Jason Linden — back from his three-week suspension from the podcast — joined me to talk about the rollercoaster week (and season) we’ve experienced with these Cincinnati Reds. If it feels like the Reds season is on the brink…well, that’s because it is. We discussed how the Reds will respond to the adversity of recent days, plus answered a TON of viewer mail questions. Enjoy!

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3 Responses

  1. Curtis Williams

    I will start with the fact that I fully enjoy your Radio Show, and never miss a episode. Now as I sit this morning listening to your discussion with Jason, I must respond. Enough is enough with the Votto Cult. Good hitter yes, I will even give in on Great.
    With that said, how about we play some views from non saber metric fans who just watch the team every night year after year. Votto will go down as a Great Red and will have his video in the new Reds HOF film room, but in the reflection of many fans he will be looked at as one of the most selfish hitters ever to wear the Reds uniform, choosing stats over swings of the bat. The countless at bats with runners in scoring position and your franchise player, all time great hitter stands there striking out or walking instead of expanding “his” strike zone to take the chance to drive in precious runs. The ultimate example of leadership by your best player on the team is doing whatever is necessary to get the wins. When that player regularly chooses to take the bat out of his hands and walk to first or strike out never swinging the bat, it is hard to call him the greatest hitter in team history. Hitting and hitting when it counts are different and a real thing, you might not be able to apply analytics to it but you can see it.

    Thanks for the entertaining and insightful show.

    • Curtis Williams

      No, I form my own opinion based on what I have seen. As with the writers here, I can agree and disagree with the broadcasters on the TV and Radio. Your numbers are quite compelling and if I were a sabermetrics believer I would completely agree. I will only ask, what have those individual numbers accomplished? How many playoff games have they lead the team to? When it has been crunch time where have those numbers gone? There is such a thing in the sports world as “clutch”, the human element exists and it can not be overridden by pure numbers. Votto is a good player even bordering on great but myself and lots of other fans do not see the, all world HOF player that it is said the numbers show. You ask for me to name a player. I would take Barry Larkin and his inferior numbers every day and twice on Sunday.

  2. Curtis

    I will ask a simpler questions. Runners on second and third, two outs, bottom of the ninth world series on the line. Who are the 5 Reds you have seen play that you would want at the plate?