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    Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Russ Springer.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    im intrested to see how how does. I know hes been doing well in AAA.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Good move, Fisher can go back to being the Mariano Rivera of AAA. Hopefully Springer looks as good up here than he did in AAA. The bullpen is finally looking like a strength again.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    "He adds experience," said Reds manager Dusty Baker. "He's been in pennant races, World Series. We're young [in the bullpen]. We need a stabilizer to go along with Arthur [Rhodes] and [Francisco] Cordero."

    and w/o Cordero for tomorrows game he could be used sooner than later.
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    Fisher was only used for long relief basically in his short time, like Owings was. I have a feeling Springer will be used more frequently. At least that should take more strain off the rest of the pen guys, I never got the point of having a reliever spot that you refused to put into the game, it was just a waste of a roster spot.

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    I haven't really given Springer a close look until now, but now that I have I'm a bit worried that we have a 41 y.o. righty that has spent his entire career living below .50 GO/AO, and he will be pitching in GABP. Last year it was at .26, in AAA so far this year it's been .27

    I'd love for him to be another Rhodes-ish deal and see him pitch 3.00 ERA baseball or better, but I'm wary of this move. Either way, going by his recent track record it looks like he can perform at a serviceable 4.00 ERA or so. I've been secretly hoping that Chapman would get the call soon, so I'm a bit disappointed though.
    "He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    FWIW, this move eliminates the one open spot we had on the 40-man roster. Someone will have to be taken off when Dickerson is activated (either Nix DFA or Mike Lincoln are my guesses).

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Lincoln is already on the 60-day DL, he's not currently taking up a 40-man spot.
    "He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    clearly he needed to be sent down

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Quote Originally Posted by sabometrics View Post
    Lincoln is already on the 60-day DL, he's not currently taking up a 40-man spot.
    Oh yeah. I even pointed this out the other day in my "How's it going to play out" thread. Sheesh. My memory goes more and more each day.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Candidates for Waivers when Dickerson gets off the DL:

    Lance Nix
    Russ Springer
    Micah Owings (?)

    No one else seems in danger imo. Owings seems to be a player that does not factor into this team future at all, this year a bunch of other arms have progressed and passed him on the organizational depth chart, and I would have no problem with the team pulling him from the 40-man. If Springer doesn't perform well over the next 3 weeks or so he may be the obvious choice. Nix also naturally has to be worried for his job.
    "He looked like a surfer kid from SoCal," manager Dusty Baker says. "He didn't say much, but you could tell he was cool."

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Quote Originally Posted by sabometrics View Post
    Candidates for Waivers when Dickerson gets off the DL:

    Lance Nix
    Russ Springer
    Micah Owings (?)

    No one else seems in danger imo. Owings seems to be a player that does not factor into this team future at all, this year a bunch of other arms have progressed and passed him on the organizational depth chart, and I would have no problem with the team pulling him from the 40-man. If Springer doesn't perform well over the next 3 weeks or so he may be the obvious choice. Nix also naturally has to be worried for his job.
    Is Danny Ray a possible canidate to be pulled off the 40 man? I don't see how he helps the Reds at all this year.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Springer is a gritty veteran reliever. I like the move.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Quote Originally Posted by bshall2105 View Post
    Is Danny Ray a possible canidate to be pulled off the 40 man? I don't see how he helps the Reds at all this year.
    I'd be surprised if the Reds give up on DRH since Rhodes is so old, Chapman will be starting next year, and Bray is made of glass.

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    Re: Fisher Down, Who Comes Up?

    Owings would be a strong candidate for sure. He just doesn't really fit in with this team's future.


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