For some reason the Reds get more attention from the Onion's hipster snarkers than a boring small market team should get. Which one of you is an Onion?
First post on nyyfans.com after they found out the Reds had signed Chapman:
First post at whitesoxinteractive.com after they did:21 years old, 97 mph fastball, raw talent...meet Dusty Baker. Hello DL.
Sonsofsamhorn.net, before they even knew it was the Reds:Kinda cool how it wasn't for some huge market team, still I was rooting for the Marlins to pick him up. Now let's see how fast Dusty Baker blows his arm out.
There are all kinds of guesses being made. One reporter is even guessing(get ready) that the ...REDS are the team that made the $30 million offer.
Dusty Baker and a young flame throwing pitcher. What could go wrong?
But it took marlinsbaseball.com a full page of discussing the $30M contract before getting to this:
Yet another young arm for Dusty Baker to destroy.
Last edited by blumj; 01-19-2010 at 01:14 PM.
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