All I want for Christmas.... a trade of Jo-Jo Reyes to the Cards for Albert Pujols (we'll even throw in Freddie Freeman).
One of the most difficult things in live that we must endure is pain. No one enjoys suffering, and if you're like me- you'll do whatever you can in order to alleviate that pain. That being said, I affirm that without pain growth cannot happen. Whether it be the child who is enduring "growing pains" as their body grows and matures, or whether it be on a larger scale (such as our nation's problems)- this is something we all must admit is a necessity. But...the suffering that one Mr. Jo-Jo Reyes is making Brave fans endure is like an absessed tooth- and the faster it's extracted, the better off you are. Consider Reyes' line from today's game against that offensive juggernaut, the San Diego Padres: 3.1 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 2 HR. This after posting 2009 numbers of 27 IP, 27 H, 25 R, 21 ER, 13 BB, r HR, and an ERA of 7.00. Jair Jurrgens had an aweful performance today, no doubt about it, but this was an anomaly for Jurrgens, while Reyes' lines are becoming the norm for him. Here's a little more info on Jo-Jo: In 41 career games, he has allowed four earned runs or more in 21 of them; in those 41 major league games, he HAS NOT had a SINGLE scoreless outing. Since the beginning of the '08 season, he's 3-13 with a 6.47 ERA. C'mon Frank, give us fans an early Christmas present and trade this guy- surely we've got someone down on the farm that can do better than this!