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.