Wednesday, May 28, 2008

So, This Is Goodbye

Breaking news from Cincinnati:

CINCINNATI (TICKER) —Corey Patterson, the Cincinnati Reds’ $3 million mistake, has landed in the minor leagues.

The Reds on Wednesday optioned the struggling Patterson to Class AAA Louisville of the International League.

A favorite of manager Dusty Baker, Patterson signed with the Reds in the offseason to start in center field. It was a curious move by former general manager Wayne Krivsky, who has since been fired.

Patterson has offered the Reds little return on their investment and is batting .200 with four homers, 13 RBI and eight stolen bases in 45 games.

One thinks that this marks Korey's final appearence in the major leagues. This brings on mixed emotions.

Of the harping that is this blog, Korey was one of Ivy Chat's harpiest topics. It's always a pleasure to see that a player with no business in the major leagues get dismissed from said league. Then again, that Korey will never be a source of amusement (or disgust) again, does bring a twinge of sadness.

The real problem here is that Cinci and Jay Bruce may actually field a better team now. That's not a good thing given that the Cubs still have nine games left against them. I'd rather see the Cubs have Korey's 36 at bats pending than Bruce's.

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