Re: The Cincinnati Mentality and the Reds
It's an excellent post, and there's a lot of truth in it. Here's a contrarian view, one that I consider sometimes but might not agree with completely:
What if Wayne is right? What if the answer is not in the athletic young guys with the good numbers that we tend to rate highly, like Kearns, Felipe Lopez, Edwin Encarnacion, etc., but in the Aurilias and Hattebergs who push around the bases until they win the game? What if Freel getting picked off is more disruptive to the other team and more likely to lead to a win than someone else trudging up to the plate, taking their swings and trudging back to the bench without hitting a home run this time?