As someone on the Reds Listserv put it, the Reds were rearranging deck chairs on the Redstanic today.
Here’s the story on the Reds roster moves today. Ricky Stone was called up, while Joe Valentine was sent to AAA. Yeah, send a young arm down and keep David Weathers on the roster. (Okay, Valentine has been really, really bad, so I’m not going to argue that he shouldn’t have been sent out.)
Anyway, no word on whether Felipe Lopez is any closer to joining the starting lineup. Free Felipe Lopez!!!
Joe Valentine’s demotion means one good thing. We won’t be forced to look at this picture for a while:
That look in his eyes gives me nightmares every time.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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