The Reds are last in team batting average (.192), on-base percentage (.256), walks received (46), and 26th out of 30 in OPS (.628). As this season began, the expectation was that this offense would be among the best in the National League, if not all of baseball. So what’s happening here?
With the departure of Billy Hamilton, the Cincinnati Reds outfield defense has gone from one of the best in baseball to one of the worst -- at least according to analytics data.
In a March 17 spring training game, Yasiel Puig of the Reds had two alarming defensive lapses, and one miscommunication, all on balls hit his way.
The Reds this evening traded infielder Connor Joe to the San Francisco Giants for righthanded pitcher Jordan Johnson and undisclosed cash considerations.
Pitcher Sonny Gray has been acquired by the Cincinnati Reds from the New York Yankees, who will acquire infield prospect Shed Long.
Joe Girardi, who was the Reds' top choice for manager according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, has withdrawn himself from consideration for the position. This is according to a tweet from Rosenthal at 5:34 p... Read More...