Confession, I like Zack Cozart more than his performance merits. I don’t know why, I just do. Maybe it’s just nice to have a regular shortstop for the first time since Barry Larkin.
But he’s not a great player. This is his age-28 season, and at best, he rates as a 2.5 win player. [...]
One game into the spring training season, I’ve already seen some lineup complaints. This, it seems, is what Bryan Price intends to send out most days:
1. Billy Hamilton 2. Brandon Phillips 3. Joey Votto 4. Jay Bruce 5. Ryan Ludwick 6. Todd Frazier 7. Devin Mesoraco 8. Zack Cozart 9. Pitcher
Certainly, some [...]
In an update on the war going on in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Air Force received $12.4 million worth of Rosenbauer fire vehicles last year for their fire protection program in 2013.
They got delivered to Kabul from Berlin. Because of problems at the Pakistan border, the delivery was delayed for 8 months. All of [...]
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 [...]
Zack Cozart has two full major league seasons of playing time almost exactly. In those two season, he has accumulated 4.8. bWAR and 5.2 fWAR. Those are good marks and point out a player who many of us know has been broadly under appreciated. Miscast during the last two years of Dusty Baker’s tenure [...]
A few years ago, when I first started writing for Redleg Nation, I did a series of pieces about players who we knew were going to be with the team for a while. In the two and a half seasons since then, the makeup of the team has changed significantly AND we have more [...]
Even now, it remains curious and a bit confounding how this man has been received. So much excellence, so many hits, and yet so many conflicted feelings from the local fans. He would strike out. He would make an error. He’d hear about it in the stands. He’d hear it from the media the [...]