Merck is the man. I know him decently well, and all we did this past summer was talk about Reds stories. He talked all summer about making a comeback, and I'm happy for him.
Not that everyone here wasn't predicting it, but he was the one that fed me the info that Jerry was getting fired. The guy has some really cool stories.
I say dump the Stanton Man altogether. I would take Mercker anyday over that guy. Stanton is 86 years old and is horrible in the 8th inning as of late. DFA his old tail.