It's been a rough go for the Washington Pinks (faded Reds) this off-season. Late last week, they put WMP on waivers, reassigned Cory Patterson to minor league camp, and offered a minor league assignment to Javier Valentin, which he refused and became a free agent. Not to mention that the Pinks were forced to add Dimitri Young to the 40-man roster because of a "hand shake" deal he had with ousted GM, Leather Pants. The Reds are long-suffering, but at least it's not this bad.
One bright spot: next year's rotation for the Pinks could include John Lannan, Jordan Zimmerman, and Shairon Martis, all of whom are likely in the rotation this year; overall first pick in this June's draft, Stephen Strasburg, who throws over 100 m.p.h.; and lefty prospect, Ross Detwiler. These guys will take their lumps, but it may be like the Tigers rotation several years ago when a couple guys flirted with twenty losses, before ultimately recovering and ending up in the 2006 World Series.
With that rotation and 8 good outfielders, the Pinks might be able to field a respectable team.
Mike Mussina, Hall of Famer
4 weeks ago