The Reds have been connected in trade rumors today to outfielders Marlon Byrd (Phillies) and Alex Rios (Rangers). Presumably, either would play LF for the Reds. Here are averages of two slash line “rest of the season” projections and their current defensive runs saved for 2014, plus those stats for Ryan Ludwick: Byrd: .262/.317/.437, +6 […]

Walt Jocketty was just interviewed on the MLB Radio Network by former major league general managers Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette. There was only one moment of the interview where Jocketty conspicuously got a little tight with his response. When asked point blank by Jim Bowden if Ben Zobrist wouldn’t be a perfect fit for […]

If you’re tired of reading about the Reds’ disastrous off-season, here’s a sympathetic heads-up to skip this post. Suggestions: Review your notes about wRC+, turn on the Olympics, read this or listen to this. But otherwise, you’ve received fair notice. Yesterday we learned there is an enormous gap between what the Reds are offering Homer Bailey and what the […]