Opportunity is a relative term
The Reds have 29 pitchers in camp. Everyone them probably thinks he’s going to make the club. They all do have a chance. Just like you have a chance to win the lottery. But in cases of some of the pitchers the chance is roughly the same as having their lottery numbers come up.
This came up when Jerry Narron was asked if Homer Bailey had as good as chance as everyone else to make the club.
“No, because Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo have already made it,” Narron said.
He explained: “I told all these pitches the very first day they were here that I’m sorry to say that everyone does not get the same opportunity. I’m not going to lie and say everybody’s going to get the same chance because you’re not. Everyone is not going to get the same opportunity but they are going to get an opportunity. If they do well, they’re going to get go back out there.”
The guess here is Homer does well, gets another chance and makes the Reds make a hard decision.
Looking forward to tomorrow when the full squad works out. There's not a lot to garner from watching PFP and pitchers throw bullpens. Guess it's a bit foggy up there in Cincinnati. My wife was supposed to be on a 9 a.m. to Sarasota. That was delayed and then cancelled. She's on the 3 p.m. now. Wish her luck.
Had dinner last night at the Manhattan Grill with my sister and brother-in-law. I continue my quest for the perfect grouper sandwich. Right now, Captain Curt's in the leader in the clubhouse.
One last thing: Saw all the discussion about the Josh Hamilton story. Let me just say that race in no way entered into the way I wrote it, and that I'm certain that race has not entered in the way Mark Curnutte covered the Chris Henry story.