"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
And the Reds are still behind them. Who sucks again?
Nice of them to start playing terrible just right AFTER the Reds left town.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Good thing they traded for Derrick Lee.
0 Value Over Replacement Poster
"Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008