Reyes seals his fate
Posted by The Right Reverend on March 21, 2006
Word is Reyes is moving to AAA regardless of his rough outing today against the Braves, but allowing 2 homeruns by leaving the ball up didn’t help impress the manager.
I’m sure it just proved LaRussa’s point, which is too bad, because while it would be better to get K’s and ground balls, a la Chis Carpenter, but you don’t have to do both to be a good pitcher. Just ask John Patterson, Noah Lowry, Jason Schmidt, Johan Santana, etc. All have high k’s along with high fly ball ratios. For now it looks certain to be Carpenter (who hasn’t allowed an run in 16) and 4 soft-tossing ground-ballers. That isn’t terrible given our defense, but it doesn’t thrill me either. Especially if we’re missing a second baseman. Why no Tony Graffinino?
Well, we have a problem. Benes, Voyles, Falkenborg, Hancock and Nelson haven’t given up an earned run. So far Hancock and Falkenborg seem to be the favorites, but Benes is a favorite of LaRussa and I wouldn’t be suprised him to replace Cal Eldred. Apparently Al Reyes has signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay. Huh. Good luck to Reyes, apparently he’s improving quickly from his surgery.
Update your blog roll, the 26th Man has moved. And there is a new Cardinal blog out there, the Progeny of Pagnozzi. The Progeny describes itself as “St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Blog, The Home of the Arch Athenaeum. Cardinals News, Stats, Sabermetrics, Commentary, Analysis…” Sounds interesting.
I’ll finally have a computer this week, so I won’t be stuck with mooching off my relative’s dial up when I can, and I hope to step things up a little bit here. Stay tuned.