I love you Wayne Krivsky!
After cleaning up Dan O'Brien's mess and demoting Dave Williams--believed by the former Reds GM to improve the rotation woes, but who thus far showcased a 7.20 ERA and 54 hits allowed in his 40 innings--Krivsky ships him off to the stupid Mets for an outstanding 22-year-old pitching prospect. Robert Manuel is a 22-year-old right-hander who was 8-1 with a 2.06 ERA last season for the Gulf Coast Mets before a promotion to Brooklyn. Overall, he struck out 54 with only four walks in 61 2/3 innings. Plus the Mets will be picking up the remainder of Williams' $1.4 salary for 2006.
What a great move! Dumping dead weight, cutting inflated payroll, and getting promising talent in return is all I can ask for as a Reds fan. Manuel might not be Feliz Hernandez, but he is young and has held his own thus far in his professional progression.
How dumb are the Mets? Or are they just desperate? Either way, I love seeing the Reds improve.
Did anyone see the throws LeCroy made against the Astros today? God he's awful. I might ACTUALLY prefer Mike Piazza trying to throw people out instead of that lump with a mask. Robinson took him out in the middle of an inning. HA! Could he be more embaressed by his manager? Lovely.