Over at Redleg Stats Blog, bluzer has noticed something:

Originally I thought the whole base-clogging thing was overblown, but consider that every major-league position player the Reds have acquired since Dusty Baker became Reds manager has had a below-league-average OBP, both career-wise and over their three most-recent major-league seasons.

He uses that as a jumping-off point to discuss whether the Reds are going to be “OBP-challenged” in 2009. Interesting stuff.