Re: The Reds are Totally Sucking the Life out of 2008 (Volquez)
I don't think oneupper meant to say Jay B. has been Hopper and Patterson, but that we expected to see Jay in CF most of the year and instead we got Dusty's toys. I'm with Matt as I have been all along--liking Volquez but thinking Josh was way too much to pay. I wish Wayne had taken another approach to fixing the pitching. Hamilton was the one great inspiration of Krivsky's tenure. I wish he'd have stuck with him. But it's important not to underrate Volquez. He's a very young pitcher; he is in that part of the season where starters hit the wall; that's something they've got to learn to get through. We'll see if he does it. But his being very young, however talented, is also why you don't give a Josh Hamilton up for him.