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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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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Santos starting

It looks like Victor Santos will start Saturday in Pittsburgh. Aaron Harang isn't going to be ready.

The only catch is the Reds might need Santos is long relief tonight or Friday.

Seems to me they could have pitch Santos in relief last night and had Elizardo Ramirez start Saturday.

As I said in the last post, now seems like an ideal time to get guys, like Ramirez, big league experenice.


at 4:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santos getting a start - what a joke. Living in MN, I have been a pretty big Krivsky supporter. However, I am losing confidence - secrecy on starting pitchers, couldn't give Conine away (no one expect he would get much), calling up Lizard for one outing. He is acting like a desperate man. Very frustrating

at 5:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Santos??????
and Ramirez???
Soy un fanático desde Caracas, Venezuela, y lo que puedo decir es que estoy frustrado con el equipo, frstrado con la gerencia, frustrado con la directiva, es el equipo de toda mi vida y me duele verlo así...

at 5:57 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may seem like a bad idea at first, but Arroyo had 58 pitches last night. Thats fairly high to consider him for Saturday. But he would get 2 full days off, and has shown in the past a few times that he can pitch on short rest, even after throwing a full game, much more than 58 pitches.

I know the season is shot, and probably not worth the risk of Bronson getting hurt, or overly fatigued. He has pitched much better than his record this year, and hasnt been pitching bad lately except for last night. Just a thought, why not him, instead of Santos. Seems like a better option even if he is on short rest.

at 6:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 4 hole, Conine is batting .234 with .292 OBP this year, with 3 HR in 94 AB.

So, when the team hits a skid, MAC/Kriv go back to the Narron lineup and put Conine in the 4 hole????

Incidentally, Dunn is batting .329, with a .412 OBP, with 10HR in 73 AB.

Kriv should be fired & Mac should not get the interim manager job removed if it is his decision to put Conine in the 4 hole. Nothing against Conine, but the guy is not and never has been a 4 hole hitter.

Incidentally, I would bet that Griffey also does much better with Dunn batting behind him.

If Kriv has anything to do with Conine repeatedly batting the 4 hole this year, he should definitely be fired.

at 6:28 PM Blogger JF said...

Wow! I just noticed Conine Cleanup.

Whomever makes that call doesn't deserve to manage in the big leagues, PERIOD.

Maybe we can find a cheap rookie manager?

Very disappointed to see this unprofessional nonsense recur here.

D-words all around!

at 7:07 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

I don't put much stock in lineups, but yeah, the numbers just don't add up. Conine is, at best, a 6 or 7 hitter.

Hopper/Freel/Hamilton CF
Phillips 2B
Griffey RF
Dunn LF
Conine 1B
A. Gonzalez SS
Ross C

Dunno why this is so hard. It's as if they're trying to lose. And I think they are.

at 8:39 PM Blogger Taylor said...

My guess is that they are playing Conine to feature him to potential teams during the waiver trade time like we are in right now.

at 9:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on sure how draft picks are done in the MLB, but it's looking like we want a real nice one. We're the Boston Celtics of baseball! And nice post in Spanish...looks like we here in Ohio aren't the only ones frusturated.

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