Re: Louisville(AAA) Pitching Help
Originally Posted by Chip R
I have not really looked lately but it seems to me we may have a couple or three 40 man spots open on the roster. Wilson was just recently transferred to the 60 day DL and Hammond was DFA. Belisle took Hammond's place but he was already on the 40 man.
From what I have observed over the years, guys who aren't prize prospects that are in AAA only get called up if A.) They are pitching lights out and B.) They were signed by the current regime. We remember how long it took DanO to call up Booker last year. Maybe Wayne is different, I don't know. But I would look at those guys and see who they were signed by.
according to Reds.com, there are 41 guys on the 40 man roster, something is not right.
Paul Wilson and Grant Balfour are on the 60-day DL. So that should mean that there is 1 spot open to put the roster at 40. I am assuming that Krivsky is expecting one of those guys to come back within a couple of weeks or he would be adding another player. I still think they should have Hammond's spot open at the moment. It's kind of confusing, but surely one of these guys on the 40 can be moved to make room for Venafro or Salmon.
Jon Countlangus is pitching well for Chattanooga and he is on the 40 man roster. He's 26 years old, it's time for him to be moved to Louisville or Cincinnati. Why is a 26 year old pitching in AA?
2006 (AA) 2.38 ERA 34 Games 5 Saves 41.2 IP 25 Hits 19 BB 38 K 1.06 WHIP
The Reds have a lot of options to bring up guys who have been pretty decent this season at either AAA or AA. Why Krivsky doesn't do it, I will never know. I understand that the Reds front office have scouts and get reports on these guys on a daily basis. The only thing I can use is their numbers. Maybe there is something wrong with all 10 guys they could bring up and give a shot to? I just wish that someone would ask Krivsky why these guys can't be given a shot considering how bad the pen has been. The rotation needs an upgrade too.
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Last edited by Jpup; 07-05-2006 at 05:31 AM.