Re: On this day 12 years ago, Mariners trade Griffey Jr. to Cincinnati
In 1995, while living in State College, Pennsylvania, the Bengals traded up from the #5 pick to acquire the #1 and draft Penn State RB Ki Jana Carter. Suffice it to say Carter had a rocky career in the NFL, fraught with injury.
When the Reds traded for Junior, I could not help but get a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 02-10-2012 at 06:00 PM.