Jay Bruce to be Called up on Tuesday!!!!
The show has been pelted with questions for the past month plus about when guys would get called up and if they would stay. With Kershaw pitching well yesterday and Bruce coming up to make his MLB debut this week it lends a lot to the question of when and why. Cory has been touting June 12th as a guesstimate and while I agree with the thought process of why that guess was made ($$$$) I think it’s unfair for any hosts or “experts” to try and get in the head of an owner, GM or manager. The Reds are seven games under .500 and that should be the reason you call a kid up you think can lend a spark and maybe is just plain better then the current bodies you have out there. A corresponding roster move has not been made yet so we should wait and see if Freel or Patterson get let go or is it just some 25th guy type cut. In fantasy he obviously needs to be picked up and it really stinks if you hung in there for a while and then cut him four days ago, but you know what this is so beyond anyone’s control it’s beyond a crap shoot and like I always you need luck in fantasy and lots of it. I currently have an e-mail out to Fred Claire who was GM of the Dodgers in 1988 when they took it home and I’m going to get to the bottom of all this guessing and deadlines and buying out arbitration or free agency years. It was obvious in my opinion why the Rays held out on Longoria when he clearly deserved to be the opening day 3B but the Rays are now ten games over .500 so what do they care? Let’s see what Fred thinks about that decision and the others that keep us guessing. I’ll post it in this Blog when Fred gets back to me.