From his blog:

Ken Griffey Jr. said this about the move to right field: “It’s not a big deal. You’re the only one making a big deal out of it.”

This is good news. It also helps Junior’s PR.

Norris Hopper’s heal is very sore. He hurt it running into the fence in Lakeland. His spikes got caught in the padding and he landed on the heal. He was in a protective boot. He’s going to miss five to seven days. That probably means Chris Denorfia makes the club if they take a right-handed-hitting, extra outfielder.

And Chad is happy. (Not about Hopper getting hurt, but about Denorfia making the team.)

I think you have to be concerned about the Reds offense though, at least the players that look like they may get substantial playing time. It’s a mixture of guys that are bad offensive players (Gonzalez), guys that were having good or career years last year but tailed off badly (Hatteburg, Ross, Phillips); or guys coming back from injuries (Griffey) or had a bad late season run (Dunn). Plus I wonder how much EE will improve?

How many of these guys must play well for this team to score enough runs to be competitive?

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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6 Responses

  1. Dave Massey

    And by the way, Mr. Fay, paid journalist: the thing on the bottom of your foot is your “heel.” But we all hope his heel heals very quickly.

  2. Chad

    Yes, I am happy because Denorfia is clearly the second coming of Willie Mays.


  3. Mr. Redlegs

    Chad, Denorfia appears to be a much nicer person than Mays. Much, much, much. . . .

  4. Mark T

    Boy, you nailed it – I worry about this club offensively. They don’t excite much.

    Any chance that Milton might become a long reliever? In the oil business, they refer to money spent badly as “sunk costs” – can’t do anything about it. But spending so badly doesn’t mean that he has to be a starter. No matter what he does, money is spent. Replace him with one of the young guns.

  5. Josh

    I agree with Mark. Isn’t that what the Dbacks did with Russ Ortiz? They signed him for a bunch and still released him. The GM justified it by saying they were spending the money anyways, so if he doesn’t belong on the team, he needs to go. I like that line of thinking.