Over the weekend the Florida Marlins re-signed catcher Mike Redmond to a one-year contract and acquired left-handed starting pitcher Mark Redman from the Tigers. They have announced no plans to acquire minor-leaguers Prentice Redman from the Mets or Tike Redman from the Pirates.
Redman is a decent acquisition. He'll probably be the Marlins #4 starter and has just been average over the last two seasons (based on adjusted ERA average). But he has a ton of potential and is still only 28. He also complements the three righties (Beckett, Burnett, and Penny, plus potentially Carl Pavano) in the rotation. Then again, he is on his third organization and still has not fulfilled expectations. Tom Kelly may have been right in saying that Redman seems to want just to sit in the clubhouse and play cards.
Still the two "Red"s will make an interesting and rather confusing battery for next year's Fish. It's too bad that Allan Anderson never pitched to Andy Allanson.