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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, January 23, 2008

Affeldt official

The Reds announced the Jeremy Affeldt signing. He's going to be available at 2:30 p.m. today. I'll update after talking to him and Wayne Krivsky.


at 1:36 PM Blogger Will T. said...

This is a good move for the Reds. Affeldt can pitch out of relief or as a starter. I really hope that he makes the starting rotation out of spring training. They need a lefty in the rotation. The only thing I do not like about this move is that it signals and end to my hope that the Reds would trade for one of my favorite pitchers, an Arkansas guy like myself, Cliff Lee. But overall, I like this signing.

at 1:37 PM Anonymous J-Diggety said...

Does Volquez still have options? I know he's bounced back and forth between the Rangers and the minor leagues the last few years.

at 2:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why the didn't just keep Saarloos. I'm not impressed with this signing at all.

at 2:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Affeldt is a scrub at best. Maybe he helps the end of the rotation or some middle relief, but you can't think that this is a going to make or break the team.

at 3:10 PM Anonymous OldeFarte said...

This person or persons who keep signing on ANONYMOUSLY need get a real life. The only thing they do is complain. Maybe if they were general managers or scouts or managers or even fans who spent a significant amount of time in the stands (not beer booth) at the ball park, they would have an idea what they are talking about. Why not just give it a chance and see if it works. I don't always agree with certain things that happen, but at least I am smart enough to know that I am not smarter than those who make the decisions. I am willing to judge team management on what happens, not on what I think SHOULD happen because I KNOW how to get the team.

at 3:12 PM Blogger Ol' Timey Redsfan said...

This is a good move for the Reds on a couple of fronts. First of all I can see him starting the year in the rotation to give the younger arms a little more seasoning in the minors. Second, I don't think you can ever have too many left handers, coming out of the pen.

at 3:25 PM Blogger redbeard said...

John if you were forced to guess what the Reds starting rotation would look like when they break camp what would you speculate it to be?


at 3:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Affledt is probably going to be another Eric Milton type pitcher if he makes the rotation. He will get destroyed and we will look back and wonder why Krivsky ever wanted this guy. Now hopefully we're smart and put him immediately in the pen, he seems to be of some use there. As bad as we need a lefty starter. . . Affeldt is not the answer.

at 6:24 PM Blogger reaganspad said...

Well Old One, there is one other anon who has a stuck cap locks button.

The first Anon today would rather have Saarloos and his 7+ ERA than Affeldt's 3.5.

The last Anon compares him to Milton and his 5.17 ERA. You think these Anon guys have a football team and are looking for a sure 7 every game?

I have like this guy for some time knowing where Reds pitchers tend to come from. This guy will be huge for us. Even if he is the 5th starter, he is better than Milton et al who were 7-16 last year with ERA about 7

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