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    Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

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    That's REALLY bad news. Mercker was just getting himself ironed out. And Shack is in the top 5 worst relievers I've ever seen throw a pitch for the Reds.

    Yes, he is this year's Marc Kroon Award winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    That's REALLY bad news. Mercker was just getting himself ironed out. And Shack is in the top 5 worst relievers I've ever seen throw a pitch for the Reds.

    Yes, he is this year's Marc Kroon Award winner.
    You don't think that if used properly he's a valuable LOOGY? Now its up to Narron to use him properly I admit, but still he's been solid in that role. He should NEVER EVER face a right hander, unless there are 4 lefties behind him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    You don't think that if used properly he's a valuable LOOGY? Now its up to Narron to use him properly I admit, but still he's been solid in that role. He should NEVER EVER face a right hander, unless there are 4 lefties behind him.
    I think all the LOOGY talk with Shackelford is a small-sample blip. I think he'll get raked from either side of the plate with enough exposure. All of his other numbers say he's just not good enough to put down MLB hitting.

    I hope he only pitches mop-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    I think all the LOOGY talk with Shackelford is a small-sample blip. I think he'll get raked from either side of the plate with enough exposure. All of his other numbers say he's just not good enough to put down MLB hitting.

    I hope he only pitches mop-up.
    Fair enough, I can respect that opinion.

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    elbow inflamation for mercker i think what marty said

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    Not good.
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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    instead of bringing up Shack, why not move Mays to the bullpen where he actually had some success and bring up Phil Dumatrait and see who he can do in the rotation.

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
    instead of bringing up Shack, why not move Mays to the bullpen where he actually had some success and bring up Phil Dumatrait and see who he can do in the rotation.
    While I wouldn't mind seeing Dumatrait, the ONLY place Mays should be put is on waivers. If he isn't released after his start tonight, I don't know how much confidence I have in Krivsky.

    As far as Shakelford, FCB - I don't see how you could rate him in the bottom 5 reds relievers all time. He had a ERA around 2.50 last year. There is no way he is worse than Joe Mays, Esteban Yan, Rick White, or Chris Hammond.

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by kheidg-
    While I wouldn't mind seeing Dumatrait, the ONLY place Mays should be put is on waivers. If he isn't released after his start tonight, I don't know how much confidence I have in Krivsky.

    As far as Shakelford, FCB - I don't see how you could rate him in the bottom 5 reds relievers all time. He had a ERA around 2.50 last year. There is no way he is worse than Joe Mays, Esteban Yan, Rick White, or Chris Hammond.

    I said "top five that I have seen pitch." Not necessarily top 5 worst of all time. He just looks completely unequipped to do anything on the mound. Like a golem playing chess or something....

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    I really, really, want to see Dumatrait up there with the big club.

    Is it an arbitration clock thing?

    What more does he need to do to earn a chance?
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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels

    What more does he need to do to earn a chance?
    Be traded away and then reacquired by Wayne, so Wayne can say that Dumatrait was one of his acquisitions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Be traded away and then reacquired by Wayne, so Wayne can say that Dumatrait was one of his acquisitions.

    Krivsky has shown no evidence of favoring his own acquisitions. The one's that have not worked out, he put an end too.
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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Krivsky has shown no evidence of favoring his own acquisitions. The one's that have not worked out, he put an end too.
    Mays?

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Mays?
    Nah, he may have gotten picked up because of their days with Minny, but he is kept around because Krivsky has shown little confidence in minor leaguers as replacements when nothing else is available. His only two completely horrible outings have been his last two, the others, he was not completely awful. Like I said in the game thread, I can't imagine Germano doing any worse, and he seems to be first in line for a 5th starter out of the minors. I just don't think Mays is kept primarily due to a personal bias.
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