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NL Central Injury Report

Posted by dannmckeegan on May 27, 2010

A few injuries and ailments are currently becoming big issues in the National League Central.  St. Louis has two starting pitchers out; Chicago has a trio of impaired third basemen and a pitcher with a mystery ailment; Cincinnati is becoming beleaguered across the field; Milwaukee says, “I’ll show you beleaguered;”  the Pirates have their fair share; and the last-place Astros thankfully are sneaking by with decent health. Read the rest of this entry »


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Edinson Volquez…lest we forget

Posted by dannmckeegan on May 17, 2010

Edinson Volquez

Edinson Volquez, with his original right arm (left). (photo from

Hey, Remember Him?

On April 21st, Cincinnati righty Edinson Volquez (aka Edison Volquez; aka Julio Reyes)  began serving his suspension of 50 games for violating MLB’s ban on performance enhancing drugs.  Today is officially Day 27 of his suspension.  I, for one, hope that he is feeling guilty about cheating the game, the Reds, and the fine people of Cincinnati, Ohio.  I hope he takes the proper level of responsibility for the trouble that he’s caused his team.  And I damn sure hope that, for the next 23 days of his life, he has a hard time looking at himself in the mirror.

And in 7 days, sixteen days before the end of his 50-game suspension from MLB, when he is allowed to return to the minor league affiliates of the Reds to continue his post-surgery rehabilitation that would have had him on track to make his return to the majors at the end of July, I hope that he understands that what he did was wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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