest. The all-star break can't come quick enoough. I can't think of one good reason not to have the triannual fire sale. Dunn, Hatteberg, Lohse (if takers), Conine, and even Stormy.

Next, Kriv should take the reins off of his minor leaguers and advance those deserving a promotion. Bruce, Tatum, Cueto, Roenicke to double A. Watson, Valaika, Gonzalez to Sarasota.

at 12:06 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


At what point must Wayne say enough is enough with Narron? Look at the team in the dugout and on the field tonight. They are dead. Narron means nothing to them. .They have tuned him out. This team is bad, but not 17 under bad.

When must he make a change? I can't watch this anymore

at 3:15 AM Blogger Redsheart said...

First, they have to fire Narron. Talk about starting pitcher after he's gone.

at 2:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us hope this is not a direct result of overuse and we did not fry a real good pitcher because management was not willing to fix the bullpen, ran the same losers out there every 7th and 8th inning, and forced the manager to have no confidence in the bullpen so he stretched out his starting pitchers. Fix the bullpen and things can only get better.

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