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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, August 29, 2007

E.Z. out, Coutlangus in

Reds sent Elizardo Ramirez back to Louisville and called up Jon Coutlangus. No word on Saturday's starter.


at 4:57 PM Blogger Bob said...

I'd like to see string of these "in"-"outs" in a row. It is almost comical when you think about this season as they ship in and out the same 12 or so pitchers; none of them of major league caliber. Do they wave a magic wand each time thinking something magaical will occur?

at 7:11 PM Blogger starbuck said...

I totally agree with Bob. And, unfortunately, there is no magic wand thatcan be passed upon the current pitching staff at the AAA level (with exception of Maloney...gotta at least give him a chance, McBeth, Salmon, Bailey, and Cueto) I believe that all of the others have been given more than sufficient opportunity to show the caliber of pitcher that they currently are when tested at the major league level. With exception of the ones listed above, the rest of the AAA staff will not provide significant help to the major league roster. Agree or disagree, John???

at 7:19 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I wouldn't give up on Coffey. He's had a rough year. But he still throws 93, 94. He's 26. And he's been successful in the past.

at 7:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


You sound like Krivsky. Coffey is a hack who has had limited success in the past. You talk like he was a stud closer. He is where he belongs. Its that type of thinking that has provided the wonder pitchers in the Reds bullpen

at 7:45 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Anon: I said "he's been successful in the past." Yeah, that's calling him Trevor Hoffman.

He was 6-7 3.58 ERA in 81 games last year. I'm not saying he's going to be great. I'm saying I wouldn't give up on him.

at 9:37 PM Blogger Ron said...

Do you have any indication of what EZ's problem is? Does he still have lingering problems from his injury?

at 9:53 PM Blogger John Fay said...

His velocity seems down to me. I haven't seen him hit 90. I think he did consistently last year.

at 11:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lizard is like a lot of Reds' pitchers ... Lohse, Belisle, Livingingthepaststone, ... etc., guys who tease you with one good outing, then suck for the next 3 or 4. When is Reds' nation going to wake up to the reality that consistency is the name of the game? My guess? About 2015.

In the meantime, keep drinking the Kool-Aid!!!

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