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    Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

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    By WILL SPRINGSTEAD, springstead@poststar.com
    Monday, July 17, 2006 6:49 AM EDT


    Queensbury High School graduate Brendan Harris admitted he was surprised at being traded by the Washington Nationals, but thinks it might be a good thing in the long term.

    On Sunday, Harris said the instability of the Nationals' management was difficult on players. Harris was part of an eight-player deal Thursday that sent four teammates and him to the Cincinnati Reds. He reported directly to the Reds' Triple-A team, the Louisville Bats.

    "I got a call from our farm director on the last day of our All-Star break and I said, 'It's nice to hear from you, but what's up?' He told me and I was, like, 'no way,' " Harris said. "So, there is a period of shock, but once the dust settles, I'm probably better off here than I was there."

    Harris said while Nationals General Manager Jim Bowen continues to try to shape the organization his way, some of his actions have been puzzling to the players and fans.

    "With Jim Bowen, it's what have you done for me lately? And by lately, I mean yesterday," Harris said. "You're either one of his guys -- either from his days in Cincinnati or his draft picks -- or you've got a short lease there."

    Harris, 25, started at second base and went 0-for-4 in his first game with Louisville on Friday, a 3-2 win over Norfolk. He did help turn a double play. He also appeared in Saturday's game against Norfolk, a 9-1 loss, but did not register an at-bat.

    Harris said his adjustment to Louisville has gone fairly smoothly since he knows a couple of players on the Bats' lineup.

    One of the things that Cincinnati Reds General Manager Wayne Krivsky said he liked about Harris was his ability to play second base, shortstop or third base. Harris thinks he'll be doing just that.

    "I think I'll be playing kind of all over the place, but that's OK. I'll try to get some at-bats here and see what happens," Harris said.

    Naturally, Harris would love to be called up, but he's not counting on it.

    "We're in the race for the wild card now, so (Krivsky) is going to do what's best for the team," Harris said. "If they see me as helping the team, great.

    "It seems like an organization that's going in the right direction," Harris added.
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    It will take the offseason to mold this team the way Krivsky really wants.
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    [url]"With Jim Bowen, it's what have you done for me lately? And by lately, I mean yesterday," Harris said. "You're either one of his guys -- either from his days in Cincinnati or his draft picks -- or you've got a short lease there."
    Shots to the bow of Jose Guillen and Ryan Zimmerman???

    I don't especially like to see this kind of thing in the press, even if it is his hometown local paper. (See Rick White-Springfield Sun thread.)

    Who was he going to play over? Zimmerman??? Jose Vidro??? Clayton, maybe, but I get the impression that Harris is not an everyday shortstop.

    Bowden's an idiot, granted, but come on... be excited about your fresh start and move on!
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Every bit as tacky as Rick White's statements.

    Let the music do the talking......
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    He is probably telling the truth and I have no problem with that.
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    He is probably telling the truth and I have no problem with that.
    Agreed.....I didn't think it was that bad.

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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    We didn't even comment on the reporter getting Mr. BowDen's name wrong.

    Paging Mr. Fact-Checker. Mr. Fact-Checker. Please report to the desk of Will Springstead.
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498
    We didn't even comment on the reporter getting Mr. BowDen's name wrong.
    Wow, how did I miss that?
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    He is probably telling the truth and I have no problem with that.
    i don't see anything wrong with it we all know that's how jimbo is anyway

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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Krivsky's not like that?

    How many ex-Twins has he acquired?
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Guardado, Mays and Castro out of about twelve players acquired (Arroyo, Phillips, D. Ross, C. Ross, Majewski, Bray, Clayton, Harris, Thompson, Yan).

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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Don't even start to compare Bowden to Krivsky.

    I love hearing comments like Harris made. I have been saying the same things for years. Now, just throw in some negative comments about how Jimbo trades away all his young pitching because he's impatient and I think that covers all the bases on Jimbo.
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Eh..file this in the same place as Rick White's comments
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz
    Guardado, Mays and Castro out of about twelve players acquired (Arroyo, Phillips, D. Ross, C. Ross, Majewski, Bray, Clayton, Harris, Thompson, Yan).
    25% is a pretty high ratio.
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    Re: Brendan Harris takes parting shot at Jim Bowden

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    25% is a pretty high ratio.
    And thus far... 67% of those ex-Twins have not played bad as REDS.... who were terrible at closing and terrible at fielding the ball on the left-side. Not to mention a little pop in one of their bats (unexpected!).
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