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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 8, 2007

Minor matter (check Bray's numbers)

From Jamie Ramsey:

Louisville loses a tough one to Indianapolis…Johnny Cueto pitches well…Josh Hamilton with 2 hits in the first game of his current rehab assignment…Jay Bruce doubles again…Chattanooga was off (Professional Speakers Day)…Sarasota has their winning streak snapped at Jupiter…Dayton falls to Quad Cities…Juan Francisco belts his 17th homer…Billings finishes the sweep at Helena…Kyle Maunus with 3 hits…Mike McKennon with 2 hits – and is now batting .321…GCL Reds get swept in a doubleheader vs. GCL Pirates…Neftali Soto with a 3-run triple.

UPDATE - JORGE CANTU & SHAUN CUMBERLAND: IF Jorge Cantu and OF Shaun Cumberland (and cash) were acquired by the Reds from Tampa Bay on July 28 for RHP Calvin Medlock and LHP Brian Shackelford (and future considerations)…Cantu in 12 games for Louisville is batting .333 (15-45) with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 6 RBI…he’s hit safely in 10 of his 12 games with the Bats (.375obp, .489slg)…Cumberland has hit safely in all 7 games he’s played since joining Chattanooga on July 30 (.385, 10-26, 5rbi, 2r).

BILL BRAY: Since July 20, LHP Bill Bray has posted a 1.86 ERA (3r/2er, 9.2ip) and a .211 OBA (8-38) over 8 appearances with Louisville (16 strikeouts).


at 1:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick - We must surpress all of that talent!!! Save Coffey!!!

at 1:48 PM Anonymous BTA said...

I see John, so tell me again why Decaf is still up and Bray is still down?

at 2:05 PM Blogger Gregory said...

I don't think Krivsky got enough credit for the Jorge Cantu trade. I realize we gave up a relief pitcher which is a bit puzzling but Cantu not only has a lot of potential but has already lived up to it. He drove in 117 runs two years ago and on almost any other team would still have been an everyday player except he hit a ball into his foot and the devil rays have so many freaking prospects that they didn't really need to wait on him to get better. I can't wait to see this guy at the Great American Bandbox and not spacious Tropicana Field. This was a steal. Oh yea, and he is only 25 years old.

at 2:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the Reds would leave someone like Gosling up and let Bray rot in the minors. And yes I know Gosling has no options left. So what, he brings nothing to the table just like Coffey.

at 3:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reds are getting back to those Leather Pants days of loading up on those "5-tool players" and giving up pitching to do it...

at 3:32 PM Blogger cincikid said...

Yeah, but the difference is that Cantu has proven that he can be a 5 tool type of player at the ML level, and although unpopular to believe, I think that Krivsky's scouting department is better than Bowden's.

at 4:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone wants to compare Krivsky to Bowden than they've got head problems. Arroyo, Phillips, Hamilton, and Hatteberg. And combined over in D.C. Lopez and Kearns have 17 HR. They are not getting any better.

at 4:30 PM Blogger Fred Sticklen said...

I can certainly attest to the Bray stats. I just saw the 4 game
set between the Tides and Bats. He pitched the last game (1 1/3).
He got up to 96MPH once and 93 regularly. I asked Ted Power after the game while waiting for the players to load the buses for Richmond if he was ready. He said, "He's healthy and strong the kid is ready and will soon be on his way".
Trouble here is, there is no room in the Krivsky inn for a young, ready and talented relief pitcher....

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