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    Promotion Schedule

    There are usually three main benchmark dates for promotions: Memorial Day, the All-Star Break, and September 1. With Memorial Day Weekend soon upon us, I thought I'd take an EXTREMELY PRELIMINARY look at some of the candidates for promotions. I want to note- this is obviously premature and subject to a lot of change, depending on how well these players perform going forward. Yet I'm bored, and I thought I'd chart out how I'd like to see them progress through the year:


    MEMORIAL DAY

    Johnny Gomes to Reds (hopefully McDonald is DFA'd)
    Carlos Fisher to Reds (hopefully Lincon is DFA'd)
    Chris Heisey to AAA (he has been the surprise of the season so far)
    Yonder Alonso to AA (he's ready for Carolina right now)

    ALL STAR BREAK

    Homer Bailey to Reds (this is his last chance to stick with the big club, has been surprisingly very inconsistent so far )
    Josh Roenicke to Reds (he's 27 and should be ready for this)
    Todd Fraizer to AAA (he needs to show some power first however, and I'd like to see him return to 3B)
    Travis Wood to AAA (he may get promoted sooner with the way he's been pitching)
    Zach Stewart to AA (ditto)
    Matt Fairel to A+ (I'd promote him sooner, although he's been the only bright spot on the whole Dayton roster. I'd wait until the reinforcements come via the draft, and then send him to Sarasota)

    SEPTEMBER 1

    Drew Stubbs to Reds (he may make it sooner if Taveras gets injured. I'd like to see him show some power before he gets the call though.)
    Drew Sutton to Reds (he's already 26 and should be ready for his shot by then)
    Pedro Viola to Reds (another lefty to fill the Bray void, has looked great so far)
    Matt Maloney/Ben Jukich/Ramon Ramirez/Daryl Thompson to Reds or perhaps traded at the deadline. (It's time for these guys to sh-t or get off the pot. The problem is that there may not be room for them in the rotation in Cincy. In that case, I would guess that a couple of them get packaged in a deal if they perform well enough, although I'd keep one or two of them around for depth in case a SP goes down. Thompson will probably be the most attractive trade bait, given his age and his stuff.)

    OTHERS TO WATCH


    Zach Cozart started off very hot but has cooled off lately. If he heats up again, he could make the jump to Louisville, as his glove is ML ready right now.
    Jordan Smith could also make the jump to Louisville if he continues to pitch well. He could replace one of the Louisville arms if there is a void created by a trade.
    Robert Manuel has done nothing but perform since he's been drafted, although he's likely behind Fisher, Roenicke and Viola on the call-up list.
    Last edited by Benihana; 05-16-2009 at 06:33 PM.
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    Re: Promotion Schedule

    I am gonna say we will go thru some AAA relief pitchers and soon. But I will go with Manuel and Viola ahead of Roenicke. I do think Fisher might get the next call up but then I think Viola could be the mid season call up and then Roenicke and Manuel in September.
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    Re: Promotion Schedule

    According Fay's blog Dusty is hinting at Pedro Viola coming for Philly series.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    According Fay's blog Dusty is hinting at Pedro Viola coming for Philly series.
    Why? Of the options at AAA Viola is at best the 3rd best option behind Fisher and Roenicke. I would argue Manuel may be a better option at this point too.

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    Re: Promotion Schedule

    It is because Viola is a Lefty

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEETTLEBUG View Post
    It is because Viola is a Lefty
    Thats a terrible way to base a decision....

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    Dusty never does what the majority would think he should do. He always keeps you guessing.

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    Re: Promotion Schedule

    That is true , Dusty makes you guess his moves doesn't Walt have some say so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Thats a terrible way to base a decision....
    Philly and Cleveland are lefty-heavy line-ups. It makes some sense to bring the lefty.

    It's not like Viola has been bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Philly and Cleveland are lefty-heavy line-ups. It makes some sense to bring the lefty.

    It's not like Viola has been bad.
    I agree. But in the end I would have rather had any of them than Ramirez. Don't get me wrong I like Ramirez but I would have preferred an arm that misses more bats. Plus I have been wanting to see more of these other guys.
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    Re: Promotion Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Philly and Cleveland are lefty-heavy line-ups. It makes some sense to bring the lefty.

    It's not like Viola has been bad.
    His last game was horrible. .1 IP and 3 walks and a grand slam.

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    Right. So one bad game, and he's now unpromotable? What if that one bad game had come first? Then he's fine?

    Goodness, small sample size indeed.

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    I didn't say a thing about him being promotable or not. I addressed your statement that he hasn't been bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Right. So one bad game, and he's now unpromotable? What if that one bad game had come first? Then he's fine?

    Goodness, small sample size indeed.
    The fact that he can't find the strikezone makes him currently unpromotable. The fact that at least two other relievers are having much better seasons also makes him unpromotable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    I didn't say a thing about him being promotable or not. I addressed your statement that he hasn't been bad.
    So your argument is that he has been bad?

    Firmly disagree. One bad outing doesn't make him bad.

    For the year:

    15 IP 7 hits 10 walks 16 Ks 3.00 ERA 1.13 WHIP

    So, yeah. One bad game. I don't know why that makes him bad. If you are saying that I should have added "for the year" to my statement, then I add it now. But that's being needlessly picky. I said "he hasn't been bad" which was referring to his year, not to his last game only. And he hasn't. Overall, he's been just fine.

    Again, if you don't think so, then we are at an agree to disagree point.

    And, nowhere was I advocating for his call-up. Simply responding to Doug's wondering why the Reds would look at a lefty (IF that is what they were doing). The Phils and Indians are lefty dominated. Viola is a lefty who hasn't been bad. That's all.
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