August 20, 1997 |
Eric Young had better be the Dodgers' answer at second base. He has cost them enough. The Dodgers announced Monday night they had traded Pedro Astacio to Colorado for Young. In reality, they've given up two starting pitchers because of him, including a potential Cy Young winner. In 1992, convinced that Young was not ready to play regularly, the Dodgers let him go to Colorado in the first round of the expansion draft and traded for Jody Reed.
September 15, 1996 |
Jody Reed singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning Saturday and the San Diego Padres defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, at San Diego. With two down and the bases empty, Greg Vaughn drew a walk from Lee Smith (3-4) and stole second. Wally Joyner was intentionally walked before Reed, who was hitting only .230 and entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the inning, slapped a 2-and-2 pitch just in front of right fielder Thomas Howard.
July 21, 1996 |
Pinch-runner Jayhawk Owens scored the go-ahead run on Jody Reed's fielding error in the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies defeated San Diego, 5-4, Saturday night in front of the largest regular-season crowd in Padre history. The attendance of 55,046 was the 12th crowd this season above 40,000, equaling the club mark set in 1984. The Padres drew 54,841 against Montreal on May 10, 1991. With one out in the ninth, Jeff Reed tripled off the right-field wall against reliever Doug Bochtler (0-3).
April 9, 1994 |
Jody Reed listened all winter to friends calling him stupid. He watched a newscast accuse him of being greedy. Even his own family had difficulty understanding the decision. While Reed may forever be ridiculed for turning down $7.8 million from the Dodgers, the second-guessing Friday night was focused on the guys across the field.
March 13, 1994 |
Stupid? Greedy? The victim of an agent's staggering miscalculation? Jody Reed bristles at each of these characterizations, but he is doomed to ridicule, if not regret. "People are ripping on me because I'm only going to make a million dollars this year," said the former Dodger second baseman, now with the Milwaukee Brewers. "A million dollars. Since when is that nothing? What's going on here?" What's going on is that Reed rejected a three-year, $7.
February 4, 1994 |
Infielder Jody Reed agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and will go to spring training as a nonroster player. Reed, 31, hit .276 last season with the Dodgers and led the National League in second-base fielding, committing five errors in 698 chances. He became a free agent after it was said he turned down an $8-million, three-year contract offer from the Dodgers. He was drafted by Boston in 1984, hitting .260 in 715 games with the Red Sox over six years.