2013 Reds

Redleg Nation 2013 Season Preview: The Bench

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 Harris, … Continue reading

2013 Reds

So long, Scott Rolen

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,” Rolen … Continue reading

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Rolen

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 way … Continue reading