Re: Cox Proves He's a Great Manager - Wickman DFA
Cancer? They called Joe Morgan a cancer too while playing in his 1st stint with Houston. Morgan and Jimmy Wynn had some negative labels on them. With respect to Joe Morgan, Bob Howsam thought differently and took a chance on "Little Joe".
Chipper Jones has had his problems (Off-field) over the years in Atlanta. Andruw Jones was loathed by Bobby Cox when AJ was a talented but also a very aloof rookie. These two shouldn't be calling Wickman anything, if indeed they have.
I would give the 38 year-old Bob Wickman a chance with the Reds the rest of the year and see what he has left in his arm in Spring Training. I would use Wickman over a few of the current Reds relievers such as Todd Coffey, Mike Stanton and even perhaps Gary Majewski.
The Dodgers signed David Wells today. I'm sure someone (hopefully the Reds) will sign Bob Wickman. A change of scenery is just what the doctor orders for B. Wickman.