I’m sorry, Mom. Reddick to the A’s… but at least we have a pitcher!
And we like this guy, FYI:
Bailey’s repertoire consists of three main pitches: a four seam fastball, a curveball, and a cutter. Bailey has a very good fastball that he can locate well, coming in at 93–97 mph. Bailey’s cutter is also effective at 89–92 mph, and he can often get strikeouts with his fastball or cutter. Bailey’s curveball comes in at 78–80 mph, but Bailey usually throws his curveball earlier in the count to get ahead.
Yeah. I wiki-ed. So what?
We got this guy Ryan Sweeney too. His nickname is Firebird because he collects Pontiacs? Really? You collect Pontiacs? I collect… um… unicorns…
(YIKES! Google image search first pulled THIS up)
But whatever! We have a closer!
But… at what cost, America?
Not only is Josh Reddick my mother’s pick for a son-in-law, he’s kind of been badass. The last time I was this skeptical about letting the rookie go... well…
But this is a year for optimism. OPTIMISM. So. As bittersweet as it is to say bye to Reddick (and I think I will cry about this later over bath salts), I’m over the moon at actually getting someone who can throw.
I STILL think we need some Hiroki Kuroda. Is it wrong that I will genuinely NOT be satisfied until EVERY. SINGLE. PITCHER. has a backup? If that’s wrong, baby, I don’t want to be right.
I have a date. True story. I’m only dating UNC Chapel Hill fans this week.
Does that make me bitter?
Farewell, Josh Reddick. I hope you come back to us… some day…