Re: Reds Sign Corey Patterson, Jerry Hairston
You are all jumping the gun by claiming that this move means Bruce starts in AAA. It is a minor league deal, and it was made in case Bruce's injury is worse than first thought. Hamstring injuries can be nagging, as we have all seen in the case of Ken Griffey Jr. Bruce, Hopper,Freel,Patterson and Dickerson will all be given an equal chance to win the starting CF job, and the rest will be sent to AAA and/or serve as back-up outfielders. The only way Patterson will be given the starting job over Bruce will be if he out-plays him in spring training, and in that case Patterson should be the starting center fielder. Now let's all watch the games, and see how Bruce's injury progresses and how the center field roster battle progreeses. I will have further feedback further down the line.