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    JaxRed - Enjoying the updates, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post

    There were guys sitting in the Phoenix Bullpen.....

    Whatever
    I imagine that the 'bullpen guys' all hang out in the pen regardless of whether it is their day to throw or not. In the AFL, guys have specific days that they are supposed to play.

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    great stuff Jax -- thanks -- glad you got to see a little offense out of the Reds guys.
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    Thx Jax - great reports. Negron isn't our answer at SS, but he could prove useful to have as depth in case of MI injuries over the next year or two.

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    Thx Jax - great reports. Negron isn't our answer at SS, but he could prove useful to have as depth in case of MI injuries over the next year or two.
    Right. What may end up elevating him above Valaika as a bench guy is his defense and his speed. The more he hits, the quicker he'll become viable major league depth.
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    Re: Report from Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Right. What may end up elevating him above Valaika as a bench guy is his defense and his speed. The more he hits, the quicker he'll become viable major league depth.
    Agreed, especially about the D @ SS. Not sure how much trade value Valaika has, but Negron makes it easier to deal him if someone is interested in Chris as a throw-in.

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    Re: Report from Fall League

    [QUOTE=mace;2292595]Just stumbled over this little item about Ben Jukich mowing 'em down in the Venezuelan League.

    Too bad he won't be with Louisville or Cincy next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Agreed, especially about the D @ SS. Not sure how much trade value Valaika has, but Negron makes it easier to deal him if someone is interested in Chris as a throw-in.
    Negron with a three run homer on Friday (his only hit in 4 AB). Its only 33 AB, but Negron with .273/.368/.545/.915 and has been the most impressive Red so far. Meanwhile, the Reds as a whole continue to struggle. Mesoraco 0 for 3 with a couple Ks has cooled after a fast start. Valiquette continues to get knocked around. 2 Hits, 2 BB 1 HR allowed with 4 ER in an inning of work. Valiquette with 11 Runs allowed (8 earned) in 6 IP so far in the AFL.
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    Valiquette with 11 Runs allowed (8 earned) in 6 IP so far in the AFL.
    Almost as bad as Ondrusek and Boxberger was last year. Watson the year before that. It seems that every Reds reliever sent out there gets smashed.
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    Keith Law said in his chat this week that Mes is struggling badly behind the plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Keith Law said in his chat this week that Mes is struggling badly behind the plate.
    He is... but given how a lot of catchers look behind the plate after a long season, it isn't much of a surprise. I wouldn't put much stock into it given what he did for 5 months of the season.

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    Went to Reds game today. Bryce Harper played. Hit first pitch he saw over the bullpen and on top of a party deck in RF. Later doubled off the wall. All in all 3-5. Has nice arm also. Time to come home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    Just stumbled over this little item about Ben Jukich mowing 'em down in the Venezuelan League.

    Too bad he won't be with Louisville or Cincy next year.
    Why don't you think he will?

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    Why don't you think he will?
    The Reds sold his contract to South Korea.

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    The Reds sold his contract to South Korea.
    Might be a good thing for him though. There is some money to be made there and it might be money he was never going to get a chance to make here.


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