A Grievous Omission
Fun

A Grievous Omission

Friends, I have to ask your forgiveness. You see, last week, I provided a post that claimed to be a list of all the players both FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference agreed were worth at least 5.0 WAR on Reds teams that lost at least 90 games. That is, they were the best players on the crappiest … Continue reading

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

Adiós, Johnny Béisbol
Cuetomania

Adiós, Johnny Béisbol

They say good-byes come in waves. That’s been true in my experience. I’m bracing for another one. The Reds’ place in the standings and the harsh financial reality of baseball will conspire to produce a tsunami of farewells. With news breaking today that the club has traded Johnny Cueto to Kansas City, it’s started. * * * In … Continue reading