No more or less useless than Encarnacion and Kearns--I agree, either way, contending is a long shot, but we know just how long of a long shot it is with Kearns and Encarnacion. We don't know how long it is with Zito. Something tells me it's a lot, lot closer with Zito minus Kearns and Encarnacion.Originally Posted by flyer85
Look, I'd be making the same kinds of suggestions for pitching acquisitions even if the Reds had no surplus of offense. But they do have a surplus, which only doubles my confidence in a move like this, if there's any reality to it, and by "it," I mean a deal involving a Zito caliber pitcher.