Currently he is involved in a bidding war. Seven countries that will remain nameless (ok, one of them is the Vatican... think of the marketing opportunities of "Infallible"!) are trying to hire him for the WBC... provided his appeal to allow single person teams gets approved by the rules committee.
In 2003 (10 years ago), this was the Reds rotation leaving spring training and their eventual season-ending ERAs:
1.) Paul Wilson (4.65)
2.) Danny Graves (5.33)
3.) Ryan Dempster (6.54)
4.) Jimmy Haynes (6.30)
5.) Jimmy Anderson (8.84)
The 2003 Reds used 17 different starting pitchers.
Last edited by Caveat Emperor; 02-14-2013 at 04:26 PM.
24 Years and Counting...
Joey Votto's poor sliding mechanics, including his awkward "sit down slide" half way between first and second on double plays.
This is literally the ONLY thing I don't like about Joey.
I hope he can tweak his game in this area, because it would be ashamed to have THE BEST HITTER ON THE PLANET miss time due to another injury
Also I'm pretty sure Coombs and his Wolf 359 All-Stars intend to play the WBC winner for inter-planetary supremacy.
Last edited by M2; 02-14-2013 at 04:43 PM.
Raisel Ghul, the Demon's Head
Make that a thing.
And by the way, I can NEVER get enough Jim Coombs threads. Too damned funny.
94 and winning the division and the NLCS but falling in the WS to Toronto in 6
94 Reds / 86 Cards / 85 Pirates / 76 Cubs / 72 Brewers
I dislike bottom-of-the-first deficits at home.
I dislike Yuengling not being sold in Kentucky.
There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.
I dislike when a pitcher... ANY pitcher... shakes off Hanigan.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14
I dislike spiders and dry counties.