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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

Transaction (Ellison picked up)

From the Reds:

TODAY'S TRANSACTIONS: The Reds today claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners OF Jason Ellison...San Francisco’s 22nd-round draft pick in 2000, Ellison was traded to Seattle on April 1 in exchange for LHP Travis Blackley...he has spent the season with the Mariners (63g, .283)...a corresponding roster move will be announced when he reports to the team...he is expected to arrive tomorrow...he will wear uniform number 16.

SURGERY: IF/OF Ryan Freel this morning had season-ending arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage and to clean out the meniscus in his right knee...he is expected to recover fully by spring training...the 1-hour procedure was performed by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek.

Ellison is 29. Sounds like an extra outfielder type. I'm fairly sure Todd Coffey will be the cooresponding move. Don't know what will happen when Josh Hamilton's ready.


at 4:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything to avoid calling up Bruce, right?

at 5:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamilton for Bellhorn if I had to guess. Then Bray for Gosling. Move Belisle to the bullpen, move down Santos and leave PD in the majors. Run that the rest of the year and let spring training be filter for the young starters for next year.

John, if you had to compare Keppinger to Rich Aurilia who can field SS better? I ask because it is becoming more obivious that Keppinger is a guy who should start, but where does he play? 2B? SS? 3B?


at 5:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Who? Why?

at 5:19 PM Blogger Ron said...

OK, Let's think this through. The Reds have two left handed hitting outfielders currently on the roster, and a third left handed hitting outfielder on re-hab. They have an abysmal record against left handed pitchers. Do they bring up a fourth left handed hitting outfielder (Bruce) or do they add a right handed hitting outfielder. It seems like a no brainer to me. But, of course, Krivsky has no brain, from all accounts here, and that's why he made the move.

at 5:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Brady Clark available, and several good young outfielders in the organization,the Reds pick up a player like Jason Ellison. This move makes no sense at all. But like most of the moves Krivsky has made lately, it is what we as Reds fans have grown to expect. This team is now firmly the joke of Major League baseball with no hope in site! It is a sorry time to be a fan of the Reds.

at 5:45 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

This team is now firmly the joke of Major League baseball. . .

Yep, I guess the Pirates, Devil Rays, Orioles, Marlins, Royals and Rangers all forfeited their anointed slots of jokedom so the Reds could move up.

at 6:03 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on people... Ellison might mot be the next triple crown winner but
he's a right handed bat, good defensively, and has speed.
Bruce isn't ready for the major leagues yet but wait a couple of years until he matures. Planning a major league roster is like a game of chess... plan 3-4 moves in advance and lose the least valuable piece.

at 6:14 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

A vote of confidence for Wayne Krivsky. That is a great indication that he is on his way out. Thank God.

at 11:27 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce isn't ready for the major leagues yet but wait a couple of years until he matures

If we shouldn't have to wait two or three years. He should be penciled in as a atarter next year.


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