The economy must be getting better. Because somehow Kip Wells has found a job.
The former Cardinals hurler who made us all want to hurl has been re-signed to by the Reds to a minor league contract that will give him a chance to make the major league club in spring training.
By my count, that makes three times that former Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty has signed Wells. The first was while he was still in St. Louis. As if that wasn't enough, Jocektty signed Wells last season to pitch for the Reds following his release from the lowly Nationals... And, despite his 2-3 record with a 4.66 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings with Cincinnati and an -- 0-2, 6.49 line with Washington before that -- Jocketty thought wells was worth bringing back.
I'm not sure what sort of dirt Wells has on ol' Walt. But it must be spectacular.
The guy is going to be 33 years old with a career record of 67-99 and a 4.71 ERA. He's 13-30 since 2007. When is it time to give up hope that he's going to pull it all together?