From: John Kasupski on 6 Apr 2010 23:01
On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 13:31:07 -0700, eddygdvd(a)msn.com (john smith) wrote:
>I hope they can rebound and win the next two games.. We shall see. I
>assume Arroyo is next? Who gets the 3rd nod Bailey or Cueto? Will Leake
>be skipped until their is no day off? I assume that is why that reliever
>I never heard of is on the team? Is Leake on the roster yet? They will
>probably activate him when they decide to use a fifth starter?
As I commented about Miles not making the team, "Thou Shalt Not Assume."
Johnny Cueto starts Wednesday against Wainwright, and Arroyo starts Thursday
against Brad Penny. Bailey goes on Friday against the Cubs' Carlos Silva.
Gorzelanny goes for the Cubs on Saturday, the Reds' pitcher for Saturday is TBA
and after that both teams show TBA for Sunday (Cubs) as well as for the games on
Monday and Tuesday against the Marlins.
Leake is not currently on the roster, he remained behind in Arizona and won't
join the team until they need him to start a game. At that point a roster move
will be made to put him on both the 40-man and 25-man. Obviously that means
somebody has to come off the roster(s). It'll be interesting to see who.
Logan Ondrusek, who I'm guessing is the reliver you never heard of, does not
necessarily figure to be the guy who goes. The Reds currently only have 11
pitchers on the 25-man. Most teams carry at least 12 and some carry 13. It's
more likely that somebody like Cairo, Francisco, Janish, or Nix will go.
Just as an FYI for anybody else who hadn't known about Ondrusek, he was drafted
by the Reds in the 13th round in 2005 out of Mclennan County Community College
(don't laugh, the same school also sent Pat Listach and Jay Buhner to the
majors). He throws a four-seamer at around 92-94 with a change in the low 80's
that has a bit of sink, and a slider and a cutter that are both in the 87-91 MPH
range. He mostly flew under the radar until he had a breakout year in 2009 after
finally mastering the cutter, which had been taught to him a couple years
earlier by Tom Brown when they were in Sarasota. Ondrusek's strength is that he
induces a lot of ground balls, which plays well in a park like GABP. besides
which, a guy who forces hitters to pound the ball into the ground could be just
the guy you want in the pen, to come in and get a double-play ball when you need
to get out of an inning quick late in a game.
From: David Short on 7 Apr 2010 00:06
"John Kasupski" <w2pio(a)spamfilter.verizon.net> wrote in message
> Leake is not currently on the roster, he remained behind in Arizona and
> join the team until they need him to start a game. At that point a roster
> will be made to put him on both the 40-man and 25-man. Obviously that
> somebody has to come off the roster(s). It'll be interesting to see who.
> The Reds currently only have 11 pitchers on the 25-man. Most teams carry
> at least
> 12 and some carry 13. It's more likely that somebody like Cairo,
> Francisco, Janish,
> or Nix will go.
I don't understand the fascination with Nix, but if they ditch him then they
are placing Francisco in left now and then.That would be a pretty aggressive
If they let Janish go....then the backup shortstop on the roster would be
Phillips. I don't see that happening. I guess Cairo has put in 60 innings or
so at shortstop over the last three years. I'll tell you Cabrera looked so
terrible out there, I just can't see them sending Janish down.
If you send Francisco down, you let him play every day at AAA. You lose his
bat, but you give him a chance to develop/improve.
If you send Cairo down.....well nothing bad happens except you lose another
veteran middle infield/utilty type. He's not gonna get playing time at AAA.
I really like sending Nix down, but they won't do it. My guess is Francisco
goes to AAA to put time in, but that's old red's front office think.
From: David Short on 7 Apr 2010 14:27
On 4/7/2010 12:32 PM, tom dunne wrote:
> I actually didn't know there was one... I'll keep my eyes peeled next
> time I'm at a game!
One on every level. You'll likely have to ask to find it.
From: JustTom on 8 Apr 2010 08:15
On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:22:01 -0700 (PDT), tom dunne <dunnetg(a)gmail.com>
>- The Reds infield defense looks fantastic. In the top of the 5th,
>each of Rolen, Phillips and Votto made great diving stops to keep the
>Cards off the board. Cabrera also had a great heads-up play on a shot
>up the middle, correctly passing up a 6-4-3 double play in order to
>cut off a runner trying to score from third with no outs. Very nice
>to see that.
I'm surprised at this one. From watching on tv, it looked like
Cabrera has the range of a lawn ornament. It was his inability to
get to a fairly routine ground ball up the middle that really opened
the floodgates. It was so noticeable that espn came out of the
pitching break showing and commenting on how all shortstops get to
that ball, and if he can't, that it doesn't bode well for the move.
Yeah, opening day, but OC looked really slow in the field.
From: JustTom on 8 Apr 2010 09:01
On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 20:46:53 -0400, "Bob Braun" <oxinfla(a)hotmail.com>
>Congrats to the Reds for grabbing Paul Keels. Great Addition!