Filling in for Charlie Scrabbles today, who is on assignment in Guam.
Hal McCoy gets philosophical and wonders what's it all about, man? Hal understands that there is a "plan." He just can't understand why they don't stick to it.
And [the Marlins] keep doing it. Low payroll, high return. They compete every year with one of baseball’s lowest payrolls, doing it mostly with homegrown talent. They are in the hunt against this year, in second place in the NL East, chasing the Phillies.
Why can’t the Reds do it? They could. Easily. If they’d only stick with the plan instead of constantly veering off course to sign players like Corey Patterson, Willy Taveras and trading for a player like Rolen, who will hinder the advancement of Francisco, unless they move him to left field. Then what are they going to do with shortstop-third baseman-left fielder- second baseman Todd Frazier?
Brandon Phillips sore wrist forced him out of the game yesterday, but he still thinks he might give it a go tonight.
- Stubbs' homer yesterday caused him joy (pump pump pump it up) and elation.
- How huge was Stubbs homer yesterday? It even helped the Dayton Dragons win!
- Redleg Nation wonders where you are on Poz's scale being a fan of a bad team?
- Tyler Hissey decides now would be a good time for some salt in the wounds of Reds fans, so he revists CoCo's contract.
Dave Cameron is going to escape to Canada. That's what he means by abolish the draft, right? It's an interesting read about how to distribute amateur players without the draft.
Yahoo Power Rankings are out. The Reds are hanging out at 25th. Well, it's not last place.
Drop anything that I missed in the comments.