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GOYA
06-25-2010, 07:09 PM
Bats @ Tides


Burke CF .235
Hanigan DH .000
Alonso 1B .227
Balentien RF .208
Francisco 3B .285
Frazier LF .213
Sutton 2B .282
Valaika SS .298
Castillo C .268

Wood P 3.40

This is Cozart's first day off of the season.

I'm going to miss this one. Feel free to post any updates if the feeling grabs you.

muddie
06-25-2010, 08:15 PM
Tom Cochran on the hill tonight for the Mudcats. He's up 3-0 right now behind Negron's HR. Carolina is 0-3 in the second half.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 08:23 PM
Travis Wood: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 08:37 PM
Wood: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

muddie
06-25-2010, 08:38 PM
I'm a big Travis Wood fan. Plan to see him next week in Durham.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 09:02 PM
Wood: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Frazier is 2-for-3 with a double.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Wood: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 73 pitches/49 strikes.

juvey21
06-25-2010, 09:12 PM
Give wood a shot in the big leagues already!:rolleyes:

muddie
06-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Carolina up 5-1 in the seventh. Cochran's night is done after five. Don't really understand only five innings either. Medina is on the hill in relief and he is feast or famine.

Negron with six total bases tonight.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 09:26 PM
Wood: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 88 pitches/59 strikes.

He deserves a shot in the majors, IMO.

GIDP
06-25-2010, 09:30 PM
Wood: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 88 pitches/59 strikes.

He deserves a shot in the majors, IMO.

With how hes throwing it right now it certainly seems like hes got what made him very good last year back working.

Just where is there a spot for him?

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 09:41 PM
Wood: 8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 103 pitches/68 strikes.

Cedric
06-25-2010, 10:04 PM
With how hes throwing it right now it certainly seems like hes got what made him very good last year back working.

Just where is there a spot for him?

I like what they are doing. Shine him up and ship him out in about a month.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:06 PM
Home run for Juan Duran.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:08 PM
Tim Crabbe threw five shutout innings in his start tonight for Dayton, with one hit, six BB and six K. The Dragons led 4-2 going into the bottom of the ninth. Now it's extras. Oy.

AWA85
06-25-2010, 10:10 PM
Home Run by Yorman Rodriguez also. Stangs brought the lumber tonight.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:11 PM
A rough AA debut for Boxberger. Gave up three runs in the eighth. Fortunately, Carolina was up 9-1 at the time.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:12 PM
Brodie Greene is 4 for 5 for Lynchburg, which leads 9-1. James Avery fanned 7 in 5 innings.

Scrap Irony
06-25-2010, 10:14 PM
Nice to see Duran hit the ball early.

GIDP
06-25-2010, 10:14 PM
I like what they are doing. Shine him up and ship him out in about a month.

Yea Ive been one of the people saying I think you should trade the guy if you get the chance. I think hes a valuable pitcher and could probably have a nice career but if hes a part you add in for some of the other pitchers out there I do it. Then again id probably hold him back if Cliff Lee was the return, especially if Volquez comes back throwing darts.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:15 PM
Ronald Torreyes and Samuel Diaz each had three hits today for the VSL Reds, who won 5-1. They're hitting .387 and .357, respectively.

GIDP
06-25-2010, 10:15 PM
A rough AA debut for Boxberger. Gave up three runs in the eighth. Fortunately, Carolina was up 9-1 at the time.

Honestly sounds like a good start with a bad finish. 7 innings of 1 run? Ill take that.

muddie
06-25-2010, 10:16 PM
Honestly sounds like a good start with a bad finish. 7 innings of 1 run? Ill take that.

Boxberger pitched one innning in relief.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 10:21 PM
They're moving Boxberger to the bullpen? I don't like it. Not yet, anyway. He handled the starting role quite well in High-A. I'd keep him starting until he proves he can't handle it.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:22 PM
In Carolina's 11-4 win, Dave Sappelt was 3 for 5 with a 3B and a HR. He's hitting .333. Tom Cochran had another solid start.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 10:22 PM
Home runs by Juan Duran and Yorman Rodriguez in the same game. I hope we see that happen quite often.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 10:24 PM
Mesoraco went 2-for-5 and also picked off a runner.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 10:27 PM
Ryan LaMarre is 2-for-4 with a walk and a SB (#4).

GIDP
06-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Boxberger pitched one innning in relief.

OH ROFL nvm then hahahaha

GIDP
06-25-2010, 10:29 PM
They're moving Boxberger to the bullpen? I don't like it. Not yet, anyway. He handled the starting role quite well in High-A. I'd keep him starting until he proves he can't handle it.

