Happy Reds birthday, Burke Badenhop!
February 8, 1983
Middle relievers are overpaid. There, I said it. Get over it. Case in point: Burke Badenhop. I’m not sure why his baseball-reference page shows him wearing a Nationals hat; he has never thrown a pitch in for any of Washington’s minor league teams or for the Nationals. He was with them during spring training last year, but released before the regular season. He was last seen pitching for the Rangers’ AAA affiliate, the Round Rock Express, in 2016.