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    Besides Homer, who do we....

    Besides Homer who do we have that could take over the 5th starter spot???


    Justin Germano-To young???

    Chris Michalak-Great AAA numbers, enough stuff?

    Steve Kelly???

    Edward Valdez???

    Just wondering if anyone could share some insite on these guys.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    i'd take germano over bailey, if you think germano is too young then bailey is a baby.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    May be I said that wrong. I don't think Bailey should be up, I just wonder is there anyone else who could help.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    I would take Germano or Dumatrait before I would think about Bailey. Both of whom have to be better than Mays.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    Chris Michalak: Individual Stats (Pitching)
    Team From To W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
    Louisville Bats 04/06 07/21 8 4 2.61 19 18 0 0 0 110.1 119 44 32 15 22 47

    Amazing era and already 110 innings hes 35 yrs old why he in the minors? Bring him up!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    Quote Originally Posted by NatiRedGals
    Chris Michalak: Individual Stats (Pitching)
    Team From To W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
    Louisville Bats 04/06 07/21 8 4 2.61 19 18 0 0 0 110.1 119 44 32 15 22 47

    Amazing era and already 110 innings hes 35 yrs old why he in the minors? Bring him up!!!!!!!!!
    Not to sound at all condescending -- but with this team as badly in need of pitching help as it has been recently (to the point where it sent two valuable trade commodities to DC), don't you think if there was any legitimate shot of a guy like Michalak contributing that he would've been given a shot first?

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    This is true CE, but he can't be any worse than Joe Freakin Mays.
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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    They won't need a 5th starter till next weekend in Milwaukee. I imagine they'll bring up a reliever first (I expect a DFA of Mays any minute), probably Burns, since he's on the 40-man, and then exchange him for a starter, either Dumatrait or Germano, next weekend. That is, if they haven't traded for a starter before then. I don't see them going off the 40-man for someone in-house, including Homer.
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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    I think Gosling is on deck. He's the one they brought up for a day or two last time and he's a Wayne Krispy guy.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB
    This is true CE, but he can't be any worse than Joe Freakin Mays.
    I'm willing to bet he could be.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    I think Gosling is on deck. He's the one they brought up for a day or two last time and he's a Wayne Krispy guy.
    Good call -- would they bullpen him for a few days then throw him out there next weekend against Milwaukee?

    My guess is that WK is working hard on a trade for a 5th starter.
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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB
    This is true CE, but he can't be any worse than Joe Freakin Mays.
    People say this a lot ... and they are usually wrong.

    I remember in May when people wanted to replace Dave Williams as the 5th starter and claimed the Reds couldn't get any worse at that spot. Well, the Reds replaced Williams with Joe Mays, and they got worse at that spot. Just because a minor leaguer hasn't had the chance to fail yet doesn't mean he won't do so in spectacular fashion when given the opportunity.

    I would much rather see Wayne go out and fetch a mediocre veteran who can at least stop the bleeding. I'm not talking about anything spectacular, just a guy who can keep the team in the game for six innings more often than not. Guys like ex-Reds Corey Lidle or Elmer Dessens would fit the bill nicely.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    Well Phil Dumatrait is on schedule to pitch today, so he is right in line with the #5 rotation spot if they do choose to bring someone up. He isnt a young gun by any chance, he is either 25 and about to turn 26 or he is 26. He does have a good arm though, but can get in a little bit of trouble with his walks sometimes. I would say he has better stuff than Germano, who is a little more of a finesse pitcher. Both are probably better options than Joe Mays though.

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    Re: Besides Homer, who do we....

    he is either 25 and about to turn 26 or he is 26.
    Dumatrait turns 25 tomorrow.
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