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BoCcc2832
08-01-2006, 03:10 PM
As expected, the Reds have optioned Brian Shackelford to Louisville.

Also, Dewayne Wise cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Louisville.

posted by Marc Lancaster at 2:08 PM 0 comments

Joseph
08-01-2006, 03:11 PM
No surprise on either front, but at least its announced.

BRM
08-01-2006, 03:14 PM
Doesn't that still leave 12 pitchers on the roster?

dabvu2498
08-01-2006, 03:15 PM
I'm somewhat surprised that no one else took a run at Wise.

KittyDuran
08-01-2006, 03:16 PM
I'm somewhat surprised that no one else took a run at Wise.Maybe because he was hurt earlier this year? :confused:

flyer85
08-01-2006, 03:18 PM
Doesn't that still leave 12 pitchers on the roster?yes, someone else will have to go on Saturday if Claussen is activated.

flyer85
08-01-2006, 03:19 PM
Maybe because he was hurt earlier this year? :confused:...more likely because he has never hit in the majors and only a little in the minors.

BRM
08-01-2006, 03:20 PM
yes, someone else will have to go on Saturday if Claussen is activated.

Is there still a need for 12 pitchers given the supposed upgrade to the pen?

flyer85
08-01-2006, 03:27 PM
Is there still a need for 12 pitchers given the supposed upgrade to the pen?The need for 12 pitchers has more to do with the effectiveness of the starting rotation than anything else. With Milton and likely Claussen I suspect they will need 7 relievers.

BRM
08-01-2006, 03:28 PM
The need for 12 pitchers has more to do with the effectiveness of the starting rotation than anything else. With Milton and likely Claussen I suspect they will need 7 relievers.

Good point. The pen will likely get taxed heavily during their starts.

UPRedsFan
08-01-2006, 03:29 PM
Who do you suppose goes on Saturday? Standridge or Weathers?

Arroyo
Harang
Ramirez
Milton
Lohse
Guardado
Coffey
Bray
Majewski
Cormier

RedsFanatic
08-01-2006, 03:34 PM
Why option down Shack, he has been unhittable against lefties. Weathers should have gotten the boot IMO.

wojo1025
08-01-2006, 03:36 PM
I was really hoping they found a way to trade Weathers or maybe flip one of the new RPs. Shack has been great against lefties and I hated to see him go. Standridge has been lights out in his last few outings. There is really noone I would like to see go~! This one is going to be bad no matter how it shakes out.

Gallen5862
08-01-2006, 03:40 PM
The good news with Wise clearing is that he is still in the Reds system. The added bonus is he would be eligible to be traded also since he cleared waivers. That could be important during this waiver wire trade deadline now.

princeton
08-01-2006, 03:50 PM
The added bonus is he would be eligible to be traded also since he cleared waivers.

if he cleared waivers, he has no trade value. He wasn't worth $10K and a roster spot

Danny Serafini
08-01-2006, 03:52 PM
I still think Lohse will be starting Saturday, and every 5th game after, especially the way Claussen has looked in Louisville.

Sea Ray
08-01-2006, 03:58 PM
I still think Lohse will be starting Saturday, and every 5th game after, especially the way Claussen has looked in Louisville.

Exactly. The way Claussen has pitched in AAA, there's no sense in bringing him up. Until he can pitch better than one of the 12 currently on the staff, you leave him down there.

ochre
08-01-2006, 03:59 PM
I anticipate seeing Cormier brought in to face lefties.

flyer85
08-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Exactly. The way Claussen has pitched in AAA, there's no sense in bringing him up. Until he can pitch better than one of the 12 currently on the staff, you leave him down there.it least it will be something interesting to watch. I will have a close look on Saturday cause I'll be hanging out in the Diamond Seats :D

keeganbrick
08-01-2006, 04:12 PM
I believe Standridge is out of options, correct?

princeton
08-01-2006, 04:13 PM
I believe Standridge is out of options, correct?

yes, but Lohse has options ;)

Sea Ray
08-01-2006, 04:13 PM
I believe Standridge is out of options, correct?

What more can they ask of Standridge? No way he's the worst of the bunch.

keeganbrick
08-01-2006, 04:17 PM
I would rather see Weathers go than Standridge. Can we still get some kind of trade for Weathers if someone claims him?