Originally Posted by Bigg Red Smokey
A couple of points I would like to make on this thread.
1. i am very pleased with this trade. white has always been an eexcellent pitcher here and has always been nails against lefties.
2. Sully would be a great pickup imo. He always struggles early , and after it warms up his "frisbees" are virtually impossible for righties to handle.
3. Leskanic imo would be a serious upgrade over Reith and or Norton. He seemed to be a reliable pitcher for the Brew Crew. I think Hume could work out the kinks.
4. I AM VERY HAPPY TO SEE THE REDS FINALLY MAKE A MOVE THAT AT LEAST SYMBOLIZES A MOVE TO HELP THESE VETS WIN. THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS MOVE. THESE GUYS NEED TO FEEL LIKE MNGMT IS GOING TO HELP THEM.
Great point!...and was the 6-0 win a possible result of the team feeling that management was behind them in trying to improve the club?
It's an emotional game. People forget this all the time. They played their hearts out on Friday night, only to get their guts ripped out of them at the end. Saturday's loss was a reflection of that. But they all sucked it up on Sunday, Father's Day (Field of Dreams, etc., very nostalgic day for baseball, I was at a minor league park giving away father's day gifts to the first 500 dads that walked through), and the team slammed shut the door on the Cardinals. 6-0 is a butt-whipping. Great comeback, with good momentum going to New York.