2007 Reds / Reds - General

Bailey sent down and other cuts

From the Enquirer and John Fay:

Homer Bailey was among seven players cut by the Reds Friday morning.

Bailey, the club’s No. 1 prospect, was not surprised or angered by the move.

“I knew coming (to camp) that it was going to happen,” he said. “(General manager) Wayne (Krivsky) said, ‘keep doing what you’re doing. You’ll be here when you’re ready.'”

The other moves: Joey Votto was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Michael Gosling, Dan Conway, Ryan Hanigan and Bailey were re-assigned to the minor league camp. Kerry Ligtenberg and Brian Meadows were released.

No surprises here, other than maybe releasing Ligtenberg so early. Krivsky said it was done this early so he and Meadows might catch on with another team.

Article also says that there are now 43 active players in camp.

3 thoughts on “Bailey sent down and other cuts

  1. Part of me wanted Joey Votto to make the club, but I guess it’s probably better for him to play everyday in Louisville. Here’s to hoping he’ll be up after the break.

  2. It may be better for him, but I don’t know that it is better for the Reds. I love Hatteberg, but I’m scared to death that he’s going to drop of the cliff this year, at his age.

    Maybe Votto and Bailey will be starters in Cincinnati by mid-season.

  3. I wanted Votto up as much as anyone. As much as I like the Hatmeister, I’m very skeptical about the possibility of him duplicating last year.

    As for Bailey, I think it’s best for everyone. We must remember that he’s only 20 years old. Let him go to AAA, get his confidence up, and possibly come up at midseason. However, I would really like for him to further develop his changeup while he’s down in the minors. A pitcher, no matter how good he is, cannot survive on one great pitch, one good pitch, and one below average pitch. Well, maybe a closer can, but it’s imperative that a starter has at least three pitches that he can throw with confidence.

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