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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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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Stanton's deal

I was wrong when I posted that it would cost the Reds $2.5 million to designate Mike Stanton for assignment. He's owed $3 million next year, with an option for '09 with a $500,000 buyout.

He's given up seven runs over one ininng in his last two outings. He ERA since coming off the DL on July 2 is 8.15.

With him and Eddie Guardado in the bullpen, Pete Mackanin is in a tough spot any time the starter doesn't pitch into the seventh.


6 Comments:

at 9:54 PM Blogger Jim said...

Thanks for the clarification on that John. I feel much better now.

 
at 10:26 PM Blogger Portland Phil said...

4 for 15 with RISP...13 left on...Mackanin insisting on using Stanton when he KNOWS he can't get anyone out...the chances of the Reds winning 8 to 10 in a row are about the same as me pitching in the big leagues! The Reds couldn't win in the Little League World Series with the effort they made tonight!!!!!!!!!

 
at 10:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they just put him on the DL the rest of this year and next year

 
at 10:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a transplanted Reds fan in RI. I still follow the Reds/Bengals very closely and yes I still crave Skyline most of the time. It seems everytime Mike Stanton pitches it is just terrible. Everday Eddie should become "save him for a rainy day Eddie"-if then even! I am sure they are nice enough guys but enough already. Whenver the Reds (or any team) score say 3,4, or 5 runs they should have a good shot to win. Not these Reds sorry to say. The "eighth inning stuff" is uncanny! I sure hope it turns around. It appears that there is a lot of fine young talent there.

Boy do I miss the "Big Red Machine"!

Pete Nolte

 
at 10:33 AM Blogger crombiepunk said...

That 2009 option becomes guaranteed if he pitches a combined 140 innings between 2007 and 2008.

signed 2-year deal worth $5.5M thru 2008 season on 11/20/06- + he receives salaries of $2M in 2007 and $3M in 2008- + the deal includes a team option for 2009 worth $2.5M or a $500K buyout- + the option becomes guaranteed at a value of $2.75M with 140 games pitched combined in 2007 and 2008

 
at 12:10 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stanton is on pace to play 72 games this year... I have no idea why they are using him so much with his performances.

Sending him out there doesn't help us win now and doesn't help us later, so why do it?

 
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