Ask pretty much anyone, and they will tell you that projecting hitters is easier than projecting pitchers. Hitters are more predictable. They get hurt less. Yet, somehow, I did much better with pitchers than hitters this year. Let’s look.
Player 2013 Proj. WAR Actual (bWAR/fWAR) 2013 Proj. ERA Actual Johnny Cueto 4.5 1.4/0.6 2.90 [...]
We had great plans once upon a time, didn’t we? Grand hopes for the future. Remember that interview after the clinching game in 2010 when you said you loved Cincinnati? We loved you, too, that night. You were our compassionate player manager, our feel good field general. And we’ll always have that glorious weekend [...]
Hello. Garmin here. Before Bud Selig broke the Midsummer Classic by handing the winner home field advantage in the World Series, the All-Star game was nothing more than a diversion, a little cotton candy if you will, a rest stop on Route 162 on the way to the end of September —- and [...]
Reds manager Dusty Baker’s testy answer to a question yesterday about playing time for Todd Frazier and Scott Rolen has been reported by John Fay and Mark Sheldon. At the end of his remarks, Baker said this:
“Since I’ve been here there have been six or seven guys everybody fell in love with,” Baker [...]
What went wrong in 2011? (Okay, what didn’t go wrong?)
This is a week or two old, but I hadn’t had a chance to link to it yet. Our friend Mo Egger has given the Reds a detention lecture:
Where do we begin? Let’s start by ignoring common sense. Jonny Gomes was great in [...]
That lineup. Wow.
As I was leaving the ball park last night, reflecting on the lopsided loss, a losing record and who was in the starting lineup, I asked myself this:
How could the Cincinnati Reds organization, a surging playoff team last year, reach these depths? What has happened to the strategic plan for [...]