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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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Friday, August 31, 2007

Just occurred to me

Taking the Elizardo Ramirez off the 40-man opens a spot for a September call-up not on the 40-man.

Jay Bruce isn't on the 40-man. So maybe he's getting the call. Johnny Cueto isn't on the 40-man either. But I see Bruce getting called up first.


at 11:33 PM Blogger OhioJim said...

Why Bruce ahead of Cueto? They have a plethora of outfielders even if they trade a couple.

Bruce will be ready when they need him but what they need most is Bailey and Cueto rotation ready for next year.

at 11:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the reds could have opened a spot on the 40-man roster simply by moving livingston, gomez or freel to the 50-day dl

at 11:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing is, when was the last time they ever called up a full 40 for September? I can think of one time, I think it was 96 when Ray Knight was managing. They usually just call up maybe half a dozen players, average out a 35 man roster, including the ones who get activated from the DL. They really should try a full 40. Gives them more flexibility on the bench and more choices out of the bullpen

at 12:01 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we lose again. Mack changing the perfect lineup absolutely destroyed any momentum this team had. Keppinger should ALWAYS play ahead of Gonzalez. Hamilton and Keppinger or Hopper and Kepp should be 1 2 in the lineup everyday.
Plus what is Guardado doing pitching when we have the lead!! Him, Stanton, and Coffey (when he gets back up) belong on the loser's squad and should only be allowed to pitch when we are down by alot. This is freaking common sense. Im in complete disbelief right now with this.
Ive come to realize that Mack is nothing special and only played the lineup we had when we were winning bc injuries forced him to.


at 12:11 AM Blogger OhioJim said...

"Anonymous said...
the Reds could have opened a spot on the 40-man roster simply by moving livingston, gomez or freel to the 50-day dl"

I think there are already at least 2 guys (Gil and Castro) on the 60 day DL that they will want to get back onto the 40 man roster over the winter. No doubt there are some prospects aging out to where they have to go onto the 40 man to stay protected. So it could be getting a little crowded just to have spots for all the folks they need top have on the 40 man over the winter.

On the other hand, jf you have waivers on a guy like Ramirez go on and outright him. (I am no expert on the ins and outs of the minor league player rules but) I believe that Lizard's total profesional service time is low enough that having been moved through major league waivers and outrighted, he remains under the Reds control for next season without costing them a spot on the 40 man roster.

at 12:32 AM Blogger OhioJim said...

I just did some checking. It appears Matt Maloney is not on the 40 man roster either.

He might be the sleeper that gets Lizard's 40 man spot and comes up for September.

Believe he is older/ more experienced than Cueto (and Bailey too for that matter) because he came thru the college route.

PLus he is left handed and as of now the team has no lefties or other organizational starter prospects who are lefties.

at 1:05 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

john do you think we will see votto,bruce,cueto,maloney,or bailey up with the reds this year and if so which ones are locks to be up here? also do you think there is anyway the reds will release or put jason ellison on waivers so make room for another callup because he has been horrible and is doing us no good at all

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