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"john fei" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Holy Grail, Banks Budweiser and you, D F I'm Jim Day and my pleasure to welcome in You know him from The Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati dot com. Long time beat writer of the Reds, who recently announced his retirement No, John Fei, you can't retire. We brought you right back in here to the hot stove league. How you doing, my friend. I'm good. I'm good. A little. I told you before we came on the air that when something happens with the Reds, I'm ready to react to it. And I don't really have to talk to my wife about it, I suppose. And I put a couple things on Twitter. But it xylitol different, But I'm happy with what I did. Well, you still have Ah, large following on Twitter and still have your hands on the pulse of the Cincinnati Reds and baseball. Not gonna ask you about retirement. Does your what? Your weekend to it? Yeah. Four days. Great. Um, it's such an unusual time in the world, obviously, and in baseball not immune to that. We've talked about off season. This is going to be the most unprecedented off season we've seen And we say that we seem to say that every off season but this one in particular, this is real. This is a whole different dynamic. Um, are you surprised of what you're seeing? I mean, no one's doing much and it cove. It has really affected baseball, maybe more than other entities. Yeah, I think in an ordinary off season right now, the Reds would have their season ticket number pretty well dialed in so they can set their budget by that right now. They don't know. They're gonna have fans, but how many they don't know. I think a lot depends on what goes on with covert it and They've obviously made some moves to move some money around. To not offer contract to Archie Bradley and And Curt Casali that those were financial moves. So was the trade of ratio. Iglesias. Although we're talking about that a little bit. He only had one more year left. Hey, was gonna make $9 million. I think It was. They may have traded him anyway, in a normal offseason if they could get much for him, So I I e think that's a sign that there but is Nick Kroll told the writers yesterday that they're trying to move some money around so they they could make some moves. They do. They do have a big hole at shortstop s o. They have some money to spend there. I don't think by any means. Done and I don't think it's a total salary dump. I just think they're trying to get it in order so they can Fielder, there needs more so than than just bring back the same guy. Iglesias move Didn't surprise me at all. Archie Bradley. Maybe a little bit. But if they are trying to work around some funds to reallocate, um, to address him needs elsewhere of them, You know, I understand it. The rumors out there about and new cross addressed this and I give him credit for, you know, mostly you get the general manager Speak of, you know we're not shopping around Sonny Gray, which they may not might not be. Um, but he said, Listen, we talked about everyone just because we take a call on a guy. Yes, we've talked about him. That doesn't mean we're going to do anything. Um, but I was a little surprised that his name was thrown out there as a possible trade target. But I think that crawl address it very, very well. Yeah, I think with anybody, you throw the name out there that the reason that surprised me is he is a very team favorable contract. You're not gonna be able to get a picture of his caliber. To step in for the money. He's making any makes, like $10 million a year, But again, you have to listen, because if you get a controllable guy who's not even reach, he's gonna make the major league minimum, which is about 550,000 or something like that for a couple years. Yeah, you want him if if he can plug in, but they're e think it would just have to be like the perfect Storm T o Trading because if you take him and Trevor Bauer both out of the rotation, you're you're losing on an ordinary season. You're losing 400 ending. So you have to find that somewhere. Um And it's really tough to find that kind of guy that Can take Sonny Gray's innings and make less money than Sonny Gray. So I think e again. I think Jim Bone was the classic example that that he would throw everyone out there and and see if anything happened. And it usually, doesn't it. I think teams listen to offers on all kinds of guys, and it's It's always There's been internal discussions about some player. Well, does that mean two guys in the Reds front office? We're walking down the hall talking about Mike trout. I think so. I think sometimes there's that much to it. I think there's a little more to this because because we've seen the situation where they've moved money that They think they are listening with all their veteran guys because It's really hard to get the budget in control and then be able to add unless you move some substantial money and other things that crawl talked about general manager of the Reds is in which I've talked about for several years when you're a small market team. You have to be creative, and I love when that sentence came out of his mouth, and that means making hard decisions. That also means trading guys at the right time. On Lee, though, if you're developing players, and you could move younger players in and have a mix of veterans now, maybe that's where the Reds have fallen. A little short will talk about being a small market team and the constraints Sometimes that puts on you. We'll talk about all right, Who's gonna be the closer now? And we're going to take your calls 513..
