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I really don't understand why LeCure has passed Maloney on the organizational depth chart.
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.
Here's the gist of his report regarding this news:
I guess they want to keep Maloney in starting mode and not use him as reliever? I guess that makes sense. At any rate I'm happy to see Valaika get his shot at the big leagues although he probably would have been up as a September call up anyway. He just gets there a week or so early.The Louisville Bats have announced that right-hander Sam LeCure and infielder Chris Valaika were called up by the Reds.
Makes sense: LeCure can go long if Travis Wood has a short outing tonight, and the Reds were going with six outfielders. So if Valaika takes Jim Edmonds spot that gets things in line.
This will be Valaikas first time in the big leagues. He was hitting .304/.330/.408 with four home runs and 53 RBI at Louisville. LeCure was 8-3 with a 3.67 ERA at Louisville.
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I thought Valaika was a SS.
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Congrats to Valaika!
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I'm sorry, but I have lost track.
What were the corresponding moves?
Edmonds to the DL and ?
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