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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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Monday, September 3, 2007

Coming up

From the Reds....

Tomorrow, the Reds are expected to recall from Louisville RHP Todd Coffey, RHP Kirk Saarloos, RHP Brad Salmon, 1B/OF Joey Votto (#19) and IF/OF Buck Coats (#63) and select from Louisville the contract of C Ryan Hanigan (#65).
When they play, Votto and Hanigan will become the ninth and 10th Reds players to make Major League debuts this season.
On Saturday, the Reds recalled from Louisville LHP Phil Dumatrait and RHP Marcus McBeth.


at 4:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

no Jorgensen - interesting ...

at 4:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they aren't going to call up any starting pitchers? For a team that really only has 2 capable starters its actually pretty sad. Way to get ready for next season Wayne. This team is in worse shape then they were at this time last year. The bullpen is still a mess and they have no 3, 4, or 5 starter. Glad Bob is delivering a winner. Where has he been by the way?

at 4:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So no Jay Bruce? Have you heard from Wayne why Jay Bruce isn't being called up?

at 6:02 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

You must have forgot Jay Bruce. Obviously, he is coming up.

at 6:08 PM Blogger Jim said...

Has anyone asked why Jay Bruce is not coming up? Will anyone ask why Jay Bruce is not coming up?

at 6:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the Bats play the Indians Friday night in Indianapolis...Votto and Coats looked great, but I'm wondering about the Ryan Hanigan call up?

Maybe he just had an off night, but the Indians ran on him all night long, he went 0 for 4, had a passed ball and left 4 runners in scoring position w/ 2 outs.

Justin Mallet looked really good as well. Encouraging since we need pitching so desperately.

at 6:37 PM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Just a few questions:
1. How old was Ken Griffey Jr when he made his debut?
2. How old is Jay Bruce?
3. Why does Pete Mackanin need to check with Wayne Krivsky to see how Joey Votto will be used?
4. Why is Honus Wagner not the starting SS for the Cincinnati Reds?
5. Will Wayne Krivsky be relieved of his duties at the same time as Pete Mackanin is dismissed at the end of the season?
6. Can you tell me why the Reds can afford big contract extensions for the likes of Ryan Freel, Todd Coffey, Bronson Arroyo and Mike Stanton but they cannot afford to bring up their top prospect for a month?

at 7:29 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Coming up...any more meetings at low morale central?

Batting Ellison with a runner in scoring position and two out--that's not quite what "trying to find ways to win" man really meant, was it?

Sorry, but I'm completely fed up with MacNarron now. He doesn't deserve 2008. And I'm not changing my mind even if they win the next 20 games in a row (they'll be lucky to win 2 of the next 20).

So the VERY best we could do was Ellison and his .056 average in that spot huh? Really?

Calling Mac and Krivsky stupid is an insult to the word stupid.

But it was a beautiful day to hear chants of LETS GO METS at GABP! I hope Castellini is happy! I bought 4 tickets and got to see a great team. The Mets.

at 7:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is that it? They're just going with 33 players for September? And why Hannigan instead of Jorgenson? They should call up a full 40. At least bring up another starting pitcher, seeing as the choices for the number 5 starter aren't overwhelming

at 7:33 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

Why not Jorgensen?

at 7:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

john---please ask the manager why he put Ellison in the game to hit on Monday,when he had Keppinger,hopper and cantu on the bench ???? The dumbest move I've seen,I think it sealed his chance for perm.manager !!!
white oak jack

at 9:28 PM Blogger Pokey Reese said...

I am going to the game Saturday and I hope Votto plays. I dont want to see Hatteberg starting.

at 9:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Bats season ticket holder I am very excited to see Votto get a chance, but be forewarned, he got off to a very slow start here in Louisville this year, but boy once he got going he was dynamite. I question why Hanigan over Jorgenson and Coats over Bruce. Those are very questionable. Also, why not bring back Elizardo? He has pitched well here.

at 11:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

john why cueto or maloney do you think one of them could be called up later to get a spot start to see how they do maloney looked impressive sunday night in his aaa start

at 1:01 AM Anonymous redifil said...

Please allow me to apologize for being a jerk in the aftermath of the Reds' loss Sunday. All I can say about it is I am a hard-core fan in the true sense of the word (it being derived from the word fanatic) and I'm from the Lombardi ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing")-Adolph Rupp ("If who wins doesn't matter, why the hell to they keep score") school. But it's not just losing, it's how this team loses, and hearing the Cardinals' broadcasts point out the latest example of that regarding the crucial stolen base by Ryan in that game put me over the boiling point. To me, it's play hard, play to win and play the right way – even if you're 30 games under .500 and 40 games out of first.
Sincerely, redifil

at 5:48 AM Blogger DAB06 said...

Any idea why they decided to go with Hanigan over Jorgensen?

at 8:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How in the h... does Buck Coats deserve a call up when he has been in the organization, what less than a week now? Where is Jay Bruce and doesn't he deserve at least a chance to come up and get 20-30 ab's and to soak in what the big leagues is all about? Oh yeah, that's right the Reds don't play in the big leagues anymore. Krivsky is a baffoon! Where is Brad Kuhlman when you need him?

at 1:01 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

Coats' callup reminds me of a quote from "Tommy Boy," when David Spade sees the Tommy's office:

"You have a window. And why shouldn't you? You've been here ten minutes."

They've already wrecked one prospect this year (Bailey), so I'm not in the call-up-Bruce camp, but dang.

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