I am extremely and pleasantly surprised at how well Matt Harvey has pitched since the Reds got him and I look forward to him being lucratively flipped at the deadline if this continues. I did not think much of this trade when it happened, and I’ve been wrong so far.
Scooter was great tonight. He’s been great for a little bit now. He should still be traded. My twitter mentions are currently a tire fire because I said this, but it’s true. He’s 28 and already can’t play defense and, I mean, some of you were real unhappy with the last few years of the BP deal. A Scooter extension could make that look like a Caribbean vacation. He’s a solid player at his absolute peak and, yeah, exactly the player you trade because he’s incredibly unlikely to keep this up into his 30s.
The Reds are 14-14 in their last 28 games. That’s ridiculous. Completely ridiculous. They are 9-5 in their last 14. Even more ridiculous. Baseball is weird and, at this point, I’m gonna have a hard time being surprised by anything that happens this year.
The Reds play the Pirates again tomorrow. Another winning streak would be nice, huh?
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.