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    Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    The Reds re-assigned RHP Jim Brower, IF/OF Jolbert Cabrera and IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. to the minor league camp.

    http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/redsinsider/

    I'm surprised about Hairston, I thought he would make the team.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    I'm surprised about Hairston, I thought he would make the team.
    Why?

    Because he played for Dusty?

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Why?

    Because he played for Dusty?
    He lasted this long, plus Dusty has said some nice things about him. I preferred him over guys like Cabrera and Andy Phillips. Turns out they all got cut.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    He lasted this long, plus Dusty has said some nice things about him. I preferred him over guys like Cabrera and Andy Phillips. Turns out they all got cut.
    cream rises and other bodies descend.

    Hairston is 2nd baseman, on a team that has 2 guys that can do it in their sleep.

    He's injury insurance... as for the "nice" things he said, you remember them and Jerry probably does to... that's part of what managing is all about, stoking the flames creating a positive atmosphere in the workplace.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    That puts the Reds at 28 healthy players. Wayne Krivsky told John Erardi that Matt Belisle will start the year on rehab. Mike Stanton is going to be designated, so you've got 26.

    My guess is Paul Bako goes or they do something with Norris Hopper -- unless they can swing a trade.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Barring a trade, I think without a doubt it's Bako that goes unless Ross isn't ready (though all signs point to him supposedly being ready). If Ross isn't ready, he'll start the year on the DL and Bako will remain.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Sounds like it's time to head north!
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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    I wish they would hurry and finalize the roster so I can see what number Cueto is going to wear. I may have to buy me a jersey...

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Another update. Looks like freaking Paul Bako will make the team. How many stolen bases will the DBacks get on Opening Day? 20? Bako can't throw to save his life.


    It looks like catcher David Ross (back) will begin the year on the DL.

    "We wanted to test to see where he's at," Wayne Krivsky said. "He missed 75 percent of the game."

    Norris Hopper missed a couple of days with a death in the family. He's back in Sarasota. He'll be on the 25-man roster.

    "We've talked to everybody," Krivsky said. "It won't be official until Monday."

    The Reds have to clear spots on the 40-man for Kent Mercker, Paul Bako, Johnny Cueto, Mike Lincoln and Corey Patterson.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Here's the roster:

    Starting lineup:
    Corey Patterson CF
    Jeff Keppinger SS
    Ken Griffey Jr. RF
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Adam Dunn LF
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Joey Votto 1B
    Paul Bako/Javy Valentin C

    Bench
    Ryan Freel INF/OF
    Juan Castro INF
    Scott Hatteberg 1B
    Norris Hopper OF

    Rotation
    Aaron Harang
    Bronson Arroyo
    Johnny Cueto
    Josh Fogg
    Edinson Volquez

    Bullpen
    Francisco Cordero
    David Weathers
    Todd Coffey
    Kent Mercker
    Jared Burton
    Jeremy Affeldt
    Mike Lincoln

    DL: SS Alex Gonzalez, C David Ross and P Matt Belisle.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Bako is not good, but I mean, what else are the Reds going to do with Ross being injurred? The same really can be said about Castro.

    I'm actually pretty satisfied with the way things look. I'd like to see Bray instead of Mercker and Roenicke over Lincoln, but other than that, I think this is a good use of the roster given the resources and injurries. If Bray isn't ready, then Mercker makes sense and I guess I'm not opposed to giving Lincoln a shot, even though I've heard he has control issues.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 03-29-2008 at 12:06 PM.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Players still in camp:

    Pitchers (13)
    25 David Weathers
    31 Matt Belisle
    33 Josh Fogg
    36 Edinson Volquez
    39 Aaron Harang
    41 Jeremy Affeldt
    48 Francisco Cordero
    50 Kent Mercker
    51 Jared Burton
    56 Todd Coffey
    61 Bronson Arroyo
    77 Johnny Cueto
    84 Mike Lincoln

    Catchers (3)
    9 Paul Bako
    17 Javier Valentin
    26 David Ross

    Infielders (7)
    2 Alex Gonzalez
    4 Brandon Phillips
    7 Juan Castro
    19 Joey Votto
    21 Scott Hatteberg
    27 Jeff Keppinger
    28 Edwin Encarnacion

    Outfielders (5)
    3 Ken Griffey, Jr.
    6 Ryan Freel
    23 Corey Patterson
    30 Norris Hopper
    44 Adam Dunn



    Matt Belisle, David Ross, and Alex Gonzalez will all likely be headed to the disabled list.
    Last edited by Big Klu; 03-29-2008 at 01:06 PM.
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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    I hope Ross gets healthy soon.

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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    It looks like catcher David Ross (back) will begin the year on the DL.

    "We wanted to test to see where he's at," Wayne Krivsky said. "He missed 75 percent of the game."
    This seems like a good scenario. He's gotten into a couple games of ST, had good success, now gets his conditioning/ health back in order for the long haul.

    I just hope Nacho brought the pre-2006 version of his arm....not the 12% CS version of last year.

    At least Ross is able to shut down the opponents running game...and that will be critical to not have established early.
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    Re: Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I wish they would hurry and finalize the roster so I can see what number Cueto is going to wear. I may have to buy me a jersey...
    Current numbers that are available are 16, 29, 53, and 57. Or he might keep 77.
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