Originally Posted by Superdude
It's amazing how split the opinions are on Kelch. I can't stand the guy either. It's basically the equivalent of someone reading the play-by-play tab on gameday for three hours.
I like him because he has some actual knowledge of the players who are coming along. For example, Brantley, our "expert" color guy, was going on and on about Ryan Lamarre's range in RF today and said he's "like a centerfielder" as if he didn't know he actually was a centerfielder and probably the best defensive outfielder in the system. Kelch knows better when he's talking about stuff. Other than Welch, none of the other announcers seem like they do.
Maybe Kelch will get lazy as he distances himself from his time in the minors and his knowledge will fade and won't offset his other flaws, but at this point he's by far the most credible guy on the air for the Reds.