Have you bought the 2013 Redleg Annual yet? You should.

Yeah, that “Mancuso dude” is our buddy Steve, everyone’s favorite editor here at the Nation. Good luck talking him into joining Twitter, but you can engage him in Reds discussion right here, pretty much every day.

Steve’s article “Modern Moneyball” is certainly one of the highlights of the Redleg Annual, but there are other great pieces. I’d also recommend “Up From the Farm – How Rebuilding an Amateur Scouting System Built a Championship Roster” (by RN’s Chris Garber), or the 2013 Reds Projections (by RN’s Jason Linden). Heck, the worst article in the Annual is about Bronson Arroyo, but it’s possibly worth a read, too.

Seriously, go buy the Annual. It’s worth way more than $4. You’ll enjoy it, I promise. You trust me, right?

About The Author

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. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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11 Responses

  1. Steve Mancuso

    Thanks for the shout out. Soon, I’ll start a thread to discuss the issues raised in my article, but I wanted to give everyone a few days to read it first. Buy the Annual (you’ve got to be pretty cheap not to pop for $4) so you’ll know what we’re talking about and can fully participate.

    Here is the conclusion of “Modern Moneyball”

    “As MLB hurtles through its financial revolution, failing to adjust payroll budgets quickly enough will be the next market inefficiency. The faster the Reds adapt, the more effectively they will behave, exploiting teams and individuals who are slow to understand, accept and adjust to increased revenues.

    The Bruce, Votto and Phillips extensions show the Reds may get it already. Strained oblique muscles and torn knee meniscuses plainly stand in the way of guaranteed results. But the clubs that most aggressively incorporate DVRs, iPads, and subscription fees into their behavior will be the ones practicing modern Moneyball.”

  2. Shchi Cossack

    @Steve Mancuso:, I haven’t read your article yet (I like to save the best for last and that particular article really intrigues me). I am savoring each and every article to help get me into the meat of ST. I’m anxious to see if you address all the points I have considered about MLB finances related to small and middle market teams going forward and also pick up points I hadn’t considered. Dagnabit, I’m excited about this season! Let’s play ball already. Hey WJ, let’s also get Latos and/or Bailey extended. What do you say?

  3. reagansdaddy

    I actually kind of like the idea of a daily thread dedicated to one article from the Annual. Almost like a book club of sorts to help get us to Opening Day! Wonder what the distinguished editors would think of this idea.

  4. Drew Mac

    Just bought The Annual and was halfway through the Steve’s article when I very nearly injured myself laughing. I think I am going to call those lawyers who move the imaginary boxes (that’s so high tech) from place to place to see what my legal options are. . . . By the way, are they really brothers? . . . I thought they had to be father and son.

  5. TC

    Just purchased my copy, and WOW! I had to read Mancuso’s article then get back to work. Can’t wait to read it when I get home.

  6. rightsaidred

    My work has also suffered for the past hour!

  7. Swatch

    I must admit, I was worried this would be a little too Reds FANtasy, but it turned out to be Reds FANtastic!

  8. earmbrister

    I’m almost halfway thru the Annual, and it’s been one quality article after another. The article, Modern Moneyball, was quite informative, as was each and every article.

    The best $4 I’ve spent in a long time …

  9. earmbrister

    By the way, I don’t get the whole twitter thing either ..

  10. TC

    Worth MUCH more than $4.00.

    It’s an Annual. People are usually willing to spend more for an Annual.