The arms race has begun. First Jeff Weaver goes to the Cardinals, now the Reds acquire "I used to be able to pitch well Everyday" Eddie Guardado. Here's the story:
"He lives for the ninth inning. He loves the pressure of being in that situation, and we're going to give him that opportunity," Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said.
However, I wouldn't worry just yet that the Reds have catapulted far above the Brewers. The Mariners, despite getting swept by the Angels this week, are still in the hunt--they just dealt a decent prospect for Eduardo Perez a few days ago. That they are getting rid of Guardado indicates that he's nothing like the force he used to be. To wit:
We've got a slew of games left against the Reds this month--the heart of the Brewers order will surely help Guardado lose a few more in his new uniform.