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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Reds - DLed Pena

Placed OF Wily Mo Pena and P Ben Weber on the 15-day DL; recalled IF William Bergolla and P Todd Coffey.

It’s about time the Reds put Pena on the DL - his thigh has been hurting for 3 weeks and he’s been limited mostly to pinch-hitting.  The Reds recall William Bergolla for some reason, making that Ryan Freel is essentially the de facto backup at every position but catcher and shortstop.  I hope Todd Coffey has a better stint - he’s a quality player and the Red bullpen isn’t a hard group to outshine.

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 10, 2005 at 05:20 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Most Favored Haitian Status Posted: May 10, 2005 at 05:51 PM (#1326303)
SuperJoe McFreel.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: May 10, 2005 at 06:43 PM (#1326433)
Ryan Freel is essentially the de facto backup at every position but catcher and shortstop.

That would be perfect if the other spots were filled with the Grieves and Hansens and Gates Browns of the world. And he should be the backup SS too!

Real men have one backup C, one backup to cover 2B/SS/3B/CF and a bench full of lumber. As Earl Weaver once reportedly said "My backup SS is in AAA." Of course he may have said that during the Ripken era, but it's sage advice. Baseball needs more Gates Browns.
   3. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: May 10, 2005 at 06:47 PM (#1326446)
Yeah. I think some teams get far too paranoid about in-game injuries occurring.
   4. Mikαεl Posted: May 10, 2005 at 06:57 PM (#1326468)
What's wrong with Ryan Freel?

He had a .276 EqA as a full-timer last year, and a .299 this year. He plays lots of positions. He seems like a really good player.
   5. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: May 10, 2005 at 09:55 PM (#1326891)
What's wrong with Ryan Freel?

Being very good at a lot of positions is a curse. If he could only play one positition, that's where he would be. Everyday. Instead they are free to yank him around and move him all over the diamond and bench.
   6. 1k5v3L Posted: May 10, 2005 at 10:08 PM (#1326919)
Why isn't Austin Kearns playing every day?
   7. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: May 10, 2005 at 10:23 PM (#1326954)
Real men have one backup C, one backup to cover 2B/SS/3B/CF and a bench full of lumber.

Bravo. Couldn't agree more.

When the Cubs started the year carrying Jose Macias, Jerry Hairston, and Neifi Perez on the bench, it was just insanity.
   8. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: May 10, 2005 at 10:27 PM (#1326961)
It's good to see Neifi is getting back to his Neifian ways. I was getting worried.
   9. mr. man Posted: May 11, 2005 at 01:03 AM (#1327596)
how bout felipe lopez? what's gotten into him? every guy in that lineup is kicking a$$ right now except for casey i suppose
   10. Most Favored Haitian Status Posted: May 11, 2005 at 01:04 AM (#1327600)
In OOTP, I generally carry 11 pitchers, a backup C, one or two backup middle IF, one or two corner IF, and 5 OF's.

But the defense system is stupid.
   11. MM1f Posted: May 11, 2005 at 02:44 AM (#1328030)
In OOTP you mean?
What about it do you dislike so much (I'm not disagreeing at all, just curious what exactly it is)
   12. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: May 11, 2005 at 03:27 AM (#1328071)
I looked at the sidebar, saw that "Me" had posted latest in this topic, and didn't remember what it was that I had posted.

I wish I were joking.

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