Rose watch: Pete Rose is bubbling over about his coming reinstatement.
You’ll recall that earlier this year, Baseball Prospectus broke the story that Rose had reached a deal with MLB for his reinstatement. Will Carroll broke it, we wrote it up after getting more confirmation, and MLB flatly denied it. Utterly fallacious, irresponsible journalism. Since then, more and more signs have pointed to it being entirely true, though even as Mike Schmidt denied it he seemed to confirm an agreement was in place.
Now hold that thought for a while, I’ll be back.
When I posted the other day about Ken Cloude signing with Tampa Bay, and that reuniting with Lou might not be the best move for his career, we got a few emails which said, basically, “Yeah, but he’ll be back with Chris Bosio and that’s a good thing.” And I’ll tell you, I was inclined to agree — it was a good point which I missed completely. Today, however, I came across this: “Rays’ Bosio resigns; Chuck Hernandez new pitching coach.” There aren’t really any details about why Bosio chose to resign, other than it was for personal reasons. The story on MLB.com includes this quote: “Right now my family needs me more than baseball does, so I have decided to step down.”