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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, August 27, 2007

Arizona bound

The Reds announced the following players are going to play in the Arizona Fall League:

LHP Ben Jukich
LHP Tyler Pelland
RHP Josh Roenicke
LHP Pedro Viola
C Craig Tatum
IF Adam Rosales
OF Chris Dickerson


at 3:46 PM Blogger Kelly said...

Interesting no Jay Bruce, Homer, Cueto, Watson or LeCure.....thought AZ was for top prospects.....Dickerson has been a huge disappointment and is getting old

at 4:10 PM Anonymous jc said...

what is the deal with baileys health?

at 4:17 PM Blogger John Fay said...

He pitched Saturday in rehab start for the Single-A Sarasota. My guess is he make another start there and if the groins fine joins the big league club in September.

at 5:35 PM Blogger Scott Stoffel said...


Who will start for the Reds on Saturday in St. Louis? Looks like it's Ramirez/Arroyo tomorrow, Harang on Wednesday, Belisle Thursday and Shearn on Friday. Will the Reds bring EZ or Bronson back on short rest (I hope not) or call up someone like Cueto for one start? I advocated trying to get Boomer Wells a week or so ago. He'd look nice in our rotation now...

at 6:01 PM Blogger Doug Gray said...

The Reds have historically never sent their top prospects to the AFL, and usually use it more for injured players and or guys they hope perform well to then look good as trade bait.

at 6:56 PM Blogger Marie830 said...

"thought AZ was for top prospects"
Actually it is usually for players who need to work on a certain aspect of their game, players who the organization thinks needs some more playing experience.
It's where players can prove that they should be top prospects, but who aren't yet.

at 7:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, do you think, given how Jorgensen has played, there's any shot he's stays with big club for purposes of catching, say Shearn? Seems to me David Ross has not really helped the team much with his bat this year. Thanks.

at 7:58 PM Blogger robby said...

The only way Homer Bailey should come to Cincinnati in September is to see the team doctor or to watch games. He clearly is not 100% and from what I have seen hasn't been all year or he is not the pitcher he was trumpeted to be. Krivsky says he doesn't need to throw 96 miles an hour to win in the big leagues which is certainly true enough, but when fans are told that a prospect routinely hits 95 and 96 mph on the gun for two years in the minors, When in the third year that rarely happens and frequently he is topping out at 90 mph, that is not a good sign. The Reds have reason to be concerned. Right now it appears Bailey is not the top of the rotation pitcher they thought or he is injured. Either way it has been a bad year for the guy many thought would be the savior of the staff. He is still very young, but this year has been a step back in his development.

at 8:40 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Could see Jorgensen getting a Sept. callup.

With Bailey, you've got to throw out the rough start the last time out. I think if he's good in next one, he should rejoin the club, even if it's for some bullpen work. I noticed Phillip Hughes' numbers the other day -- 2-2, 5.96 ERA. Hughes and Bailey were rated 1, 2 in baseball. It's not easy to have success the first time you're called up at 21.

at 8:41 PM Anonymous DevilsAdvocate said...

Oh, doug and marie830 beat me to it. The Reds, and in fact most teams, do not send their can't-miss prospects to the AFL. Neither the team nor the player would have anything to gain.

The players that have big but as-yet-unrealized potential, who need to learn something by getting some more playing time, or perhaps work on a new pitch or the like, or those who are running out of time to make good before they become minor-league free agents - those are the ones that most often are assigned to these post-season leagues. Good luck to all these guys.

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