Re: Reds Sign Corey Patterson, Jerry Hairston
Originally Posted by AmarilloRed
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Top prospect Jay Bruce will be monitored day-to-day after he made an early exit from Sunday's game because of a mild left quadriceps strain.
You think the Reds invented a false quadriceps injury just so Baker could sign Patterson, BLEEDS? In any case, I will take the bet. It is a long shot for Patterson to make the roster, much less start in center field.
I know the story. It is very mild. Next thing you know, Dusty is concerned about him playing Center Field because of the wear on his legs, "it's a lot of running". He's not concerned bout Freel and his mis-reads, running all over the place and running into people and himself onto the DL, but a 20 year old kid has a strain and suddenly he can't play CF?
Dusty wanted Lofton/Patterson the millisecond after he signed the contract to be the Reds Manager. He likes what he knows, whether it fits or not, and the FO will use this to keep Bruce in the minors for as long as it takes to keep him and his Arb clock from starting.
Any other way to view this is simply being naive.
I'll take the bet. What's the wager?
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009