The Blogosphere is Hot on this One
Reds nation is jumping all over this from the venerable Hal McCoy, who says the Reds signed Wilson knowing he had a partial labrum tear. As you know, he's out for the season and his career is in jeopardy. And our club put long-term $$ behind him.
Here's what the doctor said:
The shocker is that Kremchek admitted the Reds knew Wilson had a partial tear in his rotator cuff and labral deterioration three years ago when they signed him.
"We signed him anyway," Kremchek said. "Dr. Jim Andrews, who did his operation 10 years ago, said, 'Hey, don't worry, Paul is doing quite well.' His MRI hasn't changed in three years. I could name 10 pitchers in the majors pitching with worse-looking MRIs."
Kremchek said the partial tears are from a decade ago. He said medical advancements in the past 10 years enabled him to fix Wilson's shoulder with one procedure.
"Now we can fix anything," Kremchek said. "This will make him stronger and better than ever. We want him back next year and for four or five years."
Hal also notes that Adam Dunn is bitching about being off last night, and both he and Austin Kearns are mad that Austin got sent down.
Some of this has merit, but when you aren't winning, it makes everything taste bad.
Meanwhile, Eric Milton, of the nearly 8 ERA goes against Jorge Sosa, a hot young Braves arm. It doens't look good for bringing the losing streak to a close. In our little streak against top flight teams, we are 2-5.
I was going to do an around the blog for the Reds, but Redlegnation already did . Anderson Machado is back, most notably.
Finally, a semi-rhetorical question. When does the fire sale begin. Because Uncle Carl sure isn't going to roll on with this payroll and this record. He could suck this bad for much less.