The Reds have not had this low of a TWTW since 2011, so I am guessing their FR is also rapidly declining.
I definitely think hitting a human being with a hard object at 90+ mph that can injure will increase both of these stats.
Frazier has been known to swoon for 2+ months in the minors. I'm not seeing anything different from him than what could have been expected. We're still lucky to have him. Perhaps get Hannahan some more starts and take the pressure off Frazier.
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Yeah, I just don't get the "Frazier is a problem" camp. All players have off streaks. Overall his defense has been very solid ( I feel better with him on third than Hannahan, or the ghost of Rolen) and his offensive numbers overall are okay. I'll take him over any but a half dozen third baseman in the game right now. Third is a pretty weak position across the game.
Big Klu (08-06-2013)
He's had a good week:
Attacking that first pitch worked well last night.
wlf WV (08-20-2013)
I think it was the simple thing of breaking that horrific slump. After a while it gets in a players head. That certainly seemed to be the case with Todd.
94 and winning the division and the NLCS but falling in the WS to Toronto in 6
94 Reds / 86 Cards / 85 Pirates / 76 Cubs / 72 Brewers
Since August 13: .292/.346/.708/1.054 with 3 HRs and 7 ribs
He hadn't hit a bomb since July 1...now he's hit three in less than a week. Good time to get on a hot streak.
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Maybe Pete Rose should have a talk with Zack Cozart too....
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