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Thread: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

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    Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Sadly, it is the case tonight. Lewis starts, Alonso sits.

    So glad he was brought up.

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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    In the trade rumor thread I assumed there was a trade in the works. Now I am just ticked about this. The only reason to bring Alonso up was to play him. Instead he rides the pine in favor of Fred Lewis.

    Is Fred Lewis dating Dusty's daughter?
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Situations like this is when the GM needs to step in and save Dusty from himself by getting Lewis off the roster somehow.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    He's the new CP!
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Really really really frustrating.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    I'm only going to sweat this starting Monday. Until then, for all I know, we're crying over the next first baseman for Colorado or Tampa.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Maybe Alonso's part of a few different deals, so they're limiting his risk exposure. Haha, just reaching here.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    I'm only going to sweat this starting Monday. Until then, for all I know, we're crying over the next first baseman for Colorado or Tampa.
    I think this is the correct approach. As you say, until the deadline passes, who knows what any moves mean.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    In the trade rumor thread I assumed there was a trade in the works. Now I am just ticked about this. The only reason to bring Alonso up was to play him. Instead he rides the pine in favor of Fred Lewis.

    Is Fred Lewis dating Dusty's daughter?
    He was brought up because the Reds needed an outfielder to take the place of Gomes. They only had two options. It was easier to bring him up instead of Hermida.

    When the Reds make an acquisition for an outfielder, which appears to be on the way in some form, you'll see him back in AAA and getting everyday at-bats.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    He was brought up because the Reds needed an outfielder to take the place of Gomes. They only had two options. It was easier to bring him up instead of Hermida.

    When the Reds make an acquisition for an outfielder, which appears to be on the way in some form, you'll see him back in AAA and getting everyday at-bats.
    Got that. But while he's here, he should be playing over Fred Lewis.

    No question.

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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    He was brought up because the Reds needed an outfielder to take the place of Gomes. They only had two options. It was easier to bring him up instead of Hermida.

    When the Reds make an acquisition for an outfielder, which appears to be on the way in some form, you'll see him back in AAA and getting everyday at-bats.
    You've repeated this before -- why was he easier to bring up than Hermida? Hermida's on the 40-man too.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    You've repeated this before -- why was he easier to bring up than Hermida? Hermida's on the 40-man too.
    Procedurally, it requires Hermida clearing option waivers over 48-business hours to be optioned. Option waivers don't run on weekends to make it more inconvenient. This means they'd have to option another player if it were over the weekend, but said player could not be brought back up for 10 days if they do that.

    Combine it with the fact the Reds probably don't like calling up a vet just to send back down, it's just slightly easier to bring up Alonso for a few days.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    I'll give them the benefit of the doubt in thinking Alonso is merely trade bait. His stock has never been higher. Run him out there for a week before the deadline and he doesn't hit, then some of the luster could be off. Far more downside than up right now if you're trading him. If after aug 1 he's still sitting, then chalk it up to further cluelessness by the mgr.
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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    I suspect this has nothing whatever to do with Alonso's trade value, or its perception, and everything to do with Dusty.

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    Re: Fred Lewis over Yonder Alonso

    For some reason, the Reds still think they can win this year.
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.


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