Jimmy Haynes was a pitcher who pitched for the Reds during the 2002 to 2004 seasons. After a 2002 season in which he won 15 games and posted a 4.12 ERA notwithstanding a 1.48 WHIP and a .278 BAA, he was rewarded with a two-year, $5 million contract by Jim Bowden. As an indication of how bad the Reds' pitching staff was, he was the Opening Day starter in 2003. He then went on to be the suck the next two years, posting ERAs that were more in line with his skills (6.30 in 18 starts, going 2-12, in 2003 and a ghastly 9.60 in four starts in 2004 before earning a well-deserved DFA).
His main claim to fame during his stint with the Reds was not having an "out" pitch. Given that the primary job of the pitcher in the game of baseball is to get opposing hitters "out," you can see where the problem might lie.
It is unclear why the Reds have such problems beating mediocre to bad starting pitching (see Tomo Ohka All Stars), when the rest of MLB does not seem to have the same problems. Reds' GMs seem to have been slow to appreciate that disparity and keep signing the same type of Jimmy Haynes All Star starter.
*Sunny D (Sun Woo Kim)
*Kyle Lohser (maybe)
*Jung Keun Bong
*Dave Williams (a.k.a. "DWI")
Red Reporter wishes Jockety would take out the trash.