First Fay says we're shopping Cormier...

Now, Hal McCoy kicks dirt right in the face of our favorite Eric Milton:

Then there is Milton, the Human Home Run Haven. He is 0-1 with a 6.59 ERA, giving up 23 hits in 13 2/3 innings and opponents are hitting .354 against him. And that doesn't include his latest performance.

Facing a Pirates team that had "burg" in its name but wasn't Pittsburgh Milton gave up five home runs, two doubles, 11 hits and six runs in six innings. It was against Lynchburg, a Class A Pittsburgh affiliate. The wind was blowing out, but six homers? To a Class A team?

There are those, however, who wonder. If the Reds are serious about winning, isn't it time to give up on Milton trade him, if possible, or even eat his $8.5 million and put both Livingston and Belisle in the rotation.

Wouldn't that give the fans a sense that the team is dedicated to winning with more than lip service?

Those guys fightin' over RZ readership today, I see...

And to think some of you question those guys' intelligence and wisdom