Here comes Daryl Thompson?
Here comes Daryl Thompson?
I've heard that Jordan Smith is being promoted to Chattanooga this week so I wouldn't be too surprised to see Thompson promoted to Louisville.
Wasn't Ramon Ramirez promoted to take Lehr's spot? He's on L'Ville's roster and MILB.com.
Can a team just up and trade you to the Korean League or say the Japanese League ?
If so , why dont we see this more often ?
I guess it would change things for example going home and telling wife you were traded.
Instead of "we're moving to Kansas city" , it would be " we're moving to Zimbulabula".
I wonder why they didn't bring Lehr up and give him a couple of starts to see if he could do anything? Matt Belisle was blocking him? Geez. Maybe Lehr could have been long relief instead of Fogg. Seems like he pitched well enough in Louisville to get a look. I don't see how he could possibly hurt the Reds' pitching staff.
I agree. I was hoping he might get a major league chance. Didn't see what that would hurt. They've tried everyone else.
Hate to see Lehr go but perhaps this is a first move on Jocketty's part to clear Louisville of the professional minor leaguers and start to accelerate movement throughout the whole system. If that's the case, then I like it. Thompson and Jukich should both go to Louisville, IMHO, as should Cody Strait and Shaun Cumberland.
So, this is Jockety's idea of wanting to win?
He could have at least given him a shot at Belisle's spot this year and see what happens. A couple of years ago when the Mets dominated the National League, they used 17 different starting pitchers. Some did well that no one would have expected to do well, only because they tried. They didn't continue throwing out there a pitcher that was ineffective.
Here is what we do know, in his major league career the numbers have not been good. This is the first decent year he has had since 2004. Is he having the best season of his life at age 30? Certainly possible. I don't think the Reds wanted to really find out though and I don't really blame them.
Moving Lehr didn't puzzle me at all or bother me. Move Pettyjohn and Shearn out, too if they want. None are going to give you better than Belisle or even Fogg, imo. Move up Jukich and Thompson along with Ramirez and make the Louisville staff an actual replacement pitcher resource for the big team, or a source of trade bait. All these career minor leaguers there have little value other than filling the Bats roster.
Righthanded pitcher Justin Lehr is headed for Korea. The Reds sold his contract Friday to the Doosan Bears of the Korea Professional League.
Lehr, 30, was 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA in eight starts for the Class AAA Louisville Bats, walking only nine in 52 1/3 innings while striking out 34.
“Lehr had a clause in his contract that said if a Korean club approached him, we had to let him go and that’s exactly what happened,” said general manager Walt Jocketty. “We had an opportunity to match their offer but it wasn’t something we wanted to do.