Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
Fairel was trying to regain it post-arm surgery. The Reds, frankly, didn't give him a heck of a chance after Matt was hit really hard at the end of the season in Bakersfield last year. Why did they not bring him back in a more hospitable pitching environment (like the going-nowhere-at-the-end-of-'11 Carolina squad)? I really wouldn't be surprised if he gets another shot- all he really has to do is hit 89-90 on the gun.

Richburg had some power but just not enough plate discipline to make it as a 25-year-old High-A first baseman.
Have to wonder if he just didn't have the velocity this spring or something.