Welcome to the end of this series. I hope everyone has enjoyed it. I’ve certainly enjoyed reading your comments and I’ve really appreciated all the feedback from you.
Last year, when I made this update, a lot had changed. Ryan Madson was hurt. Todd Frazier was sent down. This time, well, not much has [...]
The Bench 2012 Slash Line*: .235/.286/.347 2013 Projection: .250/.310/.380
2012 WAR: -0.2 2012 WAR/600 PA: -0.1 2013 Best Guess WAR/600 PA: 1.0 Projected Difference: +1.1/600 PA
*The 2012 bench for the purposes of the above calculations was: Chris Heisey, Scott Rolen, Xavier Paul, Miguel Cairo, Wilson Valdez, Mike Costanzo, Henry Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius, Willie [...]
For better or worse, Scott Rolen and Miguel Cairo are no longer members of the Cincinnati Reds. While each had their ups and downs, no one can argue the fact that both men contributed mightily (at times) to this franchise’s return to prominence. I choose to remember both their careers with the Reds fondly.
Catching up on Reds news, it’s official that Scott Rolen won’t be joining the Reds at spring training:
While not definitively announcing his retirement, third baseman Scott Rolen and the Reds revealed Tuesday that he would not return to the club for Spring Training.
“Right now I’m simply not ready to make a commitment,” [...]
From John Fay:
I’m hearing now that Rolen wants to play.
That tells me the issue may be money. The Reds are at or above their budget for payroll. The Reds obviously can’t pay Rolen what he made last year ($6.5 million). How much can they pay? I have no idea. But given the [...]
Michigan resident and Redleg Nation member, Tim Brandstetter drove to Lima yesterday for the Reds caravan event and filed this report:
My wife and I made the drive from that state up north, Detroit to be exact, to the caravan stop in Lima, Ohio. We got to the Lima Mall around 30 minutes before [...]
Here are two reports filed by Redleg Nation members Andrew Bell and Jim Holmes who attended the Reds Western Tour caravan stop in Bloomington, IN.
Photo: Jim Holmes
“Tonight the Reds Winter Caravan rolled into the snowy, cold, winter night in Bloomington, IN. One hour before the honored guests were to take the [...]