With or without the new contract that multiple sources are now reporting, Homer Bailey was likely to pitch in a Cincinnati uniform this year. So his five-year extension shouldn’t affect your expectations much for the Reds’ 2014 season. But Bailey’s deal should clearly make the Reds a stronger team beyond 2014, because as Jeff [...]
It was pretty much inevitable in the crazy economics of baseball that Bronson Arroyo wasn’t going to retire as a Cincinnati Red. When he recently signed a two-year contract with Arizona, that became a certainty. That’s too bad. But it rarely happens in any sport.
Michael Jordan played last for the Washington Wizards. Johnny [...]
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 [...]
There’s a scene at the end of the movie, and in it, our hero unfairly takes the blame for the deeds of others. He’s last seen hurtling through the darkness, a city in hot pursuit for its pound of flesh.
That essentially describes the public relations plight of our local general manager. Fallen hero. [...]
When your fans’ rallying cry has become “the Pirates haven’t done anything either!” and your team’s moves have been surpassed by the announcement of a mascot, you know the Cold Stove has been unkind to your favorite franchise. Snow is piling up this morning in Cincinnati. Another polar vortex looms. Arizona and spring training seem [...]
The full ZiPS projections for the Reds were released today. You can find them here, but I though I would build off of yesterday’s discussion and point out some highlights.
Let’s start with Votto. If his 4.8 WAR projection seems low to you, you’re not alone, but a quick look at the numbers tells [...]
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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 [...]