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    Interesting note on David Shafer

    From Carroll's column at BP

    Braves are on the lookout for a closer, as they have been since the end of last season. Thwarted so far in their quest for a Dan Wheeler or Scott Williamson, they’re looking to the minors. Someone like Nate Field, Lee Grontkiewicz, or David Shafer could be an easier get
    If he is that good why isn't he with the Reds?
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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    From Carroll's column at BP

    If he is that good why isn't he with the Reds?
    My guess is they dont want to risk pulling him up to early, if not then I dont know.

    Hes pitching good in AA this year:
    1.84 ERA, 13 Saves, 14.2 Innings, 10 Hits, 1 HR, 5 BB, 19 K

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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    I cant answer the question, but the name made me laugh - it was my alias in High School shoudl i happen to run into trouble. I was a big Letterman fan, so David (letterman) (paul) Shafer it was.
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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Quote Originally Posted by CTA513
    My guess is they dont want to risk pulling him up to early
    He is not a youngster at 24 in AA. With the quality of the Reds pem might not be bad to find out if a couple of the younger guys are ready. Bringing guys from AA to the majors is certainly not unheard of
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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    I would rather him get his first shot in Cincy than Atlanta. We need bullpen help worse than they do.

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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    He is not a youngster at 24 in AA. With the quality of the Reds pem might not be bad to find out if a couple of the younger guys are ready. Bringing guys from AA to the majors is certainly not unheard of
    I have no problem with bringing up guys from AA, I actually suggested doing that a few weeks ago and had my idea shot down.


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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Reds
    I would rather him get his first shot in Cincy than Atlanta. We need bullpen help worse than they do.
    We seen what happened the last time the Reds traded with the Braves.


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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Quote Originally Posted by CTA513
    I have no problem with bringing up guys from AA, I actually suggested doing that a few weeks ago and had my idea shot down.

    certainly major Burns and Gabe's brother aren't the future.
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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8
    I cant answer the question, but the name made me laugh - it was my alias in High School shoudl i happen to run into trouble. I was a big Letterman fan, so David (letterman) (paul) Shafer it was.


    I frequented the alias of Rick Forsythe..

    If Shafer does well for 1/2 season, he'll be moved to AAA and could possibly get a Sept. callup. From what I recall reading about reports on him, he doesn't really project as a closer at the ML level. But you never know... I've been rooting for him since last year.
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    Re: Interesting note on David Shafer

    Maybe we can trade him for Reitsma?


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