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Couple more cuts…

From John Fay’s blog:

The Reds optioned to LHP Jon Coutlangus and RHP Gary Majewski to Triple-A Louisville, reducing to 38 the number of healthy players in camp.

Majewski was a bit frustrated.

“I would have liked to pitch more,” he said. “That’s what happens when you’ve got 34 pitchers in camp. I feel good. I came in in shape. I’ll go down there annd work on things.”

Eighteen pitchers remain in camp. Jeremy Affeldt, Bronson Arroyo, Jared Burton, Francisco Cordero, Johnny Cueto, Josh Fogg, Aaron Harang, Mike Stanton, Edinson Volquez and David Weathers are locks or semi-locks.

Majewski is unbelievable. Has been absolutely horrible since coming to the Reds and this spring in 5 2/3 IP has given up 12 hits and 8 earned runs (11 overall) and yet complains about the amount of work he got? He’s lucky to still be drawing a paycheck.

Sounds like the remaining 8 pitchers are fighting for 2 spots. I would think that Todd Coffey would be one of them…who will be the other?

11 thoughts on “Couple more cuts…

  1. I think you will see Todd Coffey as one and the other will be either Bill Bray. If they feel Bray hasn’t had enough innings due to that injury he had early on it will be Kent Mercker who hasn’t pitched bad.

  2. There is too much competition for Gary to come and think he is owed a spot. He’s going to have to earn it at Louisville. The injuries aren’t his fault, but not being as good as these younger guys do not help his case. Now please get rid of Mike Stanton.

  3. I do have to agree with Majewski that there were too many in camp BUT the guy needs to stop whining and go down to Louisville to develop the mental attitude necessary to succeed at the major league level.

  4. I’m with you Bill. At this point, I’d be happy if the Reds traded away Majewski for a dozen fresh baseballs.

  5. Jim, I disagree. It seems like the Red’s strategy this year was to bring in a lot of potentially good pitchers with the hope that several would distinguish themselves. It seems to have worked. Statistically, if you have enough pitchers some of them have to be good. I don’t see how anybody was hurt by there being “too many” pitchers in camp.

  6. I agree they’ve got too many pitchers in camp, but that’s not the reason he didn’t get more work. He didn’t get more work b/c he was getting beat like a rented mule.

  7. Mike Stanton is too old and no good. My vote is affeldt and bray in the bullpen and stanton on a fishing boat.

  8. If there were going to be that many in camp then maybe thee should have been more split squad games but that would require opponents who have around that many in their camps.

  9. Why did a light hitting single A 3B make his debut for the Reds today? Why is he even in the major league camp?

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