Baseball is a game of failures. Hard not to get frustrated with most players at one time or another. It's part of the game.
I was floored Cozart was not on the list, he was my number one frustration last year. It was compounded by Duhsty's batting order, often putting him second.
"Trying is the first step towards failure." Homer Simpson
"I wasn't looking too good but I was feeling real well." Keith Richards
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
Currently on the roster: Mesoraco.
In the recent past: Drew Stubbs.
EDIT: Aroldis Chapman for his reluctance to being a starting pitcher.
Last edited by texasdave; 01-16-2014 at 04:12 PM.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
He got his 1.25 WHIP last year. He's a great #5 starter. Unless you are frustrated with the Reds for keeping him on the team, I don't see why anyone would be frustrated with Leake.
Seems like he met your expectations at least, based on the metrics you provided.
Me, I'm happy with his run prevention last year.
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
guys who fail to make a hit 70% of the time are considered great hitters
=> of course there is a lot of failure
bruce is "frustrating" because he is so streaky... a month he is the best there is and a month later he´s playing like donald lutz ( ) but if you look at his season he´s been great! if we had multiple guys like votto or bruce...
bruce got better year after year and is for his money one of the best you can get...
leake played better than most of us expected, hard to be frustrated when you´re #5 produces the way he did
frazier had a rough time offensively and I was a little bit frustrated because he had multiple really bad at bats and swings... on the other side he was great defensively (better than expected) I can understand the frustration but I thought he overperformed in his rookie season => I expected a decline..
homer is a great pitcher who sometimes struggles, but the numbers he produces are good and he helps the team win games! he hit 2 no hitters and was an ace a year ago... he was not bad at all last season => not frustrated at all (but some people like to overestimate the players we have, the last few weeks they did the opposite which should be good when the season starts and the reds win lots of games )
heisey is a bench player, not bad for a benchplayer but in no way a starting lf for a contender => of course some get frustrated when they believe heisey will hit .300 and 30hr, but that´s not heisey´s mistake..
a little bit surprised that votto (lots of fans are frustrated and if you read articles on the official homepage it is really bad) and phillips (fan favourit by a lot but had bad 1.5 years) were not on the list
Junkhead, please explain how wRC is calculated?