29 games to go
My off day story on Thursday was about what the Reds are trying to do over the last month. Dusty Baker always wants to win but of course, he’s giving players like Drew Stubbs and Paul Janish chances to establish themselves with an eye on next season. So far, they haven’t disappointed. Nor has Homer Bailey in recent starts. If he keeps it up, you’d have to think he can lock in a rotation spot next season.
The Reds have won nine of their last 11 games and there are multiple ways to dismiss the recent hot streak — the pressure is off, they played the reeling Pirates, etc. But winning can never hurt development and it certainly isn’t bad for morale.
The Reds are 60-73 with 29 games left in the season.
What would you like to see happen over the next month? Obviously, they’re headed towards another losing season with no playoffs and more of ‘wait until next year.’ But is there anything that can happen in these final 29 games that would have you feeling more optimistic heading into 2010?
I won’t be in Atlanta this weekend but will be back when the road trip moves to Denver.