"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
"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
This has to violate some kind of child labor law.The other is likely Donnie Joseph, a 2-year-old left-hander, who was a combined 8-3 with a 1.72 at Double-A and 68 Ks, 17 BBs in 52.1 innings at Triple-A Louisville.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
I was wrong about what Stewart would be. A lot of people were. Our own scouts/his managers/his coaches too.
Doesn't matter. Scott Rolen was demanding a trade to a midwest team and the Blue Jays said they would make it happen. The Reds were the only team at the time who even had room for a third baseman. We were literally the only suitors for him.
I think that resting Chapman in the short-term is probably an enormous factor in this deal -- maybe the biggest factor. I am ok with that. That is the kind of thing the club is probably keeping a close eye on, the details of which we're not necessarily aware of.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.