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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, September 12, 2007

Saarloos Saturday, and question for you

Right-hander Kirk Saarloos will start Saturday against the Brewers. Saarloos is 1-4 with 7.39 ERA.

Nothing against Saarloos getting a shot, but if Homer Bailey is healthy enough to start a Florida State League playoff game, shouldn't he be making that start? Bailey was going to start until the FSL said he couldn't because of veteran status.


10 Comments:

at 7:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do I get my tickets? This organization is a joke.

 
at 7:05 PM Blogger docproc said...

Agree completely, John. Let us have a hopeful look at our possible future (Bailey) rather than furtive glance at our inglorious past (Saarloos).

 
at 8:59 PM Anonymous Scott said...

Agree with you John. Especially in light of the fact that he is able to start, is already on the 40 man, and from what I understand 2 more weeks of major league service time won't affect any super-2 status after the 2010 season should Homer be up from here on out.

 
at 9:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does this organization have such an adversion to using young players? Detroit has been a successful organization the last few years and and they have brought along their young players without such trepidation.

I believe they would have extensively used Bailey, Votto, and Bruce this year already.

--Redbeard

 
at 9:34 PM Anonymous Scott said...

I meant after the 2009 season for Homer. Because he wouldn't be a super-2 after 2009, he wouldn't be arbitration eligable until after 2010, even with another 2 weeks this year.

 
at 9:34 PM Anonymous Scott said...

I meant after the 2009 season for Homer. Because he wouldn't be a super-2 after 2009, he wouldn't be arbitration eligable until after 2010, even with another 2 weeks this year.

 
at 10:09 PM Blogger Dan H said...

Good point! I'd much rather see Bailey as he is the future rather than Saarloos who is a question at best. Again we'll never know the real answer.

 
at 10:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that bringing up Homer earlier this year didn't hurt his confidence, just the front office's confidence in him. Are they down on him?

I agree, let him experience the majors now, give him more to think about in the off-season, and be more mentally prepared next year for a full season in the bigs.

 
at 10:48 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

There is obviously something wrong with Homer Bailey that the Reds won't reveal. They knew damn well that he couldn't start any games in the FSL playoffs. If there isn't anything wrong with him, then please give me one reason, other than that Krivsky is a moron that he is not with the club right now.

 
at 10:52 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

John, you have to remember that Saarloos is a Krivsky signee, got to see what he can do. If he pitches well Saturday, Wayne can probably give him a contract extension for next season. Its also good to know that Coffey and Stanton are signed for next season.

 
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