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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Shackelford will be brought in to face one or two lefty batters and that will be it. Expect Bray to have his role expanded while Mercker is out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Shackelford will be brought in to face one or two lefty batters and that will be it. Expect Bray to have his role expanded while Mercker is out.
    Hey, I'm all in favor of Shack getting as little exposure to MLB hitting as possible.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Hey, I'm all in favor of Shack getting as little exposure to MLB hitting as possible.
    Shack really doesn't deserve the whipping boy du jour you're laying on him either. He did a really good job last year and has put up LOOGY numbers this year. Narron now realizes that, or at least gave lip service to it.
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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Shack really doesn't deserve the whipping boy du jour you're laying on him either. He did a really good job last year and has put up LOOGY numbers this year. Narron now realizes that, or at least gave lip service to it.
    All I can say is we'll see.

    What I saw I detested. I suppose the legal stuff may have impacted his performance, but what I saw was brutally discouraging--everything up in the zone to both lefties and righties.

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    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 can see the arguments about Germano being mediocre in terms of stuff, but I tend to agree that he SHOULD be in line to take Mays' spot. I don't understand why he wasn't in line to take that spot for today's start. Was anyone surprised with Mays' line for tonight? As for Shackleford for Mercker, I see nothing surprising there, as well. Shackleford is the next lefthanded reliever in system. As for predicting his success, I think it will depend on his role. Given his trackrecord against LH batters, if Narron limits him to LOOGY duty, he should be fine, especially with Bray available. I'm far more worried about the 5th starter spot than I am with Shackleford replacing Mercker.

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Shack really doesn't deserve the whipping boy du jour you're laying on him either. He did a really good job last year and has put up LOOGY numbers this year. Narron now realizes that, or at least gave lip service to it.
    Yep, and Shack had a good 2005. Maybe its mechanics, or mental, or myspace.com issues that have clouded his 2006 performance, but he's a great LOOGY that could pitch an inning if there was a righty in between two lefties.

    Ironically enough he came to the Reds in the Jeff Austin deal.

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    All I can say is we'll see.

    What I saw I detested. I suppose the legal stuff may have impacted his performance, but what I saw was brutally discouraging--everything up in the zone to both lefties and righties.
    He's pitched 11 innings in the majors this year. I don't think he'll be lights out, but he should be okay.

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    FCB: Be traded away and then reacquired by Wayne, so Wayne can say that Dumatrait was one of his acquisitions.

    Traderumor: Krivsky has shown no evidence of favoring his own acquisitions. The one's that have not worked out, he put an end too.

    FCB: Mays?
    So FCB now that Kriv has DFA'd Mays and Yan, both of which were his guys, are you sticking to your notion that Kriv can't let go of "his" guys ?
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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner
    So FCB now that Kriv has DFA'd Mays and Yan, both of which were his guys, are you sticking to your notion that Kriv can't let go of "his" guys ?
    Good for Wayne. Now who is Mays' replacement?

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    Re: Merck on the DL - elbow inflamation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Good for Wayne. Now who is Mays' replacement?
    Does that really matter, IT'S NOT MAYS.


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