Does anyone realize that the Reds now have 13 pitchers on the roster, and 12 position players?
After calling up Elizardo Ramirez today to replace Rich Aurilia on the roster, the Reds now have 13 pitchers. That’s astonishing. What a waste of roster space.
Does Dan O’Brien have any clue about how to put together a roster?
Maybe they’re expecting Brandon Claussen to be put on the DL soon, after being hit by a line drive last night (and rolling his ankle when he fell). Perhaps they plan to call up a position player at that time.
Other bloggers have called for the heads of Reds management, but I have held off. Until now. This is a breaking point for me. This little piece of roster mismanagement has made it clear to me that incompetents are running the show. Get rid of them, all of them.
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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