Okay, enough of this one player per preview nonsense. At catcher, we will finally be forced to deal with a position where multiple players should see significant time.
Before I begin, I want to preface this preview with something: I do not believe advanced stats are doing an adequate job with catchers. There has [...]
Beginning tonight for five consecutive Mondays, Fox Sports Ohio will be airing Cincinnati Reds baseball games. The first three Mondays include classic games from the 2011 season, including the walk-off opening day win against the Milwaukee Brewers. The fourth Monday will wrap up the “Reds Classic Rewind” schedule with this Barry Larkin game from [...]
Ramon Hernandez is now a former Red. Clutch Man Monie has signed a two-year deal with Colorado. That ends a pretty good three-year tenure for Hernandez behind the plate in Cincinnati.
I’m not surprised Ramon is leaving, but I was very surprised at how productive he was as a Red. I wish him [...]
More and more, we are learning the importance of catcher defense. Lately, there has been a great deal of research about the influence catchers can have over ball and strike calls. Recently, the most balanced, definitive study to date came out from Baseball Prospectus. Now, no one – No One – is yet claiming [...]
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 [...]
One of the themes of Redleg Nation prior to 2010 was that the organization often appeared to be drifting, with no plan as to how to return to glory. After a lost 2011, following an off-season in which Cincinnati did nothing to improve, it’s time to ask those questions again. Although — as usual [...]