July 6, 2006

McCracken DFA’d; Wise is Back

The Reds designated for assignment Quinton McCracken today in a move I prognosticated back when he was first signed. Looks like his salary is $600,000, so even if they can't convince the Cubs to take him, the Reds won't be on the hook for too much.

In his place, they've brought up Dewayne Wise. You may remember Wise as being the annual spring training phenom who sprained his ankle just before he managed to start the team in the bigs. You can hear me talk about his injury as it happened in Episode 6 of the podcast, which I was recording live during the game. You can also read about the time I chatted with him in person. That was before he was hurt, as you can probably tell from the adorably cocky demeanor he was still carrying then.

1 comment to “McCracken DFA’d; Wise is Back”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    Not bad considering you started out calling him “guy-I-never-heard-of” but, well, good call, RHM. I wasn’t sure that once he was healthy again they wouldn’t keep him down in Louisville, but you’ve seemed convinced he’d be back oh, about from the minute we heard he’d gotten hurt. U wuz right!