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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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Friday, July 20, 2007

Marlins 10, Reds 2

Kyle Lohse didn't exactly showcase himself 11 days from the trade deadline. He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs (four earned) on eight hits.

If he doesn't hang the slider to Dan Uggla for a two-run double with two outs in the seventh, his line doesn't look so bad.

I think the Reds will be able to move him. They won't get a lot is my guess, but you've got to do it because he's a free agent. I'd run Homer Bailey, Phil Dumatrait, Elizardo Ramirez or Johnny Cueto out there before I'd pitch a free agent who is not going to re-sign.

Two things:
--I asked Todd Coffey about the Jeff Brantley comment. Coffey said he had not heard about it. "He's saying I haven't pitch how I'm suppose to pitch and I haven't," Coffey said.

--Ryan Freel was OK after hitting the wall, trying to a catch. But he was pissed at Armando Benitez. Benitez hit Freel with a 93 mph pitch in the eighth, the night after Freel hit a three-run homer off Benitez. Odd coincidence, huh? "I thought he threw hard," Freel said. "It went out pretty hard last night."


6 Comments:

at 11:31 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

That's just a great quote from Freel. Sort of a backhanded compliment. Priceless.

 
at 12:03 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen regarding your comment on the Loshe situation. If the Reds aren't going to be able to sign him next year then they need to move him and get a look at some of the prospects for 2008. Even if all they get is a single A level prospect for Loshe it is worth it.

Along those same lines if the Reds aren't going to pick up the $13 M option on Adam Dunn then it is the same exact thing.

So can you enlighten us as to the current thinking of the Reds regarding Adam Dunn? Are they willing to pick up the option on him for 2008? Or are they looking to move him before the trading deadline.

I'll be one upset fan if the Reds don't move Loshe and Dunn and neither are on the roster next year.

Redbeard

 
at 8:33 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep..it sure seems like the Reds have corrected themselves.. magnificent game too funny

John.. I love ya man but this is where you and I differ.... HE DID HANG THE SLIDER TO UGGLA

As Dick LeBeau used to say after everyone of his 14 losses.. we played hard

FIRESALE

 
at 8:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an Cincinnatian who has recently moved down to Sarasota, FL, I wanted to post something about this spring training facility deal. The Reds were originally promised a new 45MM stadium, but the county couldn't get the last 10MM in private money. Now it looks like the deal is on its last leg. They are going to put the 16MM on the Nov. ballot. There is an article in the local newspaper (Herald Tribune) on this topic a couple of times a week. Here is latest about a visit from John Allen.
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20070721/NEWS/707210412

 
at 9:16 AM Blogger Jeff Lehner said...

Brantley was right. There's one way for Coffey to shed that label - stop being a choker!

The great thing about Brantley and the Brennamans is that they don't sugar coat it like those homers on the Yankees radio network. You ever heard them John? Brutal!

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not burying Coffey. It'd be great if Brantley was wrong, but Coffey's got to start getting hitters out when it matters.

 
at 1:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know that Loshe is not going to resign? Not that it really matters, he is very replaceable the way he is currently pitching.

 
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