"john fei" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Welcome back to news radio 700 David Jason Williams. Taking it all the way up to midnight on the stretch run of the show. Switch gears. Let's lighten it up a little bit. We talked a lot. A lot of politics tonight. A lot of election stuff. I always like to mix in a little something a little lighter. And maybe maybe this isn't a little lighter. But it is for me anyway. Ah skill, sports talk little sports. There was this is what I want to talk about. Reds had a big announcement this week with the departure of Ah Dick Williams of president of baseball operations, leaving it in an interesting departure. Being that he is the son of Ah, one of the one of the co owners of the team and the nephew of another co owner of the team. And John Fei from The Enquirer. My colleague at the Enquirer had had an interesting piece on sensei dot com today, which he got an interview with Dick Williams talking about, you know, kind of digging in a little bit more about why he decided to leave the franchise. And John John talked about Dick Williams has four young Children and rate race raised that the possibility of social media and just the pressure of Of fans kind of got to Dick Williams a little bit and that it was just it was time to move on. And spend more time with this family, and I thought that was an interesting, interesting piece, checked it out up there since a dot com right now. My next guest. Ah, Khun talk anything and everything Cincinnati sports and beyond. And he is the he's John Face boss at the Enquirer. He's a sports that are this insane enquire my good friend Jason Hoffman. Almost called you, Jason Williams. Jason how you don't but hey, I'm good man. How we looking? Ah, well, I think we're looking. Okay. Um, we're on this stretch run of this election cycle. Who knows what's gonna happen afterward? But let's talk about Let's talk about Dick Williams here, and I thought John Fay had that interesting piece with him, and you know it. There's been speculation that did the Reds fire and that he really leave and I thought that I thought that that story really shed some light on why Dick Williams is no longer with the franchise and What do you What do you make of his departure? I, um I'll echo Dougherty. Sentiment of he left the team that of any found him. Um and I totally want a person as a father of Ah, kid is about turn four. Understand. Bad. In the age of social media. You don't want your kids to CNN people talking terrible about you, but you also want to be there. I mean, you gotta understand, man. This this guy's job is 100% non stop at the ballpark. Colin scalps, looking at tape like its murderous if you got young kids, and on top of that your kids have to go to school and hear how bad everyone thinks your dad's shop is or how bad of a job doing, I should say. It's um I I understand it, and I also think The 50 50 cocktail is that Next with If you're working for Bob Destiny, you have to be 100% and disease is a 100% in all the time. He's the first guy in the building last guy out, and it's not conducive work environment. They have any young family to be honest. Great points and John Fay piece and, you know, alluded to a lot of that stuff and and saying, Hey, man, and and and Bobby Nightingale decree. Work the sweetest little stock, um, just covering the whole What's next front office? That whole thing? I mean, it's going to be interesting to see how Bob gasoline moves forward. Does he promoting it? Crawl? Does he go find someone else Does he change the philosophy again? I mean, the whole point is They're minor league system currently is not necessarily contribute to their major league system. Which is a big problem. It is a big problem, and you're right about right about Bob Castellini and That he is a very, very demanding owner, and he meant it when he said when he bought this team. Was it over a decade was of 15 years ago. Now, 15 years ago, you disgrace that they have a winner that everyone on bringing championship baseball back to Cincinnati, and I think it He really He truly in his heart of hearts meant that and he's committed to it and it's this is it's Nalanda Adam right now that they can't get over the hump and 101 168 million spent last offseason. And folks for folks at home. Yeah, And so yeah, I It's insinuating. Throw on top of that The times that were in and You want her to like, Does you throw in Cove it and Just the eye cliche of uncertain times. But You start to pile that on top of everything else that's going on and I could. I could totally understand why Dick Williams said. You know what? I'm going to step away and I got to go do something else with my life. He's very and you know, there's a lot to be said for being born. Well, uh, but he has a very clear path with his family business of corporeal estate and other real estate. And you know what? That's probably Ah, lot less stressful, then answering phone calls from Mr Castellini at seven AM Well, a lot less stressful in the long term, but corporeal estate right now may be a little tough just because of the economy. Yes, but in the long run, but it's still not. It's so not Mr Castellani calling Karen expiate angry, exactly. Uh, let's AH, manners up. I made a big list that I want to ask you about. The problem gets all of it. But one thing is completely switching year from the Reds. And now so is made what within the last couple weeks that NASCAR is not including Kentucky Speedway in its circuit next year. Gosh, how how tough of a blow is that for Ah, for NASCAR fans and for the speedway. I wrote a column about it. It's in my opinion. It's awful. Um, the finishes they had to conduct speed in the last two seasons were among the best A serious has had in years. Um And to be honest, the whole point of my column was I understand why right Because the ownership group the dunes, we also ends Atlanta and they're building a $1 billion development next to the racetrack down there with casino golf course. The whole mine resort. And they want a second race. I get that totally Kentucky Speedway deserved. One more race. Under the lights. Wrong. One more great show for the fans because Stan's weren't allowed there this year. Obviously. And I felt that they they got served a little short there. I totally understand it. You know that when that track was built, what's he would pull Jerry Herald building because NASCAR didn't want it, and they fought for it, and they fought for it, and it got bought out by burning Smell Cos people of motor sports And they put on great shows. Um And yet many of many of which you're covered?.
