Originally Posted by M2
1. Wladimir Balentien having a good season.
2. The top two spots in the lineup getting on base.
3. Brandon Phillips having his best season ever vs. RHPs.
Good to see you around here again.
I agree with ya on Balentien. He doesn't get as much recognition as some of the others in the left field race, but he's a darkhorse to win the job, IMO. He's got the potential to be a 25-30 HR, .850 OPS bat with slightly above average defense. If he can start to realize some of his potential then the Reds offense could be pretty good, IMO.