Just how incredibly productive have Jay Bruce and the rest of his 2005 first-round draft-mates been?
Draft

Just how incredibly productive have Jay Bruce and the rest of his 2005 first-round draft-mates been?

With Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft approaching — and in turn, the 10th anniversary of the much-hyped first round of the 2005 draft that included Reds outfielder Jay Bruce — I thought it would be a fun exercise to go through the first round — I also included compensation picks — of each draft … Continue reading

Talking the Walk
2015 Reds

Talking the Walk

As Josh Benjamin said in this 2012 article: “All stats aside, hitters can score lots of brownie points with the fans through one medium: their walk-up song. Just by having a song that wakes up the crowd, hitters can energize the fans and suddenly give their team some momentum.” As a musician and music-lover, I’d … Continue reading

Gadget Man
2015 Reds

Gadget Man

His unique feat has been easy for Reds fans to overlook. We’ve obsessed over every swing by Jay Bruce and home run surrendered by Jason Marquis. We’ve dissected every bunt by Billy and bad hop for Badenhop. We’ve been thrilled by the shiny new toys of Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias. Been deflated by disheartening injuries … Continue reading