Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
What do Brandon Watson and Jerry Gil have in common that no other Reds over the past half century do?
Pinch runners it is. They each appeared in only one game as a Red, and solely as a pinch runner.
Sabermetrics is this: 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.
Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg
Who is holding the microphone on the 1984 Fleer Johnny Bench?