"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Calling BS on the so-called budget crunch. If ther eis a deal to be made, it will be made.
That was a great article Boss, thanks for posting.
I believe Jocketty will make a move to improve this club, and I predict it will be a name that hasn't been mentioned yet as available, and will surprise us.
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
As far as Isringhausen goes -- don't read anything more into it than Jocketty giving a look to a guy he knows well. If he can help, brilliant. If not, nothing lost. It in no way precludes a bigger move later or suggests that this is the best the Reds can do -- it merely says that Isringhausen is available for a free look and the Reds intend to take it.
24 Years and Counting...
"I’ll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. That’s just how I do things.” -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Izzy apparently was impressive 'for a guy who hasn't thrown in a while'.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Isringhausen impresses Baker
Posted by jfay July 20th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Right-hander Jason Isringhausen threw for the Reds coaches and front office staff today.
“He looked good for a guy who’s been out a while,” Dusty Baker said. “He looked strong.”
The Reds are considering Isringhausen, 37, for a bullpen role. I’ll update after I talk to Walt Jocketty.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
My question is...if the Reds were going to bring up Springer or sign Izzy, who would they replace? The pen has been pretty good as of late with the exception maybe being Cordero.
Keep in mind Wood isn't going to be pitching against to many good teams for the rest of the year and has a shot of sustaining very good numbers for the rest of the season.
If you can't be a good example... then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels...
Reds Offer Isringhausen Contract
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [July 20 at 4:51pm CST]
Walt Jocketty can't resist those former Cardinals. The Reds have offered Jason Isringhausen a contract and expect resolution soon, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer (via Twitter). Jocketty told Fay that he expects to hear from Isringhausen within a day or two.
The Reds watched Isringhausen throw today and manager Dusty Baker told Fay that he liked what he saw (Twitter link). If the Reds do sign the 37-year-old, he'll help former Cards teammates Scott Rolen and Russ Springer try to lead Cincinnati back to the playoffs.