As for Tom Seaver, he pitched roughly 2/3 of a season for the Reds in both 1977, coming to the Reds in a trade in June, and in 1981, losing a third of the season because of a players strike. He pitched 165 innings for the Reds in 1977 and 166 innings in 1981. I would take Seaver in 1977 over Seaver in 1981. He struck out many more batters, had a lower ERA and lower ERA+ and his won-loss records were almost identical, 14-3 in 1977 and 14-2 in 1981.
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No consideration for Junior in CF? I believe he had a yr worthy in 2000 or 2001?
Historically the Reds haven't had much pitching.
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I'd add Scott Williamson 1999 or 2000 to the bullpen.
I also wouldn't argue with '54 Klu over '10 Votto. In fact, I might even take '12 Votto (and his shortened season) over '10 Votto.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.