Below, I mentioned that I hope the Reds would keep new manager Dusty Baker on a short leash where his young pitchers are concerned. It didn’t take long to dash those hopes. From today’s press conference announcing Baker as manager:

Q: Will there be “Homer rules” or anything to avoid a Mark Prior/Kerry Wood debacle?
A: Krivsky said no. He trusts Dusty. Dusty believed it was a little overblown.

Sheesh.