More swings and misses
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More swings and misses

Last year, the Cincinnati Reds were the only major league team that didn’t make a single move in July or August. Today, they once again failed to complete a trade before the expiration of the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s not as terrible of an outcome for the team as last year, but it’s still plenty disappointing. Before … Continue reading

Trade speculation
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Trade speculation

The Reds have been connected in trade rumors today to outfielders Marlon Byrd (Phillies) and Alex Rios (Rangers). Presumably, either would play LF for the Reds. Here are averages of two slash line “rest of the season” projections and their current defensive runs saved for 2014, plus those stats for Ryan Ludwick: Byrd: .262/.317/.437, +6 … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Moneyball

If you’re tired of reading about the Reds’ disastrous off-season, here’s a sympathetic heads-up to skip this post. Suggestions: Review your notes about wRC+, turn on the Olympics, read this or listen to this. But otherwise, you’ve received fair notice. Yesterday we learned there is an enormous gap between what the Reds are offering Homer Bailey and what the … Continue reading