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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

Jorgensen optioned

From the Reds:

The Reds today optioned to Louisville C Ryan Jorgensen.

Corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow (David Ross mostly likely to come off the DL).


at 8:37 AM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Sending Jorgensen down is wrong. Changing the team chemistry like this, in the midst of a winning streak, is wrong. Shearn and Jorgensen needed to be kept together unless and until the Reds start losing again.

What exactly does Ross bring to "the plate?" Didn't he have four months to get his batting average north of the Wily Mo Pena line? Why not give Jorgensen even half that time?

So essentially, 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in 15 ABs is now not as good as 15 HRs and 33 RBIs in 271 ABs...

Does anyone really need a calculator to see that it wouldn't have hurt us to keep Ross in "rehab" for at least as long as the winning streak continues?

at 1:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! Today's double headers has all the makings of a sweep, and not of the good kind. Ross and Gonzalez back in the lineup, I look for the bats to cool. Pitching matchups favor the Bucs.

Time to come down to earth again.

at 3:10 PM Anonymous bh said...

Does Reds management want to win? Or do they want to play footsie with individual players? Ross comes back with a .207 average. This win streak has been built on strong, consistent offense. So you take 50 or 60 batting average points out of the lineup.

Unfortunately, the only thing that could be worse would be to start Gonzales instead of Keppinger.

I think I just answered my own questions.

at 3:15 PM Anonymous ADMS said...

Yup, just when Javier gets hot and Jorgensen is pumped after a grand slam...let's put the living Mendoza line back behind the plate. Maybe we can hope for Ross one game and Javi for the second.

Unless Pete is getting his lineups from the clueless higher powers, he can't be blind to know that his (seemed at the time but proven wrong) cobbled together lineup with rookies, minor leaguers, and potent bats has worked wonders.

Kepp needs playing time - no questions needed.
Javi - see above.
We should see Jorgensen next week.

I wonder if Ross has just realized the Jason LaRue bug has just bit him now. Anyone want to see if the Royals want another catch...ooohhh....wait. I don't think they will take the call.

Leave the lineup alone, PLEASE! I want to see cobwebs and dust on Ross, A-Gone, and especially Stanton!

at 6:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moves like this are part of what's wrong with Wayne Krivsky as a GM. He signed Ross to a multi year deal and by Gawd he'll stick with him regardless of what he does. Imagine what his ego would be like if he actually managed to put together a decent team.

at 6:38 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Jorgensen was hitting .200 with the grand slam. He hit .229 with in 236 at-bats at Triple-A this year. And he'll be back Sept. 1. You really can't make decisions based on one game.

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