March 20, 2008

Reds Get Rid of the Fishy Smell in the Bullpen

And no, it’s not Mike Stanton.

Yesterday, the Reds traded Brad Salmon to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later or cash.

Salmon didn’t have a legitimate shot of making the Reds bullpen this year, but I imagine he’ll have better chances in KC. Of course, thinking that the Reds are better off than the Royals might simply be delusional thinking. Neither have done anything for quite some time.

But hey, I look forward to seeing that cash contribute to the Reds!

2 comments to “Reds Get Rid of the Fishy Smell in the Bullpen”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    I was surprised to see that nobody had anything to say when the Reds shipped Gary Majewski to AAA on Saturday. Jon Coutlangus too, for that matter…but Majewski wasn’t exactly a favorite of anybody around here as far as I know. I thought there’d be at least one “Don’t let the door hit…” post.

    Majewski hit the ground crawling this year in ST, giving up six runs in his first outing and going on to finish with 11 runs (8 earned) and 12 hits allowed over 5 2/3 innings, a 12.71 ERA in six games, and an invitation to join the Louisville Bats.

    The last righthanded slots in the pen are down to Mike Lincoln, Jared Burton, and Todd Coffey, and I expect Lincoln to be the odd man out. The last southpaw slot will apparently go to either Bill Bray or Kent Mercker.


  2. Zeldink says:

    I assumed someone else would mention it. (I’m looking at you, smartelf. :)) I do wish “Magic Man” had been worth something and The Trade hadn’t been such a colossal failure. I think it’s almost time to stop giving Majewski chances, especially with all the other young, talented relievers the Reds have.