Since I am apparently the last person on earth to find out, you probably already know that Fan Favorite Joe Randa has been traded to the San Diego Padres for a couple right-handed starting pitchers, Justin Germano and Travis Chick. Edwin Encarnación has been called up to take his stead.
Over the course of the season I have talked a lot about the joker, all of it plesant. He's been a big inspiration to me and my most closely guarded baseball crush. He appeared in RHM's second fake news story ever. In fact, here's a whole list of fake news stories in which he appeared:
- Randa Changes Name to Human Highlights Reel
- Reds Stand Up to Sit for Aurilia
- New Reds Release Frustration on Casey
- Eight Stupid Questions for Joe Randa
Randa has been great fun and a great contributor, and I couldn't be more pleased for him or us. May his future hold much love, luck, and lollipops.