Scouting Report: Jonathon Crawford
Spotlight on the Future

Scouting Report: Jonathon Crawford

Getting anybody with youth and upside in exchange for Alfredo Simon—everyone’s favorite regression candidate—was going to be pleasant enough, but Walt Jocketty did a mighty fine job acquiring an infielder who could push shortstop-incumbent Zack Cozart and a projectable starting pitcher back from Detroit. Nick Carrington examined the former, Eugenio Suarez, last week. This piece is … Continue reading

Don’t overpay for Ben Zobrist
2015 Reds

Don’t overpay for Ben Zobrist

There’s a boomlet in Ben Zobrist chatter today. It’s been precipitated by Jon Morosi’s (FOX Sports) suggestion of a decent chance the Ray’s 2B/RF/LF/SS/CF/1B will be traded before Opening Day. Zobrist has played all over the field defensively for the Rays since 2008, while hitting .264/.354/.429. Since one of the positions he plays is left field, … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  This week I’ll cover the starting pitchers.  I’ll move on to the relievers and then position players in subsequent weeks.  This will be more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of ranking rather … Continue reading