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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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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Votto, Keppinger and Dumatrait named IL All-Stars

From Bats director of media and public relations Svend Jansen....

Triple-A Louisville infielders Joey Votto and Jeff Keppinger along with left-handed pitcher Phil Dumatrait were today named to the International League team for the 2007 Triple-A All-Star Game. The game will be played Wednesday, July 11 at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Votto, 23, is hitting .311 with nine home runs and 41 runs batted in. His .417 on-base percentage is third in the IL. From May 4 – June 20, Votto reached base in 42 consecutive games, the second longest streak in the IL this season. Last week he was named to the World Team for the 2007 All-Star Futures Game in San Francisco.

Keppinger is leading the IL with a .359 batting average and has hit safely in 43 of the 49 games he has appeared in for Louisville. The 27-year-old has played in three games with Cincinnati this year, batting .250 with the Reds. Keppinger has started at first base, second base, third base and left field for the Bats this season. He is tied for the team lead in multi-hit games with fellow All-Star Votto at 23 apiece.

The 25-year-old Dumatrait is tied for fourth in the IL with seven wins. He leads the Bats pitching staff in games started with 16 and his 88 1/3 innings pitched are good for fifth in the IL. Dumatrait was named Louisville Pitcher of the Month for April went he went 4-0 with a 0.63 ERA.

The 2007 Triple-A All-Star Game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN2, pitting the International League All-Stars against the Pacific Coast League All-Stars.


at 4:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


How does the Reds' payroll compare to the rest of the teams in the NL? Do the Reds, in part have the worst record in baseball, because they also in the bottom 5 of payroll in the NL? Just curious -- if the Reds are in the bottom 5 of payroll, then it is hard for me to blame Krivsky or Narron for the Reds' play.

Also, and I don't know if you can break this down, when considering payroll, can you break it down for the Reds according to both official payroll (meaning, including players that they have previously released -- e.g. Cormier and any others -- ) and the payroll of players on the MLB roster; i.e. still playing for the Reds? I don't know if you have access to this information but if you do, that would be interesting to know.

Also, how does the Reds' payroll compare to Cleveland's? Cleveland is a similar size city -- yet the Indians since 1994 or so have played much better baseball than the Reds. Certainly, the Indians are playing much better this year.

at 11:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Responding to my own blog...

Rank Team 2007 Payroll 2006 Payroll Change
1 Yankees $195,229,045 $198,662,180 $(3,433,135)
2 Red Sox $143,526,214 $120,100,524 $23,425,690
3 Mets $117,915,819 $100,901,085 $17,014,734
4 White Sox $109,680,167 $102,875,667 $6,804,500
5 Angels $109,251,333 $103,625,333 $5,626,000
6 Dodgers $108,704,524 $99,176,950 $9,527,574
7 Mariners $106,516,833 $88,324,500 $18,192,333
8 Cubs $99,937,000 $94,841,167 $5,095,833
9 Tigers $95,180,369 $82,302,069 $12,878,300
10 Orioles $95,107,807 $72,585,713 $22,522,094
11 Giants $90,469,056 $90,862,063 $(393,007)
12 Cardinals $90,286,823 $88,441,218 $1,845,605
13 Braves $89,492,685 $92,461,852 $(2,969,167)
14 Phillies $89,368,214 $88,273,333 $1,094,881
15 Astros $87,759,500 $92,551,503 $(4,792,003)
16 A's $79,938,369 $62,322,054 $17,616,315
17 Blue Jays $79,925,600 $71,915,000 $8,010,600
18 Brewers $71,986,500 $56,790,000 $15,196,500
19 Twins $71,439,500 $63,810,048 $7,629,452
20 Reds $69,154,980 $59,489,015 $9,665,965
21 Rangers $68,818,675 $65,468,130 $3,350,545
22 Royals $67,366,500 $47,294,000 $20,072,500
23 Indians $61,673,267 $56,795,867 $4,877,400
24 Padres $58,235,567 $69,725,179 $(11,489,612)
25 Rockies $54,424,000 $41,133,000 $13,291,000
26 D'backs $52,067,546 $59,221,226 $(7,153,680)
27 Pirates $38,604,500 $40,234,833 $(1,630,333)
28 Nationals $37,347,500 $63,267,500 $(25,920,000)
29 Marlins $30,507,000 $14,998,500 $15,508,500
30 Devil Rays $24,124,200 $35,417,967 $(11,293,767)

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