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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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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On Guardado

The Reds brass met with left-hander Eddie Guardado Tuesday, essentially to find out if he's healthy.

“He’s fine," Mackanin said. "Apparently, he doesn't feel like he sore. His arm is completely healthy. It’s just a matter of finding a consistent a release point. Basically, it’s like learning how to pitch to a certain extent."

Mackanin will continue to use Guardado in mop-up situations, like last night's 14-4 loss.

Guardado's roster spot won't be a big deal come Sept. 1. But it seems to me that right now he's taking a spot from a younger pitcher who could be part of the plan next year.


at 5:33 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

But it seems to me that right now he's taking a spot from a younger pitcher who could be part of the plan next year.

Oh c'mon, like 10 days is gonna make a big honkin' difference. . . .

at 8:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you could give a young kid 10 MORE days of Major League experience, I say it does.

at 9:25 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

And if that early call-up starts that kid toward his service time, no, 10 days makes no difference whatsoever.

Oh, the players whose careers were made by getting called up Aug. 21 instead of Sept. 1. Where's my list?

at 9:34 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I don't think it's going to make or break anyone's career. But I don't think it's doing Guardado any good either,

at 2:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Wayne dont pick up the option for Guardado next year.

at 11:01 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

I like Yesterday Eddie, maybe he should be pitching coach.

at 12:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I don't get is why he is in the Majors, if like Mackanin says, he is learning to pitch again. Did he have to be recalled from his rehab or could he have stayed in the minors longer?

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