06/03/2008

Mercker to DL

Danny Herrera called up. A 40 man roster spot will have to be cleared before tonight’s game.
Herrera was the other player the Reds received for Josh Hamilton.

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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  1. 5’8″ 145?

  2. yep, nothing impressive…except his stats.

  3. Patterson off the 40-man? You think he’d clear waivers.

    Mercker’s career over?

    They’ve got to send a pitcher back down when Bailey is activated Thursday.

  4. I read 5’7″ 140…

    I took a lot of photos of the Bats in Columbus last week: here’s a good one of Herrera, except you can’t see him at all behind the manager. It was amusing when the catcher went out to have a word with him – he put his arm around him like he was his son.

  5. Hopefully he can get out a lefty.

    Logan Parker’s high school teammate.

    Probably Magic man since he pitched last night and would have been gone Thursday anyway..

  6. I love that Herrera was taken in the 45th Round (1345th overall) of the draft less than two years ago. How many first rounders from that draft haven’t sniffed the big leagues yet?

  7. I know it’s a rhetorical question, but I hate to say…Stubbs would be the prime example of a 2006 first-rounder that fits that bill. Last I looked he was the at the lowest minor-league level of any 1st-round pick that year.

  8. Why would you send down the Magic man? He is up to stay as long as he pitches like he did last night.

  9. I’m pumped up about Herrera. I think it’s great that a 45th rounder (I’m sure in large part to his size, pun only partially intended)gets a shot this quickly. I’m looking forward to seeing him pitch.

  10. I like this move, in the sense of the whole moneyball thing where you go with a guy who’s stats show he’s been dominating. The only thing is, Belisle was dominating at AAA too. This guy seems like the opposite of Belisle, though. Not amazing stuff, too small, but is aggressive and knows how to pitch. I really hope it works out for him.

  11. Well, I am glad that such a small guy got the call. It gives the little guy, me (5’9″ 130), someone to cheer for. I’m just interested to see what exactly he throws.

  12. Mercker has to be done.

    No one is going to touch Patterson, unfortunately. It would be nice to be rid of him.

  13. apparently his fastball tops out at about 84-85 but throws a crazy screwball and another offspeed pitch and has great control of all of them.

  14. I am really psyched to see Herrera pitch! I actually think he’s going to be good. He’s a strikeout/groundball pitcher — nothing better than that for this team!

    Based on his numbers, his stature, his lefty-ness, and his screwball movement, I’m hoping some John Franco comparisons will be made.

  15. Let’s hope he’s not a 3 month wonder like Shingo Takatsu.

  16. I gotta think Bray is the odd man out. With Affeldt and now Herrera they don’t need 3 lefties in the pen, especially if Bray can’t throw strikes.

  17. i like bray
    he is going to be good soon…
    i hope

  18. I agree – Bray is going to be very good.

    Do you know Bray has struck out 146 in 108.2 IP in the minors? He’s a lefty who can blow it by you. I like him a lot.

  19. Here’s a question… Why doesn’t Affeldt get a shot at starting? I’d like to see what he can do.

  20. Herrera will be sent back down Thursday when Homer comes up

  21. As good as he pitched? I say try putting Stormy down there. I can’t believe I’m saying this but the Reds bull pen looks good! They need another good starter or two and a firecracker-like clutch hitter.

  22. They’ve had 3 lefties in the bullpen most of the year. I’d guess one of the righties (probably Majewski, the one initially called up for Fogg) is sent down.

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About Bill Lack

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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2008 Reds, Reds - General