Jason Linden joined me again this week to discuss everything that’s happening in Redleg Nation. The primary topic: after this week’s injury news involving pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan, are the Reds in for a repeat of 2017’s bad luck?

Also…is there a method to manager Bryan Price’s spring lineup madness?

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2 Responses

  1. tomn

    Haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but I think the chances are very good we will have better luck this year. Assuming luckiness is normally distributed, last year would probably be located anout two standard deviations below the mean. So, yes, I think it’s highly likely the Reds will have better luck this year.

  2. Jason Lawrence

    Good podcast as always guys! Good discussion and entertaining.
    Just to clarify, I’m sure it’s been covered here many times, I totally agree about Billy hitting at the bottom of the lineup (I wish he’d earn the lead off spot with his performance/OBP, but he hasn’t and it doesn’t seem likely he will), but hitting him 8th in front of the pitcher wouldn’t be a very good move, right? If he gets to 1st with less than 2 outs the pitcher will probably bunt him over, which is fairly unnecessary because of Billy’s ability to steal. If he gets to 1st with 2 outs and steals 2nd, you still have the pitcher trying to drive him in.
    I think a lot of people here have suggested he hit 9th for just that reason (Winker would hopefully be batting after him), but just making sure I’m not missing something. Batting him 8th in front of the pitcher seems almost worse than batting him lead off to me.