All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Congratulations, Soft-J

Trent reports that Paul Janish has made the team.

I must admit, I'm a bit surprised at the decisions the Reds are making. They kept Janish, but sent down Rosales and cut Jonny Gomes. I thought Gomes as a lock. Laynce Nix and Darnell McDonald have made the team. (Nix has been given Bubba's old number, 16.) Not sure what's going on. Either they have a trade brewing behind the scenes, they're really, really worried about payroll, or they're serious about building the team on speed and defense.

And I can't help thinking that Bubba would have probably made the roster this year, if he'd been in camp this year instead of 2007. The surfeit of left-handed outfielders the Reds used to have has turned into a dearth, via trades and free agency. They could really use a superior defender in center field, and a left-handed bat off the bench. Sigh. The timing just never worked out for Bubba.

Other transaction news...the Rays released Morgan Ensberg. Miguel Cairo has made the Phillies roster. Scott Proctor will be starting the season on the DL for the Marlins. The Mets released Matt DeSalvo. The Yankees DFA'd Dan Giese.

posted by BubbaFan, 1:03 PM


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