07/20/2005

Transaction day

Lots of transactions today, though no trades thus far.

First, Ryan Freel has been activated from the disabled list, and Austin Kearns has (finally) been recalled from AAA, where he was pounding the ball. Both of those items are good news.

Further, Anderson Machado and Kevin Kelly were each claimed off waivers today, by the Rockies and Nationals, respectively. Marc Lancaster has all the details.

In the final analysis, all of these are good news for the Reds. The team is stronger today than they were yesterday…though we still need pitching!

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.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. what was the point of calling kenny kelly up just to loose him? This organization makes no sense, ever.

  2. Machado is gone?

    Praise the Lord!!!

  3. Losing Kelly is by far the worst thing to happen this week, and he’s nothing more than a serviceable fifth outfielder.

    Losing Machado and Romano relieve us of someof the stupid roster choices OB keeps making…thank god.

    Getting Kearns and Freel back in the line-up make us a much better team. Freel gives us one of the best lead-off men in the NL (high OBP and steal success rate) and if Kearns has found his rookie stroke…look out.

    For the first time since Opening Day I’m a happy Reds fan.

    Oh yeah, we also pounded the scrubbies tonight.

    Go Reds!!!

  4. Look at me…I’m using “us” to refer to the reds again instead of “them”.

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About Chad Dotson

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. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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