Homer Bailey (04-25-2013)
While Didi Gregorius has split time in AAA (rehab) and the Majors, he has 4 home runs, 4 doubles, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 46 plate appearances in 2013.
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
I get irritated when people talk about how we traded Stubbs for Choo. No, it was mainly Didi that we traded in order to get Choo. I think the Reds TV team mentioned Stubbs for Choo just this weekend
Yonder Alonso now has a .730 OPS in just about 700 plate appearances since being traded. Remember when people wanted to keep him instead of Joey Votto?
Dave Sappelt has yet to accumulate 100 plate appearances on the rebuilding Cubs (despite now being 26 years old). His OPS this year (in an obviously small sample size) is .250. Remember when people thought he was the starting CF of the future?
This regime has PROVEN that it really knows what it's doing when it comes to trading prospects. No one gets it right all the time, but I have full faith in their ability to sort out who to deal and who to keep.
It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, gets dealt in order to upgrade the OF, the only noticeable weakness on the roster.
*Of course the jury is still out on Grandal vs. Mesoraco, but I don't think anyone is lamenting that decision based off of current performances...
Last edited by Benihana; 04-22-2013 at 04:51 PM.
He has publicly stated he changed his game because power doesn't play in Petco.
And did anyone really want to keep him over Votto, or did some people just want Votto to man up, quit being a "me first" player and to move to left field and let the far lesser athletic Alonso play first so the team could be better overall?
One more: JC Sulbaran has an 8.60 ERA in AA since being traded to Kansas City.
I think people were saying keep Alonso if you could trade for Jose B at the time.
If I'm Votto I wouldn't want to move to left field either.