The next time that I write a column here at Redleg Nation pitchers and catchers will have reported to Goodyear for spring training. Can you feel the excitement?
Before getting into the rules for the All Questions Answered, which can be found below, I thought I’d leave a few links and notes about the farm system that have popped up over the last two weeks.
The Reds have officially added a new minor league team in Greeneville, Tennessee. They are also eliminating a team, dropping one of their two Dominican Summer League teams. It’s going to be interesting to see how the organization handles both of these moves in 2018, though we won’t have a great feel for it until June when the season begins for the teams involved. I’d expect plenty of international players to come stateside once again to play in Goodyear for the Arizona League Reds. But what will be more interesting, at least to me, is how the Reds will choose which players to send to Greeneville and which to send to Billings. Greeneville is in a more pitcher friendly league, while Billings is in a very hitter friendly league (though their home park is pitcher friendly compared to the league as a whole – or at least has been in the past). The two teams are at the same level of competition, but they are in different leagues.
Onto the All Questions Answered portion of the post. There are some rules, and while I do specialize in the minor leagues, I will take any baseball related question.
- Try to avoid questions that will require me to look up answers (such as: Who was the last guy to steal 25 bags and hit 25 home runs in the system).
- Try to avoid overly long answer-type questions. I tend to give thorough and detailed answers as it is, so please don’t have me type out a novel.
- Each user can ask TWO questions.
- Ask your questions before 8PM and I will be sure to answer it. If you ask after 8PM on Wednesday, then I can’t guarantee that I will answer your question.
Get to it and I’ll begin answering questions around noon-ish and keep going throughout the afternoon as long as they keep coming in.