September 1, 2006

Reds Avoid Acquiring Wells

LaRue's not exactly a minor league pitcher, but he might have worked. Somehow the Reds did not end up with David Wells, who, according to ESPN was traded to the San Diego Padres last night for a minor league catcher.

Man, the Reds totally could have given the Red Sox that.

I don't think people were super-psyched about the idea of picking up Wells, anyway. Bill at Redleg Nation said, “Does anyone think trading for Wells is a good idea?” (and this is the same guy who thinks we shouldn't have traded Williams.) JD said “I guess it worked ten years ago.” And, perhaps most tellingly, my Boston-fan boss said, “I don't know why anyone would give 50¢ for him right now.”

Hopefully he's not worth 50¢ because the way the Reds have been playing lately, they couldn't score on a two-bit pitcher. Wells will make his debut against the Reds on Sunday.

2 comments to “Reds Avoid Acquiring Wells”

  1. Daedalus says:

    woody williams is listed as sunday’s starter even though that article said wells would pitch on sunday. so we’ll see.

    Saturday: Reds (RHP Kyle Lohse, 3-3, 5.63) at Padres (RHP Jake Peavy, 7-13, 4.51), 7:05 p.m. PT
    Sunday: Reds (LHP Eric Milton, 8-7, 5.16) at Padres (RHP Woody Williams, 7-5, 3.85), 1:05 p.m. PT

    wells couldn’t be worse than michalak has been, could he?

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    According to one of the stories I read, they really had to send Wells wherever he wanted to go because there was always the risk that if he went somewhere he didn’t like, he’d just retire early.

    So I think we were SOL no matter what. Might have been nice if they’d sent him someplace where he wouldn’t face the Reds, though.