Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats
When the Reds signed Parra in the offseason, I thought it was a mediocre sign. I'm afraid I overestimated Parra. Recently I found something disturbing: of all qualifying pitchers since 1900, Parra has the highest career babip.
While babip tends to fluctuate due to luck and defense, the guys on the high and low end career-wise tend to belong where they are. And Parra's babip is historically bad.
To give this a little perspective, Glendon Rusch is tenth.
Not that I want to see Duke in a Reds uniform, but it's really hard to be worse than Parra.
Then again, he is 16th, so with luck thrown in, there isn't much difference.
Tom Servo (06-16-2013)
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)
Oliver Perez is the M's closer right now
Francisco Liriano is pitching very well as a starter for the Pirates
Zach Duke? You never know.