Dang. If its not one thing, it's another.
Oh well, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade... with a big shot of vodka.
No matter how cool it would be to see that lineup, he's not ready and it won't happen.
"Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill
Ugh. I feel sick.
My only hope is that the Reds are really all in and willing to make a deal.
Any interest whatsoever in Alfonso Soriano (as long as the Cubs eat almost all the money).
Ryan Ludwick has been placed on the 15 day DL after surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder
So the Opening Day lineup lasts all of one game intact.
I think a trade is the best route. There's just no one in-house that should be hitting behind Joey Votto in the cleanup spot.
As far as the Reds should be concerned, Ludwick's season is done. Shoulder surgery means he's likely to be out several months. Plus, even if he did make it back later in the season, one has to wonder what this will do to Ludwick's power, both short term and long term. This is the type of injury that could dry Ludwick's power right up, and given that power is his game at the plate it could put his career as a bonafide power threat in serious jeopardy.
Whatever contingency plan the Reds may have drawn up for not having Ludwick this year, they better pull it out and start figuring things out quick.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
As much as I would like to see some speed in our lineup, Hamilton is not ready by a long way. He had a lot of trouble just making contact in ST. Lutz is not an outfielder. If there is no possibility of getting Stanton from Miami, how about Willingham from Minnesota. The Twins opening day starter was Vance Worley. That doesn't say a whole lot about their chances to compete this year. Maybe they would do a Corcino, Leake, and Lutz for Willingham?
I am almost in favor of letting Billy Hamilton learn on the job. Just my guess but I bet he is down until the Allstar break at the earliest. I kind of like this
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.