John Fay has this piece on Felipe Lopez, and his recent struggles.
Felipe will come out of it. You can’t expect him not to have any slumps. He’s still one of the best thing this organization has going for it.
I get excited when I think about the young nucleus this team has, a group that could be the backbone of the next Reds championship team. Adam Dunn. Felipe Lopez. Austin Kearns. Wily Mo Pena. Edwin Encarnacion.
Then, I get depressed when I think about whether the Reds management actually values these players. I’m not sure that they do.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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