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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 today

Jeremy Affeldt is in town today, so the announcement is likely to come today -- as long as he passes the physical, of course.

Wayne Krivsky can answer questions about Affeldt's role then since they will no longer be hypothetical.


at 11:16 AM Anonymous Mike said...

What is Wayne going to say about Affeldt? NOTHING!

at 11:24 AM Blogger 24/7 said...


krivsky must be a joy to work with...but it is a good move. how do you think that bullpen will work out though? the reds are paying alot of guys down there...

at 11:34 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey John, David Aardsma just got DFA'ed by the White Sox. Do you think the Reds will kick the tires on him?

at 11:47 AM Blogger John Fay said...

I think Affeldt will be in the starting mix. As far as the bullpen, Castellini has eaten contracts before, so I think Stanton could go if he struggles like he did last year.

I don't see the Rule 5 kid, Valenzuela, making the team unless he's really good in the spring.

Options will come into play. I think Coffey and Majewski are out of options.

at 11:48 AM Blogger John Fay said...

Yeah, why not look at Aardsma. He's still relatively young.

at 12:03 PM Anonymous redheat said...

sure why not. Aardsma has the Dusty connection times 2

at 12:17 PM Blogger Chris at Redleg Nation said...

Krivsky kills me. What could possibly be the downside to talking about this sort of signing before the ink is dry?

Say the deal somehow falls apart this morning (even though that's never happened in the history of baseball), what possibly repurcussions would result from Krivsky having said, "we'll use him as a starter"?

The Bellichick act works when you have a handful of rings. When you've never won 85 games, you come across like a regular old wierd a-hole.

Kudos to John, Hal, Trent, Sheldon and everyone else for dealing with Krivsky's nonsense in such a professional fashion. The guy's not making your job easy, but it hasn't been reflected in the coverage.

at 12:35 PM Blogger Al in Ohio said...

Can someone please explain to me this mindset that there's some "Dusty Baker factor" out there that is now going to give the Reds a leg up on other teams when an ex-Baker player hits the market? Has it happened yet? Did ex-Giants go running to Chicago when he managed the Cubs? Has Castellini or Krivsky said or done anything to give you the impression that Dusty Baker is going to be allowed to dictate personnel moves?

at 2:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

For such a know it all you sure don't get a lot Al. You see player coach connections all the time in sports. It has to do with the fact that Baker, in this case, has worked with Aardsma and would probably feel more comfortable going after him than a relatively unknown commodity. And it is certainly not unreasonable to think that the manager of a team would at least have the ear of the owner and gm.

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