Re: Sunday May 18th Minor League Game Updates
I'm guessing the next call up for the Reds to replace Belisle or an injuried starter will have more to do w/ who has options and who's on the 40 man roster currently. If the Reds all of a sudden found themselves back in the race, you wouldn't want to lose a guy b/c of option issues (don't know if this is the case for any current players in question or not) when the injuried player was back in the rotation or should the reds move outside the organization to fill that hole near the trade deadline.
Similarly, if a guy isn't on the 40 man roster, they may not want to cut a guy (the current 40 man is filled) to add that player to the 40 man roster. I'd hate to lose a Marcus McBeth or Chris Dickerson just to get 4 weeks of Lehr or Maloney(not on the current 40 man roster) vs 4 weeks of Bailey or Thompson if they thought Lehr/Maloney was roughly equal to helping the big league right now as Bailey/Thompson are.
Certainly they could move one of the injuried kids to the 60 day DL (Gonzalez?), perhaps cut somebody like the Magic Man, but I'm thinking they'd be more inclined to bring up somebody currently on the 40 man roster (Bailey or Thompson) than to make a move to add another pitcher like Lehr to the 40 man roster. I'm also thinking that perhaps moving Fogg back into the rotation is a possibility, but probably only if its a short term solution to an injuried starter expected to miss a start or 2, not a long term solution.
What is the Red's situation regarding these 2 circumstances. I'm not sure anyone in the minor's blows the Reds away right now that they can't just pick and choose based upon whats best for the long term health of the team/system.
Edit: I just looked at the stats on reds.com and didn't realize Fogg hasn't pitched in like 2 weeks. I guess cutting Fogg would be their logical choice.
Last edited by medford; 05-19-2008 at 05:12 PM.