Friday, November 10, 2006

When a Player of His Quality Becomes Available

.. you simply must strike quickly.

The Reds made their first acquisition of the offseason on Friday, signing outfielder Bubba Crosby to a one-year contract worth $400,000.

"We're getting a guy that's been on winning teams, that plays the game the right way, that always plays it hard and can play all three outfield positions," Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said. "We're happy to have him."

Crosby, a left-handed hitter, has split the past three seasons shuttling between the Yankees and Triple-A Columbus. He batted .207 with one home run and six RBIs in 2006 for New York and .238 in 22 games for Columbus.

"He knows what kind of hitter he is and what he needs to work on," Krivsky said. "It's somebody we've had interest in, and he got our attention when he came over on the wire. We wanted to sign him."

This is of course the same team who jumped all over Tony Womack.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:35 PM   4 comments


At 11/10/2006 5:04 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

i am perversely pleased

At 11/11/2006 6:25 AM, Blogger June said...

nothing against bubba, but ya ever notice that no one ever says that any non-white players "play the game the right way"? hm.

At 11/11/2006 6:43 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Not true. They say that about Matsui all the time.

I think you're thinking of the black players, who at best can hope to be called "articulate" by our wonderful media.

At 11/11/2006 7:19 AM, Blogger June said...


do they (about matsui)? i've never heard it, but I'll take your word for it.

I think it's a case of "Must. Manufacture. Something. Positive. To. Say. About. This. Player. Let's attribute him character assets to make up for his poor skill set which we'll either conveniently ignore or pretend is good!"


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