Sunday, February 22, 2009

5th Starter: Micah Owings??

With the Reds still looking for a 5th starter in the rotation, how about Micah Owings. Owings came over from the D-Backs in the Adam Dunn trade as the "player to be named later". That might prove to be a big time get for the Reds. In 2008, he was only 6-9 with a lofty 5.93 ERA in only his 2nd year of big league action. In 2007, he was 8-8 with a 4.30 ERA for Arizona. In March and April of 2008, he started 4-0 with a 3.48 ERA before having a disasterous June and July. He only had 3 appearances after the all-star break and saw most of his action for the Reds as a pinch-hitter. Yep, this dude can hit. I chalk up most of his trouble in June and July to injury. Hopefully, he can find what led him to a quick start in 2008. Spring should be fun in Reds camp.

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