“It doesn’t seem like they [the Reds] are going in the tank, like the Houston Astros, but it doesn’t feel like they’re going ALLLLLLLLL INNNNN, does it?” —Mo Egger
They are the two magic words that sometimes sound as if they should be shouted while waving one of J.K Rowling’s magic [...]
Redleg Nation has obtained access to the iPhone 3 owned by Reds general manager Walt Jocketty. After a few minutes, we unlocked the phone — password: “BestFans1nBaseba11” — and took a look at Jocketty’s notes. We now present to you, the loyal reader, this exclusive image of Walt Jocketty’s nearly-completed to-do list.
If you missed it, I wrote up a little piece on Ryan Hanigan for The Hardball Times. I don’t have a problem with the trade, but I’m really going to miss Hanigan. He has been quietly good for the Reds, and I hope he enjoys some success in Tampa.
From the NYTimes:
Early in the off-season, the Yankees checked in with the Cincinnati Reds about second baseman Brandon Phillips, who has four years left on a six-year, $72.5 million contract. The Reds were not ready to trade him, and the asking price was said to be exorbitant.
The Yankees have few of the [...]
Zack Cozart has two full major league seasons of playing time almost exactly. In those two season, he has accumulated 4.8. bWAR and 5.2 fWAR. Those are good marks and point out a player who many of us know has been broadly under appreciated. Miscast during the last two years of Dusty Baker’s tenure [...]
Even now, it remains curious and a bit confounding how this man has been received. So much excellence, so many hits, and yet so many conflicted feelings from the local fans. He would strike out. He would make an error. He’d hear about it in the stands. He’d hear it from the media the [...]
For the record, there seems to be plenty of interest in Cincinnati’s prime free agents. Specifically, I’m talking about Bronson Arroyo and Shin-Soo Choo.
The Twins, Giants, and Phillies are reported to be kicking the tires on Arroyo (not literally; Arroyo doesn’t actually have tires). I’m still firmly of the conviction that the Reds [...]