Service time, Mike Leake bobbleheads and big decisions
Money stuff

Service time, Mike Leake bobbleheads and big decisions

The arrival of the 2010 season generated plenty of excitement for fans of the local ball club. All-Star talent was deployed across the field, from youngsters Joey Votto and Jay Bruce to veterans Scott Rolen and Brandon Phillips. Four-fifths of Dusty Baker’s rotation had been settled. Aaron Harang, Johnny Cueto, Bronson Arroyo and Homer Bailey would … Continue reading

The value of players
Money stuff

The value of players

Several Cincinnati Reds players — Joey Votto, Homer Bailey and Brandon Phillips — have multiyear agreements that are often mentioned as examples of bad contracts for the team. How could Joey Votto be worth $25 million to the Reds in 2018, or Bailey worth $21 million? Brandon Phillips surely can’t provide $13 million in value … Continue reading