Cincinnati Reds Young Stars Come to Play

Smush HigginsAnalyst IMay 29, 2008

Several young stars of the Cincinnati Reds are gearing up to play Major League ball and hopefully impact the team.

Jay Bruce, Prospect Centerfielder for the Louisville Bats, was called up on Tuesday night, to play for the Reds. He was hot, going an incredible 3-3 with a double and two singles.

Dusty Baker brings in a true Centerfielder—Corey “DUSTYson”—I mean Patterson. Patterson might be a little concerned that he may lose his starting job.

The next night Bruce went 1-2 with two BBs.

Bruce was the minor league player of the year in 2006, batting roughly .319, with 26 homeruns and 89 RBI's.

Does that mean the “Big Red Machine” is going to come back? We'll just have to wait, and find out.

When Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr. go elsewhere, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Edinson Volquez, and Johnny Cueto will be the new young faces of the Cincinnati Reds.

After Griffey hits 600, and Dunn possibly gets traded, Walt Jocketty, Reds’ Manager, will have to buy more minutes for his cell phone, because he has to get the “Strikeout King” and “Fly out King” out of the franchise.

This situation grinds my gears, but I have to say it—get some decent pitching and other decent hitters to go along with Bruce, Votto, Volquez, and Cueto!