Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Much Needed Day Off

  1. #1
    Greatness In The Making RedLegSuperStar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    4,078

    Much Needed Day Off

    Now at 67-67 and .500 for the first time since they were 1-1 to begin the season. The Reds are facing a uphill battle as they are 4.5 back of the Cards and 1.5 back of San Diego. I think with this day off today we may see Trader Wayne at his finest and could see another starter added. They may plan to use Jason Johnson as he is throwing a bullpen session today in Louisville. Another option might be former Red and 43 year old David Wells. This was todays article in the Enquirer:

    Reds seek an arm or two
    Veteran Johnson signed; could Wells be on way?
    BY JOHN FAY | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER

    LOS ANGELES - It would appear to be a move right out of the throw-a-starter-against-the-wall-and-see-if-he-sticks philosophy.

    The Reds signed Jason Johnson to a minor-league contract Wednesday. Johnson was assigned to Triple-A Louisville, but the Reds might have major-league plans for him.

    "We get him into the organization before Sept. 1, so he's eligible for the playoff roster," Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said.

    The Johnson move is not going to get fans excited, but more moves could be coming. The Red Sox are reportedly willing to part with veteran left-hander David Wells, who is 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA in five August starts.

    "We've got a lot of things working," Krivsky said.

    Johnson, a 32-year-old right-hander, pitched with Cleveland and Boston this year with very little success. He combined to go 3-12 with a 6.35 ERA. He allowed 149 hits in 1061/3 innings.

    "He's got a good arm, good stuff," Krivsky said. "He's a veteran guy. He adds to our depth, our inventory."

    Johnson was 8-13 with a 4.54 ERA last year in Detroit. He's 55-98 with a 5.00 ERA in his career.

    The Reds need a fifth starter for four starts in September. Johnson will not be ready for the first of those starts, which will be Tuesday.

    "Right now, if everything stays the same, (Chris) Michalak will make that start," Reds manager Jerry Narron said.

    The Reds optioned Michalak to Single-A Sarasota Tuesday to get outfielder Chris Denorfia on the roster.

    Johnson was going to report to Louisville today and throw a bullpen session. "We'll see how he is and go from there," Krivsky said.
    This series with SD could finish us off, but these Reds have heart and if they can get 2 of 3 and come home and do the same to the Giants then we can smell the playoffs yet again. We play the Pirates 6 times, Cubs 7, Houston; who we've handled pretty well, 3 times. That is at least 10-12 wins.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    I thought you'd be bigger OldXOhio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Green Country
    Posts
    2,784

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    We play the Pirates 6 times, Cubs 7, Houston; who we've handled pretty well, 3 times. That is at least 10-12 wins.
    There's not a worse team in the Central right now than the Reds. There's no reason whatsoever to think we'll "handle" any of those teams in the coming weeks.
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Newburgh, IN
    Posts
    3,458

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    We are up and down all year and this team always fights back. Day off and then rebound in SD and hopefully come home to a supportive crowd that ignites them for the stretch run.
    And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!

  5. #4
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,413

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    Time to regroup and think about how much they really want to be a playoff team. It's imperative,IMO,that they take two of three from the Padres. If they do that they are still right in it with a nine game home stand on tap. Lose two of three or be swept and I really believe it's over. I'm not sure they could rebound from a 2-8 or 1-9 road trip.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  6. #5
    This one's for you Edd Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dayton Area
    Posts
    8,471

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    I think the fans need a much needed day off - these Western Swings take a lot out of you, especially if you stayed to the bitter end on Tues PM/Wed AM.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

  7. #6
    Who Dey!! GridironGrace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Monticello, Kentucky
    Posts
    2,396

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    I think we are fine.. a nice lil 7-3 stretch could put us back in the WC lead..

    a good 8 game win streak would be even better... and if the Cards go on a skid like we did we are back in first so... still to much baseball left to play
    Proud Member of "The Bengals Lair"
    http://www.uranking.com/vote.asp?member=45269
    http://www.powerhouserock.net
    Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose. - Pete Rose

  8. #7
    Winning the Human Race TheBigLebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Titletown, FL
    Posts
    3,855

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    "He's got a good arm, good stuff."

    Come on, Wayne. Don't cause me to doubt you any more than I already do.
    Founder and Ruling Elite of the Derrick Robinson Fan Club. Limited amount of memberships available.

  9. #8
    He has the Evil Eye! flyer85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    south of the border
    Posts
    23,858

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    The Reds do need a day off.

    One of the effects of "the trade" has been to turn the depth, which was a strength, into a big weakness. As we have seen numerous players slumping in August there has been no bench to turn to for days off or to pick up the performance.

    Not looking to rehash all the stuff about the deal that has already been discussed but just wanted to make the point that as the season grinds on having a quality bench is important.
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Posts
    1,338

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    They'll need the day off to get rid of the hang over.

  11. #10
    Member paulrichjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Savannah, TN
    Posts
    2,906

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa View Post
    The Reds do need a day off.

    One of the effects of "the trade" has been to turn the depth, which was a strength, into a big weakness. As we have seen numerous players slumping in August there has been no bench to turn to for days off or to pick up the performance.

    Not looking to rehash all the stuff about the deal that has already been discussed but just wanted to make the point that as the season grinds on having a quality bench is important.
    Oh come on let's rehash it.

    I think you are correct by the way.
    Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
    I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.

  12. #11
    Member redsrule2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    3,215

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    There's not a worse team in the Central right now than the Reds. There's no reason whatsoever to think we'll "handle" any of those teams in the coming weeks.
    Are you talking about the past 6 games? That's just stupid, this team is streaky and there is no reason to claim we aren't better than the Cubs and Pirates.
    redsrule2500
    Go Reds!
    Baseball Bliss
    Im a normal guy blessed with the ability to hit a baseball. - Sean Casey

  13. #12
    Curveballer Candy Cummings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Ware, Mass.
    Posts
    529

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    This isn't over--if for no other reason than there the competition is only slightly better. We're playing awful, but if we win the series with the Padres, we are back in it again.
    **I'm just throwing the world curve balls.**

    Click here for FalconBlog

  14. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Newark, Ohio
    Posts
    146

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    it will be nice going to bed at a decent hour tonight
    i hate the cardinals

  15. #14
    I thought you'd be bigger OldXOhio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Green Country
    Posts
    2,784

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    Are you talking about the past 6 games? That's just stupid, this team is streaky and there is no reason to claim we aren't better than the Cubs and Pirates.
    Really???

    I used the terms "right now" in my description and while that can be rather subjective, here's a look at the three team's records over the last two months:

    Reds 23-31
    Cubs 25-29
    Pirates 26-27

    This has nothing to do with the past six games. This team has been on a downward slide since the first half of the season. To say the Reds will definitely handle teams like these on their way to another 10-12 September wins might be wishful thinking.
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

  16. #15
    I thought you'd be bigger OldXOhio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Green Country
    Posts
    2,784

    Re: Much Needed Day Off

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    That's just stupid, this team is streaky and there is no reason to claim we aren't better than the Cubs and Pirates.
    Still think that was stupid?
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25