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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, November 19, 2007

Minor league coaches named

From the Reds (Mike Goff was Seattle's bench coach last year):

MINOR MATTERS: The Reds today renewed the contracts of Louisville manager Rick Sweet, pitching coach Ted Power and hitting coach Smokey Garrett; Chattanooga hitting coach Jamie Dismuke; Sarasota manager Joe Ayrault, pitching coach Tom Brown and hitting coach Ryan Jackson; Dayton manager Donnie Scott, pitching coach Doug Bair and hitting coach Darren Bragg; Billings hitting coach Aaron Holbert; GCL Reds manager Pat Kelly and pitching coach Rigo Beltran; field coordinator Freddie Benavides, pitching coordinator Mack Jenkins and hitting coordinator Ronnie Ortegon...named Mike Goff manager and Chris Bosio pitching coach at Chattanooga; named Frank Cacciatore manager and Tom Browning pitching coach at Billings; named Jorge Orta hitting coach at GCL Reds; named Bill Doran infield/baserunning instructor.

RESERVE LISTS: Tomorrow is the deadline for all 30 Major League Baseball teams to file their reserve lists for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, scheduled for December 6 during the Winter Meetings in Nashville...any player eligible for the Rule 5 Draft who is not protected on a Major League 40-man roster may be selected by another team...eligibility for the draft depends on the player’s age during the signing season of his first contract...generally, players who sign at age 19 or older are under a club’s control for 4 seasons, while players who sign at age 18 or younger are under a club’s control for 5 seasons...after tomorrow’s deadline, no team can promote a minor league player to its 40-man roster until after the Rule 5 Draft, though it can remove a player from the roster to make room for a Rule 5 draft selection.


at 6:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad they're bringing more former Reds players back into the organization----they've listed 8 or so here. Isn't Chris Sabo still in there somewhere? I'd like to see more former Reds or even more players who actually made it to the majors.

As for the prospects they're adding, I expect the obvious names, like Jay Bruce and Johnny Cueto, but also Paul Janish and Tyler Pelland

at 7:06 PM Blogger DrOptimism said...

If reds.mlb.com is to be believed, we have a ton of room on the 40 man roster (34 currently).

I know it makes sense to hold off to the last minute strategically, but who do you think they need to protect?
Tyler Pelland
Miguel Perez
Carlos Guevara
Ramon Ramirez
Richie Gardner
All could be picked; protecting those 5 still leaves us room to draft someone ourselves.

p.s. Elizardo Ramirez is now a 6 year minor league FA - do you see the Reds trying to keep him?


at 8:47 PM Blogger dmiller9500 said...

John, have you heard where Jay Owens will surface again?

at 8:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think we could expect any free agent signings or trades this week?

at 9:45 PM Blogger Phill said...

Saw that LaRue is back in the NL Central...

at 8:34 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on where Pete Mackanin will surface? Staying with the Reds? Any rumours floating? I head he was considered for the 3rd bas coach at Oakland but got past up. Hope Krivsky can keep him.

at 11:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


Did Wayne not get the memo that free agency has started?

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