Originally Posted by Austin Kearns
We could get him for nothing. He's been considerably worse than Milton the last 2 seasons. That's a bad trend developing.
I want to no part of him, even for nothing.
I'd have to agree. I think Ortiz just walks too many hitters be an effective big league pitcher. In 2005, he had a BB/9 of 5.1 and in 2006 it was 5.7. On his career, he's walked 4.7 BB/9, which is really not good.
I hope we can set our sights a bit higher than Russ, as I have no confidence in the Reds being able to resurrect a pitcher that even Leo couldn't help.