Im guessing its because his schedule got messed up for the All Star game the threw in. Who knows for sure though.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 10:33 PM
Im guessing its because his schedule got messed up for the All Star game the threw in. Who knows for sure though.

Hopefully that's the reason.

AWA85
06-25-2010, 10:34 PM
Yorman with his 8 rbi of the season on a single.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:35 PM
It was not the professional debut that Tanner Robles had in mind: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

mace
06-25-2010, 10:36 PM
Interesting that Yorman is in RF with Dayne Read in CF.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 10:38 PM
According to the game log, Duran's HR was to CF and Yorman's was to RF. IIRC, most of Yorman's homers last season were to the opposite field. That's impressive.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:38 PM
Dayton has brought in Pedro Villareal to pitch the 11th and protect a 6-4 lead.

NorrisHopper30
06-25-2010, 10:41 PM
LaMarre has 4 steals already? I'm liking this pick.

AWA85
06-25-2010, 10:49 PM
According to the game log, Duran's HR was to CF and Yorman's was to RF. IIRC, most of Yorman's homers last season were to the opposite field. That's impressive.

The radio announcer said both were shots, that would be out in any park.

RED VAN HOT
06-25-2010, 10:53 PM
Hopefully that's the reason.

If you look at this in relation to other moves, Jordan Smith up from AA and Chapman going to the pen, it looks to me that WJ is focused on bolstering the bullpen with some of the best arms in the organization. It doesn't mean that, like Chapman, Boxberger will not go back to starting next year. With Volquez coming back, Homer on the way, and Wood pitching well, starting pitching is not the greatest need at the moment.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:53 PM
Consensus seemed to be that Cameron Satterwhite was not much of a prospect. He has three doubles tonight to raise his average to .379.

mace
06-25-2010, 10:54 PM
If you look at this in relation to other moves, Jordan Smith up from AA and Chapman going to the pen, it looks to me that WJ is focused on bolstering the bullpen with some of the best arms in the organization. It doesn't mean that, like Chapman, Boxberger will not go back to starting next year. With Volquez coming back, Homer on the way, and Wood pitching well, starting pitching is not the greatest need at the moment.

If you look at the bullpen performance of not only the Reds this year but also the system at large, it's hard to argue with that decision.

muddie
06-25-2010, 10:56 PM
What a difference a day makes...yesterday Louisville, Carolina, and Lynchburg combined for only three runs. Tonight they managed a total of 27.:beerme:

mace
06-25-2010, 10:57 PM
Oh my. Lansing scored three in the bottom of the 11th to beat Dayton.

It looked like the organization was set up for a clean sweep tonight, all the way from Cincinnati to Venezuela. So much for that.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2010, 11:12 PM
Duran just walked:

Yorman: 2-for-3 HR (#1), 2 RBI
Duran: 1-for-2 HR (#1), walk

NeilHamburger
06-25-2010, 11:16 PM
If LeCure pitches poorly tomorrow I wouldn't mind Wood taking his spot in the rotation. Especially since Bailey still appears to be around a month away from starting in Cincy.

GIDP
06-25-2010, 11:28 PM
If LeCure pitches poorly tomorrow I wouldn't mind Wood taking his spot in the rotation. Especially since Bailey still appears to be around a month away from starting in Cincy.
Im guessing Volquez is taking Lecures spots

fearofpopvol1
06-26-2010, 12:46 AM
Im guessing its because his schedule got messed up for the All Star game the threw in. Who knows for sure though.

that's what i thought too.

fearofpopvol1
06-26-2010, 12:50 AM
Wood: 8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 103 pitches/68 strikes.

Okay, it is time to bring Wood up in my opinion in replace of LeCure. Sam has been serviceable, no doubt. But Wood has better stuff clearly and almost made the team out of ST. He is pitching brilliantly.

Not to mention, it would be nice to get a lefty in the rotation.

Benihana
06-26-2010, 11:56 AM
I'd be disappointed if both Wood and Maloney are still with the organization in August. I'd have to guess one of them will be included in a trade package, otherwise it is almost a waste of resources.

Great to see Travis doing so well. He has really established himself as a major league ready top prospect.

HokieRed
06-26-2010, 12:03 PM
I'd be disappointed if both Wood and Maloney are still with the organization in August. I'd have to guess one of them will be included in a trade package, otherwise it is almost a waste of resources.

Great to see Travis doing so well. He has really established himself as a major league ready top prospect.

To take the other side of this, Beni, I'd have to say I wouldn't be disappointed because the one that's almost surely to go is Wood, and I suspect we'll come to regard trading him a mistake. Have to think Maloney's been shopped extensively and we've seen the result.

