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reds44
08-20-2007, 02:48 PM
Anyway, have been told that Jorge Cantu is getting called up. Not sure whose spot he would be taking, but it could be Bellhorn or something else is up. Will let you know as soon as possible.

-Trent

Gotta be Conine.

Degenerate39
08-20-2007, 02:51 PM
-Trent

Gotta be Conine.

Now only if Hatte would get traded so we could see Votto

Muggerd
08-20-2007, 03:09 PM
Bellhorn in the line up :rolleyes:

captainmorgan07
08-20-2007, 03:13 PM
very puzzling why bellhorn is in the lineup. Has edwin had a day off lately? Very nice to see Cantu up though he's been hitting well since he's come over. Hopefully next we will see votto.

jmac
08-20-2007, 03:14 PM
Bellhorn in the line up :rolleyes:

Considering the day before pete said maybe he can just start writing out the same lineups makes this hard to understand !

Muggerd
08-20-2007, 04:10 PM
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are about to acquire Jeff Conine from the Reds for two A-ball position players.
They probably won't be giving up much of significance. This is the move that's going to make room for Jorge Cantu on the Reds' roster. He'll replace Conine as the team's first baseman versus lefties. Conine will be used primarily as a pinch-hitter in New York. He'll start at first base versus tough lefties, but it won't be a strict platoon with Carlos Delgado.

Boston Red
08-20-2007, 05:02 PM
On the other board, someone mentioned that Bellhorn is 6-12 lifetime against Smoltz. I assume that is why Bellhorn gets the nod tonight.

Degenerate39
08-20-2007, 05:55 PM
On the other board, someone mentioned that Bellhorn is 6-12 lifetime against Smoltz. I assume that is why Bellhorn gets the nod tonight.

Smoltz isn't pitching Hudson is so this still doesn't make much sense.

captainmorgan07
08-20-2007, 06:01 PM
actually i think he means bellhorn is 6-12 against hudson.

Degenerate39
08-20-2007, 06:03 PM
actually i think he means bellhorn is 6-12 against hudson.

Your right I looked it up on Yahoo Sports

AmarilloRed
08-20-2007, 06:25 PM
I am all for trading Conine for 2 A players. However, Cantu would play at first wouldn't he? I would much rather them call up Votto instead of Cantu.

Prf15
08-20-2007, 06:32 PM
I am all for trading Conine for 2 A players. However, Cantu would play at first wouldn't he? I would much rather them call up Votto instead of Cantu.

Votto is bad against Lefties. Hatte needs a platoon because he can only hit righties and Cantu although he may not be Jeff Conine I bet he would be a better option at 1st than Votto since Hatteberg is still here.

AmarilloRed
08-20-2007, 06:50 PM
This means if we want to see Votto start at first base, we had better decline Hatteberg's option. If Cantu gets Conine's roster spot, than Votto will have to get Hatteberg's roster spot.

Boston Red
08-20-2007, 06:57 PM
actually i think he means bellhorn is 6-12 against hudson.

Yeah, sorry. Smoltz, Hudson, whatever. With Dumatrait going, I don't think it really matters.

GoReds44
08-20-2007, 07:51 PM
Glad to see him up..Would've liked Votto to be up but it will be interesting to see how Cantu does..

jnwohio
08-20-2007, 09:05 PM
This means if we want to see Votto start at first base, we had better decline Hatteberg's option. If Cantu gets Conine's roster spot, than Votto will have to get Hatteberg's roster spot.

I think Jay Bruce's more rapid than expected rise and the fact the Reds are already so left handed at the plate have made Votto into trade bait. Griffey or Dunn (if not both) will still be around at the start of 2008 as will Hamilton. Plus Bruce and Voto are both LH batters. Also Valentin may be playing his way into the starting catcher's job; and, they might keep Hatteburg. They have just too many lefties. I think the choice has been made that between Bruce and Votto, Bruce is the long term keeper.

That said Votto would draw bigger fish in the trade market if he had some major league experience.

Mike S.
08-20-2007, 09:34 PM
It's audition time for Cantu, call it early spring training>

Chi-Town Red
08-20-2007, 09:48 PM
I hope we don't trade Votto...Left handed or not....

GoReds33
08-20-2007, 10:06 PM
I hope we don't trade Votto...Left handed or not....Me too. People don't really consideer him a top notch prospect, so we won't get that much in a trade. I would like to see what hes got before we consider trading him.:)

Muggerd
08-20-2007, 10:08 PM
Cantu batting 1.000

:)

Degenerate39
08-20-2007, 10:14 PM
Cantu batting 1.000

:)

You beat me to it

AmarilloRed
08-20-2007, 10:38 PM
Votto is our first legitimate 1st base prospect in many years. I would find it difficult to trade him unless we got some outstanding prospects.