Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
I said he was a terrible hitter when he came up (70-72).
He became a very good hitter because Big Klu worked on him every day. Him and Cesar were his special projects.
Plus he bulked up for 150 to at least 170 by eating more food here in the states than he was in Venezuela. He was only 20 when he came up so he filled out.
Alex Gonzalez released by Tigers today. Option?
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
I guess I'm one of the only ones that are fine w/ a mostly all-glove stud of a SS who can occasionally provide some pop out of the 8-hole.
It seems like guys always have a break out game right after these types of threads are started. I hope that was the intention.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
Shocked that the name "Stephen Drew" has not been mentioned at all in this thread. I was never particularly high on him, but if June rolls around and the draft pick comp disappears, do the Reds even give him a sideways glance? Or is it a foregone conclusion that Detroit swoops in?
Drew hitting at the top of the order could enable Price to move Hamilton down to the 8 spot, and give us a fantastic bench piece in Cozart. Is it even worth entertaining? It's not as if there's anyone waiting in the wings for the future.
Cozart has gone from I-11 to I-53 today.
OMG, it's almost like players will eventually regress/ingress to their level given a larger sample size.
The good field no hit shortstop, as a type, is as old as the hills. It's a very common type of player and whether the guy is a regular depends on the team, its philosophy, etc.
In Cozart's case, he doesn't exactly fit the bill because he has good power. Usually a good field no hit shortstop is more of a slap hitter.
The problem with Cozart has been his inability to come up with a reasonable OBP. The Reds decided to keep him this year and hopefully he can get his OBP at least to .300 or a bit higher. If he can't, it's a big minus.
One thing I haven't seen with this new hitting coach is any indication that patience is being emphasized with guys like Cozart and Heisey. Bruce on the other hand, has shown more patience this year.
At this stage, since Zack started poorly at the plate, we're probably in for a few more good hitting days, like today. He isn't this bad, so he'll catch up to the norm. Just wish the norm got him on base a bit more.
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The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)