"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
That Harper kid would look good in a Reds uni.
Rumor has it that the NL Central are working together to sign Chapman, with him playing for each team every six days. His arm is golden, allowing him to throw up to 6,000 pitches a day with no reprucussions.
Note: I started this rumor. Right now.
Domo Arigato, Here Comes Joey Votto
"I do what I want to do and say what I want to say."
Must have been an advance scout getting a read on Chapman to give info to Red's hitters. No way its some one with any intentions of signing this kid.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
I'm actually surprised that the Reds spent the money to even send the scout to watch.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
From a Baseball America chat yesterday:
A's or Marlins on Chapman?
Jim Callis (3:07 PM)
Those rumors are out there, yes. Reds, too.
Callis may have meant the Red Sox.
If it is the Reds, kind of a rematch of the Michel Inoa sweepstakes, which pitted the Reds, A's and another team against each other.
I wouldn't be totally surprised if it's the Reds, but I would be seriously shocked if they sign him.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini