Scouting John Lamb

I had a chance to see John Lamb in person last Tuesday night, and I decided to watch the game like a scout instead of a fan, because being a Reds fan hasn’t been that much fun these last couple of months... Read More...

Searching for Randy Winn

One of the most heated debates among baseball fans today is over the existence and importance of clutch hitting. I get why it’s a controversial issue. On the one hand, the history of our game is written ... Read More...

The Return for Cueto: Cody Reed

Cody Reed is the third player listed in almost every report about the trade because he was the “throw in.” He was the guy that was included to round out the deal because he’s never been liste... Read More...

The Evolving Game of Bryan Price

Depending on whom you ask, we’re either in the last few days of the Bryan Price era of Reds baseball, or just in the first few bumpy years of a long-term relationship. Price is at the helm of a losing te... Read More...

Looking for Relief

The struggles of the 2015 Reds’ bullpen have been pretty glaring. It’s not just that the relief corps has blown some saves, because they only have 9, which ties them with the Royals, Nationals, an... Read More...

Reds Trade Values: Introduction

Rebuilding? That really was a great sweep, huh? I started working on a post ranking the Reds players’ trade values last week, when all hope for this season seemed lost, but now it doesn’t ... Read More...

How to Hit for Power, or Double Trouble

Why I Have an ISO Issue The stat ISO, short for Isolated Power (ISO = slugging percentage – batting average), according to Fangraphs is “is a measure of a hitter’s raw power.” The i... Read More...

The Low Cost of Big Contracts

This post is sort of a follow-on piece to Steve’s excellent discussion of player value: https://redlegnation.com/2015/04/20/the-value-of-players/. You don’t have to have read his post to understan... Read More...

Theo Under Pressure

It’s finally official. As of 2015 we should all start judging the Cubs front office based on the team's record on the field. Ever since the Cubs brought in Theo Epstein to save the franchise in the 2011 ... Read More...