From Mark Sheldon:
Veteran reliever Jason Isringhausen will attempt another career reboot with the Reds. Isringhausen is scheduled to throw on Monday at the Reds complex in Goodyear, Ariz., with the hopes of securing a Minor League deal and Spring Training invite.
“He’s contacted me and said he was healthy again and wanted to throw for us,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said on Sunday during a Reds Caravan stop. “He’ll throw for [pitching coach] Bryan Price on Monday in Goodyear and we’ll see how he throws and how healthy he is.”
The Reds are a team with a lot of pitching; the spring training battle for bullpen spots might be as intense as the battle for rotation spots, which means there will be guys that don’t make the big club that will be throwing out of the Louisville bullpen. Why even consider bringing a 38 year old oft-injured guy back into the organization?
Methinks that Mr. Jocketty’s well-documented St. Louis bias is showing…let’s not waste any time on this idea.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.