May 31, 2006

Stifling a Yan

Brian “Love” Shackelford will optioned to Louisville this afternoon to make room for Esteban Yan.

Smart alecry to come in today's Ten Reasons.

6 comments to “Stifling a Yan”

  1. DPardue says:

    This is like replacing a quarter with two dimes and a nickel.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Hey, that’s replacing one coin with three. Three is more than one, so it’s an improvement.

  3. KC2HMZ says:

    Along with Shack (gone to Louisville), Ben Kozlowski is also gone, he is the PTBNL to the Dodgers in the “Reds Get Cody Ross” trade. Hard Facts Staff wannabe types will recall that Kozlowski was a pitcher who Dan O’Brien got from the Rangers when he was the Reds’ GM.

    In case anyone’s lost track now, the Marlins owe us a PTBNL for the “Marlins Get Cody Ross” trade, and the Reds still owe the Indians a PTBNL for the deal that brought us Brandon “Write Me In On Your All-Star Ballot” Phillips.

    John, HMZ

  4. KC2HMZ says:

    And today, Darrell May was released. That was a lefthanded pitcher Krivsky signed to a minor league contract back in April. So the Reds appear to be in full-tilt chaff-cutting mode this week.

    John, HMZ

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dude, what did Darrell May do to get released?

  6. KC2HMZ says:

    While I’d love to be able to tell you he got caught hiding in some bushes with somebody else’s wife, I’m afraid that’s Scott Sauerbeck’s gig.

    I dunno. I thought he was one of their better pitchers down there. I think he just got caught in a game of numbers. He made eight starts for the Bats and had a 3.86 ERA.

    That said, he was also 33 or 34 years old and a flyball pitcher (Flyball pitcher at GABP? Where have we heard that before?). He had been signed primarily as AAA depth to begin with, and now they have Joe Mays down there taking starts. Plus there’s Germano, Michalak, Gosling down there along with Shearn, and eventually maybe Ramirez goes back down or Wilson ends up back there on a rehab assignment. And if they need yet another guy there’s always Josh Hall in Chattanooga.

    So I guess the short answer is, it was just time for him to move to somebody else’s AAA roster.