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Poor Hurling Keeps Reds In League Cellar — Giles Claims N. L. Opponents Refuse To Deal for Players He Wants CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 8 UP.— The president of the National Leagues last place Cincinnati Reds today blamed "ineffective pitching" for the clubs predicament and complained bitterly because he hasnt been able to make player deals. President Warren Giles said, "we have been trying for seven months to make player deals we believe could help the Reds and are no nearer making one than when we started. . ... "Our club has been a failure so far this season principally because of ineffective pitching, but three pitchers who have failed are regarded by the best baseball minds in the country as being men who should be able to curb the hitting of the opposition. "Hardly a day has passed in the. last seven months," he added, "That we did not make one or more attempts to make a player deal but the fellows with whom we must do business, if we do any, continue to say no and it takes two to make a deal." Giles said he is trying to make deals to strengthen the club and is not "interested in making any other kind." He said he had no deal "on the fire and will continue with the men he has. And in a bitter note, he added, "we are waiting, and not too patiently, for the day when the pitchers begin showing their real strength.