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FlyingPig
03-27-2006, 10:07 PM
Making moves: The final non-roster pitcher left in camp, Jake Robbins, was re-assigned to the Minor League camp before Monday's game. Robbins was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 9 2/3 innings over nine games this spring. His cut leaves 36 players in Spring Training.

Outfielder Terrence Long was signed to a Minor League contract. A former lineup regular for the A's, Padres and Royals the past five seasons, Long is a .270 career hitter. The 30-year-old reported to Cincinnati's Minor League camp.

Minor League outfielder Stephen Smitherman was released Monday.



I really thought Smitherman was gonna be something. Didn't he play in the Minor League world game prior to the All-Star game a couple years ago with EE?

TeamBoone
03-27-2006, 10:18 PM
He was minor league MVP one year, I think. What the heck happened?

KronoRed
03-27-2006, 11:36 PM
He was old for the level.

I think it's more an indication that the Reds ML system is pretty barren.

Chip R
03-28-2006, 10:09 AM
He was minor league MVP one year, I think. What the heck happened?

You answered your own question. It's the Curse or the Reds Minor League Player Of the Year.

KittyDuran
03-28-2006, 11:27 AM
You answered your own question. It's the Curse or the Reds Minor League Player Of the Year.
Wasn't Dunn given that honor in 2001?:confused:

princeton
03-28-2006, 11:28 AM
Wasn't Dunn given that honor in 2001?:confused:

maybe that's why he's no Reggie Jackson

Doc. Scott
03-28-2006, 11:32 AM
The curse bit Richie Gardner as well; hopefully it will not bite Chris Denorfia.

Chip R
03-28-2006, 11:42 AM
Wasn't Dunn given that honor in 2001?:confused:

Not every athlete on the cover of SI falls prey to the curse. Adam must have supernatural powers that leaves him immune to such things.

Newport Red
03-28-2006, 06:32 PM
He stitched a chickenhead into his firstbase mitt with voodoo pins.

GAC
03-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Players like Smitherman are a dime a dozen anymore.

Besides, we got Jay Bruce. ;)