Well, that idea didn't last long.
Roch is reporting that Cintron has been placed on the DL and Freddie 'Shoes' Bynum's contract has been purchased.
This is kind of cruel. Bynum was just released, then, all of a sudden, he's looking great now that Cintron is down and Fahey's the only other option.
Where does this team go from here? Do we see the team begin the free-fall pundits expected to see at Spring Training? Do they dig a trench at .500 and hope to God they stay there? What happens?
And is it bad that part of me wants to see the team start to falter? That way trades can be made. Huff, Sherill, Payton, Bradford, and Walker (when he returns from the DL) could be traded relatively soon after it becomes evident that the team will be sliding. There has to be a way to pry a shortstop away from some team. I'm still hoping for a trade with the Brewers. They have a fantastic prospect in Double-A who could really be a difference maker for the Os in a couple years.
Heck, trade Cabrera. I'm tried of rooting for this guy only to have him stumble over his own tree trunk of a body/fortitude and turn back into 'Wild Thing'.