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    Please help me understand

    Can someone please help me understand why the Reds have Amir Garrett placed in Billings being a part-time pitcher since playing Basketball at St.Johns, and they have Nick Travieso in extended spring training when he's been in camp longer? Is there something wrong with Nick?

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    Re: Please help me understand

    Quote Originally Posted by DWS1125 View Post
    Can someone please help me understand why the Reds have Amir Garrett placed in Billings being a part-time pitcher since playing Basketball at St.Johns, and they have Nick Travieso in extended spring training when he's been in camp longer? Is there something wrong with Nick?
    Billings doesn't start playing until June. Anyone there is in extended spring training.
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    Re: Please help me understand

    Some things you need to know:

    1) Billings, as a Pioneer League member, doesn't begin play until halfway through the summer.
    2) Typically, the Reds tend to baby high profile, high pedigree arms.
    3) High schoolers tend to have poor mechanics that need to be "fixed". Travieso is one of those arms.
    4) The Pioneer League and Arizona Fall Leagues are typically filled with teenagers, while the Pioneer League is usually filled with guys that tend to be a bit older.
    5) Players can be taken off the Pioneer League rosters (or put on) pretty much at will.
    6) Garrett is older than Travieso by 18 months.
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    Re: Please help me understand

    Travieso and Garret will both be in Billings this year. Garret finished his season there last year, so he is still "on their roster", but they don't have a roster right now. Travieso finished his season in Arizona last year, so he is still "on their roster", but they also don't have a roster right now. Both guys are in extended spring training and pitching, gearing up for Billings or if they are really impressive and a chance opens up, Dayton later in the season.


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