2013 Reds

Johnny? Be Good

It’s fitting that it comes down to Johnny Cueto in this “down the rabbit hole” of a season, where it was 13 runs one night, one run the next. Where the Reds best player and the Face of MLB was defined and ultimately maligned. Where a 90-win season is a disappointment because of the final … Continue reading

2013 Reds

Waiting for Ludwick

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s iconic play Waiting for Godot. The two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, pass their time waiting for the appearance of a man named Godot, whom neither has actually met. Godot, of course, never arrives. Interpretations of the play vary. Beckett himself was evasive about its symbolism. On its … Continue reading

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