In an update on the war going on in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Air Force received $12.4 million worth of Rosenbauer fire vehicles last year for their fire protection program in 2013.
They got delivered to Kabul from Berlin. Because of problems at the Pakistan border, the delivery was delayed for 8 months. All of [...]
$300 million man? Clayton Kershaw is about to become officially one wealthy guy. 10 years, $30 million/year, possibly.
In (believe me) wholly unrelated news, the Reds signed starting pitcher Jeff Francis to a minor league contract.
In not-completely-unrelated news, six Reds players, as expected, filed for arbitration. Here’s an estimate of how much each will [...]
As I look into various things, I’m going to keep posting any interesting little facts I find because it’s cold and we need something to talk about, don’t we?
I think we all understand that Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey are the two primary LF options for the Reds. Here are the Oliver Projections [...]
Color me concerned. After the Reds fired Dusty Baker, a manager who had led the team to consecutive 90-win seasons and two trips to the post-season,* I had talked myself into the notion that the Reds would be aggressive in reshaping the roster. I was convinced that a team wouldn’t take a gamble on [...]
Last night at midnight was the deadline for teams to offer (“tender”) contracts for the 2014 season to players on their 40-man roster.
Certain players, like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and even Logan Ondrusek, have already signed contracts that cover 2014.
Other players, like Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco, are team-controlled and not yet [...]
I’m going to try something here. I’m not going to editorialize at all. I am going to give you some information. Below is a chart with every Red who hit at least 100 times this year. There are three columns after each name. the first is % of pitches outside the zone they swung [...]
It’s fitting that it comes down to Johnny Cueto in this “down the rabbit hole” of a season, where it was 13 runs one night, one run the next. Where the Reds best player and the Face of MLB was defined and ultimately maligned. Where a 90-win season is a disappointment because of the [...]