1. Did the Reds really retire Luis Quinones‘ number before today’s game?
2. After hitting another one tonight, Felipe Lopez now has 8 homers on the season. That leads all National League shortstops, despite the fact that Lopez was a backup for the first month of the season.
Yet Dave Miley thinks that Rich Aurilia is a better player than Lopez. Shouldn’t that be grounds for immediate dismissal?
UPDATE: Okay, I had another thought:
3. When the Reds broke the bank to sign that wonderful free agent pitcher Eric Milton, do you suppose they imagined that he would have a 7.05 ERA as the team entered June?
It’s starting to appear that the Milton deal might enter the pantheon of worst free agent signings ever.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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