we actually ended up with Stubbs the year of Miller
And I would count on the Reds getting a dead cat bounce from the new skipper. It always happens.
That's the short term look the Reds were looking for - need to sell those tickets the next few months.
All-Star Break Update
Top Five Worst Records:
1. Tampa Bay Devil Rays 34-53
2. Cincinnati Reds 36-52, 1.5 GB
3. Washington Nationals 36-52, 1.5 GB
4. Texas Rangers 38-50, 3.5 GB
5. Kansas City Royals 38-50, 3.5 GB
Looks like the Reds have their work cut out for them if they are serious about getting the #1 pick.
The good news is if the DRays get the #1 pick, they may be more inclined to take Alvarez over Matusz, given the fact that they picked Matusz Sr. in Price #1 overall this year.
They don't alternate leagues anymore, worst is worst
Its a lost cause, the Reds are out of this race.
"I'm a Cucumber, I'm a cucumber. I'm a cucumber, I'm a cucumber. I'm a cucumber, I'm a cucumber. Please don't send me to the pickle farm, bum." - Brak
Record In Games Attended, 2007: 2-1 (1-0 GAB, 1-1 Jake)
If we did get a high pick, would the management pay for him? I think that is an equally important question. I can see Mackanin having a good second half, and we would end up drafting in the middle. Which might be better, as the management wouldn't have a problem picking lower down.
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