Originally Posted by Bip Roberts
Its minor league deals
Lets not get too worked up about it
I agree. If it had been Kenny Lofton, I'd be happy. Right now, I'm sick to my stomach with the possibilities that present itself as possible futures, none of which are remotely good.
There is no UPSIDE to this, other than CP or JH having a "Victor Santos" Spring - and then Regular season.
"Patterson will come in and compete for the center field job
," Reds GM Wayne Krivsky said. "Hairston is another versatile guy that can play infield/outfield. Patterson is 28 and Hairston is 31. They've got some experience, but we gave them no guarantees. They'll come in and compete."
Translation, per BLEEDS:
"He will have to hit .100 before he doesn't win the starting CF Job".
Dusty Baker. Loves him some veterans. Likes "speed guys" who don't clog bases. Especially if they are ex-Cubs. WOW - that's exactly what Patterson is!!
Who cares if his career OBP is less than .300. Dusty Baker ain't no stat guy.
The best thing is - he's a Lefty, who can't hit Lefties to save his Life!! So, we have to keep Freel or Hopper as well to platoon with him.
Now please, someone talk me off this wall and give me some reasons to think this is a good thing?!?!