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    Maloney Promoted to AAA

    Just noticed that Matt Maloney has been added to the Bats roster. I would guess he is highly likely to start tomorrow night in Columbus in one of the DH games. Hope so at least since I will be going.

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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    That didn't take long...good to see!

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    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...=true&sid=t416

    Looks like Ramon Ramirez will be joining him as well. (nm looks like he is already there and I just missed it. Pitched Saturday 2 ip, 2h, 0 ER, 3K, good start!)

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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    Question -- why move Cueto down and then Maloney up? If the idea is for Chatt to make the playoffs, shouldn't they both be at AA? Or, if the playoffs don't matter, shouldn't they both be at AAA?

    I guess Cueto is younger and they want him in the AA stretch run. Maybe the Dumatrait thing lit a fire to get Maloney up faster. Whatever.

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    I wouldnt be suprised to see Maloney up in Cincy by the end of the summer. Philadelphia reportedly had Maloney as the next in line in for a rotation spot. Then again its also possible that this is a spot start and Maloney will be back in Chatt. as Wayne stocks the Lookouts for their playoff run.

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    Or this could be a spot start until Dumatrait gets back in the rotation...
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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    I guess the 39-3 K/BB ratio in 4 starts was enough for management to see.

    Of course, it wasn't the numbers they were looking at but how he physically looked like while pitching.

    He'll run into more players that can hit the curve and the change in AAA, and everyone can hit the fastball. Should be interesting to see how he adjusts.

    So, should he get about 3 starts in AAA and if he's called up about 3 in the Majors?
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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    I think Doog hit it right on the head. He'll take the start Saarloos was probably supposed to take, then head back to AA, with Dumatrait re taking his rightful place.
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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    I would keep Maloney at AAA and have Dumatrait at AA. I would prefer Dumatrait was out of the system, but I suppose I will have to settle for Dumatrait at Louisville.

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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    We should've sold high on Dumatrait, before he got to the majors.
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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    I would keep Maloney at AAA and have Dumatrait at AA. I would prefer Dumatrait was out of the system, but I suppose I will have to settle for Dumatrait at Louisville.
    Why? Because of a few bad starts? That's an awful quick leap off the bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larks View Post
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...=true&sid=t416

    Looks like Ramon Ramirez will be joining him as well. (nm looks like he is already there and I just missed it. Pitched Saturday 2 ip, 2h, 0 ER, 3K, good start!)
    I saw Ramon on Sunday, met him after the game and got an auto, seemed like a happy, nice kind of guy, young and stil lexcited by it all, maybe cause it was stil la new promotion for him as well. What can you guys tell me about him, saw his numbers so far, looks good for low sample.

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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    We should've sold high on Dumatrait, before he got to the majors.
    I think the book on Dumatrait was written well before he got to the majors.

    Most, if not everyone, who follows the Reds minor leagues said Dumatrait was going to struggle at the ML level and that is exactly what he did. If everyone here can figure that out, you can bet the people being paid to do this for a living had a notion as well.
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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    Logically, based on statistics, Dumatrait was going to fall on his face. There's something I like about him that I can't quite put my finger on, though. I think that if he meets the right pitching coach, he could be a serviceable starter. I might even go so far as to predict a Bruce Chen-like career (but I won't ).

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    Re: Maloney Promoted to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Logically, based on statistics, Dumatrait was going to fall on his face. There's something I like about him that I can't quite put my finger on, though. I think that if he meets the right pitching coach, he could be a serviceable starter. I might even go so far as to predict a Bruce Chen-like career (but I won't ).
    Dumatrait has the stuff he just needs to get the control of it. If he never gets the control of a major league pitcher hes going to be quite upset at the end of his career.


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