Is this July? I feel as if the season's end has already arrived. Sixty-eight degrees at 11:30am? The death of summer looms as heavily as the infamous Trade Deadline. I hate this time of year.
Why hate the Trade Deadline? Well, knots, the knots that tie when thinking about losing what is so close to being good, losing a future star, losing a present star. It's like waiting for a meteor shower, that's what it is, waiting for the stars to fall from the sky. Who will we lose?
What I want to see next year:
That leaves a space on the bench. I wouldn't mind keeping Affeldt, but I have a feeling he won't be a Red by the month's end. And I want to see Barry Larkin as the third base coach until Dusty's contract expires.
Seems like Bailey may have figured it out. Man, look at that rotation. It's like the Braves in the 1990s. Or better. There are potential FIVE number ones in that rotation!
When Thompson gets off the DL, bring him back here to get him some seasoning. Trade Fogg for a decent bench guy we can have around next year.
This 2008 team is a good team. They just need a season together under their belt.
NO COREY PATTERSON!