From this Am’s Enquirer:

Word around baseball is that the Reds’ asking prices for their players are so high that deals are unlikely unless they are willing to take less.

Article goes on to say that the Twins would likely part with a AAA pitcher (Boof Bonser) who is 8-5 with a 3.62 ERA. If the Reds can get a decent AAA prospect for Randa, what’s the hold up?

You knew it was going to happen eventually. Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden is trying to talk Barry Larkin into making a comeback.

Washington shortstop Cristian Guzman continues to struggle. He was hitting .190 going into Tuesday.

“I wouldn’t keep calling if I didn’t think there was a chance (to lure Larkin out of retirement),” Bowden told the Washington Times. “Would I like to see him put (a uniform) on and help us out the last two or three months? Yeah.”

Larkin was traveling and could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Barry, please don’t do this.

Left-hander Travis Wood, the Reds’ second-round pick in the June amateur draft, pitched three innings of one-hit ball for the Reds’ Gulf Coast League team Monday.

Wood, 18, has not allowed a run in 142/3 innings. He has struck out 25 and allowed only five hits.

I read something somewhere yestserday that said #1 pick, Jay Bruce, was out with a jammed hand (or thumb?) from getting jammed with a pitch.

2 Responses

  1. Tyler

    Update: Freel came off the DL, so they had to send someone down. Instead of exposing Manchado to waivers, the exposed Kenny Kelly, who was promptly claimed by JimBo.

    Good Job DanO, send down the guy who actually is, well, playable. Manchado is so bad Narron won’t even play him. Terrible.

  2. Brian B.

    Larkin agreed today to come out of retirement, and Bowden turned around and traded his ass to the Yankees for prospects.

    Okay, not really. But how hilarious would that be?