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