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    Reds name players heading to the AFL

    http://mlb.mlb.com/documents/2008/08...FL_Rosters.pdf

    Drew Stubbs
    Chris Valaika
    Justin Turner
    Sean Henry (Taxi Squad that only plays Wed and Sat)
    Carlos Fisher
    Robert Manuel
    Pedro Viola
    Sean Watson

    Now there is a little confusion because this page says Matt Maloney is heading there, but he is not listed on the roster.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/n...milb&fext=.jsp

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    I've heard that Maloney is going.

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    I heard Maloney is heading to the Dominican winter league or someplace like it.

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    Looks like a good list to me. A bit surprised Roenicke isn't on it given how few professional innings he's thrown.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    I would love to see Alonso on there so he could start next year at AA or even posibly AAA. I think Bailey could benifit from going there too

    why is BP batting 4th

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    It's interesting to speculate on the list as it may provide clues of management's thoughts on next year. It seems to me that Stubbs is on the fast track and they are attempting to put him in position to compete for the CF job out of spring training. If they had made up their minds that he needed another year of AAA, I don't think they would use a slot for him. To a lesser extent, I suspect that the same is true for Fisher.

    Turner is an interesting choice. Although he has not been discussed on the board to the extent that Valaika has, their overall stats are very similar. They have played together at every level. Typically, CV's promotions have preceded JT's by a month or so, but they have nevertheless spent more time on the same rosters than on different ones. Discussions of range aside, I don't think the Reds have given up on Valaika as a SS. A team could do far worse than to have their SS-2B combination grow up through the system together. I suspect that they are slated for Louisville together.

    I suspect that Henry, Manuel, Viola, and Watson are all being sent to work on specific areas of their game that stand between them and a promotion to AAA. Perhaps someone with better knowledge of their performance could help.

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    Keep An Eye On: Javelinas' pitchers won't have to worry about doubles to the gaps, as Austin Jackson, Greg Halman and Drew Stubbs will give them an outfield manned by three center fielders. Stubbs struck out far too much in low Class A last year—a true sign of trouble for a first-round pick out of college. But after offseason surgery to fix a toe problem, Stubbs has shown improved plate coverage this year as he's climbed from high Class A to Triple-A. He still has the 3.7 speed to first base and plus arm that makes him a potential Gold Glover in center field.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...08/266760.html

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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    Could some of those names be on the list to get more exposure in order to drum up some offseason interest in them? I wonder???
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    Re: Reds name players heading to the AFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Could some of those names be on the list to get more exposure in order to drum up some offseason interest in them? I wonder???
    You have to imagine thats the plan for at least 1 guy heading there.


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