The off-day seems like a reasonable time to take a detailed look at where the Reds stand with one-sixth of the 2013 season in the record books. Sample sizes remain too small to offer meaningful extrapolation forward, but we can certainly make comparisons of the situation now to that of a month ago. And [...]
Not literally, but the 2013 version.
Reds’ GM Walt Jocketty revealed in an interview at Redsfest this weekend that the Reds were on the verge of trading for Ben Revere, a player who is hard to distinguish from Taveras.
Revere is a pure slap-hitter. In over 1000 plate appearances, he has only 33 extra-base hits, with [...]
Paul Daugherty was gracious enough to allow me to drive The Morning Line bus, his daily blog for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Check it out.
Reds manager Dusty Baker’s testy answer to a question yesterday about playing time for Todd Frazier and Scott Rolen has been reported by John Fay and Mark Sheldon. At the end of his remarks, Baker said this:
“Since I’ve been here there have been six or seven guys everybody fell in love with,” Baker [...]
Buster Olney from ESPN tweeted last night that the Reds have shown interest in Phillies OF Juan Pierre. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports reported last week that the Reds had kicked the tires on Phillies CF Shane Victorino. Presumably, the Reds primary interest in either player would be as a rental lead-off hitter. Neither player is [...]
(Turns out, Bill and I were on the same track! He’s just quicker than I am.)
Reds manager Dusty Baker sometimes receives criticism for events beyond his control. However, yesterday, when asked why Todd Frazier hadn’t been in the line-up for a couple days, Baker offered up this reasoning (reported by John Fay):
“Everybody preaches on [...]
A new strategy for the Reds is percolating. Let’s go with my friend Mike’s suggestion and call it “Younger and Better.” The premise is the Reds have several strong players at AAA who may be able to contribute more than their current counterpart on the Reds. John Fay, the Reds beat writer for the [...]