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JaxRed
06-30-2008, 10:24 AM
This was on game thread and thought it deserved it's own thread (if true). Person posting is engaged to minor leaguer.

lollipopcurve
06-30-2008, 10:27 AM
gotta be a cash deal -- Reds dealing off logjam of OFs in AA

corkedbat
06-30-2008, 10:33 AM
gotta be a cash deal -- Reds dealing off logjam of OFs in AA


Cumberland to Louisville would have been simpler

redhawk61
06-30-2008, 10:44 AM
Cumberland to Louisville would have been simpler

seriously, whats a guy have to prove. He is tearing up AA ball and seems to not be going into any slumps, meaning he has nothing left to learn at the AA level.

I would think within next 4 weeks some promotions will happen once some trades our made, and spots made available. Hopefully he can get some time at AAA, perform well, and be a candidate for a September call up, and a candidate for the OF in 09

roborobj
06-30-2008, 11:48 AM
Yes. It's true. He left this morning. One of his friends told me personally.

JaxRed
06-30-2008, 11:53 AM
Is he going to AA? Do we know who we got back?

RedsManRick
06-30-2008, 12:03 PM
No loss there. I imagine that WJ wanted a touch more major league capable depth, hence the Mackowiak signing. They might also want Cumberland to stay in CF, which wouldn't be possible with Dickerson in AAA. It's my understanding that the jump, offensively, from AA to AAA isn't all that big.

camisadelgolf
06-30-2008, 12:31 PM
Cumberland to Louisville would have been simpler

I agree 100%, but for the record, that would've meant someone in AAA being released or traded.

roborobj
06-30-2008, 12:45 PM
My friend said he's headed to Delaware. If that's the case and Kansas City is playing the Orioles, he may just have been sent up. Not for sure though. Am waiting for a phone call.

Kc61
06-30-2008, 12:47 PM
No loss there. I imagine that WJ wanted a touch more major league capable depth, hence the Mackowiak signing. They might also want Cumberland to stay in CF, which wouldn't be possible with Dickerson in AAA. It's my understanding that the jump, offensively, from AA to AAA isn't all that big.

Sure, very logical. Perhaps as the deadline approaches and deals for Griffey and Dunn become possible, Reds want major league capable outfielders in high minors. Also wouldn't be shocked if the team is considering replacing Patterson or Hopper as back ups.

RedsManRick
06-30-2008, 12:50 PM
My friend said he's headed to Delaware. If that's the case and Kansas City is playing the Orioles, he may just have been sent up. Not for sure though. Am waiting for a phone call.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks is the high A team for the Royals I believe. That would make the most sense, I think.

Thanks for the update Katee. If you get the chance, pass along best wishes to Cody from RZ.

BEETTLEBUG
06-30-2008, 01:46 PM
Well does anybody know for sure about Cody to KC and for what? Is their a release about it anywhere?

sh0619
06-30-2008, 01:51 PM
Got some info from Cody's wife... They are headed to High A in Deleware.

BEETTLEBUG
06-30-2008, 01:55 PM
Ok guess that is good enough . Was it for Mr. Cash?!

JaxRed
06-30-2008, 02:17 PM
He can't be too happy about that, it's a demotion.

Buster
06-30-2008, 02:34 PM
I looked at the Wilmington roster and there is a pitcher by the name of Halltiwanger who the Reds traded to KC for Jeff Keppinger. Sometimes, these moves that seem to be meaningless turn out to be important.

redsmetz
06-30-2008, 03:54 PM
I emailed the Sports Editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He wrote back and said he'd look into it and get back to me.

Grande Donkey
06-30-2008, 04:43 PM
He was traded for a PTBNL.

mbgrayson
07-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Saw this in one of the other threads:

A Royal trade

Before Monday’s game, the Reds traded Lookouts utility outfielder Cody Strait to the Kansas City Royals. In 73 games with the Lookouts this season, Strait hit .257 with five home runs and 19 RBIs.

Strait was traded for a player to be named later. Taking his spot on Chattanooga’s roster is expected to be former Lookouts outfielder B.J. Szymanski from Triple-A Louisville.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2...ic-dis/?sports

Grande Donkey
07-01-2008, 10:17 AM
Hopefully this opens up a spot for Cumberland in AAA. I can't see how it couldn't.

camisadelgolf
07-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Hopefully this opens up a spot for Cumberland in AAA. I can't see how it couldn't.

I don't know how up-to-date the site is, but on Sarasota's site, it says Jerry Gil is on the roster. With Szymanski going to AA to replace Strait, I would also say that's more evidence for Cumberland going to Louisville.

RedsManRick
07-01-2008, 02:22 PM
Who's spot did Mackowiak take? I assumed it was clearing room for him.

Joseph
07-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Who's spot did Mackowiak take? I assumed it was clearing room for him.

I think there was an open spot from losing Andy Phillips, but I could be wrong.

sh0619
07-01-2008, 02:50 PM
I don't know how up-to-date the site is, but on Sarasota's site, it says Jerry Gil is on the roster. With Szymanski going to AA to replace Strait, I would also say that's more evidence for Cumberland going to Louisville.

Yes Gil is back in Sarasota...

Mario-Rijo
07-01-2008, 03:09 PM
I think there was an open spot from losing Andy Phillips, but I could be wrong.

Yes that is correct. However we still have a couple of guys injured as well with Freel and Gonzo I wonder if maybe one of them is on the comeback trail? I haven't heard anything about either of them in some time.

JaxRed
07-01-2008, 03:12 PM
Guys on rehab don't count against roster in minors.

dfs
07-01-2008, 03:13 PM
Yes Gil is back in Sarasota...
whew. That's a career that's gone in reverse.

Mario-Rijo
07-01-2008, 03:19 PM
Guys on rehab don't count against roster in minors.

Ah, ok. Well then I wonder what's up then because I cannot imagine they will bump up Cumberland until after his All-Star game appearance on the 14th.