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Friday, July 27, 2007

Santos up, Saarloos out

The Reds have outrighted relief pitcher Kirk Saarloos and brought up reliever Victor Santos.

Saarloos had not retired any of the past 10 batters he faced.

In five appearances with Louisville, Santos was 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA.


10 Comments:

at 4:11 PM Blogger Pokey Reese said...

good to see krivsky is still recycling the same garbage over and over again

 
at 4:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santos? We've seen that dog and pony show. This team needs to get the young bullpen arms experience. I can't believe it wasn't Bray or Salmon or McBeth. I think the long term future of the Reds would be most benefitted by having all 3 of the aforementioned relievers throwing in the bullpen as opposed to the likes of Stanton, Coffey, and Santos.

In 2008 the Reds will be relying on these young guys to sure up the bullpen. Lets get Burton, Bray, Countlangus, McBeth, and Salmon as much experience as possible in '07 so they are more ready for '08.

Am I wrong in this opinion John?

-Redbeard

 
at 4:41 PM Blogger RickNMd said...

Why start the arbitration or free agency clock on some of the youngsters for a season that is lost? Now that makes no sense. Let them wait another month for September call-ups or earn a spot out of spring training.

Santos doesn't clost anything and he can pitch long.

It's a no-brainer--if you have a baseball brain.

 
at 5:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with Santos. He has ML experience and is acceptable as a middle relief man. I just would like to see Coffey spend a little time at AAA as well.

 
at 5:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this a joke???

 
at 5:25 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santos? We've seen that dog and pony show. This team needs to get the young bullpen arms experience. I can't believe it wasn't Bray or Salmon or McBeth. I think the long term future of the Reds would be most benefitted by having all 3 of the aforementioned relievers throwing in the bullpen as opposed to the likes of Stanton, Coffey, and Santos.

In 2008 the Reds will be relying on these young guys to sure up the bullpen. Lets get Burton, Bray, Countlangus, McBeth, and Salmon as much experience as possible in '07 so they are more ready for '08.

Am I wrong in this opinion John?

-Redbeard

 
at 5:56 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I'm Chicago for a wedding. But, yeah, I'm a bit surprised they brought up Santos. I also see Ricknmd's point. I think fans would like to see Bray, Salmon or McBeth. Maybe they think Santos figured something in Louisville. But his number with Reds went from good to so so to bad to awful in the course of the season.

Will be intering to get Chicago's take on the series with the Reds.

 
at 12:01 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a good idea to get the young arms some major league experience, but the Reds need a long relief guy and thats Santos. And he's pitched well down there. I say send down coffey and swallow Stanton's contract. Maybe trade Weathers if you can get prospects, but at the moment there isn't any room for the young arms...if you don't get rid of the old (Stanton) and bad (Coffey) arms. Untill then, Santos isn't a bad choice.

 
at 9:19 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the world isn't Phil Dumatrait called up and Belisle put in the bullpen? Phil is deserving of a call up.
K

 
at 2:45 PM Anonymous TGO said...

Anon @ 8:19am
I would imagine that Belisle is one bad start away from that happening. If he has another bad start vs. Chicago this Sunday, I could see Dumatrait or Ramirez getting his rotation spot with the other getting Lohse's spot (if he's traded.)

 
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