No one’s 2013 season went wrong more quickly than Ryan Ludwick’s. He blew out his shoulder sliding on the first day of the season and that was that. He came back late in the year, but was far from fully recovered and even farther from productive. In 38 games, Ludwick managed to be worth [...]
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 [...]
[This report on the Ashland, KY caravan stop was filed by Kasey Beckham. If you want to learn about Bryan Price's comments on the batting order, Billy Hamilton and Aroldis Chapman's role, and what CEO Bob Castellini thinks about signing Homer Bailey to a long-term extension, then read on.]
I don’t love winter, and [...]
As I look into various things, I’m going to keep posting any interesting little facts I find because it’s cold and we need something to talk about, don’t we?
I think we all understand that Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey are the two primary LF options for the Reds. Here are the Oliver Projections [...]
Two new lengthy articles about the Reds in the etherverse. Warning, they won’t pick up your Hot Stove spirits.
Veteran baseball writer, Richard Justice, jumps belatedly into the Joey Votto “great or amazingly great?” debate. Justice comes down on the side of amazingly great and has harsh words for anyone who suggests Votto should [...]
Earlier in the week, Reds GM Walt Jocketty said that the Reds are not going to trade Brandon Phillips. Friday night at RedsFest, Jocketty told Lance McAlister “right now he (Billy Hamilton) is our starting CF.” With those two questions being answered, it basically tells you exactly what the 2014 Cincinnati Reds starting lineup [...]
I’m going to try something here. I’m not going to editorialize at all. I am going to give you some information. Below is a chart with every Red who hit at least 100 times this year. There are three columns after each name. the first is % of pitches outside the zone they swung [...]