Are you looking for a mildly-entertaining podcast? You’ve found it! In the latest episode of RNR, Joel Luckhaupt and I talk about a number of items facing the Reds as they prepare for 2014, including some recent quotes that indicate a certain level of unhappiness on the part of Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick. [...]
One game into the spring training season, I’ve already seen some lineup complaints. This, it seems, is what Bryan Price intends to send out most days:
1. Billy Hamilton 2. Brandon Phillips 3. Joey Votto 4. Jay Bruce 5. Ryan Ludwick 6. Todd Frazier 7. Devin Mesoraco 8. Zack Cozart 9. Pitcher
Certainly, some [...]
You may notice that I am willfully trying to knock out the most controversial players first. First, it was Votto. Now it’s Phillips.
At the end of last season, many on Twitter (I love Twitter, but there are some interesting folk there) would tell you that BP was the MVP of the Reds. Because [...]
“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 [...]
If you’re tired of reading about the Reds’ disastrous off-season, here’s a sympathetic heads-up warning 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 [...]
The early reviews of baseball’s off-season moves are rolling in. Jeff Sullivan, baseball analyst at FanGraphs, just posted about the worst position on a contending team. I clicked the link, and braced myself for the seeing the Reds’ centerfield slot being in the conversation. After all, the Reds appear satisfied starting the season with an unproven [...]
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It’s all quiet —- some would say too quiet -— on the Reds front.
No news on Arroyo. Choo is gone. No trades. Nothing.
So while we collectively ponder the state of the current roster, Johnny Cueto’s health, and how [...]