"john fei" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Rizzo started walking. Towards me and yelling at me. I don't know what he was saying. It didn't You matter to me and at that point Couple of our players jumped over the railing and the umpire just started throwing everybody out of the game. Well, he threw a lot of through bell out of the game, and he threw. Ah. He threw Ah, Votto out of the game. Hey, through Jesse wanker out of the game, but at the end of it all it worked out. The end of it all. It worked out the Red's got the split. And here we go today with the Siri's finale. Between the Reds and the Cubs at Great American Ballpark, a game obviously you could here you can hear every single game this season as I'm sure you are well aware of on 700 wlw, but Here we go again. Thiss afternoon with the Cubs will be interesting to see if any of this carries over. But as we begin this day, the Cubs are 3.5 up on the Brewers and the Cardinals four up on the Reds. The Pirates 8.5 games out of first place, But if you look at the wild card standings If you look at who's still involved in the playoff race. As you go down both the American And the National League. Once you get by teams like Boston and the Angels, and maybe the Mariners In the American leg once you get by the Pirates And really no one else in the national leg. That's how many teams are still In line for a playoff spot, depending how The next month goes depending how the next 28 29 games, depending on the team goes So I think as we get to tomorrow in the trade deadline, I think it's going to be very, very anticlimactic. We'll find out big show to get to today. John Fei from the Enquirer Baseball beat writer covers the Reds has covered the Reds. Many, many times on many different incarnations on your reds, where they stand right now at 15 and 18. Uh, two games back really in the chase for the wild card spot or for the top wildcard spot and where they stand four games back from the Cubs. In the National League Central Division. Also on the show today, you know Sarah's the athletic dot com on why Baseball misplayed this whole trade deadline thing and how it could have been just a little more exciting. Ben Lindsay. Pro football focus dot com We're going to talk about divisions in the national football leg two weeks from today. My right on that two weeks from today. The Bengals Open up 2020 season at home against the San Diego Chargers, Maybe not with fans. But they opened up nonetheless, with a four o'clock kickoff. Ben Lindsay pro football focus dot com is going to stop by today and talk a little bit about that. Stewart Mandel. Great great college football writer from the athletic, this big 10 rumbling about starting the season on Thanksgiving Day this year. Is there any kind of traction to that? And if if indeed there talking about that now, what does it say about the decision making process of the people that run those big 10 universities? Pulling the plug on the 2020 full season, six days after announcing a schedule and now talking about playing football by Thanksgiving. And 11. I'm sorry. 10 06 today 10 06. Today I'll be joined by one of the great female rockers of all time. She was a member of the go. Go's Big group Back in the eighties, Kathy Valentine's going tojoin Me. They've got a brand new single out. We'll talk about that in the whole history of that group and how it came together. It's 9 23. It's Sunday morning sports talk and it's you and me on 700 wlw. Four corners of the earth experts and amateurs are praising Scott's show. You hear that? Because it investigator wrote, It's hard to believe Scott's phone hasn't used his knowledge and intellect to become raining.