Earlier in the week, Reds GM Walt Jocketty said that the Reds are not going to trade Brandon Phillips. Friday night at RedsFest, Jocketty told Lance McAlister “right now he (Billy Hamilton) is our starting CF.” With those two questions being answered, it basically tells you exactly what the 2014 Cincinnati Reds starting lineup [...]
A few years ago, when I first started writing for Redleg Nation, I did a series of pieces about players who we knew were going to be with the team for a while. In the two and a half seasons since then, the makeup of the team has changed significantly AND we have more [...]
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips won his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove Award tonight. He had previously won in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Last season, Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney won the award.
Jay Bruce, the other Reds player nominated, did not win the award for right fielders. For the full list of winners [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday, as I was basking in the glow of a solid managerial hire, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I saw this quote from Walt Jocketty:
He (Joey Votto) has to fit better into the role we see for him, or he might have to hit in a different spot in the [...]
Prepare yourself for Brandon Phillips being traded this off-season. The writing is on the clubhouse wall. And in Cincinnati Magazine.
The on-field case for moving the Reds’ second baseman is fairly straightforward. Declining, though still above-average skills. $50 million better spent elsewhere.
When the trade takes place, rest assured that baseball factors will be [...]
Hi kids, how’s it going? So, the season’s over for the Reds and that’s a bummer. As you may remember, the last few years, I’ve done preseason projections. In 2012, I did pretty well. This year was tougher for a variety of reasons, but I’m still willing to hold myself accountable. Let’s start with [...]