Got this off of the Red's web page
"Salmon did fine while he was here," said Reds manager Jerry Narron. "He has a good arm and good movement. That cutter he has can be as good a pitch as any in baseball when it is working."
Salmon made four relief appearances for Cincinnati since being called up on April 28. He pitched 4 2/3 innings and struck out five hitters. The right-hander heads back to Louisville with a 3.86 ERA.
With Rule 5 Draft pick Jared Burton on the roster, and several relievers close to returning from stints on the disabled list, Salmon essentially became the victim of a numbers game.
"With Livingston coming up, and [Bill] Bray and Eddie [Guardado] coming back soon, there was just no room for him," said Narron.
He gave up 1 hit in 4 2/3 innings
yes I admit it was a dinger, but the starting pitcher threw the same pitch to the same guy the next day with the same result.
So, if "there was just no room for him," why not do both he and the club a big favor and trade him.
Oh, we have so many talented players at all positions and will have a great pen and starters in a few weeks we don't need any help, so just keep him?
Trade him for some $$$$$$$$$$$$
Set him free Mr. Narron.
Obviously you do not appreciate him.
1. Look at last Sept. stats when he was lites out in Lville.
No reason to bring him up then, heck he might get so valuable and much
needed ML experience.
Yes, you did add him to the 40 man, but in retrospect, wasn't that just a move to keep him out of the Rule 5 draft and out of Chicago?
2. So, ST, what do you do? Bring in a gaggle of geriatrics and then send him back down to AAA so
1. you don't have to pay him
2. "he can keep sharp, because we don't have enough slots for him
to pitch anymore in ST" (jr)
WHY IS MR. NARRON KEEPING HIM?
Today, I personally am asking Mr. Narron to Free Brad.
All of you on board who believe in equality, opportunity and "doing the right thing" and invited to join me.