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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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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Test Blog for Erardi

Greetings. This is a test blog. I will be doing some blogging from Reds spring training this coming week, and am testing the Reds Insider site for my usage. Test, Test, Test.


16 Comments:

at 10:36 PM Blogger Red Faced said...

Test Post for Erardi.

 
at 11:00 PM Blogger hebs said...

John,

Isn't this the site you've been using?

 
at 12:17 AM Blogger MJ said...

Roger Houston Liberty one is reading you loud and clear.

 
at 1:13 AM Blogger sportsguy933 said...

Were did u get those runs value from the post a couple weeks ago. Was it RC? linear weights?

 
at 9:14 AM OpenID miami87 said...

One of the most intelligent posts I've read in this thread in a while.

 
at 9:19 AM Blogger Scottyb said...

John

Do you think that Burton is still a lock? He has a rough spring. Bray seems in form as does Coffee and Mercker and Lincoln are both looking like medical miracles.

 
at 10:51 AM Blogger flard said...

Glad to see Coffey and Bray pitching well. Test response

 
at 10:53 AM Blogger Bengal43 said...

Still wondering what Hopper's batting average is this spring.

 
at 10:56 AM Blogger flard said...

I'm sorry you had to go to comment moderation but I understand.

John Fay, will this still be primarily your site with Eradi's comments added?

 
at 11:25 AM Blogger John Fay said...

Hopper's hitting .238.

This still my blog. E filling in for a few days. I'll explain later today. Fay.

 
at 11:46 AM Blogger Dan said...

Bengal43... have you heard of the internets?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/statistics.htm

 
at 12:09 PM Blogger MJ said...

I think Burton makes it. If you remember correctly he had a slow start last year and ended up being one of our most effective relievers during the second half last year. The potential is there and spring isn't always the best reflection of a player. Often players start slow and get it together once the season starts.

 
at 1:25 PM Blogger MPCB said...

I noticed in the beginning of last season that Burton was throwing high 90's, but everything was straight and down the middle. Needless to say, he was getting hit hard. By the second half, he started getting the ball down with some movement and had great success. Let's hope he finds that movement again soon. With Burton, Weathers and Cordero available for the 7th,8th & 9th, this bullpen looks pretty darn good.

 
at 1:36 PM Blogger reaganspad said...

Bengals43, the link below is to the MLB site which has a catagory for stats that you can reference anytime:

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/stats/sortable_player_stats.jsp?c_id=cin&baseballScope=CN2&subScope=pos&teamPosCode=all&statType=Overview&timeSubFrame=23&sitSplit=&venueID=&Submit=Submit&timeFrame=1

 
at 2:59 PM Blogger REddlegg in Colorado said...

Words of griff-
"My dad never ceases to remind me that he's got two rings to my none," Griffey said. "This is the best team I've been on since I came here (in 2000), so maybe this year. If not, then I'll probably be traded and maybe get a shot with somebody else."

Interesting comments.

1.Griff thinks this is the best team he's been a part of here in Cincy.

2.If not any good ,he wants to leave.(Can you blame him)

Wow.That clears some things up.If we suck,like some believe we will.Then what can you get for a guy like griff? If we win,how much longer is Griff going to be around? I think he has option's on his contact to stay if he wants For another year(If the franchise decides they want him).

 
at 4:01 PM Blogger MJ said...

Win or Lose Junior is gone regardless.

 
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