I think he's a fine player, not only because I have him
at $12 through 1993...
UC San Diego ...!ucsd!cs!demers
What is Riddoch's contract status? I read somewhere that his contract
required that if he were fired as manager, he be kept on as a coach at the
major league level, which was given as the only reason McIlivaine didn't
dump him last year. I don't get the impression that McIlivaine is
satisfied with Riddoch; how likely is Riddoch to survive through next year?
> It sounds like there must be something else to this trade. As
> given it is the Reds giving up two pitchers for two left-fielders. Now,
> they might want one good left fielders but they have no need for two.
> BTW, why is everyone so down on Bip? This year wasn't so good but 1990
> showed what I consisder to be his true level. With the lack of good third
> ba*** in the NL today I'm supprised that the Padres aren't getting loads
> of trade offers for him.
These views are barely my own - I won't even share them with my employers,
so I doubt they share them with me.
Mike Heath I don't speak for my employer. My views
Pencom Software are actually much closer to the truth
Austin, TX than any company is willing to admit.
>> It sounds like there must be something else to this trade. As
>> given it is the Reds giving up two pitchers for two left-fielders. Now,
>> they might want one good left fielders but they have no need for two.
>> BTW, why is everyone so down on Bip? This year wasn't so good but 1990
>> showed what I consisder to be his true level. With the lack of good third
>> ba*** in the NL today I'm supprised that the Padres aren't getting loads
>> of trade offers for him.
>If Bipo has such high trade value as a 3B, how come you clame the Reds
>are getting two LF's? BTW, didn't BIp also log some time at 2B a couple
Basically I list him as a left fielder because that is what the
baseball people seem to think he is. A little while ago aother netter (who
I have forgotten) said the Bip is not durable enough to play the infield
regularly. However, if this isn't the case I definitely feel the he is
being misused in the outfield.
Of course the Reds allready have Sabo and Duncan so the infield
spots are full. Thus, if he is on the Reds I can't see him playing much
other then LF.
The Reds have Sabo at third but Duncan has declared himself as a free agent.
I don't believe he will return so that leaves the Reds with Doran at second,
and with his back he is questionable so Bip probalbly would be a good pickup.
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BTW, what is the status with Morris? Has there been any word about
whether he will start versus lefties in the comming year?