Originally Posted by wheels
I'm telling you, I'd love to see a knuckleballer on this staff.
Even if he's just used in the long relief/spot starter role.
They're great for double headers, and games with an exhausted pen.
Of course there's the small detail that today's catchers are afraid to catch them.........Deal with that later.
Jared Fernandez should sue Jason Larue for damages to his career. Fernandez pitched reasonably well for the Reds until that debacle of a game where Larue couldn't catch his knuckler to save his life. Fernandez never pitched for the Reds again.
I like Larue and feel that his defensive shortcomings are overblown. However, his stabbing style of catching just won't work with a butterfly ball.