No time like the present: The Reds didn't get Matt Harvey to sit on the bench. He'll start Friday night against the Dodgers. The Reds sent Brandon Finnegan to AAA Louisville. Harvey takes his spot on the roster and takes his spot in the starting rotation. "He's healthy and ready to go, so we'll just put him out there," said Reds manager Jim Riggleman. He's not sure if Harvey can pitch two innings or four innings but probably no more than that.
Change at the top: The Reds have a new general manager, and most people have never heard of him. Nick Krall is the new GM, but he's not new to the Reds. He has been here since 2003 assisting in various roles. Dick Williams gives up the title of general manager but will continue to be president of baseball operations. Other clubs have done the same thing with their structure. I don't think you should expect anything dramatic from this change; after all, Krall has been with the Reds for 16 years.