2008 Reds / Corey Patterson OBP Watch / Reds - General

20 thoughts on “Ryan Freel to DL; Welcome Back, Corey Patterson

  1. I’d almost rather bring up Chris Dickerson. At least Dusty wouldn’t have the temptation to start him.

  2. I do find it interesting that Dickerson was pulled in the 4th inning which very well could match up with the 6th when Freel got hurt.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the Reds have to wait 10 days before they’re allowed to recall a player sent down? I don’t exactly know the rules but if that’s the case I don’t believe it’s been 10 days quite yet.

  3. Forgot to add that although not Corey Patterson, Dickerson hasn’t exactly been awe inspiring down in AAA.

  4. There is the 10-day rule but there is an exception for injuries. So if a club recalls someone to fill the spot of a player who is going on the DL, the 10-day rule can be ignored.

  5. Is Norris Hopper dead? I mean seriously, he had a sore elbow… With Hairston and Janish on the roster, couldn’t the Freel to the DL be the move to get Bailey on the 25 man? Anything but Patterson.

  6. I’d like to think that L’ville pulling Dickerson in the 4th last night means they want to bring him up. He’ll accomplish the same things Patterson would: late game defensive replacement/pinch runner, only Dusty woudln’t be tempted to start him.

  7. Anthing but cp, you know if he comes up dusty will find a way to get him in the lineup.

  8. Today is the 10th day since Patterson’s demotion. Reports have been that Hopper can’t throw, can’t extend his elbow without pain.

  9. I think it’s important to note they’re paying Patterson $3.5 million per year. He is a better player than Dickerson. However, Dickerson being pulled in the 4th does sound like they’re recalling him.

    If I’m GM of the Reds I “gulp” recall Patterson here….he is still on the 40-man roster.

  10. Per Hal McCoy this past Saturday:

    Outfielder Norris Hopper — on the disabled list with an elbow injury — has been sent to extended spring training, although, “there’s not much time left in extended,” Baker said.

    Usually, extended spring training — a few extra minor-leaguers plus rehabbing players — is shut down at the time of the annual free-agent draft, which is Thursday and Friday of next week.

    The Reds had hoped Hopper would be ready to play by now, but, “if he’s in the outfield, he has to be able to throw,” Baker said.

  11. Well it will be CP23, although I’m sure since he did well in his short stint Dusty will think he ‘fixed’ his swing.

  12. DA’s right. Doesn’t matter if it was yesterday or 10 days ago. If Patterson (or whoever) is replacing a DL’d player, the 10 day wait is waived.

  13. He fixed it all right, he struck out 3 times in 4 at bats on Monday’s game…must have been a fluke. It doesn’t matter, anyone is better than Patterson simply because Crusty refuses to hit him where he’s most appropriate, 8-9!!

  14. I cannot believe that idiot Baker is batting him second. I wish this game was in Cincinnati so they could boo both of them right out of the place.

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