"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
We're bad again. Feels bad, man.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Against righties, Votto has a career wOBA of .414 while Phillips had a wOBA of .315. Thats a difference of 52 runs or 5 WAR over 600 PAs..... Against righties, Phillips is really miscast at the cleanup bat that splits the lefties.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Reds are scoring .17 runs a game below league average. 12 games against the leagues two best pitching staffs.
Yeah, they could use another bat, but it's not as bad as it seems.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
94 Reds / 86 Cards / 85 Pirates / 76 Cubs / 72 Brewers