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    Michael Griffin promoted

    Michael Griffin had been promoted to Louisville. I suppose to take Valaika's spot. Not sure if there are any further corresponding transactions.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    No, it's to take Norris Hopper's spot. Hopper was DLed with a hamstring strain.

    It's probably only for a week or so, which explains why it wasn't Chris Heisey making the jump. Griffin can also fill in at most of the infield positions, probably the other main reason for it being him.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Does this foreshadow a Drew Sutton call-up if Votto is DL'd?
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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Nah, don't think so. I'd call up Gomes first.

    I bet Dusty plays Ramon Hernandez there, though, the majority of the time if Votto goes on the DL.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    Nah, don't think so. I'd call up Gomes first.

    I bet Dusty plays Ramon Hernandez there, though, the majority of the time if Votto goes on the DL.
    And bring up W. Castillo? A strong possibility.
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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    And bring up W. Castillo? A strong possibility.
    Call it a hunch, but my thought is that the organizational view of young Wilkin is that as a catcher, he makes a great utilityman.

    If only he hit a little more...

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Do you guys seriously want to see Sutton or Castillo called up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    Do you guys seriously want to see Sutton or Castillo called up?
    I think Castillo is a very valuable Utility player IMO because of his availibility to play catcher. I would replace Castillo for one of McDonald/Dickerson since they're virtually the same player.

    Sutton, not so sure. He'll get his shot sooner or later though.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    I do not think either player is particularly deserving of a callup, frankly. Sutton has a better chance of a longer major-league career because he has offensive upside.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    Do you guys seriously want to see Sutton or Castillo called up?
    no, no, no. AAA fodder at best.
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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    I would replace Castillo for one of McDonald/Dickerson since they're virtually the same player.
    If they're the same, why make the move? This year, I've had a chance to see Castillo behind the plate. Trust me, you don't want him catching in Cincy. In the short time I've seen Sutton, I see him as a downgrade over anyone in the Reds current infield.

    Both Castillo and Sutton have benefitted from strong starts to give themselves a favorable impression with fans. Castillo in last year's call-up and Sutton when he joined the Bats. But the fact is, against AAA pitching Castillo is batting .237 and Sutton is batting .250. Neither would be a defensive upgrade at any position for the Reds.

    Gomes is the only realistic call up and he would not be much of an upgrade over Dickerson. The only difference is against LHP.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Why Heisey hasn't been promoted to triple A is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude Rock View Post
    Why Heisey hasn't been promoted to triple A is beyond me.
    His numbers have been awesome. My guess is that they want to keep Heisey in CF for now. I note that Stubbs has been batting second a great deal. Though the power is still not there, Stubbs is drawing more walks and hitting for average. His SB's look good as well. I suspect the stage is being set for a mid-season call up of Stubbs and a movement of Heisey to Louisville. I like the idea of Taveras and Stubbs batting 1-2. With an outfield of Stubbs, Taveras and Bruce, a ball could drop in only as the result of an outfield collision.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Other moves:

    Cincinnati Reds
    Released: RHP David Shafer, OF Daniel Perales
    Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Klinker, OF Norris Hopper
    Reinstated from DL: RHP Lance Janke
    Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Rafael Gonzalez

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/...4093#more-4093

    Perales got in a bar fight and messed up his vision.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Michael Griffin promoted

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    If they're the same, why make the move? This year, I've had a chance to see Castillo behind the plate. Trust me, you don't want him catching in Cincy. In the short time I've seen Sutton, I see him as a downgrade over anyone in the Reds current infield.

    Both Castillo and Sutton have benefitted from strong starts to give themselves a favorable impression with fans. Castillo in last year's call-up and Sutton when he joined the Bats. But the fact is, against AAA pitching Castillo is batting .237 and Sutton is batting .250. Neither would be a defensive upgrade at any position for the Reds.

    Gomes is the only realistic call up and he would not be much of an upgrade over Dickerson. The only difference is against LHP.
    So you are suggesting that neither would give us something more than a guy (McDonald) who gives us virtually nothing? That's a sad state of affairs.
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