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JaxRed
07-30-2006, 11:32 AM
According to Lancaster

corkedbat
07-30-2006, 11:36 AM
That's what I figured. Germano down, a bat up and then back down when Claussen comes up to pitch Saturday.

Kc61
07-30-2006, 11:40 AM
I don't think this tells anything. Watson can be easily sent back or DFA'd at any time to accomodate a new player from the inside (Claussen) or the outside (trade). Just fills up the 25 man roster for today and tomorrow.

redsfan30
07-30-2006, 11:41 AM
Maybe a trade isn't as imminent as we thought it was.

Gallen5862
07-30-2006, 11:43 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions
Atlanta Braves Placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique; transferred outfielder Brian Jordan to the 60-day disabled list; designated pitcher Jorge Sosa for assignment.

I am wondering could the Reds get Jorge Sosa fairly cheap. The Reds have Wise on DFA. Would a Wise for Sosa trade work or at least be the basis for a multi player trade? Watson could still be optioned back to AAA if needed. The Reds have only 38 Men on the 40 man Roster.

Tommyjohn25
07-30-2006, 11:44 AM
I've had the feeling all along that any trade the Reds make will come tomorrow, not today. I still think that Kriv is wheeling and dealing.

Tommyjohn25
07-30-2006, 11:51 AM
Actually, looking at this guys career numbers, there is now way he's up here for any length of time, yikes. If anything this makes me more sure that they'll make a move tonight or tomorrow.

redsfan30
07-30-2006, 11:53 AM
Maybe at second glance he's just a one and done for the Reds, that way they play with a 25 man roster today.

Krusty
07-30-2006, 12:03 PM
He is just buying some time till Monday's deadline.

KittyDuran
07-30-2006, 12:14 PM
I've had the feeling all along that any trade the Reds make will come tomorrow, not today. I still think that Kriv is wheeling and dealing.Stands to reason since tomorrow is an off day for the team... Kriv will probably have a phone to each ear...:D

Krusty
07-30-2006, 12:15 PM
Stands to reason since tomorrow is an off day for the team... Kriv will probably have a phone to each ear...:D

You have to admit it is exciting this year to be a buyer instead of a seller.

Matt700wlw
07-30-2006, 12:32 PM
Jerry on the pregame on how long Watson will be here...

"You never know, it could be all year..."

edabbs44
07-30-2006, 12:36 PM
Jerry on the pregame on how long Watson will be here...

"You never know, it could be all year..."
Yep. Jerry could have him hitting cleanup for the rest of the season. You never know.

CTA513
07-30-2006, 01:15 PM
Yep. Jerry could have him hitting cleanup for the rest of the season. You never know.

:ughmamoru

Big Klu
07-30-2006, 03:03 PM
According to the Reds roster on mlb.com, Brandon Watson is wearing #00, formerly worn by the illustrious Rick White. (And prior to that, by Curtis Goodwin.)

Henry Clay
07-30-2006, 03:09 PM
You have to admit it is exciting this year to be a buyer instead of a seller.

I agree. I also think it is exciting to know that Krivsky is unlikely to acquire the likes of a recovering Brian Moehler and fading Shawn Estes and tell Reds fans that we are headed to the promise land. If he acquires a number 5 starter, he will say so. If he acquires a power RH bat for the bench, he will say so. We can all question the Kearns/Lopez deal, but I really appreciated Krivsky's candor in describing what he was doing and who he was acquiring. He may acquire Jon Lieber or something similar for the 5 spot it the rotation, but I think he'll be honest about what he expects from the move. This year has restored a lot of my faith in the organization and energized me as a Reds fan.

KronoRed
07-30-2006, 03:21 PM
The new Wise/Q?

Gallen5862
07-30-2006, 06:43 PM
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Notes: Watson promoted from Triple-A
07/30/2006 2:40 PM ET
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Brandon Watson had bloodshot eyes and the look of someone that hardly slept a wink.
That was because he hadn't. The Reds told Watson late Saturday night he was being promoted from Triple-A Louisville. He arrived in the clubhouse Sunday morning in time for the club's game against the Brewers.

"It's been a work in progress," Watson said. "I was already back at the apartment. One of the guys had to take me back to the field and pack everything and then go back to the apartment to pack my little luggage, sleep for a couple of hours and get on a plane."

No complaints, however.

"In the end, that's what it's all about, being back up here," Watson said. "I'm excited for the opportunity. We'll see what happens."

Cincinnati claimed Watson off waivers from the Nationals on July 14. He was Washington's Opening Day center fielder but was sent down in April. The speedy 24-year-old was a .304 career hitter with 167 steals in 769 Minor League games but has batted .176 in 34 big-league games over parts of the last two seasons.

"When you get a shot, you just have to cash in. That's all," Watson said. "I'm going to come here and start all over from scratch."

Reds manager Jerry Narron planned to use Watson off the bench as a pinch-runner, late defensive replacement or early game pinch-hitter.

"He's supposed to be able to run," Narron said. "He's supposed to be a good outfielder. He's primarily a center fielder but I think he can play the corners. He's put up real good numbers in the Minor Leagues but never has gotten a chance to play regularly in the Major Leagues."

Watson is also the godson of former Reds star center fielder Eric Davis. His father, Sam, used to be Davis' youth basketball coach in Los Angeles.

"My father kind of had a part in raising him," Watson said. "(Davis') brother always came and used to tell my Dad about his younger brother and they kind of connected through that and are good friends for the rest of their lives."

Taking the fifth? The Reds will be paying close attention to Brandon Claussen's rehabilitation assignment start on Monday at Triple-A Louisville. The club, which optioned Justin Germano to the Bats after his spot start Saturday night, will need a fifth starter again on Saturday.

That would put Claussen on line to start on his normal days' rest. The lefty has been on the disabled list since mid-June with shoulder tendinitis and endured a back strain recently.

"We'll see how he feels and how he does and evaluate him," Narron said.

Suggestion box: Sunday marked the 19th and final time the Reds and Brewers played each other this season. In the quirks of contemporary scheduling, the Reds have yet to play the Dodgers, Padres or Giants once this season.

Narron wouldn't mind some tweaking to the schedule.

"It's easy for me to say but you should play everybody in your league nine times," Narron said. "And you play within your division more. Somebody smarter than me can figure it out but that would be a good starting point ... when you play each other 19 times, that's a little bit too much."

Heat rising: The air conditioning has been broken all weekend at the Reds' hotel, which was particularly unfortunate this weekend. Local temperatures have been in the 90s and muggy.

Ken Griffey Jr.'s watch has thermometer readouts. While sweating it out on on the hotel's 22nd floor Saturday night, Griffey watched the temperature in his room rise from 85 to 94 degrees.

"I took a picture of it in case no one believed me," Griffey said. "You know it's hot when the devil asks you for a glass of water."

Coming up: The Reds finally see the Dodgers when they open a three-game series Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park. Bronson Arroyo (9-7, 3.20) will start for Cincinnati against Aaron Sele (6-4, 3.79).

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.