NorrisHopper30
06-26-2010, 12:07 PM
Hopefully Wood keeps raising his trade value.

Benihana
06-26-2010, 12:31 PM
To take the other side of this, Beni, I'd have to say I wouldn't be disappointed because the one that's almost surely to go is Wood, and I suspect we'll come to regard trading him a mistake. Have to think Maloney's been shopped extensively and we've seen the result.

That's a fair argument, but I'd actually like to sell high on Wood- provided the return is right. If he continues to pitch well, and we could fetch a TOR arm like Cliff Lee, Dan Haren, or Brandon Webb with Wood as the centerpiece, I'd happily take it and not look back.

The Reds need the bolster this year for the stretch run. Wood might turn out to be great but he also very likely could top out at being the #4 starter he was always projected to be. Again, I'm not advocating trading him just to trade him, but if the sell-high opportunity is there and the Reds can strengthen their rotation for the stretch run, I'm all over it. Maloney & LeCure can handle the spot-starting duties for this year and next.

lidspinner
06-26-2010, 01:08 PM
That's a fair argument, but I'd actually like to sell high on Wood- provided the return is right. If he continues to pitch well, and we could fetch a TOR arm like Cliff Lee, Dan Haren, or Brandon Webb with Wood as the centerpiece, I'd happily take it and not look back.

The Reds need the bolster this year for the stretch run. Wood might turn out to be great but he also very likely could top out at being the #4 starter he was always projected to be. Again, I'm not advocating trading him just to trade him, but if the sell-high opportunity is there and the Reds can strengthen their rotation for the stretch run, I'm all over it. Maloney & LeCure can handle the spot-starting duties for this year and next.


But Beni...and I see your point 100%, but you cannot give up a Travis Wood for a half year rental of a Cliff Lee...that is not good baseball....I say that with hopes of Travis Wood being a 6-8 year vet of a MLB staff...he has good enough stuff to keep him around with the right leadership. Now if Cliff Lee would sign here then thats a whole other option. I would trade Maloney or Lecure for a rental of Lee though....just not Wood.

fearofpopvol1
06-26-2010, 01:15 PM
But Beni...and I see your point 100%, but you cannot give up a Travis Wood for a half year rental of a Cliff Lee...that is not good baseball....I say that with hopes of Travis Wood being a 6-8 year vet of a MLB staff...he has good enough stuff to keep him around with the right leadership. Now if Cliff Lee would sign here then thats a whole other option. I would trade Maloney or Lecure for a rental of Lee though....just not Wood.

I would happily trade Wood and a few others for Lee...but the problem is that Wood won't be enough. The Twins supposedly are willing to offer up a lot more than that.

Vottomatic
06-26-2010, 02:03 PM
Off of Twitter:


Travis Wood since May 18th has posted this line: 1.62 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 11 walks in 55.2 innings.

GIDP
06-26-2010, 03:25 PM
I would happily trade Wood and a few others for Lee...but the problem is that Wood won't be enough. The Twins supposedly are willing to offer up a lot more than that.

Id like to have Lee but I dont know if I can handle dealing a group of prospects for such a short return.

fearofpopvol1
06-26-2010, 05:07 PM
Id like to have Lee but I dont know if I can handle dealing a group of prospects for such a short return.

It's not really a short return. The Reds get 2 high picks if Lee walks. I'm not in favor of the Reds giving up a top prospect (and I don't think Wood is a top prospect), but I'd be all for them giving up 3 good prospects for Lee. The Reds have a legitimate shot at the playoffs this year and Lee would help a lot.

OnBaseMachine
06-26-2010, 07:02 PM
“We have a primarily left-handed lineup against a tough lefty pitcher throwing the way he was – not the best match-up for us. You saw some textbook pitching out there today.”- Norfolk interim manager Bobby Dickerson on Travis Wood (The Virginian-Pilot)

“He located all of his pitches, fast, slow, up, down. He had command of the strike zone all night and was locating everything.”- Norfolk catcher Michel Hernandez on Wood
(The Virginian-Pilot)


http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2010/06/26/reds-farm-report/

SirFelixCat
06-27-2010, 12:00 AM
It's not really a short return. The Reds get 2 high picks if Lee walks. I'm not in favor of the Reds giving up a top prospect (and I don't think Wood is a top prospect), but I'd be all for them giving up 3 good prospects for Lee. The Reds have a legitimate shot at the playoffs this year and Lee would help a lot.

I'm all for restocking the low minors w/ top picks, but trading MLB ready players (and solid ones at that) for a couple month rental isn't the best idea, imo.