Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I've gotta say, I haven't noticed those things.
BTW, please bring up Jay Bruce to compensate for the offensive downgrade of Kepp to Janish. In two atbats today Bruce has walked and hit a 2-run triple off the CF wall. He's now hitting a robust .357 with a 1.015 OPS.
I'd be shocked if the Reds don't hold out to clear Super Two status since it's already mid May and there's very little time remaining. By my calculations, it looks like the "safe" date to call Bruce up would be May 24th, a Saturday when the Reds are in San Diego. If they waited that long then they'd likely then elect to hold off until returning home on Tuesday, May 27th when the Pirates roll in.
The Reds have held out for seven weeks now on Bruce; I'm thinking they'll keep their hands off the trigger for two more weeks. But stranger things have happened so you never know.
FWIW, it looks like the Brewers held out in calling up Ryan Braun last year until quite possibly the very exact "safe" day. Braun was hitting .342/.418/.701/1.119 in AAA and the Brewers called him up on May 25th.