Sometimes, I like to poke around the Play Index over at Baseball Reference. If you aren’t a subscriber, I urge you to consider it. I love it.

Anyway, I’m a pretty boring guy, so I was poking around the Index last week. What follows are things I discovered. I am sharing because I was afraid you were bored too, and thought you might like to see what I discovered.

(Yes, I just repurposed a bunch of my tweets. That’s precisely the type of #content that you expect here at Redleg Nation dot com on a holiday weekend, right?)

12 Responses

  1. Jack

    Forgot the Reds had Edmonds and Kent Tekulve! Good post. Love going back and looking at the old stuff. It’s OK with me to post more of this.

  2. larry

    Thanks for reminding me that we had Curt Flood and all but gave him away. Of course, we also let Trevor Hoffman, Frank Robinson and Tucker(?) the dodger star third baseman .I guess it evens out though… we traded for Joe Morgan, George Foster, C. Geronimo and others. Votto and Morgan, wow. I knew they were great, but they dominated so many important offensive catagories. Thanks for the information.

  3. cfd3000

    What happened to Adam Dunn in his age 23 year? Weird diet? Strange wasting disease? And is it possible Billy Hamilton is the lightest regular on a major league roster now?

    Plus. This just in. Again. Joey Votto is good at baseball.

  4. Sliotar

    Great lists, Chad.

    And, thank you for reposting here, “quality” holiday content or not. I stay away from being on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram, That dopamine can become a real burden to maintain (LOL).

    We always heard that the Scott Rolen had a lot of “clout” in the Reds dressing room. That takes on a whole new meaning now nin my eyes, with him on the Top 10 list in weight.

    Happy Holidays to all. Looks like the Hot Stove news is going to go right up to Spring Training this winter, with so many guys still unsigned.

  5. KDJ

    Thanks, Chad, for giving us a little treat this Christmas weekend.
    Interesting that 8 of the top 10 performances were post-30 and all were post-28. It is nice to see some veterans with already successful careers still improve their craft.

  6. cupofcoffee1955

    Thanks Chad! For the Age List, Johnny Bench came up with the Reds as a 19 year old in 1967. He played in 26 games that year.

  7. Redhaze

    Great off-season so far. The biggest Reds acquisition is Jim Day.

  8. Bill Lack

    Chad, are the combined season for Votto (’10 & ’15) better than Morgan’s ’75 & ’76?

    • Bill Lack

      I’ve always said that Morgan’s 75 and 76 are the two best ML seasons I’ve ever seen, at least on an every day basis. Glad to see the numbers bear that out.