We know there are all kinds of minor injuries going on in the Reds rotation, but so far it looks as if only Latos will start on the DL, and that should be brief. And so, I will continue to approach the projection of the rotation as though all is well because I don’t know that it […]

We’ve dealt with the entire offense now, and it’s time to move to the pitching staff. Pitchers are always difficult because of the injury factor. For that very reason, I choose not to worry at all about injuries when projecting pitchers. I don’t know who will be healthy and who will be hurt, and so […]

By now the bench has been a source of strife among Reds fans for several years. In a way, that’s nice. If you’re arguing about the bench players, it means a lot of other things are going wrong. Still, I know I’m not the only wondering what Skip Schumaker gives that (for instance) the recently […]

If you want my opinion (and if you don’t, why are you here?) No one on the roster is harder to project than Devin Mesoraco. Hamilton has less ML playing time, but we know more about his potential and abilities. Mesoraco, on the other hand, is an enigma. He’s hit not very well in two […]

Though he only has about two full seasons worth of playing time, Todd Frazier has already had an interesting career. He started as a super-utility player, filled in heavily for Rolen and Votto when they were injured, and now he finally has his own starting job out at the hot corner. Let’s look at what […]

So, the thing about projecting the Reds’ lineup, is that it’s not filled with excitement so much as uncertainty. I don’t want it to be that way, but it is. Correspondingly, I am ready for a projection that’s a little more fun. Ladies and gentlemen, Jay Bruce… Jay Bruce 2013 Slash Line: .262/.329/.478 2014 Projection: […]

The biggest unknown in the Reds 2014 season is young Billy Hamilton. He is being handed both the centerfield and leadoff jobs to begin the season. Reds fans are both hopeful and nervous. Watching Hamilton run is a religious experience and the only question is if he will bring enough of a bat to carry […]

No one’s 2013 season went wrong more quickly than Ryan Ludwick’s. He blew out his shoulder sliding on the first day of the season and that was that. He came back late in the year, but was far from fully recovered and even farther from productive. In 38 games, Ludwick managed to be worth almost […]

Confession, I like Zack Cozart more than his performance merits. I don’t know why, I just do. Maybe it’s just nice to have a regular shortstop for the first time since Barry Larkin. But he’s not a great player. This is his age-28 season, and at best, he rates as a 2.5 win player. That’s […]

You may notice that I am willfully trying to knock out the most controversial players first. First, it was Votto. Now it’s Phillips. At the end of last season, many on Twitter (I love Twitter, but there are some interesting folk there) would tell you that BP was the MVP of the Reds.  Because arebeeeye. […]

Welcome to spring training, kids. Pitchers and catchers report today, and I thought that was as good a day as any to start my yearly predictions. Before we start, I have a few caveats. First, these are going to be a bit shorter than in years past and second, I’ll do my best to get […]