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    Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASAp...4/c1400106.jsp
    Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCracken
    04/14/2006 4:58 PM ET
    Cincinnati Reds Media Relations

    CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today purchased the contract of OF Quinton McCracken and designated for assignment IF Andy Abad.
    McCracken is expected to be in uniform number 30 for tonight's game in St. Louis.

    McCracken, 35, on Valentine's Day was signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp. He began the minor league season at Class A Sarasota, where he went 8-for-16 (.500) with 3 runs scored and a triple.

    In spring training for the Reds McCracken hit safely in 13 of his 17 appearances (16-45, .356, 4rbi). His complete bio is on the following pages of this release.

    Abad, 33, this season made all 5 appearances for the Reds as a pinch hitter (0-3, 2bb). He was the only non-roster invitee to make the Opening Day roster. In spring training he hit .319 and led the club with 28 appearances.

    This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

    http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs...s.asp#comments
    A slew of transactions

    ST. LOUIS -- Lots of moves today on the Louisville side:


    Jacob Cruz and Frank Menechino have been released

    William Bergolla (high groin strain) and Ray Olmedo (strained right elbow) have been activated from Louisville's DL

    Terrence Long has been transferred from Billings to Louisville

    Left-hander Mike Venafro has signed and will report to Louisville

    Right-hander Tom Shearn and catcher John Castellano have been assigned to Billings

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Why the need for McCracken?
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Why the need for McCracken?
    1) He's a veteran.
    2) He knows how to win.
    3) He plays the game the right way.

    and most of all:

    4) He's scrappy.
    'When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.'
    -Snoop on his retirement

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Why the need for McCracken?
    Is anyone else wondering about the severity of Griffey's injury?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball
    Is anyone else wondering about the severity of Griffey's injury?
    He's not in the starting lineup tonight, but I seriously doubt this move has anything to do with Junior. It's been talked about for almost two weeks that McCraken was almost ready to rejoin the team.

    Chris Denorfia would get the callup if they were more worried about Junior than they're letting on.
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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Why the need for McCracken?
    What was the need for Abad? I'll take McCracken over him any day.
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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    What was the need for Abad? I'll take McCracken over him any day.
    what about the logical 4th OF of Denorfia?(who should not have been sent down). Then Freel could play 2B and Womack could grab some bench. Then again a smart GM would release him.
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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    what about the logical 4th OF of Denorfia?(who should not have been sent down). Then Freel could play 2B and Womack could grab some bench. Then again a smart GM would release him.
    He won't get consistent at bats in MLB, but he will in AAA.

    If it comes to a point where we need an outfielder to play everyday, Deno will befroe McCracken.
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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    He won't get consistent at bats in MLB, but he will in AAA.
    with the health track records of Kearns and Jr, Denorfia would likely get plenty of bats and he would get even more if the current stupidity revolving around 2B wasn't there. The kid is ready for the majors, playing down in AAA is proving nothing when he can really help the major league team.
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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    I like the move of Mccraken being added to the active roster to add another outfielder and lose one middle infielder. I hope abad clears waivers. It is somewhat surprizing that Cruz and Menechino got cut. I am glad to see Bergolla and Olmedo are healthy. Who is Left Hander Mike Venafro? I wonder if Abad and Kata will be packaged in a trade? Kata has to be traded or put on waivers pretty soon.

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    now we're a playoff contender
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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Venafro: RP with Texas, Oakland, TB, and the Dodgers.

    yawn.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Bumbed about Cruz just on a personal level. He is a good guy. Hope he lands somewhere.

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    446 starts in CF in his career, that's why the need for McCracken, at least over Abad.

    Especially with a balky knee on Junior.

    The OF defense is instantly better if he's used to correctly, which of course will be the debate everytime his name comes up from now on.

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    Re: Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCrackenand other Reds moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    446 starts in CF in his career, that's why the need for McCracken, at least over Abad.

    Especially with a balky knee on Junior.

    The OF defense is instantly better if he's used to correctly, which of course will be the debate everytime his name comes up from now on.
    Agreed. I can see his role on this team. Sparingly.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.


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