Re: Former Red Ted Uhlaendar Has Died
Milt hurt himself in 1972 (I have the SN cover with him from that year) after he started off big....and even said he felt that CLE future was better beacuse of the younger players they had (Sounds like he did not read Baseball America at that time)
I agree it was bad in the sense that the Reds always needed pitching....but after 1971 they felt they had enough of it and needed fast OF in the turf.
He was one of those ballplayers who just seemed to lose their skills quickly.
I looked at the CLE roster and thought who else would have fit better.....and John Lowenstein was the only one who jumped out.
He had speed and versatility......was a better hitter later in his career with BAL.
Most people if this borad was around would have said to trade McGlothlin and get a better return....plus the fact that Jim's numbers ... had gone down after the middle of 1970. He was also a little older.