Reds History / Reds Trivia

This Day in Reds History: Cincinnati starts the AA; DeWitt is Hired; and Reds trade for Boone

November 2, 1881: The American Association is founded to compete with the National League. The motto for the league is “Liberty to All” with founding members the Cincinnati Red Stockings, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Atlantics, Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and the St. Louis Brown Stockings. The American Association will become known as the “Beer and Whiskey … Continue reading

1990 Reds / Barry Larkin: Hall of Famer / Big Red Machine / Bring Barry Back! / Hall of Fame / Reds - General / Reds By The Numbers / Reds History

Barry Larkin and Dave Concepcion: Career shortstop rankings

Baseball Prospectus has published a new study comparing the great American League shortstops of the early 1990’s: Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez. The article is on the payside, so I can’t say too much, other than to say BP’s fielding rating system still shows Derek Jeter to be a really poor shortstop on … Continue reading

1990 Reds / 2010 Reds / 2011 Reds / Barry Larkin: Hall of Famer / Baseball - General / Bring Barry Back! / Dusty's Lineup Shenanigans / Reds - General / Reds History / Reds Trivia

Orlando Cabrera and Championship Shortstops

The Reds signed Orlando Cabrera to a free agent contract in the off season in an effort to strengthen one of the Reds’ biggest offseason question marks; that is, who plays shortstop or maybe the question was actually whether Paul Janish would hit enough to be the regular shortstop? Janish was the default regular after … Continue reading

2009 Reds / Reds - General / Reds Trivia

Cincinnati’s Shortstop History

Baseball Prospectus analyzed the Jeff Keppinger–Drew Sutton deal on Tuesday, and more or less said that Walt Jocketty was doing the Astros a favor for Sutton is 26 and not really a prospect. To quote: “Between some modest amount of speed and pop added to his switch-hitting, he (Sutton) could stick as somebody’s utilityman someday, … Continue reading