Wow. I gotta admit, even as cynical as I am, that I didn't dream that neither Roberts nor Reimold would fail to last so much as a week. Both injuries seem on the surface to be of the routine 15-day DL variety, yet one already knows that is not true, because they are who they are. Even if they come back on time, which is unlikely to the max, they will simply hurt something else quickly enough. In the meantime, who is the DH? Steve Pearce?
Star-crossed lovers, said the Bard. (And while I should not have to explain, I will anyway when I say that I am speaking figuratively.)
Say what you will about strikeouts and low batting averages and it's only the first week and WAR and UZI and yada yada yada, but there can no longer be any question that the very few of us who knew the Reynolds heave-ho was a monster mistake have turned out to be right in a big way. And the kicker is that we are not geniuses - it could not have been more clear that we needed the guy at bat and over there at first base. Why so few others saw that is beyond me. I remember the "Wall to Wall" crowd - Tom, Dave, and Viv - if memory serves, even Roch Kubatko was baffled at the move - wondering the exact same thing.
If there is any confusion, google Mark Reynolds and check out his first week's stats. Woulda fit right in with Jonesy and Crash Davis, would he have not? I won't say we would now be 6-0, but I would not rule it out, either. Would you?
And while my respect for Dan and Buck is second to none on the whole, I nevertheless hope that Mark sticks it in their faces all summer. It would serve them right. Yet here is the kicker - they simply need to rectify their mistake after the season. No biggie. Doing it on the cheap will no longer be a viable option, but this is where he belongs, so I hope he harbors no ill will for not even getting the courtesy of a phone call or a thank you and a "job well done."
We need Mark Reynolds back in Baltimore.