Cincinnati waiting Jason Marquis and The "Q" Factor In Bringing The Flame

The Reds made a somewhat surprising deal during the offseason, acquiring veteran pitcher Jason Marquis. Marquis, who was conceived by both Cincinnati Enquirer beat writers (John Fay and C. Trent Rosencrantz) for the fourth game of rotation, will surely bring a veteran presence to the team. Interestingly, many of these pitchers helped their team to a pennant.

Evidence that might be called the factor "Q" back to the New York Yankees was the Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig when Herb McQuaid was a regular in his 1,926 rotation. The Bronx Bombers have won the championship, dropping the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series.

The world of invoked series champion Royals All-Star closer Dan Quisenberry while N.L. Joaquin Andujar fields touted as the ace of their rotation.

The "Q" factor was active there yet exactly ten years when the N.L. champion Houston Astros invoked Chad Qualls to help the rotation. Unfortunately, the 18th letter did not have enough magic for the Astros beat his counterpart A. L., as the Chicago White Sox swept the 2005 Series.

More recently, the Detroit Tigers enjoyed the chance to have a pitcher with not one but two Qs in its name. No wonder team Jim Leyland, with reliever Al Alburquerque, was able to sweep the Yankees in 2012 ALCS. The Reds are hoping that the "Q" factor appears again this year, as planned Jason Marquis to help boost a rotation of Cincinnati, which lost two main entrances from 2014. During the winter All-Star Alfredo Simon was treated and number two Detroit Mat Latos went to Miami.

In addition to Marquis and the middle letter of his name, it can also help the Reds play their home games in a city affectionately known as the "Queen City."

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