Projection Prospects
2017 Reds

Projection Prospects

It is projection season now and, though not all of the Reds projections have been posted yet (ZiPS is still missing), we’ve reached a point at which it’s interesting to look at what they say and what they can tell us. The first thing to note is that projection systems all generally assume there will … Continue reading

The Bug
2017 Reds

The Bug

In my recent post on Joey Votto’s Hall of Fame chances, there was some interesting discussion. However, much of it got bogged down in the debate over whether or not Votto’s contract is “too much” of the payroll. While I get where people are coming from with this, there’s a problem in the logic and … Continue reading

Billy Is Ozzie
2017 Reds

Billy Is Ozzie

Let’s engage in a thought exercise. Imagine, if you will, a baseball player. He’s so thin he looks like a stiff breeze could take him down. He hits for absolutely zero power and doesn’t really get on base that much either. He can steal a base, however, and is a wonder in the field. He’s … Continue reading