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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Man I cannot wait for the 13 pitcher roster limit next season
    I kinda like the strategy. With a shorter bench, those guys get a lot more playing time to stay fresh. And the longer bullpen with 4 lefties gives Bell the ability to avoid risk by pulling pitchers early, play match ups, pull relievers if they aren't sharp.

    The downside is the lack of a pinch hitter in extra innings.

    Using Peraza in LF helps get a rh bat out there. So what's more valuable to the team Ervin on the bench or an extra reliever?

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Man I cannot wait for the 13 pitcher roster limit next season
    I'm sure teams are already looking for a way around it, especially double switch addicts.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    Rob Wooten just tweeted a picture from a plane that says Biloxi Mississippi to Buffalo New York. which suggests that he has been promoted from AA to AAA. my guess is Reed stays and Duke goes bye bye.

    https://twitter.com/RobWooten35/stat...7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    My tea leaves say otherwise..... Wooton has started every game he's appeared in. I think he is replacing AAA starter Despaigne who opted out of his contract yesterday. I think Reds will return to 13 pitchers. Duke has a 1.32 ERA in May. I don't think he is going anywhere.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    My tea leaves say otherwise..... Wooton has started every game he's appeared in. I think he is replacing AAA starter Despaigne who opted out of his contract yesterday. I think Reds will return to 13 pitchers. Duke has a 1.32 ERA in May. I don't think he is going anywhere.
    On the radio today, they said that when asked, Reed said he was only here for the Dodger series. So your tea leaves are right again.
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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    BTW, it could be worse. 34 year old Braves lefty Johnny Venters gave up 4 runs today in 2/3 of an inning. But none were earned, so he lowered his ERA to 17.36 !!
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    On the radio today, they said that when asked, Reed said he was only here for the Dodger series. So your tea leaves are right again.
    So who comes up when Reed goes back down? It can't be Van Meter for a few days. Ervin?

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    So who comes up when Reed goes back down? It can't be Van Meter for a few days. Ervin?
    Good point. If I had to guess it would be Ervin. He's on the 40. And he's RH which would allow us to go all righty against a southpaw. But Ervin is not getting the job done in AAA. .228 Avg .649 OPS, and in a worse funk recently as he is 0 for his last 14.

    You could make it Schebler temporarily. He's up to .265 and .714 OPS and on a 4 game hit streak. But you might hate to interrupt his swing recovery.

    Brian O'Grady is a righty, and you could make room on the 40 by putting Blandino on the 60 Day DL. But he's also cooled off recently hitting .200 over his last 10 games.

    So here's what I would do....... I'd bring up Jose Siri for a few days. He's right handed. He plays stellar CF so you can give Senzel a day off. He's on the 40. He's been hot recently hitting .314 over his last 10. .276 and .733 OPS overall. And is a stolen base threat. Second choice route for me would be O'Grady.

    But I suspect Reds will go the easy route and make it Ervin.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    One of the consequences of having 13-14 pitchers on the 25-man roster is the limited number of available spots for position players on the 40-man roster. The Reds have only 17 position players on the entire 40-man roster (counting Blandino but not counting Gennett). Many of us grew up in an era when the Reds had 15 position players on the 25-man roster, and the 1990 World Series roster had 16 position players (not counting Bill Doran, who was injured).
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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post

    But I suspect Reds will go the easy route and make it Ervin.
    They took the easy road, and took it today.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    BTW, it could be worse. 34 year old Braves lefty Johnny Venters gave up 4 runs today in 2/3 of an inning. But none were earned, so he lowered his ERA to 17.36 !!
    I jinxed him..... Venters was released today.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    One of the consequences of having 13-14 pitchers on the 25-man roster is the limited number of available spots for position players on the 40-man roster. The Reds have only 17 position players on the entire 40-man roster (counting Blandino but not counting Gennett). Many of us grew up in an era when the Reds had 15 position players on the 25-man roster, and the 1990 World Series roster had 16 position players (not counting Bill Doran, who was injured).
    Terry Lee was happy.

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    Re: Reed recalled; VanMeter optioned to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    Terry Lee was happy.
    As was Billy Bates.
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

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