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    Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

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    Today the Reds optioned to Class AAA Louisville OF Drew T. Anderson and RHP Marcus McBeth and reassigned to minor league camp RHP Josh Roenicke, RHP Tom Shearn and OF Jay Bruce…the Reds have 44 players remaining in camp, including LHP Bobby Livingston (left shoulder injury) and SS Alex Gonzalez (left knee).
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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    I suspect Jay will destroy AAA pitching for about a month or two and then hopefully get a callup to Cincy for good. Same with Roenicke and McBeth, we'll most likely see both in Cincy by the first of the summer.

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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    If Freel gets traded does that change things, or was Bruce always destined for Louisville?
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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    Well, shoot, that is a downer - but I could see the writing on the wall for a while.

    I hope Jay will be back up very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    If Freel gets traded does that change things, or was Bruce always destined for Louisville?
    Always. They won't say it though.

    The only way Bruce made this team out of spring training is if he absolutely gave them no choice. Hopefully within the first couple of months, he gives them no choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    If Freel gets traded does that change things, or was Bruce always destined for Louisville?
    I'd say the latter, and I think that position has merit if the Reds determined at the end of last season that Bruce was not going to make the OD roster. They know what they have with him, so what he did this spring should not enter into the equation at all. The funny thing is that if part of the plan is to avoid some fanfare like the Homer circus, OD is the best time to do it since it is already an eventful day, but it certainly isn't a bad idea to put let a 21 year old get a few more AAA ABs, play every day, and bring him up in-season.

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    Bruce won't hit town until there is a gaping hole in the OF, even if Freel goes there is Hopper and of course our starting CF Patterson, all 3 need to go or fall flat for Bruce to come back, assuming Dunn and JR don't get traded/hurt.
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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    The Reds weren't going with Bruce in CF with Griff/Dunn in the corners. They wanted a very fast defender who covers a ton of ground. Bruce will be Griffey's replacement in right and will ease into that position over the course of 2008, unless Griff gets hurt in which case Bruce will just take over.

    Reds still with 42 active guys in camp on March 20. Hmmm.

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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    The Reds weren't going with Bruce in CF with Griff/Dunn in the corners. They wanted a very fast defender who covers a ton of ground.
    They traded that guy, didn't they?

    I'm just sayin'

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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    They traded that guy, didn't they?
    They sure did.
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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    It's actually the right decision IMO. I'd say if Griffey went down with an injury Bruce will come up. It would have to be serious though. If it's a 15 day trip they won't start the clock unless Bruce is on Fire. He's just been very ave. this spring. Patterson, Freel, and Hopper have all had good springs and better choice defensively and as leadoff hitters.
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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    They traded that guy, didn't they?

    I'm just sayin'
    Who? Hamilton? He didn't cover a ton of ground plus they got a much needed stuf starting pitcher in return for him.

    Or you talking about Denorfia? He's nearly 28 years old and has a .244/.340/.341 line this spring.

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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    When will one of these demotion thread titles mercifully include the name Majewski? When? It's not much to ask.
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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    They traded that guy, didn't they?

    I'm just sayin'
    He may have been fast and cover a lot of ground, but he wasn't a very good CF. Also, being so injury prone, the last thing I want was him trying to cover CF with Dunn and Jr on the sides.

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    Re: Bruce, McBeth, Roenicke (and others) to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    They traded that guy, didn't they?

    I'm just sayin'

    And they SHOULD have traded that guy...Volquez (or a pitcher like him) wasn't going to be in a Reds uniform any other way.

    Josh is one of my favorite Reds stories EVER...I hate like heck that he is in a different uniform but does he have one two or five years in the tank after he beat his body so bad? How bad did we need another arm for the rotation?
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