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    Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    I work nights, so I TiVo all the games and watch them when I get home. Tonight, while enjoying the Reds decisive win, they (George Grande and the other guy filling in for Chris Welsh) had Wayne K. up in the booth for two innings. The talk ran the gamut of topics, but the three things that REALLY stood out to me were:


    re: Minor Leagues (stocking them up) "We're trying to do that thru the draft and with Latin American players...there's the Latin America signing period after July 2nd"

    re: Homer Bailey - GG said that he thinks he's not going anywhere (ref. to him being traded) and Wayne pipes up with, "No, I don't think so (laughs), and I think he's going to be staying in Chattanooga too, btw, George, just so you know." Then GG says, "So no ticket to Cincinnati yet, eh?" Kriv comes back with, "And Louisville isn't on his itinerary either"

    re: Trading Deadline - "I hope to be adding a lot more than subtracting from the team" He also mentioned, regarding extending the contract of Rich Aurillia, " It's a little early for that, but it's something that you're kind of thinking about, for the long range plans, but cause where we are now, my attention is more on the short range, but it's something that crosses your mind. As far as I'm concerned, either side can pick up the phone and call the other one. I'm not opposed to talking in the middle of the year." That last part REALLY stuck out to me, ie, contracts for Harang, Dunn, Lopez etc.

    Sorry if this was discussed, but I didn't see anything and I thought it was important to point these things out for those that may have missed it.

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    So, you can't sign Latin players until after July 2nd? I didn't know that.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Reds Fans
    I work nights, so I TiVo all the games and watch them when I get home. Tonight, while enjoying the Reds decisive win, they (George Grande and the other guy filling in for Chris Welsh) had Wayne K. up in the booth for two innings. The talk ran the gamut of topics, but the three things that REALLY stood out to me were:


    re: Minor Leagues (stocking them up) "We're trying to do that thru the draft and with Latin American players...there's the Latin America signing period after July 2nd"

    re: Homer Bailey - GG said that he thinks he's not going anywhere (ref. to him being traded) and Wayne pipes up with, "No, I don't think so (laughs), and I think he's going to be staying in Chattanooga too, btw, George, just so you know." Then GG says, "So no ticket to Cincinnati yet, eh?" Kriv comes back with, "And Louisville isn't on his itinerary either"

    re: Trading Deadline - "I hope to be adding a lot more than subtracting from the team" He also mentioned, regarding extending the contract of Rich Aurillia, " It's a little early for that, but it's something that you're kind of thinking about, for the long range plans, but cause where we are now, my attention is more on the short range, but it's something that crosses your mind. As far as I'm concerned, either side can pick up the phone and call the other one. I'm not opposed to talking in the middle of the year." That last part REALLY stuck out to me, ie, contracts for Harang, Dunn, Lopez etc.

    Sorry if this was discussed, but I didn't see anything and I thought it was important to point these things out for those that may have missed it.
    You could tell that Krivsky didn't want to tip his hand. He said that he expected the bullpen to improve their numbers and said that some guys in AAA could help improve the bullpen. OTOH, he said that he's always watching the waiver wire and open to trade, if they make sense.

    Grande had to throw in some love for Rich Aurilia, of course. Krivsky sounds like he has some common sense and I hope he does.
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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    So, you can't sign Latin players until after July 2nd? I didn't know that.
    Francisco Pena: C--Dominican Republic: Yankees, Mets, Braves, Reds, Marlins and Nats targeting young Dominican catcher and son of Tony Pena...will become eligible to sign on July 2nd

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
    Francisco Pena: C--Dominican Republic: Yankees, Mets, Braves, Reds, Marlins and Nats targeting young Dominican catcher and son of Tony Pena...will become eligible to sign on July 2nd
    hmmmm, wonder which he will pick?
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
    Francisco Pena: C--Dominican Republic: Yankees, Mets, Braves, Reds, Marlins and Nats targeting young Dominican catcher and son of Tony Pena...will become eligible to sign on July 2nd
    Where did you hear this? Nevermind, I found it.

    Pursuing Pena

    The Marlins met with 16-year-old Dominican catcher Francisco Pena in New York over the weekend.

    Pena, the youngest son of Yankees coach Tony Pena, is considered among the top amateurs on the international market. The Yankees, Mets, Nationals and Reds have been the most aggressive. The international signing period opens Sunday. ...

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/s...orts-headlines
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 06-29-2006 at 08:05 AM.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    The other thing that Krivsky said that was interesting was that Bailey should be practicing his other pitches when the score gets lopsided. In other words, he needs to develop another good pitch in the minors.

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Krivsky was also upbeat about Burns, who is much adversed on this board...but who has performed admirably with Louisville.
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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Thanks for posting this. It will be very interesting to see if the Reds can land some major talent from Latin America. That's something we've been promised since the 1997 rebuild, but has never produced results. I'm hoping Kriv can change that, because we desparately need a talent infusion in the minors.
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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Reds Fans
    The talk ran the gamut of topics, but the three things that REALLY stood out to me were:
    I don't have the game on TiVo anymore, but one thing that stood out to me was when George asked him about the offensive lag and that it looked like they were coming out of it. One of the first thing that Krivsky mentioned was that the team was "taking their walks" again.

    Everytime Krivsky gets interviewed I get a little more excited about this Front office.

    GL

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    I don't have the game on TiVo anymore, but one thing that stood out to me was when George asked him about the offensive lag and that it looked like they were coming out of it. One of the first thing that Krivsky mentioned was that the team was "taking their walks" again.

    Everytime Krivsky gets interviewed I get a little more excited about this Front office.

    GL

    Yeah, it was great. He said (paraphrasing) "When we are doing well, we are taking walks and hitting to all fields" and "When we go south, we're pulling the ball"

    It was a great interview, he is so impressive after a couple of years of Howdy Doody as GM.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Yeah, it was great. He said (paraphrasing) "When we are doing well, we are taking walks and hitting to all fields" and "When we go south, we're pulling the ball"

    It was a great interview, he is so impressive after a couple of years of Howdy Doody as GM.
    Yep, wish I had kept that game and listened to the interview a bit more closely.

    I don't agree with everything that Narron and Krivsky are doing, but I do feel like they have us headed in the right direction.

    GL

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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    And to be fair, George was in his element. He does a nice interview and IMHO, asked him a lot of the right questions.
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    Re: Great blurb from Krivsky tonight...

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    And to be fair, George was in his element. He does a nice interview and IMHO, asked him a lot of the right questions.
    Grande gets a really bad rap alot of times but I'll tell you he has a very pleasant way about him and I think he does a good job especially compared to some of the other FSN announcers. He is very professional when it comes to interviews and I think he does a good job calling games overall. He does show a little too much love for some other teams and a few players but I understand the way the Reds have been the past few years.


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