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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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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Reds transactions

From the Reds:

Today the Reds recalled from Class AAA Louisville RHP Elizardo Ramirez (#54), reinstated from the restricted list SS Alex Gonzalez and placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 7/29, IF Juan Castro (sprained right elbow).


13 Comments:

at 1:05 PM Anonymous jc said...

good to see ramirez back. obvious the big club does not believe dumatrait has the stuff to win here. was kind of suprised they traded medlock. did not get much for a major league pitcher with a lower era and whip than arroyo.

 
at 1:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about dumatrait???

 
at 1:07 PM Anonymous Matt said...

Is Phil Dumatrait ever going to get a chance at the big league level? Every time there is a call up, he is passed over. What's going on?

 
at 1:16 PM Blogger Taylor said...

John,

Just an update from Louisville. I went to the Bats game tonight and Eddie Guardado pitched in the 7th inning.

1 inning
5 batters faced
1 strike out
2 sharply hit balls
topped out on the radar gun at 87 mph

 
at 1:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! What moves the Reds are making. We'll be right back in this thing! NOT!

 
at 2:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen much of anything as this trading deadline has come to a close. I guess the team is going to wait until next year...

 
at 2:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do we as fans expect? The Reds don't make any noise as the trading deadline passes. Does that suprise anyone. It is the same ole thing every year. Can we trade owners or the g.m....I know, I know..we are stuck with those mediocre men....

 
at 2:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very happy to report that I have yet to make a game at GAB this year. Considering this will be the 7th consecutive losing year for the Reds I will keep my money in my pocket.
I encourage all of you to buy UC football season tickets. Once again UC will probably go to a bowl game and nothing beats Nippert Stadium for watching football.

 
at 2:55 PM Anonymous Doug said...

Looks like unless something happens in the next couple hours, Dunn will be traded during the winter.

I would hope a contender could use this power hitter in exchange for a pitcher.

 
at 3:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what trade do you want them to make?
there is marginal talent at the major league level and less in the farm system. This team is so far from contending it will be years before they get a truly competitive team together.

Get used to it.

 
at 4:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to break this to all of you out there that think Dunn will be traded this winter: HE CAN'T be traded. If the Red's choose to pick up his option for 08 then he can't be traded until June 15th I believe. Even then, the list is made up of 10 teams of his choosing. Could be that the Reds don't sign him, let him walk and take the draft picks. Hopefully then they go after someone like Eric Byrnes.

 
at 4:30 PM Blogger ............................................... said...

There is no plan. The Reds are stuck and they know it.

Too far behind to make a run this year, too poor to 'buy' a competitive team for next year, to cash strapped to keep what little talent they have for the future, and zero talent in the farm system that would make a team in the future, it looks like the window of opportunity the Reds had (2006) won't be around again for another generation.

Dismal? Maybe, but it's reality, folks.

 
at 5:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current ownership talks like they are committed to building a team for the future. They inherited a couple of outsized contracts where the players are dramatically less productive than they should be, either on or off the field. They have a number of good young players who should blossom with the right kind of clubhouse leadership and career development from the GM
and field management.
The concern is not whether the owners have the will, it's whether there is a plan to build the Reds in to a perennial playoff contender, not necessarily a pennant winner or a World Champion.
Slugging it out with the major market teams is a fool's errand...there has to be a different approach.
A change at the GM's office is probably the answer.

 
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