Originally Posted by paulrichjr
I didn't like the trade when it was done. I didn't like it a month later and now after reading this I realize that I hate it. I can't imagine BoBC likes reading this kind of stuff.
There's no joy in Cincinnati
posted: Monday, September 18, 2006 | Print Entry
Among Reds hitters, only Rich Aurilia and Edwin Encarnacion have posted higher OBPs than Kearns and Lopez since the trade went down, and both Clayton and Phillips have posted OBPs below .300.
Royce Clayton was known to be horrible so he's nothing new. If the Reds thought Clayton would provide any offensive support whatsoever, they were fooling themselves.
But how about good ole Brandon Phillips. He of the .256/.299/.438 line since the All-Star Break, including a PA/BB ratio of a whopping 21.36 (that's bad, very bad).
Phillips has been a clear example of the Pokey Reese syndrome, or in other words what happens to a player when they have difficulty differentiating balls and strikes. He's been an out machine for the past two months, and he's played a significant role in the phenomena known as the Disappearing Offense.